Daily Archives: December 17, 2016

{FD} Trump: U.S. should let China keep seized drone

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to say that the United States should let China keep the U.S. Navy’s unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy, 3, out shopping with grandma dies in road rage shooting

Police say a 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in an Arkansas road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s car because he thought she “wasn’t moving fast enough.” Authorities say the boy an… Continue reading

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{FD} 1 dead, 5 injured after large tree falls on wedding party in California park

A woman was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesian military transport plane crashes in Papua, killing 13

An Indonesian military Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed Sunday in the easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Killings of IS prisoners by Iraq government militias

An international human rights monitoring group says a militia backed by the Iraqi government killed suspected Islamic State fighters it had captured during the operation to retake the militant-held city of Mosul. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea begins trial of disgraced president’s confidante

The jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins a trial Monday that will explore a scandal that led to Park’s impeachment after millions took to the streets in protest. Continue reading

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{FD} Philly police: Would-be robbers shot in separate incidents

Philadelphia police say two would-be robbers became the victims when they were shot in separate incidents. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesian C-130 military plane crashes in Papua, killing 13

An Indonesian military Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed Sunday in the easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board. Continue reading

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{FD} Defying referendum, Bolivia’s Morales agrees to run again

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday agreed to run for a fourth term in office after his ruling party proclaimed him its candidate in 2019 elections, defying the results of a February referendum. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela extends use of 100 bolivar bill until Jan. 2

Venezuela’s government has decided to extend the use of the 100-bolivar note until Jan. 2, following protests and looting by people angry at being left largely without cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Small plane crash investigated in Interior Alaska

Authorities are investigating a small plane crash near Marvel Dome in Interior Alaska. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Police: 4 fatally shot in South Side home

Chicago police say four people were shot to death and one was critically injured at a home on the city’s far South Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of psychiatrist stabbing sentenced to life

A Delaware man convicted of fatally stabbing a psychiatrist who once treated him has been sentenced to life in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter storm slams parts of US, causing accidents, deaths

A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp on Christmas shopping. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican journalist releases probe of missing students

A Mexican journalist has released documents from an official internal affairs investigation that criticizes the government’s handling of the case of 43 missing students who prosecutors claim were incinerated by a drug gang in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Legislature: Ex-Mali president won’t face treason charges

Mali’s National Assembly has rejected the idea of trying former President Amadou Toumani Toure on treason charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Macedonian politician: Foreigners interfering after vote

The leader of Macedonia’s conservative coalition that won a national election has accused “foreign mediators, ambassadors and representatives of foreign states” of meddling in his country’s affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims has died. Continue reading

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{FD} “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery and wife arrested in Montreal

Montreal police launched raids against illegal cannabis stores opened one day earlier by the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie. Continue reading

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{FD} Mourners pack auditorium for John Glenn’s life celebration

Mourners who braved cold and icy roads are packing an Ohio State University auditorium ahead of a memorial service for space pioneer John Glenn as his funeral procession approaches the hall. Continue reading

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{FD} Talks over Congo’s delayed presidential vote stall

Officials in Congo say negotiations between the country’s political parties over the nation’s delayed election are now on hold until Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Gitmo detainee fails again in try to leave Uruguay

Authorities in Uruguay say an unhappy former Guantanamo detainee has failed yet again in his attempt to find a new home in another country. Continue reading

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{FD} Berlin police detain suspect in brutal subway attack

Berlin authorities say they’ve arrested the man suspected of brutally kicking a 26-year-old woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station in an assault caught on a surveillance camera. Continue reading

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{FD} Church massacre, other killings strain forgiveness for many

When nine black churchgoers in Charleston were massacred by a white man with Confederate sympathies last year, the city stayed calm and the victims’ families offered examples of grace and forgiveness. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas says engineer killed in Tunisia one of its members

Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers say an aviation engineer who was shot dead in Tunisia this week was one of its members. Continue reading

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{FD} Roof won’t use mental health experts to try to save his life

Dylann Roof doesn’t want a jury to consider his mental health when they decide next month whether he should face the death penalty for killing nine black Charleston church worshippers, according to a handwritten motion he filed late Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Dashing through the home: Teen shoots deer in living room

A Maryland teenager shot and killed a deer inside his house after it busted through his family’s front door and ransacked their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Police rescue ‘frozen’ woman who turns out to be mannequin

Police in New York broke a car window to rescue a woman who turned out to be an extremely realistic mannequin. Continue reading

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{FD} Lutherans condemn occupation of church by far-right group

An official from the Lutheran Church in Dortmund has sharply criticized far-right protesters’ occupation of a downtown church next to a Christmas market in the western German city. Continue reading

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{FD} Ethiopia opens massive Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam on Omo River

Ethiopia has officially opened the Gibe 3 hydroelectric dam, which is among the biggest in Africa, despite concerns by environmentalists about its impact downstream and upon neighboring countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Owners want recipes from hot dog shop known from ‘M.A.S.H.’

A feud over recipes from an Ohio hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series “M.A.S.H.” is back in court. Continue reading

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{FD} Detective who made racist remarks cleared of wrongdoing

A police detective caught on video making racist remarks at the scene of a brutal home invasion has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing. Continue reading

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{FD} UK faces strike-hit Christmas by post, train and air

The United Kingdom faces a Christmas of discontent as labor unions threaten to disrupt airports, rail services and mail deliveries. Continue reading

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{FD} Slick roads cause crashes in Maryland, Virginia

Icy roads are causing major and minor pileups in parts of Virginia and Maryland. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeless across country fall victim to synthetic marijuana

The homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to latest version of synthetic marijuana, a man-made hallucinogen that experts say is far more dangerous and unpredictable than the real thing. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe’s ruling party backs Mugabe, 92, for 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has endorsed 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate in a national election scheduled for 2018. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: UK war snapper returns to Aleppo in aid effort

The Latest on the conflict in Syria where thousands more civilians and rebels are expected to leave the eastern part of the city of Aleppo under a key cease-fire deal (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} A rare view from inside South Sudan’s most-feared prison

More than 30 political detainees in South Sudan’s most notorious prison face torture, starvation or death, according to a Danish man detained alongside them for over two months before being released in late November. Continue reading

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{FD} BP signs onshore oil deal with Abu Dhabi worth $2.22 billion

Oil giant BP PLC has agreed to an onshore oil deal with the Mideast emirate of Abu Dhabi worth $2.22 billion following years of negotiations. Continue reading

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{FD} Grasshoppers a tasty, nutritious holiday treat in Uganda

Children scamper in the bush, jumping here and there to catch grasshoppers before they fly away. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar military launches attacks on ethnic rebel forces

The military wing of an ethnic rebel group in Myanmar says government forces have started launching attacks on its headquarters. Continue reading

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{FD} Review panel praises Dartmouth campus culture reforms

An outside review panel says Dartmouth College has successfully implemented its ambitious plan to overhaul its campus culture, and the focus now will shift to assessing its effectiveness. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens gather at gay pride in conservative Montenegro

Dozens of people have participated in a gay pride event in highly conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} Gambian electoral crisis tops agenda at West African summit

West African leaders at a summit in Nigeria are discussing the Gambian president’s refusal to accept electoral defeat. Continue reading

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{FD} Khamenei slams UK for describing Iran as regional threat

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has harshly criticized U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent comments about Iran posing a threat to the region. Continue reading

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{FD} New protests erupt in Warsaw as political crisis deepens

Opponents of Poland’s populist government are staging a new protest in Warsaw, gathering outside the presidential palace in an appeal to the head of state to protect the young democracy’s constitutional order from a series of government steps they deem… Continue reading

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{FD} Strike closes Eiffel Tower for 5th day

The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fifth day in a strike over working conditions — causing disappointment for scores of tourists. Continue reading

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{FD} China says ‘appropriately handling’ US Navy drone seizure

China said Saturday that its military was in contact with its American counterparts on “appropriately handling” the Chinese navy’s seizure of a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider, one of the most serious incidents between their militaries in years. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the epicenter. Continue reading

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{FD} Frontex: 350,000 migrants arrived in EU this year so far

The head of the European Union border control agency says that about 350,000 migrants have arrived in the EU so far this year. Continue reading

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