Daily Archives: December 13, 2016

{FD} Police shoot and kill unarmed man thought to have had gun

An unarmed 73-year-old man refused to take his hand out of his pocket and stop walking toward officers who believed he had a gun when they fatally shot him, the incoming police chief of Bakersfield, California, said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Pellets fired to quell protests blind hundreds of Kashmiris

Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a “non-lethal” weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Analysis: Advantage Assad _ Aleppo capture a key moment

The Syrian government’s recapture of Aleppo after a prolonged and punishing air assault is a defining moment in the country’s devastating civil war: it leaves President Bashar Assad in control of almost all major urban areas — and poised to petition for a role in the world community’s broader war against Islamic State militants clinging to parts of Syria’s northeast. Continue reading

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{FD} California husband, wife arrested in second wife’s disappearance

A Central California man who was married to two women at the same time has been arrested on suspicion of killing one of them, and his other wife has been arrested in the case, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Democracy sausage’ snags Australia’s official word of 2016

A humble barbequed sausage on a slice of bread sold at polling booths around Australia was picked Wednesday as the country’s official word of the year — “democracy sausage.” Despite being two words, democracy sausage qualified as the Australian National Dictionary Center’s word for 2016 because it was essentially a compound word, the center’s director Amanda Laugesen said. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 things to know ahead of the Abe-Putin hot springs summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become on Thursday the first G-7 leader to allow an official visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Court dismisses appeal over sex abuse of adopted Ohio girls

A court has dismissed an appeal by a former Ohio National Guardsman sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing three adopted daughters. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Islamic State manufacturing arms on industrial scale

An arms research group says Islamic State militants have been manufacturing weapons in and around Mosul on an industrial scale, with products largely purchased in bulk from Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan kids out of school risk early marriage, child labor

A survey has found that children of Afghan families returning from Pakistan who don’t go to school are increasingly at risk of early marriage and child labor. Continue reading

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{FD} US military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities

U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crewmembers were safely rescued. Continue reading

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{FD} China warns Trump ignoring one-China policy could hurt peace

China says any change in U.S. policy favoring formal recognition of Taiwan will “seriously” damage peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and undermine relations between Beijing and Washington. Continue reading

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{FD} Husband, wife arrested in second wife disappearance

A Central California man who was married to two women at the same time has been arrested on suspicion of killing one of them, and his other wife has been arrested in the case, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore hits 300 homicides for the year

Baltimore Police say the city has hit a grim benchmark, reaching 300 homicides so far this year. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspect denies hate crime near California mosque

The Latest on hate crime allegations against two men for an attack near a Southern California mosque (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Los Angeles city attorney targets white supremacist gang

White supremacist gang members are facing eviction from homes where they sold guns and drugs, the Los Angeles city attorney said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} School board member called on to resign over blackface photo

The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface while holding a sign referring to the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading

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{FD} Bishop in southeast Alaska appointed to Dallas diocese

Pope Francis has named an Alaska bishop to be the new bishop in Dallas. Continue reading

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{FD} Sydney swelters through hottest December night in 148 years

Sydney residents sweltered through the city’s second hottest night on record and its hottest December night in 148 years, with many cooling off at beaches long after dark. Continue reading

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{FD} Child at gang trial: ‘Boogeyman monster’ shot ‘my daddy’

Jurors at Chicago’s Hobos gang trial have watched a chilling video of a boy describing seeing his stepdad shot dead by someone he called “a boogeyman monster.” It was played Tuesday at the trial of six alleged gang leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps: 3 Marines face courts-martial in hazing probe

The Marine Corps general in charge of dealing with accusations of rampant abuse and hazing of recruits at its Parris Island training facility has recommend charges and special courts-martial against three Marines and a preliminary hearing involving a f… Continue reading

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{FD} BOJ quarterly business outlook survey shows improvement

The Bank of Japan’s quarterly survey of business sentiment shows an improved mood among large manufacturers following a weakening of the Japanese yen. Continue reading

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{FD} Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99

An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II has died at age 99. Continue reading

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{FD} ICC accuses UN council of failing to act on Darfur fugitives

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia court gives Santos power to quickly implement peace

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has gotten a major boost in his bid to deliver peace with the country’s Constitution Court granting him “fast-track” authority to quickly implement reforms mandated by an accord with leftist rebels. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas sheriff’s office hit by ransomware pays hackers

An Arkansas sheriff’s office paid hackers the equivalent of $2,400 to regain access to hijacked computer files. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian city approves tax to deal with opioid crisis

The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, has approved a small tax hike intended to help address the opioid overdose crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Fallen police officers honored with special Christmas tree

The Cedartown, Ga., Police Department is honoring all 137 police officers across America who were killed in the line of duty this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who had BB gun at Capitol visitor center pleads guilty

A man who pulled a weapon at a security checkpoint while entering the Capitol Visitor Center in March has pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from the confrontation in which he was shot by an officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Man, 80, arrested in 1991 killing of armored truck guard

An 80-year-old man has been charged in the 1991 fatal shooting of an armored truck guard in Massachusetts. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico police charge man fed 11 puppies to caiman

Authorities in Puerto Rico say they arrested a man after he allegedly fed at least 11 pitbull puppies to a caiman that he kept in his backyard. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief: Fire department unaware of Oakland warehouse concerns

Complaints mounted about the cluttered warehouse converted into an illegal artists’ colony before a deadly blaze ripped through earlier this month, but few — if any — made it to the Oakland Fire Department. Continue reading

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{FD} Arctic air in upper Midwest to move east as week wears on

The upper Midwest was in the deep freeze Tuesday, with the arctic air expected to shift eastward and affect millions of people as the week wears on. Continue reading

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{FD} Western Europe cracks down amid fears of holiday attacks

Security forces across Europe have been rounding up terror suspects as concerns grow over the possibility of a holiday-timed attack after intel suggested that there may be plans of attacks being staged in a number of countries across the continent. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentinian firm to pay $122 million penalty in FIFA case

An Argentinian sports marketing firm will pay more than $112 million in forfeiture and fines in the FIFA bribery scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} New report says Ethiopia blocked social media, news sites

Ethiopia’s government illegally blocked social media and news websites during the months of turmoil that led to the country’s ongoing state of emergency, a new report says. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago cousin pleads guilty to advising on Bali killing

A 26-year-old has changed his plea to guilty for helping his cousin and the cousin’s girlfriend kill the woman’s mother in Indonesia by texting tips from 9,000 miles away in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Terror mystery: How NY man went from suburban bliss to jihad

From the outside, Samy el-Goarany seemed to have it all. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug boss’ mom, demand loved ones

In one of the stranger chapters of Mexico’s drug war, townsfolk have kidnapped the mother of an alleged drug gang boss to demand the release of their loved ones. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin: Disruptions of EU gas supplies via Ukraine possible

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists of Syria’s Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online

First came the distress calls from doctors in underground shelters and morgues. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico rights agency to accompany returning migrant caravan

Migrants returning to Mexico for the holidays will form a caravan of at least 150 vehicles to travel from Nuevo Laredo to their homes in central Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Waitress fired after posting obscene pic near police car

Texas waitress Rachel Ali said she took two photographs next to a police car on the night of May 4: One giving the peace sign and one with each of her middle fingers extended in the air. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Still no cause in Oakland fire that killed 36

The Latest on developments in the Dec. 2 Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} John Glenn’s Ohio birthplace considered for historic status

A New York graduate student is trying to get the Ohio birthplace of the late John Glenn nationally recognized as a historic landmark. Continue reading

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{FD} US sanctions exchange houses sending cash to Islamic State

The U.S. government says it is sanctioning two Middle Eastern exchange houses and an individual accused of helping to funnel cash to the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} 4th man charged with murder in quadruple SC killing

Authorities have charged a fourth man with murder in the killings of four people at a rural South Carolina home nearly 18 months ago in a case the Orangeburg County sheriff calls one of the most frustrating of his career. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli PM visits Azerbaijan, hails close ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hailing close ties with Azerbaijan on a visit to the ex-Soviet Caspian Sea nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Wolf that escaped from Idaho wildlife park killed by owner

A wolf that escaped from a drive-thru wildlife tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by the owner of the business, Idaho officials said Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Cell towers down; no fire evacuation text alert

The Latest on the East Tennessee wildfires (all times local): 1 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} NTSB transcript gives new details of El Faro’s final voyage

The El Faro’s data recorder shows that the doomed ship’s captain urged a frightened crew member to move quickly to abandon ship in the vessel’s final moments. Continue reading

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