Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

College student charged with animal cruelty after Hawaii seabirds found dead

A 19-year-old college student has been charged with animal cruelty, nearly a year after seabirds were found dead at a Hawaii nature reserve. Continue reading

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel releases thousands of email messages from personal accounts

The city of Chicago released thousands of email messages from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal accounts on Wednesday as part of a settlement with a government watchdog organization. Continue reading

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4 in China cleared after 2 successful death sentence appeals

Four men in eastern China accused of murder and rape have been exonerated after a 16-year legal ordeal in the latest instance of Chinese courts overturning deeply flawed verdicts. Continue reading

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After years fleeing IS, tragedy hits Iraqi family in Mosul

The 15-year-old Iraqi boy was lying in a hospital bed recovering from his wounds when his brother brought him the news: Their father, a few rooms over, had just died from the shrapnel lodged in his head from the same Islamic State mortar attack. Continue reading

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Israel’s Netanyahu calls on US to veto UN’s anti-settlement resolution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. to use its veto power to block a United Nations resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement activities in Palestinian territory and declares that all existing settlements “have no legal val… Continue reading

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Man killed stepmom for gloating about Dallas Cowboys win, police say

A 20-year-old Texas man fatally stabbed his stepmother over the weekend because he thought she was “disrespecting his father and gloating” about a Dallas Cowboys victory, court documents revealed. Continue reading

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Taliban attack home of Afghan lawmaker in capital, killing 8

Afghan police say gunmen have stormed the home of a lawmaker in the capital, killing eight people and leaving the parliamentarian wounded after he jumped from the roof to escape. Continue reading

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Mexicans mourn dead, seek relatives, after fireworks blast

Some brought photos of their missing loved ones to the Mexican fireworks market where a series of explosions killed at least 33 people, while others who had already claimed their dead began to mourn their loss. Continue reading

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In Colombia, hundreds of jailed rebels await amnesty law

Some 4,000 jailed Colombian guerrillas are waiting anxiously on an amnesty bill that would allow them to leave behind long prison sentences and rejoin their comrades as part of a peace deal. Continue reading

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Bahrain investigates jailed activist for French news article

A jailed activist in Bahrain on trial for allegedly spreading “false news” is being investigated over a letter published in his name by a French newspaper. Continue reading

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4 sentenced in kidnapping, torture of 2 college students

Four people convicted of charges stemming from the kidnapping and torture of two New York college students have been sentenced to prison. Continue reading

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Authorities: Canadian tried to smuggle cat into New Zealand

A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in her handbag during a flight across the Pacific Ocean had her vacation cut short when border agents discovered the ruse at Auckland Airport. Continue reading

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Huge but empty pyramid hotel a sphinx-like N. Korean mystery

Pyongyang’s pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel, which poetically enough was built with some help from Egyptians, is one of the world’s strangest landmarks and most conspicuous construction-project fails. Continue reading

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What the Bible Says About Muslim Refugees

In the Bible, in the Book of Joshua, the Lord indicated that Muslim refugees (actually, the forerunners of the Muslim refugees) were not to be allowed into the land of the Israelites.  The reason was that these Muslim refugee forerunners … Continue reading

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Proposed UN resolution demands end to Israeli settlements

Egypt circulated a draft U.N. Continue reading

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College student charged after Hawaii seabirds found dead

A 19-year-old college student has been charged with animal cruelty, nearly a year after seabirds were found dead at a Hawaii nature reserve. Continue reading

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Seoul investigators seek to detain daughter of Park’s friend

Investigators looking into an explosive corruption scandal surrounding impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye are seeking to detain the daughter of Park’s longtime confidante who faces criminal charges for allegedly extorting companies and mani… Continue reading

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NY antiquities dealer charged with selling stolen artifacts

A New York antiquities dealer has been arrested on charges she sold stolen artifacts from international smugglers by creating sham documents to hide their history. Continue reading

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Utah man says he survived 2 days in snowy Idaho countryside

A Utah man says he survived two days stranded in his car without food in an isolated part of Idaho by building a fire in an abandoned farmhouse. Continue reading

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Turkey links Russian ambassador’s killer to US-based cleric, State Department calls claim ‘ludicrous’

Turkey’s president on Wednesday implicated a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his “terror organization.” Continue reading

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Police: Alleged threat to Michigan Muslim student untrue

Police in Michigan are debunking a Muslim student’s allegation that was widely cited as an example of a spike in anti-Muslim incidents in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Continue reading

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University: Prof who donned blackface violated policy

A University of Oregon law professor who donned blackface for a costume at a Halloween party violated the institution’s anti-harassment policies, but any punishment she might receive would remain confidential, the university said Wednesday in a 29-page… Continue reading

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UN board: Convoy air attack likely carried out by Syria

A U.N. Continue reading

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Van explodes outside office of Australian Christian Lobby

A van carrying gas cylinders exploded outside the headquarters of a Christian lobbying group in Australia’s capital, though there did not appear to be any political motivations behind the incident, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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Aleppo evacuation nears its end amid heavy snow

Hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians, including small children swaddled in thick blankets, were bused out of war-ravaged Aleppo in heavy snow on Wednesday as the evacuation of former rebel strongholds entered its final phase. Continue reading

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Red Hat beats 3Q profit views, misses revenue forecasts

Shares in Red Hat Inc. fell sharply in after-hours trading Wednesday after the open-source software company reported quarterly revenue that fell short of Wall Street expectations. Continue reading

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Kremlin calls US-Russia ties ‘frozen,’ unsure about Trump

The Kremlin hopes that Donald Trump’s administration will help improve the strained Russia-U.S. ties that it describes as “frozen,” but it doesn’t expect any immediate breakthroughs, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Abuse charge filed after child left in frigid car overnight

Prosecutors have filed a felony child abuse charge against a Colorado woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old son alone in a car overnight during a snowstorm. Continue reading

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Jury urges death penalty for sex offender who killed 4 women

Jurors have recommended a death sentence for a California sex offender who abducted and killed four women over six months while wearing an electronic monitoring device. Continue reading

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UN votes to set up body to help document crimes in Syria

The U.N. Continue reading

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Executions in US in 2016 hit 25-year low

Georgia led the nation in executions this year, as the number of death sentences carried out in the United States fell to a 25-year low, according to capital punishment researchers. Continue reading

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Trump’s inaugural to include interfaith prayer service

Donald Trump’s Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral. Continue reading

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Legal scholars claim new evidence shows Ethel Rosenberg was innocent in infamous spy case

A group of New Jersey law students claim to have uncovered bombshell new evidence in one of the most infamous espionage cases of the 20th century, including an FBI document they say may indicate an innocent woman was executed. Continue reading

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Berlin attack prompts high security in US cities for holiday season

In the wake of the Berlin truck attack, police departments around the U.S. are making a show of force at places where crowds gather at Christmastime. Continue reading

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Mississippi church member charged in ‘Vote Trump’ arson

A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump” is a member of the congregation, the church’s bishop said. Continue reading

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Officer critical, suspect dead after shooting in Alabama

Authorities say a police officer was shot and critically wounded while responding to a domestic call in the south Alabama city of Saraland. Continue reading

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Woman hit for not speaking English forgives attacker

A Muslim woman who was struck with a beer mug for not speaking English in a Minnesota restaurant says she has forgiven her attacker. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim jihadi killer of Russian ambassador was Erdogan’s security guard

Russian ambassador’s assassin ‘guarded Recep Tayyip Erdogan’ Flowers at the entrance to the Russian Foreign Ministry pay tribute to the murdered ambassador Andrei Karlov. Roland Oliphant Laura Pitel, Istanbul Telegraph, 21 December 2016 • 6:53pm The Turkish policeman who murdered Russia’s ambassador to Ankara provided security to Turkey’s president multiple times in the run up … Continue reading Continue reading

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Texas cops sweep up 36 in child sex sting

Three-dozen Texas men could spend Christmas behind bars after they were swept up in an Internet sting and accused of trying to sexually exploit children. Continue reading

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Colorado inmate released 90 years early asks to remain free

A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving his 98-year sentence asked a judge Wednesday to set him free again, arguing it would be unfair for him to remain imprisoned after he started … Continue reading

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Man sentenced for selling counterfeits of century-old coins

Prosecutors say a Maine man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for selling counterfeit versions of century-old U.S. dollar coins. Continue reading

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Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is ‘attack on humanity’

President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Germany was “an attack on humanity and it’s got to be stopped.” He also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Musl… Continue reading

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Family of murdered Mass. jogger speaks out for first time, makes plea for information

The family of a jogger who was found dead in the woods west of Boston spoke out for the first time Wednesday after her murder, and made a new plea for information. Continue reading

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Manager running Flint during water switch pleads not guilty

The emergency manager who was running Flint, Michigan, when it switched water sources has appeared in court on criminal charges related to the city’s lead disaster. Continue reading

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Parents of Canadian hostage: first time we’ve seen kids

The parents of a Canadian man held hostage in Afghanistan say a recently released video of his family marks the first time they’ve seen the two grandchildren, who were born in captivity. Continue reading

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Family of woman slain during run speaks out for first time

The family of a 27-year-old New York City woman who was killed while out running near her mother’s Massachusetts home is establishing a foundation in her name and renewing a call for the public’s help in solving the case. Continue reading

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Delta policy change after black doctor’s help refused

Delta Air Lines says it will no longer require that medical professions show identification after a black doctor alleged an attendant on a flight from Detroit to Houston rebuffed her offer to help an ill passenger. Continue reading

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The Latest: Man arrested in arson is member of burned church

The Latest on an arrest in a Mississippi church burning (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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Durst prosecutor seeks testimony, citing fear for witnesses

Prosecutors who charged New York real estate heir Robert Durst with the murder of his best friend in Los Angeles want to videotape testimony from witnesses they fear could die or be killed before trial. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania man jailed after baby shot in head with BB

A Pennsylvania man accused of shooting his 3-month-old son in the head with a BB gun has been jailed on aggravated assault and endangerment charges. Continue reading

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