Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Idaho governor says persecuted Christians deserve refugee priority

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he agrees with President Donald Trump that persecuted Christians should be treated as priority in the U.S. refugee program despite acknowledging that such preference is discriminatory. Continue reading

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Trump’s nominee for Army secretary withdraws his name

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, businessman Vincent Viola, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the post. Continue reading

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Chileans hope to recover from country’s worst wildfires

The flames consumed everything on Sonia Diaz’s land: the machinery, supplies, even the shed for her sheep. Continue reading

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China lashes out at Mattis remarks on East China Sea islands

The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said Saturday following remarks by President Donald Trump’s defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China cla… Continue reading

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Idaho governor says Christian refugees deserve priority

Idaho Gov. C.L. Continue reading

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India state polls test Modi popularity after currency chaos

A series of key state elections in India are testing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity following his surprise currency decree that sparked months of financial uproar. Continue reading

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Appeals court stays Texas man’s execution for 2004 slaying

A Texas appeals court has stayed the scheduled execution of a Fort Worth man condemned for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of some $6,000 in 2004. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Muslims clash in row over who is the most radical

German Islamists come to BLOWS in row over who is more RADICAL ONE of Germany’s most infamous Islamists has been accused of beating up a fellow extremist – in a row over who was the most radical. Express, By SOFIA PETKAR PUBLISHED: 19:44, Fri, Feb 3, 2017 German Islamists trade punches in a row over … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} French deradicalisation official: 700+ ISIS groomed children will arrive in France soon

TERROR WARNING: More than 700 ISIS children will arrive in France from Syria SOON THE children of hundreds of ISIS militants will be returning to France “very soon,” Sylvie Especier, a French official in charge of deradicalisation nationally, warned. Express, By Romina McGuinness in Paris PUBLISHED: 00:00, Fri, Feb 3, 2017 The children will be … Continue reading Continue reading

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US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the c… Continue reading

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Lawyer: Singapore teen seeking asylum detained until hearing

A Singapore teen seeking asylum after blog posts mocking his government landed him jail will remain in U.S. custody until a Chicago immigration court hearing next month. Continue reading

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The Latest: US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban

The Latest on a lawsuit by Washington and Minnesota seeking to halt President Trump’s immigration ban (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Continue reading

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Ex-Morgan Stanley financial adviser arrested in fraud case

A former Morgan Stanley financial adviser was arrested in Nevada on Friday on charges in New York that he stole at least $5 million from several members of a wealthy family to live lavishly, including using private jets, authorities said. Continue reading

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Diplomats: US envoy targeting UN peacekeeping for reform

Diplomats say Nikki Haley, in her first week as U.S. ambassador, is making a top priority of reform in the United Nations’ far-flung peacekeeping operations that cost nearly $8 billion annually. Continue reading

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Colombian police arrest teen accused of scores of murders

Police in Colombia have arrested a 17-year-old accused of carrying out more than 30 murders. Continue reading

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North Carolina teacher creates unique greetings for students

A North Carolina fifth-grade teacher who designed unique and lively greetings for each of his students has become an internet sensation. Continue reading

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Dad: Men charged in woman’s death were her lifelong friends

The father of a 19-year-old woman strangled during a robbery said Friday the two men charged in her death were her lifelong friends — and one was her prom date. Continue reading

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Thousands of Romanians protest diluted graft law for 4th day

Tens of thousands of protesters again took to the streets of Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Friday, blowing whistles, waving giant national flags and booing at giant puppets of politicians they hold responsible for a decree to dilute the countr… Continue reading

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Seattle port CEO resigns; $4.7M in worker bonuses questioned

The Port of Seattle’s chief executive has resigned amid an investigation that determined the port had illegally given more than 600 workers about $4.7 million in extra pay. Continue reading

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Maritime cyber security: On whose radar?

Glance through the headlines on any given day and it’s easy to conclude that cyber security is mostly a city problem—high densities of people and their data create a virtual environment that’s rich with opportunity for criminals seeking to exploit financial systems and the Internet of Things. Continue reading

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Good Samaritan was unwitting getaway driver for bank robber, say police

A Pennsylvania man who thought he offered a tipsy stranger a ride home from a bar actually served as an unwitting getaway driver for a bank robber, according to reports. Continue reading

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Arrest in Pennsylvania mom’s murder that went unsolved for almost 2 years

Philadelphia Police have made in arrest in the murder of a young mother that went unsolved for nearly 2 years. Continue reading

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NYC couple plead guilty in Hawaii wrinkle-reducing scheme

A New York City couple pleaded guilty to charges of illegally injecting women in Honolulu with wrinkle-reducing drugs similar to Botox and attempting to smuggle to South Korea nearly $80,000 cash hidden in sanitary napkin containers, federal prosecutor… Continue reading

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Video of officer approaching teens with AR-15 sparks concern

A video showing a North Carolina police officer approaching some teenagers while holding an assault weapon has alarmed critics who say it’s an example of police intimidation. Continue reading

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California sex offender sentenced to die for killing 4 women

A California sex offender has been sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering four women during a six month span in Orange County. Continue reading

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Denver security officer’s accused killer is charged with first-degree murder

The man accused of gunning down a security officer in downtown Denver was charged with first-degree murder while making his first court appearance on Friday morning, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said. Continue reading

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Leaked videos heat up Ecuador’s presidential race

Leaked videos in which a disgraced former minister accuses Ecuador’s vice president of taking part in corruption at the state-run oil company is heating up the final stretch of the country’s presidential campaign. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico gov approves referendum in quest for statehood

Puerto Ricans are getting another shot at voting on statehood. Continue reading

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US releases video from Yemen raid but footage is dated

The U.S. military on Friday released a short clip from training videos seized in last weekend’s Yemen raid, but the images appear to be vintage al-Qaida footage that was first made public a decade ago. Continue reading

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Feds investigating explosive device found at Lake Mead

The National Park Service is investigating a small explosive device that was found at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. Continue reading

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Record numbers for race to benefit refugees after travel ban

Organizers of a road race that benefits a Connecticut refugee resettlement group are crediting President Donald Trump for a record enrollment — and record donations — in this year’s event. Continue reading

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Ex-Wisconsin policeman pleads guilty to Minnesota killing

A former suburban Milwaukee police officer accused of killing two women and ditching their bodies in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway has pleaded guilty in the slaying of one of the women in Minnesota. Continue reading

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Pickup crushes car in Florida road rage case

A road rage incident culminated in one vehicle crushing another on a Florida road. Continue reading

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‘El Chapo’ lawyers say jail conditions are too strict in NYC

He’s locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can’t visit him. He can’t call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water, his lawyers say. Continue reading

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Police: Toddler escaped crib, wandered into neighbor’s home

Police believe a 2-year-old girl somehow got out of her crib overnight, sneaked out the back door as temperatures dipped into the teens and got into a neighbor’s apartment. Continue reading

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Mexico arrests former Veracruz police chief in graft case

The former police chief of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz was arrested Friday for alleged corruption in a case involving fugitive ex-Gov. Javier Duarte. Continue reading

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Navy decommissions ‘legendary’ carrier that shaped history

The U.S. Navy has officially decommissioned the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Continue reading

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Idaho man involved in fatal beating of gay man convicted

An Idaho man involved in the robbery and fatal beating of a gay man has been convicted for his role in the slaying. Continue reading

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Sheriff: Man walked on school bus to slap teen

Authorities say a 36-year-old man walked onto a South Carolina school bus and smacked a student who had bothered his girlfriend’s daughter. Continue reading

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Iraqi interpreter arrives in America after travel ban scuttles his plans

Munther Alaskry and his family were just hours away from their dream as they boarded the final leg of a flight to the United States after waiting seven years for visas. But minutes after sitting down, they were yanked from the plane because President D… Continue reading

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New Mexico boy, age 2, fatally shot by young sibling

A 2-year-old New Mexico boy has died after being shot by one of his siblings, according to investigators. Continue reading

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People flee when incendiary device is tossed into restaurant

A man dressed in black threw a homemade incendiary device into a crowded California restaurant at dinnertime, and when it ignited, panicked patrons abandoned their meals and knocked over chairs as they rushed for the exits. Continue reading

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2 of 3 convicted B.C. judge in child bride case

Two of three people accused in a child bride case have been found guilty by a British Columbia judge. Continue reading

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Searchers needed on beaches, boats to find filmmaker off Florida Keys

With time running short to find a filmmaker who disappeared while scuba diving off the Florida Keys, friends said Friday they ramped up their all-out search — and they need volunteers to operate boats and walk along nearby beaches. Continue reading

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Police: Flashing headlights spark road-rage incident, arrest

Authorities in North Carolina say flashing headlights triggered a road rage incident that ended in gunfire and an arrest. Continue reading

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The Latest: Man charged in Denver transit guard killing

The Latest on the killing of a Denver transit guard (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Cops: Man stole SUV with toddler inside, put her on sidewalk

Philadelphia police say they are looking for a man who stole an SUV with a 1-year-old girl inside and later left her on a sidewalk. Continue reading

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Attorney asks judge to dismiss charges against Chicago cop

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting a black teen 16 times are again urging a judge to dismiss the case. Continue reading

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One hummingbird nest halts massive renovation of California bridge

Work on part of a $70 million renovation of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, just north of San Francisco, has been put on hold, all because a hummingbird nest was found along the span. Continue reading

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State says fewer than 60,000 visas revoked under order

The State Department says fewer than 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas provisionally canceled after President Donald Trump’s executive order blocked them from traveling to the U.S. Continue reading

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