Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

{FD} Georgia executes inmate for 1990 murder of father-in-law

With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year — more than any other state. Continue reading

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{FD} Frantic rescue efforts in Indonesia as earthquake kills at least 97

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Survey finds Afghans more pessimistic on security, future

A nationwide survey has found Afghans increasingly uncertain about their future, less confident in their government and more pessimistic than before on issues such as security, corruption, and rising unemployment. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced in Capitol attack plot to appeal

An Ohio man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group plans to appeal his sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand: ‘No exceptions’ on lese majeste for news outlets

Thailand’s defense minister says the government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish “illegal” content, following scrutiny of the BBC’s bureau in Bangkok for an article about the country’s new king. Continue reading

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{FD} Man carrying gas can, matches arrested near Rockefeller tree

Police in New York City have arrested a man who they say was carrying a gas can and matches and acting erratically near the Rockefeller Center tree. Continue reading

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{FD} Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese ship pulls out of MH370 search, leaving lone ship

Officials say the sea bed search for the missing Malaysian airliner has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel heading home to Shanghai. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Survivor says quake terrifying, fled to hill

The Latest on a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico’s ancient beverage of pulque makes a comeback

Mexicans have been brewing pulque from the juice of cactus-like maguey plants for centuries, but the viscous, beer-like beverage fell out of favor starting in the 1970s as pulque got a bad reputation as a peasant’s drink. Continue reading

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{FD} Gambia leader’s upset heartens families of the disappeared

Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West African country. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Death toll in quake rises to 25 in 1 district

The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Indonesia’s Aceh province (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China’s mining industry, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

Investigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s defense chief says alliance with US will endure

Japan’s defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country’s alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Honorary Trump street signs removed from downtown Chicago

City workers have taken down two Donald Trump honorary street signs near his downtown Chicago hotel and condominium tower. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon standoff defendant files motion to dismiss indictment

One of seven Oregon refuge standoff defendants awaiting trial is asking the court to dismiss his indictment, arguing that statements by federal officials expressing disappointment after the acquittal of Ammon Bundy will taint his right to a fair trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims

There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. Continue reading

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{FD} Cemetery administrator charged in unused burial plots scam

A cemetery administrator has been accused of selling unused burial plots owned by a Massachusetts city. Continue reading

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{FD} Police substation shut down after woman brings in grenades

Officials say a South Florida police substation was shut down for several hours after a woman brought in two grenades she found in her home. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas A&M students, faculty protest speech by white nationalist leader

Texas A&M University held an event highlighting the campus’ diversity Tuesday night, at the same time a well-known white nationalist leader was giving a talk at the school. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 in custody in robbery of wife of Missouri governor-elect

Three teenagers are in custody in the armed robbery of the wife of Missouri Gov.-Elect Eric Greitens, and the former Navy Seal officer who takes office next month said Tuesday it’s a good thing police got to them before he did. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities hope new clue will identify serial killer victim

Authorities hope a facial reconstruction of a girl who was slain by a Seattle-area serial killer will help identify the victim. Continue reading

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{FD} Cousins enter pleas in 1973 shotgun slayings of 2 girls

Two men charged with murder in the 1973 shotgun slayings of two young girls in Northern California have entered pleas to murder charges in court. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian leader rules out generators paying for pollution

Australia’s prime minister has ruled out making power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create — a policy option that angered conservative government lawmakers when proposed by a minister this week. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge refuses to delay Dylann Roof’s trial

The Latest on the trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people in a Charleston church (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pizza restaurant reopens after fake news assault

The Latest on a man who police say fired shots in a pizza restaurant while he investigated a fake news story (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Aceh province

A strong undersea earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s province of Aceh, but there were no immediate report of damages or casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Refrigerator may have sparked deadly Oakland warehouse fire, official says

A refrigerator may have been the cause of the Oakland warehouse inferno that killed at least 36 people, an official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI agent arrested after firing gun at police in Michigan

Police say an FBI agent has been arrested in western Michigan after firing his gun at a police officer outside a fitness club. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico rescues 15 children in Cabo San Lucas resort

Mexican prosecutors say they have rescued 15 children who were forced to work as vendors or beggars in the Baja California resort of Cabo San Lucas. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-5.8 quake rattles Trinidad, nearby islands

An earthquake has rattled Trinidad and Tobago and nearby Caribbean islands but there have been no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} 300-pound mom bear, 3 cubs found dead in church parking lot

A mother bear and three cubs have been found dead in a Pennsylvania church parking lot. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 2007 Times Square hotel killing goes to jury

The Latest on the trial in a murder case surrounding a prostitute’s death in a Times Square hotel, a case that became a forum for debate over the scientific validity of bite-mark evidence (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana man accused in wife’s death faces charge in Florida

Federal authorities in Florida want an Indiana man accused of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife returned to the state. Continue reading

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{FD} 60 feared drowned in Yemen after boat disappears

The Yemeni government says 60 nationals are feared drowned in the Arabian Sea, after their vessel went missing for days. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador to investigate death threats against justices

El Salvador’s chief prosecutor says he is opening an investigation into a complaint that governing party activists have made death threats against Supreme Court justices. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 kids killed, mom clinging to life after ambush by gunman at New Mexico home

Investigators are trying to piece together the final moments of three children who were killed when they arrived home with their mother to find a gunman waiting inside their Albuquerque, New Mexico home, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker barred from leaving Guatemala over civil war deaths

A governing party lawmaker has been barred from traveling abroad while he is investigated in a case involving the killings of hundreds of people during Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war, a decision that drew praise Tuesday from relatives of victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Bible translators in dangerous countries face persecution ‘every week,’ activists say

A leading international organization helping Bible to be translated in mother tongues around the world is urging Christians in the United States to pray for the translators, saying it is receiving new reports of oppression “literally every week.” Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS throws man off roof for being gay; mob pelts corpse with rocks

New graphic photos released from war-torn Aleppo, Syria, show Islamic State militants throwing a man accused of being gay off a rooftop before a fanatic mob pelts his corpse with rocks. Continue reading

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{FD} Court won’t hear appeal of rabbi after wife beaten to death

New Jersey’s highest court won’t hear an appeal from a rabbi convicted of plotting the 1994 murder-for-hire of his wife at their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance

A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian-owned bed and breakfast must host gay weddings, state panel finds

A decision forcing a Christian-owned bed and breakfast to pay a same-sex couple $30,000 for refusing to host their wedding ceremony will stand. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life

A Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence, her mother said. Continue reading

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{FD} Spokesman: Coalition accidentally bombed Yemen hospital

An internal investigation committee said on Tuesday that the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen, which killed 19 people and forced the international group to pull out from northern Yemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Critics worry after Trump security chief fuels conspiracies

On issues of national security and intelligence, no one is likely to have more influence in Donald Trump’s White House than retired Gen. Michael T. Continue reading

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{FD} The Christmas carol fact-check

Some of our favorite holiday songs need a biblical refresh. Continue reading

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{FD} The magic of music for our kids

It can calm the most restless child’s soul and bind families together at this time of year. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim cleric in US court says he wasn’t convicted in Israel

The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques took the stand in court Tuesday to defend himself against charges he lied on his green card application. Continue reading

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