Daily Archives: February 6, 2017

{FD} S Korea prosecutors expect to question impeached leader soon

South Korean prosecutors say they expect to interview President Park Geun-hye this week over her alleged involvement in a political scandal that toppled her from power. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Columbia University grad found dead in Panama

A Columbia University grad was found dead over the weekend in a popular tourist spot in Panama, a report says. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Naked man steals taxi, drives through posh park

Police say a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia. Continue reading

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{FD} Harambe-shaped Flamin’ Hot Cheeto selling on eBay for nearly $100G

The obsession with Harambe peaked Monday after an eBay user claims to have found a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto in the shape of the gorilla that was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar Airways launches longest flight with Auckland route

Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 men storm Michigan police station to confront cops over traffic stop

Two men wearing body armor and carrying firearms and cameras were arrested Sunday at a Michigan police headquarters in a confrontation livestreamed on the internet. Continue reading

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{FD} Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria’s ‘slaughterhouse,’ activists say

The Syrian government has executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings at a prison near Damascus since 2011, Amnesty International says. Continue reading

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{FD} US court to hear arguments on Trump’s travel ban

A U.S. federal appeals court Tuesday will hear arguments over President Trump’s controversial temporary travel ban, and whether Trump’s order should be restored after last week’s federal judge’s ruling. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan: Police foil suicide bombing; 2 policemen wounded

A Pakistani police officer says police have foiled a Taliban suicide car bombing in the northwestern city of Bannu. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook takes search warrant challenge to top court

Facebook is heading to New York state’s highest court to challenge search warrants seeking information from user accounts. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge weighs trial for suspect in officer’s 1972 shooting

A judge is weighing arguments for and against bringing an 82-year-old suspect to trial in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel passes law legalizing thousands of settlement homes

The Israeli parliament’s adoption of a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land is expected to trigger international outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against th… Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Ohio man’s cardiac pacemaker data leads to charges

Police say data recorded by a man’s cardiac pacemaker helped lead to his indictment on charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud in a fire at his Ohio home. Continue reading

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{FD} Leader of New Zealand’s central bank to step down this year

The leader of New Zealand’s central bank announced Tuesday he will step down in September when his five-year term expires. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian senator says will start new conservative party

An Australian senator and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump says he will start a new political party to appeal to disenfranchised conservatives. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts: Fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises remain

International experts studying Mexico’s endangered vaquita porpoise have determined that fewer than 30 remain in the upper Gulf of California, the only place they live. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand leader has ‘sensible, polite’ talk with Trump

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English says he told President Donald Trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conversation remained amicable. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 13,000 people hanged at Syrian prison, human rights group says

Syrian authorities killed at least 13,000 people in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as the “slaughterhouse” in the years following the 2011 uprising, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Transients plead guilty to 2 Northern California murders

Two young transients have pleaded guilty to killing a Canadian tourist who was camping in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park during a music festival and a yoga teacher walking his dog on popular hiking trail two days apart in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty says at least 13,000 people hanged at Syrian prison

Amnesty International says Syrian authorities killed at least 13,000 people in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as the “slaughterhouse.” The group released a report Tuesday covering the period from the start of the 2011 up… Continue reading

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{FD} Finland: Muslim violence grow around asylum shelters

The locals are the evil “racists” who keep attacking these ‘poor’ migrants, the media keeps reporting trying to conclude why a whole group of Muslim men throw rocks and attack people at random. Finnish lady describes the Muslim violence in Forssa and how refugees brag of attacks, grope young pre-pubescent girls, attack young boys, rob … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

Human remains found in a shallow West Texas grave last week have been identified conclusively as those of a missing college student. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru opens corruption probe into ex-President Toledo

Prosecutors in Peru are opening a formal investigation into suspicions that former President Alejandro Toledo took bribes from a Brazilian construction firm at the heart of a major corruption scandal shaking politicians across Latin America. Continue reading

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{FD} Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after 4 years

The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Human remains found in bags in eastern Mexican state

Mexican authorities are investigating several bags of human remains discovered when police stopped a vehicle in the eastern Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic church in El Salvador calls for mining ban

The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has asked the small Central American country’s legislature to ban metal mining. Continue reading

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{FD} AP FACT CHECK: Trump says terrorism acts ignored. Evidence?

President Donald Trump made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going unreported. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Florida mosque fire gets 30 years in jail

An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter attended occasionally. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran launches missiles in exercise after US puts rogue nation ‘on notice’

Less than a week after the White House put Iran “on notice” for conducting a new ballistic missile test, Iran fired off five advanced surface-to-air missiles as part of a military exercise Sunday, two U.S. officials revealed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} California grandmother convicted of killing her son-in-law

A Southern California woman who shot her son-in-law nearly a dozen times, reloading twice, has been convicted of first-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighter is person of interest in deadly South Carolina house fire

A South Carolina firefighter is scheduled to speak to the Columbia Police Dept. a second time in connection with a deadly arson. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel passes law legalizing thousands of West Bank settlement homes

Israel’s parliament has passed a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes. Continue reading

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{FD} The stories of travelers arriving in US after ban is halted

Court rulings halting enforcement of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries have reopened the door to the United States for some people initially denied entry. Continue reading

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{FD} Aide: Alabama’s ex-gov Siegelman to be released from prison

A longtime aide says former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is to be released from prison this week, nearing the end of a 6 and 1/2 sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. Continue reading

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{FD} Denver security officer shot dead on duty is remembered at memorial service

Family and friends remembered the life of a security officer who was shot and killed while on duty in Denver last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Ohio inmate slain while riding in transport van

A prosecutor says an Ohio prison inmate was strangled while riding in a transport van with other prisoners and guards inside. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS targets medical school recruits in Sudan

More than 20 British medical students at a Sudan university have abandoned their studies and joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentine man arrested in deaths of wife, 4 of her relatives

Police in Argentina have arrested a man suspected of killing his police officer wife and four members of her family. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman admits killing her husband with antifreeze

A woman has admitted to killing her weightlifter husband by lacing his steroid injections with antifreeze. Continue reading

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{FD} Criminal whose sentence was commuted by Obama is back in prison

A Texas man whose life sentence on drug charges was commuted by former President Obama is back behind bars after cops caught him with more than two pounds of cocaine following a high-speed chase, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} New arrests in deadly 1993 Los Angeles apartment arson

Detective work decades after fire swept through a Los Angeles apartment building filled with poor immigrants has led to arrests of alleged gang members and the prospect of murder charges for the deaths of seven children, three women and two late-term f… Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief: IS on defensive in conflict areas but is adapting

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{FD} Six men face trial in 2014 standoff near Bundy ranch

Jury selection begins Monday in a Las Vegas federal court in the trial of six men stemming from an armed standoff near Cliven Bundy’s ranch three years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Buddhist monk caught hiding millions of meth pills in monastery

In one town in Burma, the police are likely more at a peace of mind than a Buddhist monk. Continue reading

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{FD} US Coast Guard rescues man clinging to life raft off Puerto Rico

Wolfgang Sloma, 56, was found about 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan after his distress signal was received. Continue reading

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{FD} Drain Le Swamp? France’s Le Pen gets boost as rival Fillon hit by scandal

French populist Marine Le Pen’s longshot political campaign has been given a major boost after her main rival is mired in a financial scandal with just months until France goes to the polls — possibly giving the outsider her best shot yet at the Élysée Palace. Continue reading

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{FD} Corruption tour shines unflattering light on graft in Mexico

Look to your right: There’s the Pillar of Light, a towering monument shaped like a vanilla wafer cookie. Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog group that fought Catholic Church faces upheaval

A victims’ support group that helped force the Roman Catholic Church to confront the problem of child-molesting priests is going through upheaval of its own, including the resignations of two top leaders and a potentially reputation-damaging lawsuit. Continue reading

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{FD} Mixed message: 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl ad spurs outrage, confusion

The most talked about and maybe most controversial ad in the 2017 Super Bowl lineup may have been misunderstood. Continue reading

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{FD} Protagonist in Vatican leaks scandal leaks more in new book

The most colorful protagonist in the Vatican’s leaks scandal has emerged from a bruising Vatican trial with a baby, a business and a book describing the behind-the-scenes drama of Pope Francis’ reform efforts. Continue reading

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