Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

{FD} Las Vegas casino company paying $7M to settle corrupt practices investigation

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm’s former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal offici… Continue reading

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{FD} Assange says he stands by decision to go to US after Manning commutation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has feared extradition to the United States, says he stands by his offer to go to America. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she’s tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman arrives in New York to face charges

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Woman tosses dog from South Florida bridge, claiming it can fly

Authorities in Florida said Thursday that a woman tossed a Jack Russell Terrier mix 30 feet off a South Florida bridge believing that dogs could fly. Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State increases oil and gas sales to Assad, officials say

Islamic State has ramped up sales of oil and gas to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. and European officials said, providing vital fuel to the government in return for desperately needed cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Three dead, at least 20 injured after man drives car into Melbourne pedestrians

Three people were killed and at least 20 others were injured when a man drove a car into pedestrians in Melbourne’s central business district Friday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump

Left-wing and Muslim activists have urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump when he becomes president. Continue reading

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{FD} Manning to reportedly lose transgender benefits with dishonorable discharge

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks, will reportedly lose her military health care benefits under the terms of her commutation. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan PM pledges ‘unchanging’ allegiance to US under Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with Donald Trump after the new American president’s inauguration. Continue reading

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{FD} Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne

A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who allegedly stole $1.6M in gold flakes in NYC arrested in Ecuador; was reportedly deported 4 times

The man police say snatched $1.6 million worth of gold flakes from an armored truck in New York City in September was arrested on Thursday in Ecuador, The Daily News reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco

Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990

China’s economic growth accelerated slightly in the final quarter of 2016, shored up by government spending and booming real estate sales, but its full-year performance still was the weakest in nearly three decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian river

A 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} UN alarm that most of al-Shabab’s force in Somalia are kids

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{FD} Authorites: 2 LA Dodgers security guards stole balls, shirts

Prosecutors say two security guards at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium have been arrested and are accused of stealing equipment, baseballs and jerseys from the major league team to sell online. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas lawmaker polls mosque leaders on Sharia law support

A Texas lawmaker is asking state mosque leaders to pledge support for the “safety” of former Muslims in a mailed survey being condemned by Islamic civil rights groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Haiti president-elect dismisses money laundering allegations

Haiti’s president-elect says money laundering accusations that have swirled around him for months are a smear campaign by political enemies. Continue reading

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{FD} Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

Top Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years: ___ Jan. 19, 2017: World’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is extradited to the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Longtime New York City investigative reporter Wayne Barrett dead at 71

Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Mike Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thurs… Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to US

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extraded to the U.S., where he faces drug trafficking and other charges, Mexico’s government said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Texas police detective’s slaying identified

The man suspected of shooting a suburban Dallas police detective fatally has been identified. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at notable dates in Mexico’s decade-old drug war

A look at key events in Mexico’s war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Continue reading

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{FD} Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Grenade found in Hawaii next to store wasn’t live

Bomb technicians will inspect what police believe to be an old grenade that was found in Waikiki. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico says drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzaman extradited to US

Mexico’s government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Former UN Secretary General’s nephew, accused of bribery, worked for firm that is UN landlord

The nephew of former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, arrested for an alleged bribery and money laundering scheme, worked as a broker at a real estate firm that is also the U.N.’s landlord, and where the U.N. Secretariat spent more than $9 million on office space last year alone. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Valley Authority elects 1st African-American chair

A federal agency in Tennessee has elected an African-American to be chairperson for the first time in its 83-year history. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky police sergeant’s name released in fatal shooting

Authorities have released the name of a western Kentucky police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman throws dog from bridge, claiming it can fly, officials say

Authorities say a woman claimed dogs could fly before tossing a small dog about 30 feet off a South Florida bridge, injuring the animal. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Chief says suspect made sure officer was dead

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court justice in Brazil dies in plane crash

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} EPA settles with Hawaii company over 2013 molasses spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with the company responsible for a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge hints at trial for lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation

Psychologists who designed the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to allow it to move to a trial that was expected to incl… Continue reading

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{FD} Delaware: Ex-death row inmate acquitted after murder retrial

A former death row inmate in Delaware has been acquitted of all charges after being retried for a drug-related killing. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner

The Latest on sentencing of Alaska floating strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Woman throws dog from bridge, claiming it can fly

Authorities say a woman claimed dogs could fly before tossing a small dog about 30 feet off a South Florida bridge, injuring the animal. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of taping her toddler son to wall is arrested

A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall and streaming it live on social media has been arrested in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Corpus Christi mayor resigns after just 37 days

Mayor Dan McQueen of Corpus Christi, Texas, has resigned after just 37 days in office. Continue reading

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{FD} Student wants confession in killing barred from trial

A judge will consider whether to bar from trial a former Virginia Tech student’s confession in connection with the slaying of a 13-year-old girl. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pipeline protest clash causes injuries, arrests

The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Community raises $60G for homeless teenager in just one day

The power of a community coming together is being felt in at northern Texas city that helped raised more than $60,000 in just one day for a homeless teenager described as the “nicest, most gracious person.” Continue reading

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{FD} Islamic State fighter’s dad cries recounting search for son

The father of an Islamic State group fighter has told a jury at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man how he searched desperately for his son. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme court justice in Brazil on plane that crashed in sea

The son of a Brazilian Supreme Court justice says his father was a plane that crashed off the coast of a city in Rio de Janeiro state. Continue reading

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{FD} French military: death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

A French military spokesman says the death toll in the attack on an army camp in Gao, in northern Mali, has risen to 77. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom seen in Facebook Live video with 2-year-old son taped to the wall is arrested

A mom in Ohio accused of streaming video on Facebook Live showing her 2-year-old son stuck to the wall with packaging tape was arrested on Thursday and charged with abducting the boy, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he’ll come to US — with caveat

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange said on Thursday he would stand by his earlier pledge to be extradited to the U.S. Continue reading

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