Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

{FD} Japan spokesman: Trump criticism of currency policy off base

Japanese officials have rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Tokyo is seeking to weaken the yen against the U.S. dollar to gain a trade advantage. Continue reading

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{FD} Owner of non-profit that helped people with disabilities charged with theft

A 16-count indictment alleges that the owner of a non-profit stole over $750,000 that the state paid her business to support people with disabilities. Continue reading

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{FD} Get ready for more ‘thorough’ pat-downs at the airport

Passengers at U.S. airports chosen for physical pat-downs will reportedly face a more “comprehensive” screening after a 2015 audit that apparently showed some vulnerability. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Bill Cosby accusers have their distress claims dismissed

Three women who had accused Bill Cosby of the intentional infliction of emotional distress in a Massachusetts case have had those claims dismissed. Continue reading

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{FD} Texan gave up beer for Lent, wins case hauled by Budweiser Clydesdales

A South Texas woman who says she gave up beer for Lent won a case of Budweiser delivered to her home by a team of Clydesdales. Continue reading

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{FD} Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle ‘dreamer’

The governors of Mexico have written to an American court to express support for a Seattle-area man who has been detained for weeks despite his participation in a federal program to protect people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas woman who got prison for voter fraud out on appeal

A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says she’s been released as her appeal is pending. Continue reading

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{FD} Costco to raise membership fees

Costco, the largest American membership-only warehouse club, is raising its annual membership fees. Continue reading

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{FD} Man suspected of being ‘serial exposer’ in Ohio

The Akron Police Department is investigating a possible “serial exposer.” Continue reading

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{FD} New York state to launch electric vehicle rebate

New York state will soon launch a rebate intended to make electric vehicles more price competitive with traditional cars. Continue reading

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{FD} Drive-by shooting in Kansas City caught by dash cam

Disturbing dash cam video shows a brazen drive-by shooting at a Kansas City intersection in which a dozen shots were fired. Continue reading

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{FD} Jurors in Aaron Hernandez murder trial see site of killings

Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have viewed the scene where two men were fatally shot in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} 88-year-old woman stops rape by claiming to be HIV-positive

An 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman says she talked an attacker out of raping her by lying to him that she was HIV-positive. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman cremated in India may have been burned alive

A woman from India who was cremated may have actually been alive when the procedure happened, local reports say. Continue reading

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{FD} As Ukraine railroad blockade continues, tension simmers on both sides of the tracks

The so-called blockaders are a relatively new movement in the turbulent eastern European nation, but have quickly become a flashpoint in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatist rebels. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentinian ‘dreamer’ with expired DACA to be deported without a hearing

According to law, people who enter the U.S. with a visa waiver and overstay lose their right to a hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Czechs debate gun rights amendment to ensure EU can’t tighten rules

Czech lawmakers are weighing a proposal to amend their constitution to guarantee citizens the right to keep and bear arms, according to EURACTIV. Continue reading

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{FD} Car plunges into California Aqueduct, 2 killed and 1 rescued

A woman and a child are dead, another child has been rescued and a third is missing after a car plunged into the California Aqueduct in the high desert city of Hesperia. Continue reading

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{FD} Polish EU lawmaker says women intellectually inferior to men

A radical Polish European Parliament lawmaker has launched another sexist tirade, calling it a “20th-century stereotype that women have the same intellectual potential as men,” and that the stereotype “must be destroyed because it is not true.” Continue reading

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{FD} Jewish cemetery vandalized in New York state

A Rochester cemetery has been targeted in the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents around the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Food stamps ‘SNAP’ back into debate about spending

The cost of Food Stamps, or SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), has ballooned the past two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Schumer pulled visa strings for Indian athlete now accused of child sex abuse

A snowshoe racer from India whose entry into the U.S. to compete was made possible by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was being held Friday in a New York jail on a sex charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Athlete whom senators helped enter US to compete now in sex abuse case

A snowshoe racer from India whose entry into the U.S. to compete was made possible by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was being held Friday in a New York jail on a sex charge. Continue reading

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{FD} As Chicago crime soars, local group ‘violence interrupters’ sees funds dry up

“Violence interrupters” is the latest strategy being implemented to try to curb soaring crime rates in Chicago. But now it’s dealing with dwindling staff because of funding issues. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghost Recon: Peeved Bolivia complains to France about its portrayal in video game

The plotline of the game, “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands,”revolves around a Mexican drug cartel that controls Bolivia and has turned the country into a violent narco-state. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 missing Canadian sisters found living in the US after 30 years

The mysterious disappearance three decades ago of two “inseparable” sisters has been solved by Canadian police who found the women living in the U.S. with new identities. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican congressman climbs border fence to prove a point

The lawmaker tweeted some photos, including one showing two other people who he said were climbing the barrier while he was there. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who doesn’t know how to swim rescues boy in hotel pool

Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn’t know how to swim jumped in a rescued a boy from drowning in a New Jersey hotel’s pool. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco’s withdrawal from national terror intelligence network hikes risks, officials say

If San Francisco’s withdrawal from the JTTF is permanent, it could impact the safety of Americans throughout the nation, said Lauren Anderson, a former FBI agent involved in counterterrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest made in national threats to Jewish community centers

An arrest has been made in connection with threats made to at least eight Jewish community centers nationwide and the Anti-Defamation League’s headquarters in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} 23-year-old man dies after chugging a bottle of tequila in a friendly bet

The tragic incident happened earlier this week in the city La Romana, in eastern Dominican Republic. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2 sets of human remains found in Virginia state park

Two sets of human remains were found at a Virginia park on Thursday, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen escapes father’s killing rampage, calls police

Orlando Police say a father went on killing rampage in his own home. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of suspected militants detained in Pakistan sweep

About 1,300 suspected militants were arrested in a sweep of hideouts in Pakistan’s largest province of Punjab, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Small fire at Trump hotel tower in Manhattan is extinguished

The Fire Department of New York says it has put out an apartment fire at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen arrested after ramming into cop’s car during traffic stop

A 16-year-old girl was arrested for driving under the influence on Friday after she allegedly rammed her car into a patrol vehicle during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Posting man’s last moments on Facebook not illegal

Police in North Carolina say the person who livestreamed a dying man’s final moments on Facebook won’t be charged because no law was broken. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen hit by train in Georgia, loses feet

A 17-year-old Georgia boy has lost both his feet after being hit by a train in suburban Atlanta. Continue reading

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{FD} Double amputee sues for access to grave of his 2-legged cat

A double amputee who uses a wheelchair is suing for access to the grave of his two-legged cat, arguing that the Ohio property’s new owners discriminated against him by installing landscaping barriers that block his way. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban say senior commander dies in suspected US strike

A Taliban official says a suspected U.S. drone strike the previous day killed a top commander of the militant Haqqani network — the man who in 2014 accompanied U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he was handed over to U.S. authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon mother, son die from injuries sustained from rural house fire

Authorities reported a woman and her 13-year-old son who were critically burned in an Oregon house fire that killed four others died at a Portland hospital on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE

An Oregon judge is reportedly being investigated for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant escape ICE agents. Continue reading

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{FD} MORNING BRIEF: EU Parliament calls to end visa-free travel for US citizens to Europe

The European Union’s parliament on Thursday called on the bloc to force American tourists visiting Europe to first obtain visas because the U.S. excludes five EU countries from its no-visa policy. The Wall Street Journal reported that the move reflects “hostility among some European politicians to the Trump administration.” Continue reading

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