Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

{FD} Yemen’s would-be model, Aden plagued by bombs, instability

On a rocky hill overlooking the Arabian Sea in the city of Aden sits the palace of Yemen’s internationally recognized president. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lankan court acquits 5 suspects accused in lawmaker’s shooting death

A Sri Lankan court has acquitted five suspects including three navy personnel who were accused in the shooting death of an outspoken ethnic Tamil lawmaker. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen attack former Taliban leader’s home in Afghan capital

An Afghan official says gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at the house of a former Taliban leader in the capital, killing at least one person. Continue reading

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{FD} Second arrest made for robbery where Texas officer shot

Another man was arrested for a robbery at a convenience store which led to a Southeast Texas police officer being shot. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese carrier carries out fighter drills on open seas

China’s military says its first aircraft carrier group has carried out a series of fighter launch, recovery and air combat exercises in the Yellow Sea amid tensions with the U.S. and Taiwan. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korean investigators summon Park’s jailed friend

A South Korean special prosecutor on Saturday summoned a jailed friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye, who allegedly exploited her connections with Park to extort money and favors from the country’s largest companies and manipulate government aff… Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd arrest for robbery where Texas officer shot

A second man has been arrested for a convenience store robbery in which a Southeast Texas police officer was shot. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lankan court acquits 5 men accused in lawmaker’s death

A Sri Lankan court has acquitted five suspects including three navy personnel who were accused in the shooting death of an outspoken ethnic Tamil lawmaker. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia’s explanation for killing of activist draws doubt

Kem Ley, a poor rice farmer’s son turned champion of Cambodia’s have-nots, was sipping his usual iced latte in the same chair he had occupied most mornings for years. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore teen critic held in US while appealing for asylum

A Singaporean teenager whose video posts and blogs mocking his government and its late founder landed him in jail twice has been detained in the U.S. where he is seeking asylum, his lawyer and a human rights group said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman brutally beaten in front of Spalding County home

A Georgia woman’s life will never be the same after she was visciously beaten in front of her own house. Continue reading

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{FD} US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004

Americans are more confident in the economy than at any point in nearly 13 years, according to a closely followed survey that showed high expectations for growth during the new Trump administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops tase 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s

A sheriff’s deputy in Kansas Tased 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease in his back after he refused to go to the doctor, shocking newly-released body cam footage shows. Continue reading

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{FD} South Koreans to march against president on Christmas Eve

Large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march in the streets on Saturday, calling for the permanent removal of impeached President Park Geun-hye and extending the historically biggest protest movement in the country to Christmas Eve. Continue reading

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{FD} Family: NYPD raided home by mistake, posted Snapchat photos

Members of a New York City family say police raided their apartment by mistake and posted a photo on social media with the caption “Merry Christmas Its NYPD.” WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/2hA5QWj ) that the police warrant squad showed up at a Brookly… Continue reading

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{FD} FDA OKs first treatment for rare genetic disorder

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle weakness that’s the most common genetic cause of death in infants. Continue reading

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{FD} Tappan Zee, a critical link in Northeast, hits milestone

The concrete needed for New York’s new, $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge, under construction over the Hudson River, would be enough to make a 1,500-mile sidewalk reaching all the way to Florida’s Key West. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of 20-year-old brings first suit in California fire

The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died in the arms of her boyfriend in Oakland’s deadly warehouse fire filed the first lawsuit Friday in the disaster, blaming the building’s owner, chief tenant and others. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA climate scientist and astronaut Sellers dies at 61

Piers Sellers, a climate scientist and former astronaut who gained fame late in life for his eloquent commentary about the earth’s fragility and his own cancer diagnosis, has died. He was 61. Continue reading

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{FD} California pursues new pimping charges against Backpage.com

California’s attorney general is pursuing new charges against the operators of a website advertising escort services two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case. Continue reading

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{FD} A&E changes documentary series title to ‘Escaping the KKK’

A&E is changing the name of its eight-part documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano in Aleutian Islands erupts again

A volcano is erupting again in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Israel recalls envoys to UN resolution sponsors

The latest on the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon choir performance at Trump inauguration draws ire

The announcement that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony hasn’t been met with universal applause. Continue reading

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{FD} After lawsuit, town approves deal allowing Muslim cemetery

Months after being sued, a small Massachusetts town has agreed to let a local Islamic group build a cemetery that some neighbors opposed. Continue reading

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{FD} Worker falls to death at Manhattan construction site

Police are investigating a fatal fall at a Manhattan construction site. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor: Officer shot in Washington state gradually improving

A doctor treating a Washington state police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week says he’s making incremental improvements, but it’s too soon to say what his prognosis might be. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico ousts director of indebted water, sewer agency

The board of directors for Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted water and sewer company has removed the agency’s executive director amid a worsening financial crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing teen’s dismembered remains found, mom charged in disappearance

A Pennsylvania woman has been identified as a person of interest in the disappearance and murder of her 14-year-old daughter after authorities reported finding the girl’s dismembered remains, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man charged with threatening Trump on Facebook

A Florida man is in jail on charges that he threatened President-elect Donald Trump on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} Belgian troops ‘neutralize’ suspicious bag at Turkish center

Belgian authorities summoned soldiers to examine the contents of a package left outside the offices of the Turkish Federation in Brussels, amid fears it might have been a bomb. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran, 6 powers make public restricted nuke deal documents

In an unusual move, Iran and six world powers have made public previously restricted documents about their nuclear deal to defend their contention Tehran is not circumventing limits on enriched uranium, which could be used to make nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} US warns of possible attacks on churches, holiday gatherings

Federal authorities are warning Americans that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites. Continue reading

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{FD} Rockettes’ owners say attendance at inauguration is a choice

The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US envoy: Israel must stop settlements

Donald Trump is reacting to a decision by the United States mission to the United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Continue reading

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Why the U.N. Is a Giant Garbage Can

We’ll get straight to the point: Most U.N. member nations promote: The abuse and rape of children The abuse and rape of women Racial prejudice leading to the murder of millions Economic theft whereby they steal trillions of dollars from … Continue reading

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{FD} US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

A “shameful” abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Pastor may have tried to destroy fingerprints

A prosecutor says a church pastor who has been on the run for nearly two years after he was convicted of sexual assault charges may have tried to obliterate his own fingerprints. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Kansas deputy’s rape charged in Missouri assault

One of two men charged with kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff’s deputy has been charged with sexual assaulting a Missouri woman in February while the woman’s 2-year-old daughter was in the same bed. Continue reading

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What the Muslim’s Book, the Koran, Teaches About Women

The Muslim’s book, the Koran (also spelled “Quran”), says this about women: Women are animals. Women are garbage. Women are the property of men. Women may be sexually abused by any man. Women are stupid. Women were created as towels … Continue reading

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{FD} India official met Trump national security adviser this week

India’s national security adviser made an low-key visit to Washington earlier this week to meet with a senior aide to President-elect Donald Trump in a sign of New Delhi’s desire to forge close ties with the incoming U.S. administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon law professor who wore blackface blasts school report

A University of Oregon law professor who wore blackface to a Halloween party is harshly criticizing an investigative report by the university that found she violated the institution’s anti-discrimination policies and caused damage to the law school, a … Continue reading

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{FD} More Chinese missiles bound for disputed islands

China has sent more surface-to-air missiles from the mainland to the South China Sea, and the U.S. intelligence community anticipates these new missiles will eventually go to some of China’s disputed territories for the first time, two U.S. officials tell Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing wife, baby in Texas home

A 35-year-old man has been charged by Texas police with murdering his wife and their infant son by slitting their throats. Continue reading

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{FD} Yes! 3-year-old Arizona boy celebrates adoption in viral pix

A 3-year-old Arizona’s boy celebration of his adoption is a hit on social media. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Texas police must show arrest not racially motivated

The lawyer for a black woman who’s seen on video being wrestled to the ground and arrested by a white officer says the burden is on police to prove the officer’s actions weren’t racially motivated. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Officer’s 2-year-old son shot himself with dad’s gun

Police say a Cleveland police officer’s 2-year-old son has died after apparently shooting himself with his father’s service weapon. Continue reading

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{FD} Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story

A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. Continue reading

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{FD} Gruesome ISIS video shows Turkish soldiers burned alive

The Islamic State terror group has released a ghastly video that appears to show two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive. Continue reading

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{FD} For Iraq’s Christians, Christmas cheer tinged with despair

The Nativity scene and Christmas tree are in place on the corner of the street. Continue reading

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