Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Southwestern Pakistan rattled by magnitude 6.4 earthquake

A Pakistani official says a strong, magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck the country’s remote southwest and that there are reports of damages to houses but no casualties. Continue reading

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Oregon woman dies after homemade zip line uproots tree and falls on her

Authorities in Oregon said Tuesday that a woman died over the weekend while sliding on a homemade zip line over a river. Continue reading

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Malaysia seizes pig-hair brushes after Muslims complain

Malaysian authorities have seized more than 2,000 paint brushes suspected to be made from pig bristles and sold without labels, in a crackdown following complaints from Muslim consumers. Continue reading

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Somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack

Somalia faces a groundbreaking presidential election Wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital’s international airport and cleared major streets. Continue reading

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After court victory, Egypt rights lawyer eyes presidency bid

The congratulatory bouquet of flowers sitting in Khaled Ali’s austere downtown Cairo office has withered away, but the writing on the attached card is clear: “Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian.” It’s a reference to the court victory that brought to promin… Continue reading

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Palestinians fear being sidelined by Trump White House

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who spent hundreds of hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state in the past 12 years, has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Judge refuses to lift order delaying executions in Ohio

A federal judge has refused to lift his order delaying Ohio’s executions after declaring the state’s new lethal injection process unconstitutional. Continue reading

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UC Berkeley police defend ‘hands-off’ approach to riot over speaker

University of California, Berkeley police defended its decision to take a hands-off approach in its effort to handle the riot that took place on campus last week ahead of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech to Republicans at the school. Continue reading

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Police: Penn State frat waited 12 hours to call paramedics after student’s deadly fall

Authorities in Pennsylvania said Tuesday that a Penn State University fraternity failed to alert paramedics about a student who fell down a stairwell until about 12 hours after the incident. Continue reading

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Review launched after Ohio inmate killed in transport van

The Ohio prisons agency has launched an internal investigation after an inmate was strangled while riding in a transport van with other prisoners and guards inside. Continue reading

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Bipartisan US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Venezuela

A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. lawmakers has sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to step up pressure on Venezuela’s government by immediately sanctioning officials responsible for corruption and human rights abuses, The Associated Press h… Continue reading

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Hawaiian caught on video swimming next to lava flow

A Hawaiian native was captured on film swimming next to a lava zone on Hawaii’s Big Island, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Continue reading

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Colombia’s Santos may have received Odebrecht contributions

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, last year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, found himself embroiled on Tuesday in a widening corruption scandal rocking politicians across Latin America. Continue reading

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El Salvador top court OKs civil trial for its former chief

El Salvador’s Supreme Court has ordered a civil trial of the body’s former president on suspicion of illicit enrichment. Continue reading

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Firefighter questioned in deadly South Carolina house fire is cleared

A South Carolina firefighter who was questioned by the Columbia Police Dept. in connection with a deadly arson was cleared of any wrongdoing Continue reading

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Three face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire

Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after the blaze killed seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, prosecu… Continue reading

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Trump’s list of underreported terror doesn’t back up claim

A White House list of what it calls underreported terrorist attacks did not support President Donald Trump’s claim that the media are downplaying a “genocide” carried out by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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Condition of hospitalized suspect in Louvre attack worsens

The health of an Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at the Louvre museum with a machete has taken a turn for the worse, French authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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The Latest: 3 plead not guilty to murder in deadly ’93 fire

The Latest on the arrests of three people in connection with a 1993 apartment fire that killed 10 people in Los Angeles (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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Australia mail chief makes $4.3M, 10 times more than the PM

An Australian Senate committee has revealed that that country’s mail chief is the nation’s highest paid public servant and made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year. Continue reading

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Colombia begins formal peace talks with No. 2 rebel group

Colombia’s government and the nation’s second-largest rebel group formally started peace talks Tuesday in neighboring Ecuador, seeking to follow up on the peace accord already reached with the biggest rebel movement. Continue reading

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Canadian to give hundreds of millions in loans to Bombardier

The Canadian government says it will give Bombardier $372.5 million Canadian (US$285 million) in repayable loans over four years to support two aircraft projects. Continue reading

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Federal judges express skepticism about Trump travel ban

A panel of federal judges expressed skepticism Tuesday over the need for President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which has upended travel to the U.S. for more than a week and tested the new administration’s use of executive power. Continue reading

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Affidavit: Argument preceded college student’s disappearance

What a man says was supposed to be a romantic dinner and back massage with his girlfriend ended with the woman missing and later found dead, according to police affidavits released Tuesday. Continue reading

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Suspect in 3 slayings dead after Georgia motel standoff

A man suspected in the killings of three women is dead after a standoff Tuesday with police at a Georgia motel, and a female suspect has been arrested, a U.S. Marshals Service spokesman said. Continue reading

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UN urges more airline passenger info in anti-terror fight

The U.N. Continue reading

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Analysis: Trump paints dark picture in defense of travel ban

The more Donald Trump tries to build support for his refugee and immigration ban, the darker the world seems to get. Continue reading

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The Latest: Court arguments begin over Trump travel ban

The Latest on the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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3 face murder charges in deadly 1993 LA apartment fire

Prosecutors say three people have been charged with murder in connection with a 1993 apartment building fire that killed 10 people, including seven children. Continue reading

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Nightclub massacre: Some patrons upset at not getting funds

Some patrons of Florida’s Pulse nightclub are upset they aren’t receiving money from a $29.5 million victims’ compensation fund since they were outside the club when a mass shooting began. Continue reading

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Topless protesters in Argentina criticize macho attitudes

Bare-breasted demonstrators in Argentina are protesting a recent incident in which police expelled topless women sunbathers from a beach under threat of arrest. Continue reading

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Attorney: NC novelist reaches plea deal in 2001 murder case

The attorney for a North Carolina novelist set to be retried for his wife’s 2001 death says they’ve made a plea deal to bring the case to an end. Continue reading

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The Latest: Man accused of hiding student’s body extradited

The Latest on the investigation of the death of a West Texas college student whose remains were found scattered around a remote shallow grave: (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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Company accused of scamming 9/11 first responders, NFL concussion victims

New York and federal authorities sued a company Tuesday that they say scammed sick 9/11 responders and NFL players who are receiving payouts for concussion-related injuries. Continue reading

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Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in killing of gay man

An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man in exchange for a chance at a 28-year sentence instead of life in prison. Continue reading

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Baltimore police say officer shot and wounded someone

Baltimore police say an officer has shot and wounded someone. Continue reading

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Guilty plea from mom accused of poisoning husband with antifreeze

A woman who admitted she secretly injected antifreeze into steroid bottles for her husband of 21 years, killing him, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder. Continue reading

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Police: NC father facing charges for hijacking ambulance carrying son

A Charlotte father is facing several charges after police say he hijacked an ambulance carrying his 4-year-old son Tuesday in Gastonia. Continue reading

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‘He earned it’: Lawmaker fights for Medal of Honor for Marine who died in Fallujah

Saying he has faith that the new U.S. Defense secretary will bestow – at last — the highest military honor to a Marine who died in Iraq in 2004, Rep. Duncan Hunter is again pushing for a Medal of Honor for the service member. Continue reading

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Cincinnati Zoo staff caring for 3 newborn Malayan tiger cubs

Three Malayan tiger cubs are being cared for in the Cincinnati Zoo’s nursery. Continue reading

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Parents in fight with adopted child’s ex-con dad to keep custody of the 3-year-old girl

The adoptive parents of a South Carolina girl are fighting to retain custody of the 3-year-old child they’ve cared for since she was weeks old after a judge remanded the case back to a family court. Continue reading

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Woman’s body found in shallow grave is missing Texas student, sheriff confirms

A body found in a shallow grave in Alpine, Texas, is confirmed to be Zuzu Verk, a 22-year-old woman who vanished in October 2016. Continue reading

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Tornadoes slam New Orleans area

Tornadoes touched down in Louisiana, wiping houses from their foundations and downing power lines as severe weather moved across the region. Continue reading

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Nearly two-thirds of Navy planes grounded due to years of budget cuts

Nearly two-thirds of the Navy’s strike fighters are sitting unused because there is not enough money to repair them. Continue reading

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Did the New York Times ignore top-selling book that damns abortionist as serial killer?

It debuted at number 3 on Amazon’s best seller list but supporters of the true crime book “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” say the New York Times gave it the cold shoulder. Continue reading

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University of Missouri launches Institute for Korean Studies

The University of Missouri is launching a new Institute for Korean Studies. Continue reading

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Turkey dismisses some 4,500 more state employees

Turkey’s government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup. Continue reading

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Mom says she caught day care worker breastfeeding her child

A North Carolina mother says surveillance video at the day care where she works caught another worker breastfeeding her 3-month-old son without permission. Continue reading

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Afghanistan war getting little notice from Trump White House

Afghanistan, America’s longest military fight, is getting little attention so far from the Trump administration despite the protracted struggle to rein in the Taliban and battle a stubborn Islamic State affiliate there. Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Area hit with mudslides; drivers rescued

The latest storm in the wet California winter has brought triggered street flooding and rockslides today around the San Francisco Bay Area. Continue reading

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