Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

{FD} 32-year-old gorilla has died at Cleveland zoo

One of the Cleveland’s zoo’s two male western lowland gorillas died on Friday, zoo officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Beijing creates new environmental police squad to fight China’s heavy smog

Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China’s persistent problems with heavy smog. Continue reading

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{FD} SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce theatrical orca displays. Continue reading

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{FD} Alleged airport gunman had several run-ins with police

The alleged Florida airport gunman had several run-ins with law enforcement over the last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Public areas of airports seen as most vulnerable to attack

ATLANTA — In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia announces military drawdown in Syria

Russia’s top general said Friday his country would draw down its military presence in Syria, starting with a withdrawal of its warships from the eastern Mediterranean. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Nearly $100K raised for Chicago beating victim

The Latest on the beating of a white man in Chicago that was broadcast live on Facebook (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Snowstorm blamed for 30-vehicle pileup on Connecticut highway, wreaks havoc across US

Connecticut state police responded Saturday to reports of a nearly 30-vehicle pileup on a highway near Hartford. Continue reading

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{FD} After melee, Ohio shopping mall’s youth restrictions begin

An upscale suburban Cleveland shopping mall where police broke up a post-Christmas melee with pepper spray joined other shopping complexes in Ohio and the U.S. on Friday in restricting children 17 and under from entering during certain weekend hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

Cult leader Charles Manson is back in a Central California prison after a reported hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran planned terror attacks against Israel advocates in Germany

Iran’s intelligence agency allegedly planned terrorist attacks against organizations and representatives engaged in pro-Israel work in Germany, according to German media reports citing the country’s federal prosecutor released on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Victims of Florida airport shooting include great-grandmom from Georgia

The victims of the deadly Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting included a vacation-bound great-grandmother active in her local Catholic church. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect killed in police shootout on Chicago-area train

Authorities say a suspect in a Chicago-area slaying was killed in a police shootout on a Metra commuter train while dozens of other people were aboard. Continue reading

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{FD} Charles Manson reportedly moved from hospital back to prison

The notorious murderer Charles Manson was back in prison Saturday after a brief stint in the hospial, the Los Angeles Times reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is ‘red line,’ Jordan warns

Jordan’s government spokesman warned on Thursday of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem. Continue reading

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{FD} Taiwan’s president heads to US, but won’t meet with Trump

An official with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team said Saturday that neither Trump nor transition officials would be meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen when she makes transit stops in the U.S. during her trip to the Americas. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman shoots, wounds US consular official in Mexico

Mexican police are searching for gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter blast hits eastern US, triggers hundreds of crashes in North Carolina

A blast of winter weather slammed a big chunk of the U.S. on Saturday, triggering hundreds of crashes in North Carolina while dumping snow from New England as far south as parts of Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb

Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they’re shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China. Continue reading

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{FD} $20M cash found stuffed under mattress in pyramid scheme investigation

You’d think that much cold, hard cash would make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Continue reading

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{FD} Jihad in Florida: Ft Lauderdale mass shooter was Iraq army veteran and ‘fought for ISIS’

Look at him with his Palstinian scraf and one-finger tawhid (oneness of totalitarian Islam and Muslims) salute. Muslims recruit infidels and convert them through fake news – propaganda arguments portraying terrorists and Islamic fascism as victims. The Islamic jihad cause is being touted as a fight towards democracy and freedom. Except, what is the meaning … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Main Baltic news agency targeted by cyber attack

The main Baltic news agency says a cyberattack that disrupted its service for 10 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey’s tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks

The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. Continue reading

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{FD} Car bomb kills at least 48 in rebel-held Syria town, activists say

A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, oppositio… Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected Ft. Lauderdale airport gunman was receiving psychological treatment, family says

Relatives of the man who police say opened fire with a gun at a Florida airport report he had a history of mental health problems and was receiving psychological treatment at his home in Alaska. Continue reading

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{FD} Endgame looms in efforts to reunite Cyprus after 43 years

The division of Cyprus is now in its 43rd year. Continue reading

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{FD} Captured militant confirms death of Benghazi militia leader

The Libyan military reports that a captured militant has confirmed the killing of Wissam Ben Hamid, the leader of militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi. Continue reading

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{FD} Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a “humanitarian crisis”

The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a “humanitarian crisis.” The charity says it has dispatched volunteers to help patients go home and free up hospital beds. Continue reading

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{FD} Montel Williams slams Chicago Facebook Live attack suspects on social media

In a social media post, TV personality Montel Williams slammed the suspects accused of beating a mentally disabled man and streaming in live on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} Zimbabwe succession scuffle turns into tempest in a tea cup

The often nasty battle to succeed Zimbabwe’s aging president has turned into a tempest in a tea cup — literally. Continue reading

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{FD} Yosemite Valley braces for enormous storm approaching California

The beautiful Yosemite Valley could get ugly Saturday as an enormous storm arrives that could be the biggest to slam central California in years. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey dismisses more civil servants in post-coup purge

Turkey has dismissed more than 8,000 civil servants for alleged ties to terror organizations, the latest purge under a state of emergency imposed following the failed July 15 coup attempt. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI deletes details about hacking effort in document release

The FBI has released 100 pages of heavily censored documents related to its agreement with an unidentified vendor to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, but it did not identify whom it paid to perform the work o… Continue reading

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{FD} 31 killed, brutalized in Brazilian prison riot; worst in decades

Thirty-one inmates were slain Friday in northern Brazil, some with their hearts and intestines ripped out, during a prison killing spree led by the country’s largest gang, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Mardi Gras season kicks off in New Orleans

People in greater New Orleans braved the cold and rain Friday to mark the start of the Mardi Gras season, standing in pre-dawn, windy lines to buy celebratory cakes and closing the evening on a rainy night with costumed street car rides. Continue reading

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{FD} Airport shooting raises questions about guns in baggage

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport used a gun that he had stored in his checked luggage, raising questions about airport security and whether safety officials need to change the current rules. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses to release 4 accused of beating disabled youth

A Chicago judge refused to allow four black people caught on cellphone footage taunting and beating a mentally disabled white man to post bail and leave jail, saying they are accused of such “terrible actions” that they are a danger to society. Continue reading

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{FD} Toll for Virginia express lanes rises over $30 during evening rush hour

Drivers in northern Virginia, navigating the year’s first snowfall, had the option to drive in the express lane during rush hour — but had to shell out $30 for the luxury. Continue reading

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