Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

{FD} Thai police begin raid on Buddhist sect’s temple

Hundreds of police in Thailand are carrying out a raid on the headquarters temple of a controversial Buddhist temple sect to detain its chief, a monk facing criminal charges including accepting $40 million in embezzled money. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge to rule on reopening ’72 shooting of Ohio officer

A judge is set to announce whether prosecutors can bring 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} A family mourns son lost to fighting IS in Iraq’s Mosul

Early on the morning of Dec. 12, Iraqi army Maj. Hamza Finjan led a raid on a small house in eastern Mosul that was being used as an Islamic State group base. Continue reading

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{FD} Pro-government tribal leader among dead in US raid in Yemen

The main figure killed in last month’s U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al-Qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country’s U.S.- and Saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight Yemen’s Shiite rebels, according to military officials, tri… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants in US

The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Ange… Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia trying to verify if citizen involved in Kim death

Indonesia’s foreign ministry says it’s trying to verify the nationality of a woman with an Indonesian passport who was arrested in Malaysia on Thursday for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires in Colorado could get worse because of state’s 834 million dead trees

Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Shooting that killed Chicago toddler captured on video

Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target. Continue reading

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{FD} Amanda Knox reveals same-sex, non-sexual relationship in Italian prison

Amanda Knox revealed what it was like having a same-sex romantic relationship with an inmate at an Italian prison Wednesday, nearly two years after the country’s high court acquitted her of murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine president asked to release bank account details

An opposition senator has pressed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of undeclared money. Continue reading

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{FD} In Ecuador election, strongman Correa’s legacy on the line

In a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Ecuador’s capital, the sleek glass-and-steel Docente Calderon public hospital rises above a frenzy of cinder block homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Human rights lawyers in China beaten, arrested

Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Quakes rock area of Indonesian province devastated in Dec

Two earthquakes rocked an area of Indonesia’s Aceh province devastated by a quake in December, damaging houses and causing injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina Boeing workers overwhelmingly vote against unionization

Nearly three-quarters of eligible production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant voted Wednesday not to join the International Association of Machinists in a major setback for organized labor. Continue reading

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{FD} Seoul court begins to deliberate Samsung chief’s arrest

A South Korean court has begun deliberating on whether to issue an arrest warrant for a Samsung heir accused of offering bribes to the country’s president and her close friend. Continue reading

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{FD} British envoy urges action to prevent Somalia famine deaths

Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia may die or be near death in May if immediate action isn’t taken to address the threat of famine, Britain’s envoy for the Horn of Africa warned Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Evacuations ordered as concrete slab threatens to fall from San Francisco construction site

Fire officials have evacuated 10 buildings this afternoon in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood where a 2,000-pound concrete slab is at risk of falling from the 30th floor of a building under construction. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Florida officer’s killing indicted by grand jury

A Florida man suspected in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting of 2 brothers

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with one of the victims, according to charging documents filed Wedne… Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting on Chicago’s Southwest Side

Chicago police say five people have been shot, three fatally, in an apartment on the city’s Southwest Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Albuquerque students urged to skip ‘Day Without Immigrants’

The state’s largest school district is urging immigrant families to send children to school despite the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 New England states battle more snow after nonstop storms

Two New England states battled more snow Wednesday after several days of practically nonstop storms. Continue reading

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{FD} A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by crush of crises. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect dragged cop 150 yards with car for stolen beer, police say

Police in Connecticut were on the lookout Wednesday for a driver accused of dragging an officer for nearly 150 yards – just so he could get away with $190 worth of beer. Continue reading

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{FD} Court says Jackson County Christian-only prayer is illegal

A Michigan county’s tradition of Christian-only prayers at public meetings violates the U.S. Constitution by promoting one faith over others, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s secretary of state on the spot on 1st foreign trip

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him. Continue reading

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{FD} Family gets $300K after officer tackled man, who later died

Baltimore officials have approved a $300,000 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died after being tackled by a police officer in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} Freed by Innocence Project, Wisconsin man takes up cause

A man who spent seven years in prison for a Wisconsin rape before he was cleared is now an attorney trying to clear another man of the same crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela shuts off CNN in Spanish after criticizing story

Venezuela’s government has suspended CNN in Spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials making ‘great progress’ on California dam repairs, remind residents to stay vigilant

Officials in Northern California said Wednesday they are making “great progress” on repairs to the damaged spillways of the nation’s tallest dam before new storms hit the area in the next couple of days. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut congressmen express concern over Russian ship

Congressmen from Connecticut are expressing concern over reports of a Russian intelligence-collection ship traveling near a U.S. naval submarine base. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of tortoise Lonesome George returning to Ecuador

Lonesome George is returning to the Galapagos Islands, where his longevity as the last of his giant tortoise species and fruitless attempts to find him a mate made him a local legend. Continue reading

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Democrats Block 2017 Tax Cuts

Republicans want to cut taxes before your taxes are due in April of this year, 2017.  However, the Democrats are blocking the Republicans.  Therefore, if you have to pay a lot of taxes this year, 2017, remember that the Democrats … Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Flynn’s security clearance suspended pending review

The Defense Intelligence Agency has suspended ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn’s security clearance pending a review. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors clear man who fatally shot deputy’s attacker

A southwest Florida man who killed a driver who was attacking a Lee County deputy will not be prosecuted. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man shot to death by North Carolina officer

Authorities in Durham say a police officer has shot and killed a man on the north side of the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Detective: Nothing dangerous before police sergeant shot man

A sheriff’s detective testified he saw nothing dangerous happening seconds before his sergeant fatally shot an unarmed man. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS using kidnapped Yazidi children in suicide missions

The Islamic State is using kidnapped Yazidi children to carry out suicide missions as the U.S.-led coalition forces continue their assault on the terror group’s remaining strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodies found in Indiana are missing teen girls, police say

Indiana authorities confirmed Wednesday that the two bodies found near a creek are teenagers who disappeared earlier in the week, and their deaths are being investigated as homicides. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado has 834 million dead trees; fires could get worse

Officials say Colorado has about 834 million standing dead trees, threatening to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from forested mountains. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Effect? Populism leaves its mark on European allies’ elections

Call it the “Trump Effect” here in Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Homes burglarized in evacuation area below dam

The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dubbed ‘Porn’s New King’ sentenced to 11 years for fraud

A Los Angeles man once dubbed “Porn’s New King” has been sentenced in New York to over 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and other crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate anti-Muslim flyer at Louisiana mosque

Louisiana police are investigating an anti-Muslim flyer pasted onto a sign in front of a mosque. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Making a Murderer’ investigator opens up on case’s unanswered questions

One of the investigators at the center of the “Making a Murderer” case revealed that he still has questions about the murder that transfixed much of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge allows reporter to cover Durst hearing

The Latest on testimony before any possible trial in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Trump Cabinet secretaries to visit Mexico next week

Mexico says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are headed to Mexico next week. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Autopsies confirm bodies are those of 2 girls

The Latest on the investigation into the deaths of two 13-year-old Indiana girls (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas anti-sanctuary city law could cost border county millions

A state bill that would punish “sanctuary cities” in Texas could cost El Paso County some $14 million if it becomes law — potentially bad news for taxpayers, according to officials there. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop’s selfie to Uber driver shows he means business

An Uber driver who was demanding money to return a woman’s purse quickly changed his mind Sunday after a Seattle police officer sent him a text and a selfie. Continue reading

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