Daily Archives: December 29, 2016

{FD} A lawmaker’s solution for marriage debate: Remove the state

A Missouri Republican saw last year’s debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would have protected businesses that deny services to same-sex couples bring lawmakers to tears and grind legislative work to a halt. Continue reading

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{FD} In a Pakistan family, deal is made, a girl is given as bride

Mohammad Ramzan can neither hear nor speak, and he has a childlike mind. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 6 killed in mine collapse in eastern India

An official says at least six workers have been killed and many others remain trapped in a coal mine in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Continue reading

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{FD} Panel delays decision on whether to release Manson follower

A two-member parole panel delayed making a decision Thursday on whether to release an accomplice of cult killer Charles Manson who is the longest-serving female inmate in California. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Parole panel delays decision on Manson follower

The Latest on a parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, an accomplice of cult killer Charles Manson and the longest-serving female inmate in California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Top China leader says Catholics must act ‘independently’

One of China’s top leaders has told Chinese Catholics that they need to operate “independently” of outside forces and promote socialism and patriotism through religion. Continue reading

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{FD} Police shoot driver of U-Haul that led them on long pursuit

A suspected robber drove a small U-Haul truck through heavy Phoenix traffic and a posh neighborhood and passed at least one red light on Thursday while leading police on an hour-long pursuit that ended when the man was shot. Continue reading

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{FD} Retrial for SC officer charged with murder set for March 1

The state retrial of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder for killing a black driver running from a traffic stop has been scheduled to begin March 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Benefits of Indian cash overhaul elusive as deadline passes

Fifty days ago, India yanked most of its currency from circulation without warning, jolting the economy and leaving most citizens scrambling for cash. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 brothers suspected of Target stabbing charged with murder

Two brothers accused of stabbing a father to death in front of his 4-year-old son at a Target store in the San Francisco Bay Area on Christmas Eve have been charged with murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who lost gay pride arrest suit is apparent suicide

A man who lost a lawsuit against San Diego police who arrested him for nudity during a gay pride festival has apparently committed suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Police make arrest in Utah drive-by shooting of 9-year-old

Utah police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old boy, which left the youth in critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fall

A woman is dead and two children are injured after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski area. Continue reading

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{FD} Cease-fire goes into force in war-ravaged Syria

A cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight Thursday, a potential breakthrough in the six years of fighting that have left more than a quarter-million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis across Eu… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 19-year-old arrested in drive-by shooting of boy

The Latest on the drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old boy (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Primary school children are ordered to learn how to pray at a mosque popular with hate preachers

Calls for an end to ‘politically correct activities’ after primary school children are ordered to learn how to pray at a mosque popular with radical preachers   A video, taken last year, has emerged showing Dutch children at a mosque  Harm Beertema MP urged parents: ‘Refuse to allow your child to participate’ By Mail Online Reporter … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Attacker ‘tried to pull girl, 12, off her horse and kidnap her’ in Manchester

Attacker ‘tried to pull girl, 12, off her horse and kidnap her’ as she rode alone through woods in Manchester Girl, 12, approached as she rode horse alone in woods in Greater Manchester Man tried to grab reins of the horse but caused the animal to bolt off with girl He was described as being … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Member of Bahrain’s royal family shot dead female journalist in front of her six-year-old son

Female journalist, 28, is shot dead in front of her six-year-old son ‘by a member of Bahrain’s royal family serving in the military’ Eman Salehi worked as a sports journalist for Bahrain’s state-run TV broadcaster The 28-year-old Shiite woman was known for her piercing blue eyes  She was shot dead on December 23 in the … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Kennedy grandson arrested in Aspen bar fight

Police say a member of the Kennedy family was arrested after a bar fight in the tony resort town of Aspen. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Cologne hired refugees as security guards during New Year’s Eve sex attacks

There was not “600 reported sexual assaults”. There was over 1,200 reported assaults in a single night, in a single location committed by around 2,000 muslim men. . .  Cologne hit by fresh scandal over New Year’s Eve sex attacks: City hired refugees as security guards who were drinking or disappeared  600 sexual assaults on … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} British PM denounces Kerry for speech critical of Israel

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a strong statement Thursday denouncing Secretary of State John Kerry for a speech that was heavily critical of Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS general is ‘back in Europe with 400 soldiers’ after fleeing Syria

Disguised as refugees and able to cross borders without being identified: ISIS general who blew up a hostage with a rocket and decapitated another prisoner is ‘back in Europe with 400 soldiers’ after fleeing Syria Kosovan Lavdrim Muhaxheri is ‘back in Europe with 400 of his trusted soldiers’ Intelligence source says men disguised themselves as … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Putin spokesman says Russia weighs retaliation after sanctions

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow regrets the new round of U.S. sanctions put in place by Obama and that the Kremlin will consider retaliatory measures. Continue reading

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{FD} Many charities across the US giving up your money to the marketers they hire

American households, on average, donate almost $3,000 a year to charity. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged, name written in blood at burglarized home

A 31-year-old man is charged with breaking into two Billings homes, including one where his last name was written on the wall in his own blood. Continue reading

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{FD} Murdered woman’s sister supports executing ex-soldier in potentially historic move

The sister of a woman murdered more than 30 years ago in North Carolina says she and her family fully support the military’s planned execution of the woman’s killer, a former soldier. Continue reading

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{FD} New ‘pronoun pins’ at U of Kansas let people choose their gender

Kansas University libraries will now offer students, staff and visitors the choice of wearing “gender inclusive” buttons identifying their preferred gender pronouns, in order to help promote a “welcoming environment” on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Charles Manson follower seeks parole 47 years after killings

Patricia Krenwinkel, once a devout follower of cult killer Charles Manson and now the longest-serving female inmate in California, appeared again Thursday before a parole board — 47 years after she helped kill pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six othe… Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela president extends date to use 100-bolivar bills

President Nicolas Maduro has again extended the deadline for Venezuelans to stop using their old 100-bolivar bills. Continue reading

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{FD} Criminal investigation launched into woman’s 1981 disappearance after daughter found

The unsolved disappearance of a woman in New Hampshire 35 years ago has led to a new criminal investigation, as officials announced Tuesday they received new information in her case and had been in touch with the woman’s daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks

New York City’s iconic New Year’s Eve celebration will be surrounded by sanitation vehicles to stop truck-driving attackers like those in Germany and France. Continue reading

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{FD} DJ gets 4 years in prison for killing man who complained about loud music

A DJ at an Ohio bar will serve four years in prison for the fatal beating of a man who had complained that the music was too loud. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen’s text message helps unravel grisly N. Carolina crime

A text message to a friend guided rescuers to a teenager held captive in the North Carolina home where her mother was slain. Continue reading

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{FD} Albania arrests Kosovo citizen tried as terror group member

Albanian police say they have arrested an ethnic Albanian from neighboring Kosovo who was wanted for allegedly fighting with terror groups in Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and beards while on duty

In a gesture of goodwill to the city’s burgeoning Sikh population, the New York City Police Department will soon allow officers who are members of the religion to wear blue turbans and beards while on duty. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy: Remains could belong to woman missing since 1970s

Investigators say human remains found buried under a large cliff may be those of a West Virginia woman missing since 1979. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user

The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful nor’easter could dump more than a foot of snow on New England

A powerful nor’easter moved into northern New England Thursday and forecasters predicted it could dump almost 20 inches of snow in some interior locations. Continue reading

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{FD} Oman joins Saudi-led Islamic military alliance

The sultanate of Oman has announced it will join an Islamic military alliance led by Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia-Turkey cease-fire deal offers new hope for Syria

The cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey and approved by the Syrian government and some of its most powerful rebel opponents is a potential turning point in the Syrian civil war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and laid w… Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian man says he punched a cougar in the head to protect his dog

A man in Canada said that as soon as he saw a cougar attacking his dog, he had only one option: fight back. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana mother confesses to children’s deaths in letter

An Indiana woman accused of fatally smothering her two young children told a judge in a handwritten letter that she’s guilty and ready to accept life in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Best pictures of the year

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{FD} Weightlifter dies after 315-pound barbell drops on his neck

Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after a barbell slipped from his grasp and crushed his neck at a gym in central Iowa. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombian rebels fear for safety after they rejoin society

When Wilson Lopez lived in the jungle, he thought civilian life in the city meant meeting people, walking the streets, having a job. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of threatening Trump on Facebook remains jailed

A 59-year-old South Florida man accused of making Facebook threats against President-elect Donald Trump will remain in jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Maine columnist fatally shot while showing boy a gun

A longtime former editor and columnist for the Portland Press Herald died at his home as he was showing a teenager a handgun and the gun went off while the boy was handling it, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Continue reading

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