Daily Archives: February 26, 2017

{FD} Carnival parade float crashes in Brazil, injuring 20

A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show. Continue reading

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{FD} Carnival parade float crashes in Brazil, injuring 8

A float in Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival parade crashed Sunday evening, and police said eight people were injured, including at least one in serious condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Up to 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Gunman killed after firing at Florida pipeline site

A man who fired shots at a central Florida construction site died during a shootout with sheriff’s deputies following a chase. Continue reading

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{FD} Fox 2 Detroit anchor and reporter Ron Savage dies suddenly

Ron Savage, FOX 2 anchor and reporter, died Saturday morning while training with the Milford Fire Department. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida police chief, officer arrested in woman’s fatal shooting at citizen’s academy exercise

A police chief and one of his officers are facing charges in the fatal shooting of a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police academy “shoot/don’t shoot” class last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender boy wins high school girls’ wrestling tournament

In what might be the most controversial high school wrestling victory ever, a transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a Texas state girls’ wrestling title. Continue reading

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{FD} Rachel Dolezal, white woman who identifies as black, now jobless, may soon be homeless

Rachel Dolezal, the infamous white woman who for years passed herself off as African American and rose to become head of an NAACP branch, is now jobless, on food stamps and expects to soon be homeless. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters try to stop backers of French far-right candidate

Demonstrators in western France have tried to block buses carrying supporters of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen to a campaign rally. Continue reading

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{FD} Sailor shot, killed when hit-and-run investigation turns deadly

A hit-and-run investigation turned deadly Friday night when a U.S. Navy sailor was shot and killed by a Virginia air station security officer investigating base damage near the scene of the accident. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 kidnapped German archaeologists freed, Nigerian governor says

Nigerian security agents have freed two German archaeologists kidnapped by gunmen from a remote dig, the governor of northern Kaduna state said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS terror threat ‘is highest since days of IRA,’ UK terror laws watchdog says

Islamic State militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks” on UK citizens on a scale similar to those perpetrated by the IRA 40 years ago, the new terrorism watchdog has said. Continue reading

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{FD} Educators killed in apparent double-murder suicide in Florida

A husband killed his estranged wife and his wife’s girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Friday morning, detectives say. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI searches home regarding murder of Indiana teens, but nothing found

FBI agents searched a Peru home after receiving information regarding the killings of two Delphi teens. Continue reading

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{FD} Stolen Civil War guns aren’t the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing

The theft last year of antique guns from the National Civil War Museum in Pennsylvania has sparked another mystery. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official: ISIS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush

At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Islamic States group militants in northern Zawzjan province, a provincial official said. Continue reading

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{FD} German student eyed in mowing down pedestrians held on murder charge

A man who mowed down pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg, killing one man, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbor: Kansas bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as US newly wary

Iran’s navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran’s navy begins annual drill off Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Iranian president sent Trump a letter discussing immigration

Iranian media published a letter on Sunday sent from Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Donald Trump, discussing immigration and the United States’ wars in the Middle East. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam died ‘within 15-20 minutes’ of poisoning

Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother was so high that it killed him “within 15-20 minutes.” Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt put off plans to raise entry visa price for visitors

Egyptian officials say plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 injured after truck plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

A “highly intoxicated” driver plowed into a crowd of parade-watchers in New Orleans on Saturday night, leaving 28 people injured, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 injured after car plows into New Orleans parade crowd; suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured on Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraq: Officials recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

A senior commander says Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood in western Mosul on Sunday morning amid clashes with Islamic State militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Nearly half of students in college think they will receive federal loan forgiveness

Owing to a serious misconception, almost half of college students recently polled believe they won’t be saddled with student loans soon after graduation. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia, Australia agree to free trade, closer naval cooperation

Indonesian and Australian leaders on Sunday committed to free trade and closer naval cooperation as they urged countries in the Asia-Pacific region with competing territorial claims to obey international law. Continue reading

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