Daily Archives: December 3, 2016

{FD} Emergency officials say they won’t let pipeline protesters freeze

The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide

In an election sure to reverberate across Europe, Austrian voters are choosing between a right-wing populist and a left-leaning former politician for their next president. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston police’s plan to monitor social media, internet for potential threats is drawing criticism

The Boston Police Department is taking heat from civil liberty groups for plans to spend up to $1.4 million on new software that scours social media and the internet for potential threats. Continue reading

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{FD} House fire in Ohio kills 2 adults, 2 children

Two adults and two young girls were killed in an overnight house fire on Saturday in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the former leader and revolutionary icon in keeping with his desire to avoid a cult of personality. Continue reading

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{FD} Fidel Castro’s final resting spot shrouded in mystery

About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysian PM leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has led a protest rally against what he called a “genocide” of Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Continue reading

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{FD} In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas. Continue reading

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{FD} Carter: US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader’s desire to avoid the development of a personality cult. Continue reading

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{FD} Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction

Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters battle massive 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge

Firefighters are battling a massive 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Continue reading

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{FD} SWAT team shoots man to death after Louisiana deputy shot

Authorities say SWAT team officers shot a man to death when they stormed a house after the man shot a sheriff’s deputy. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave. Continue reading

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{FD} Relatives of Flight 370’s missing seek help in Madagascar

Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Toronto doctor charged with murdering his wife

Police say a Toronto neurosurgeon has appeared in court to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife. Continue reading

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{FD} Universities exploring ‘sanctuary’ status for immigrants

Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves “sanctuary campuses” amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Landlord charged with trespassing for sex in renters’ bed

A Colorado landlord faces a felony trespassing charge after a renter with a video security system caught the man having sex in his apartment. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Official says partygoers got out or were trapped

The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Fidel Castro’s ashes arrive in eastern city of Santiago

Fidel Castro’s ashes have arrived in the eastern city of Santiago, ending a four-day journey across Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 women charged in death of boy who was starved, burned

Two Milwaukee women were charged Saturday with child neglect and other counts in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords. Continue reading

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{FD} Police use ‘fake news’ in sting aimed at California gang

A California police chief is defending his decision to issue a fake press release reporting the arrest of two gang members as a ruse to mislead rivals who planned to kill them. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado man sues jail after gouging out his own eye

A man who gouged out his own eye while in jail is suing Rio Grande County saying jailers failed to adequately protect him from himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy’s voter referendum: The nuts and bolts behind the buzz

A voter referendum on changes to Italy’s post-war Constitution scheduled for Sunday has turned into a virtual plebiscite on Premier Matteo Renzi’s center-left government. Continue reading

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{FD} Friendly moose befriends 2 cows on Vermont farm

A Vermont couple says their effort to shoo away a moose that appeared to be bonding with their farm’s two cows was successful. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS militants exploit rain, hit Iraqi militias west, south of Mosul

Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions of state-sanctioned militias west and south of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, apparently taking advantage of bad weather conditions that normally disrupt air support, two militi… Continue reading

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{FD} AP INTERVIEW: Election winner promises ‘a new Gambia’

Gambia’s newly elected president is urging exiles who fled during the 22-year reign of his predecessor to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student

German authorities say a 17-year-old Afghan who entered the country last year as an unaccompanied minor has been taken into custody on suspicion he raped and killed a 19-year-old university student. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Trio taunted Muslim woman aboard subway train

New York City police are looking for three men who taunted a Muslim woman aboard a subway train, yelling “Donald Trump” and calling her a terrorist. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘This means war’ _ New AP book draws on Pearl Harbor reports

Seventy-five years after the Japanese attack on Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II, The Associated Press is publishing “Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition.” The e-book explores the historic relationship between Japan a… Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police ID student arrested in professor’s death

The Latest on a professor fatally stabbed at the University of California (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

Moroccan police have arrested a “dangerous element” who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group’s external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

Bolivia’s Defense Minister says the U.S. could downgrade the country’s aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to the crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect wearing suicide belt killed by agents in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s domestic security agency says its agents have killed a man who was allegedly wearing a suicide bomb belt. Continue reading

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{FD} As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputy shoots man in Wal-Mart parking lot

Authorities in Florida are investigating after a man was shot by a Florida deputy sheriff in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. Continue reading

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{FD} A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it

A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney: Accused in social worker killing unfit for trial

A hearing is expected to be held early next year to help determine if a woman charged with killing a social worker and three relatives in Vermont is fit to stand trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Casualties reported in three-alarm Oakland building fire

Oakland Police have confirmed there are casualties in a fire at a commercial building in Oakland, KTVU reported Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state

Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu’s side

After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel’s first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Continue reading

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{FD} Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame

Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her. Continue reading

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{FD} France pledges $30 million for wartime heritage protection

France committed $30 million toward protecting cultural heritage sites during wartime on Saturday, a first step in the creation of an international fund aimed at preventing destruction like that carried out by Islamic State militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Macaw poses in man’s mug shot after unlucky court appearance

A 4-year-old macaw named “Bird” is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia warns Japan not to expect quick progress on islands

Russia’s foreign minister warned Japan Saturday against expecting a quick breakthrough in the territorial dispute between the two nations ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to Japan. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Syrian bombing pounds rebel-held besieged Aleppo

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 3:00 p.m Russia says it’s ready to hold quick talks with the U.S. on the exit of rebels from the besieged city of Aleppo. Continue reading

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