Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

{FD} Turkmenistan’s leader wins presidential election

Turkmenistan’s Central Election Commission says the incumbent leader has won the presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials won’t lift evacuations for 188,000 as flood danger around Calif. dam eases

At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Chinese newspaper says address NKorea’s concerns

The Latest on North Korea’s missile launch (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} United Airlines investigating pilot being taken off San Francisco-bound flight

United Airlines is investigating an incident that resulted in removing a pilot from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks

Police are investigating separate shootings on Chicago’s South Side that left two young girls in critical condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in twin’s death in Hawaii released on $200,000 cash bail

A woman charged in a cliff crash that killed her twin is out of jail on a $200,000 cash bail. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru’s president asks Trump to deport fugitive former leader

The leader of Peru asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to deport a former Peruvian president sought in the South American nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Homes destroyed in fierce Australian wildfires

Officials say several homes have been destroyed by huge wildfires that tore across Australia’s most populous state over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Rights group says Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees home

In a scathing indictment of Pakistan’s treatment of Afghan refugees, a human rights group charged Monday that the country is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees back to their homeland, which is still beset by war and crushing poverty. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 130,000 evacuated over California dam concerns

The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local): 8:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge to decide on evidence in tunnel weapons case

A New Jersey judge is weighing the fate of three Pennsylvania residents who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru’s president appeals to Trump to deport fallen ex-leader

The leader of Peru has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to deport a former Peruvian president sought in his homeland on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials order evacuations of areas near California dam

Officials in northern California ordered residents near the Oroville Dam to evacuate the area Sunday after an emergency spillway severely eroded. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s economy grew 1 percent in 2016, slowed in Oct-Dec

Japan reports its economy expanded at a slightly slower than expected 1 percent annual pace in 2016, helped by an uptick in exports. Continue reading

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{FD} Self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan ‘imperial wizard’ found dead

A Missouri man who described himself as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan was found dead Saturday, three days after he was reported missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Military police back on duty for 2nd day in Brazil state

More than 1,000 military police returned to patrols in Espirito Santo on Sunday as the southeastern Brazilian state inched toward normalcy after a protest left a security vacuum that fueled a crime wave. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands march in Mexico to demand respect, reject Trump

About 20,000 people staged a march through Mexico’s capital Sunday demanding respect for their country and its migrants in the face of perceived hostility from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Austrian police go on the hunt for Adolf Hitler impersonator

Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, complete with the distinctive moustache, haircut and clothing. Continue reading

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{FD} Austrian official defends closing borders to deter migrants

Austria’s foreign minister says closing the so-called “Balkan route” to migrants seeking to reach central and northern Europe was the right move. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri man who said he was a KKK leader found dead

Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri man who identified himself as an “imperial wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

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{FD} Polish PM says she’s OK after crash, ready to leave hospital

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says she feels fine and is ready to leave the hospital where she has been a patient since a limousine accident Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Sandinista says Nicaragua’s ruling party persecuting him

A Roman Catholic priest and noted poet who once served in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government claims the party is persecuting him, after he was hit with an $800,000 judgment in a lawsuit. Continue reading

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{FD} Water flow slowing over emergency spillway at tallest US dam

Officials say water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam for another day or so. Continue reading

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{FD} Northeast braces for another blast of snow, high winds

The Northeast U.S. braced Sunday for a winter blast of snow and strong winds that could take the title of biggest storm of the season from one that dumped up to 19 inches of snow just days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman released on bail in cliff crash that killed twin

A woman charged in a cliff crash that killed her twin is out of jail on a $200,000 cash bail. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: 13th day of govt protests draw tens of thousands

Protesters numbering in the tens of thousands have gathered outside the Romanian government’s offices to demand the resignation of the East European country’s leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} Infamous impostor could wind up back in prison after latest scheme

A notorious con artist who previously posed as a high school student, lied his way into Princeton and was arrested for stealing $50,000 worth of jewels pleaded guilty to a pair of felonies that could send him back to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Jackson Hole ski resort set to re-open after ferocious storm

The Jackson Hole, Wyo., ski resort is set to reopen Monday after a vicious storm last week dropped more than 30 inches of snow. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen attack Pakistani TV crew, killing 1

Pakistani police say gunmen opened fire on a TV crew in the southern port city of Karachi, killing one of them. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL player pulls out of Israel trip, feels ‘used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a planned trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense minister says Serbia will get Russian fighter jets

Serbia’s defense minister says the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Continue reading

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{FD} You could be a millionaire: Unclaimed lottery tickets set to expire

Unclaimed lottery tickets are set to expire. Are you a millionaire and don’t even know it? Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon launches effort to solve a baffling WWII mystery

The Pentagon is launching efforts to solve a baffling World War II mystery: whether dozens of U.S. sailors listed as missing from a ship disaster were actually recovered and buried all along as unknowns in a New York cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump and Trudeau meet face to face for the first time

The first face to face meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Trump could be the most important meeting for Canada in decades between leaders of the two neighbors.  Trudeau will be at the White House on Monday at a time many Canadians fear Trump will enact protectionist measures that could hurt their economy and worry the new president could be as combative as he was with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof wants new federal trial

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof wants a new federal trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Hezbollah leader says ‘idiot’ Trump makes him optimistic

The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says the world will benefit from having an “idiot” in the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: teen killed, homeless man wounded had fake guns when shot

Two shootings involving police and replica guns in a 9-hour span are under investigation in Oregon’s largest city. Continue reading

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{FD} US helicopters unloaded in Germany to boost combat presence

The U.S. Army has begun unloading dozens of Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters at a port in northern Germany so the aircraft can be moved to a base in Bavaria. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested after accidentally texting ex-boss: ‘Help me kill my wife’

If you’re going to text a hit man, make sure you have the right phone number. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel says it will bar entry to fugitive Peruvian president

Israeli authorities say they will not permit Peru’s fugitive former president to enter the country if he attempts to do so. Continue reading

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{FD} Father in tunnel gun case mourns tragic death of teen

The fates of three people who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could be decided by a New Jersey judge Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} 72 Jihad Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order – Study

Study Reveals 72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order By Jessica Vaughan, February 11, 2017 Center for immigration studies, http://cis.org A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina deputies shoot man to death at troubled motel

Authorities say South Carolina sheriff’s deputies shot a man to death during an altercation at a motel where they’ve been called hundreds of times in the past year. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII bomb defused in Greece; 70,000 evacuees heading home

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say an unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station was defused Sunday and safely taken to an army firing range outside the city, paving the way for over 70,000 people to return home. Continue reading

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{FD} Is there a curse on the Putney General Store?

The Putney General Store was established in the 1790s and is having a devil of a time staying open in its fourth century. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof wants new federal trial

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof wants a new federal trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests held for, against church controlling St. Isaac’s

Thousands of people in Russia’s second-largest city have held competing demonstrations for and against the return of the renowned St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church. Continue reading

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{FD} Northeast in sights of another winter blast of snow, winds

The Northeast U.S. braced Sunday for a winter blast of snow and strong winds that could take the title of biggest storm of the season from one that dumped up to 19 inches of snow just days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Swiss voters favor easing citizenship

The Latest on Switzerland’s referendums on Sunday (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Famed church in Israel reopens 2 years after arson attack

One of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land has reopened with a special mass two years after an arson attack blamed on Jewish extremists. Continue reading

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