Daily Archives: December 28, 2016

Iraqi troops resume Mosul fight after 2-week lull

Iraqi troops have pushed deeper into Mosul after a two-week lull in the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city. Continue reading

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Fog engulfs parts of United Arab Emirates, delaying flights

Thick seasonal fog again has engulfed parts of the United Arab Emirates, delaying flights. Continue reading

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Police arrest man suspected in New York tourist stabbing

Police have arrested a suspect in the random stabbing of a tourist in New York City earlier this month. Continue reading

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In Bahrain woman’s slaying, accusations of royal involvement

The slaying stunned the small island of Bahrain: A young mother gunned down in the street as her 6-year-old son watched from inside their car. Continue reading

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Sinkhole disrupts holiday season in Detroit suburb

A major sinkhole has disrupted the holiday season in Fraser, a suburb of roughly 14,500 people about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit. Continue reading

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China plans 30,000-km high speed rail network by 2020

The Chinese government is planning to expand the country’s high-speed rail network to 30,000 kilometers (18,600 miles) by 2020, part of public infrastructure spending aimed at shoring up economic growth. Continue reading

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Rain, cold cause misery for Iraq’s displaced

The mud was three inches deep in parts of the Madrag Camp for displaced Iraqis after the heavy overnight downpour. Continue reading

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NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans, grow beards

The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons. Continue reading

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Officials: 2 killed in military helicopter crash in Texas

Texas Army National Guard officials say two crew members aboard an Apache helicopter on a routine training mission have died when their aircraft crashed in Galveston Bay just off the shoreline about 25 miles southeast of Houston. Continue reading

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S. Korean investigators look into alleged artist blacklist

South Korean investigators have summoned the country’s ambassador to France as an inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye spread to allegations that her administration blacklisted thousands of artists for their pol… Continue reading

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NYPD to allow Sikhs to wear turbans, grow beards

The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh (seek) officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons. Continue reading

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Police arrest man in New York City tourist stabbing

Police have arrested a suspect in the random stabbing of a tourist in New York City earlier this month. Continue reading

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Japan’s defense minister visits Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada visited a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted war criminals among the nation’s war dead on Thursday, drawing a rapid rebuke from neighboring South Korea. Continue reading

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The Latest: Jury to weigh whether Maui murder was ‘heinous’

The Latest on a guilty verdict in a missing Maui pregnant woman’s death (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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China says 4 people shot dead after attack in Xinjiang

Four people detonated explosives at a Communist Party office in the far western region of Xinjiang, killing one person and injuring three others, according to local authorities who described it as a terrorist attack. Continue reading

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Colombia congress adopts amnesty for rebels under peace pact

Both houses of Colombia’s congress have approved legislation on amnesty for leftist rebels under the government’s peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end a half century of conflict. Continue reading

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Argentine court convicts activist defended by UN panel

An Argentine social activist whose arrest was criticized by a United Nations panel has been convicted on charges she instigated a violent protest in Jujuy province seven years ago. Continue reading

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Australian police seize 1 ton of cocaine, arrest 15 men

Australian officials have seized more than a ton of cocaine worth about 360 million Australian dollars ($260 million) in what police have dubbed one of the largest drug busts in the nation’s history. Continue reading

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Activist who freed minks pleads guilty to federal charge

An animal rights activist who vandalized a fur store and journeyed around the country freeing thousands of minks from farms has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in San Diego. Continue reading

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Texas man with life sentence for wife’s slaying free on bond

A Houston-area man whose life prison sentence for the 1999 killing of his pregnant wife was vacated by Texas’ highest criminal court has been freed on bond. Continue reading

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Charges dropped against Missouri quadruple homicide suspect

Prosecutors have dismissed four first-degree murder charges against a Missouri man less than two weeks before his trial had been scheduled to begin. Continue reading

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Fans create impromptu Walk of Fame star for Carrie Fisher

Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Continue reading

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Minnesota officer fired after hit in video now reinstated

An arbitrator has reinstated a Minnesota police officer who was fired after a Twitter video appeared to show him hitting a Somali-American teen. Continue reading

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The Latest: Car involved in drive-by shooting of boy found

The Latest on a 9-year-old Utah boy who was shot in a drive-by shooting (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Continue reading

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Guilty verdict in missing Maui pregnant woman’s death

A jury has found a Hawaii man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while five months pregnant with his child. Continue reading

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South Korea cuts 2017 growth forecast to 2.6 percent

South Korea has revised down its growth outlook for 2017 citing increased uncertainties in the United States and a sagging recovery in domestic consumption. Continue reading

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Feds: Alabama to expand license office hours after probe

U.S. Department of Transportation officials say they have reached an agreement with Alabama after determining that black residents were disproportionately hurt by the state’s closure of rural driver’s license offices. Continue reading

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Marine Corps commanding officer relieved of duties

A commanding officer of a Marine Corps fighter attack squadron has been fired because of a loss of trust in his abilities. Continue reading

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Trump inaugural to include prayers from prosperity preachers

Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in, the inaugural committee said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Detroit demolishes thousands of structures; many more to go

Crews are knocking down a vacant industrial building that likely will be the last structure demolished this year under Detroit’s massive blight elimination program. Continue reading

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US official says top Islamic State commander killed in Syria

A senior U.S. defense official is confirming that a top Islamic State military commander was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria on Monday. Continue reading

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Boy, 9, shot in head in Utah drive-by shooting

Utah police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. Continue reading

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Police, FBI, other agencies ramp up security for Rose Parade

Authorities, saying they have learned valuable lessons from the March terrorist attack in Brussels, are ramping up security for Pasadena’s 128th annual Rose Parade with barricades, security checkpoints and other measures they aren’t disclosing. Continue reading

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Cleared of violating Iran sanctions, man hopes for pardon

It’s been five years since an appeals court reversed an accomplished Iranian-born American’s conviction for violating sanctions against Iran, but clearing his name is another matter. Continue reading

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JonBenet Ramsey’s brother reportedly sues CBS over TV special

The brother of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen found dead in the basement of her family’s Colorado home in 1996, reportedly sued CBS for defamation, arguing the network’s special “The Case of JonBenet Ramsey” ignored evidence to falsely point the finger at him. Continue reading

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Baltimore County police release footage of officer shooting

Baltimore County police have released body camera footage of an officer shooting a man holding a knife in his hand. Continue reading

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911 caller asks for ride home, gets arrested

Springfield Township, Ohio, police said a man called 911 wanting a ride home. Continue reading

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Woman charged in $2 million theft from Catholic Charities

A former employee of the Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland has been charged with stealing $2 million from it. Continue reading

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Netanyahu slams Kerry’s speech defending UN vote as ‘unbalanced’

Israel fired back at Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasting Kerry’s lengthy televised rebuke of the Middle Eastern democracy. Continue reading

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Search underway for woman, girl who vanished on road trip

Officers scoured hotels, businesses, rest areas and trucks stops across a large swath of Virginia in the search for a 71-year-old New Jersey woman and her great-granddaughter, who vanished during a holiday road trip to see family. Continue reading

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Kansas school’s libraries offer students pronoun pins

University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school’s library system meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear. Continue reading

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Desperate text leads deputies to kidnapped teen; mother found dead

A kidnapped 14-year-old girl managed to text her friend for help, leading deputies to discover she was held captive and her mother was killed in their North Carolina home — and on Tuesday, the suspect was charged with murder. Continue reading

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Obama Will Burn in Hell Forever!

Obama, who has allowed the torture and murder of infants, children, women, and men around the world, has now satisfied his bloodlust to harm Israel.  As a result of all of his unforgivable sins, Obama will burn in hell forever.

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Text of Kerry speech on Israeli settlements dispute

The text of Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech defending the Obama administration’s decision to allow the U.N. Continue reading

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The Palestinians Have No Right to Exist!

The Palestinians have no right to exist. Here is why: 1947 There are no Palestinians. 1948 The Jewish people return to their country from all over the world, in huge numbers. 1949 Muslims invade the country of the Jewish people, … Continue reading

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Malls across US beef up security after brawls

Shopping malls across the nation were taking additional security precautions Tuesday following a string of disturbances the day after Christmas that resulted in minor injuries, evacuations and scores of arrests. Continue reading

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Army colonel sentenced to 12 years in child pornography case

A colonel who once headed the U.S. Army’s strategic war gaming division sobbed and apologized Wednesday before being sentenced to 12 years for receipt and distribution of child pornography. Continue reading

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Obama Is A Political Rapist

Obama has raped the political landscape of the Middle East with his war on Israel.

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Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire

Turkey and Russia are discussing a broader Syrian cease-fire after brokering the deal that evacuated rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syrian opposition factions said Wednesday, but a number of rebel groups say they won’t agree to anything until they get more… Continue reading

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Mexico’s Interjet grounds 11 Russian-made planes over safety

Mexican airline Interjet has grounded half its 22 Russian-made Superjet100 planes after doing a mandatory safety inspection of the aircraft. Continue reading

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