Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

{FD} In Kentucky coal country, a potential embrace of nuclear power

Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs, but even the country’s third-largest coal producer appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback. Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable: opening the door to nuclear power. Continue reading

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{FD} US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70 percent

It’s one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It’s another thing to go ahead and do it. Continue reading

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{FD} 4-year-old girl abandoned in Southern California desert by smugglers

A 4-year-old girl was located early Monday in the middle of “a vast desert” in Southern California after being abandoned by a group of smugglers. Continue reading

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{FD} Martha MacCallum confronts Ferguson documentary filmmaker

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and filmmaker Jason Pollock went toe-to-toe on “The First 100 Days” Monday over Pollock’s new documentary about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Pollock’s claim that Brown was shot in the head and a bul… Continue reading

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{FD} UK Parliament gives government power to begin Brexit

Britain lurched closer to leaving the European Union Monday when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Leaders Search for Answers to Multi-Domain Battle

Army leaders are wrestling with the challenges of equipping and supplying soldiers in a multi-threat battlefield of the future. Continue reading

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{FD} Corps to Update Social Media Rules in Wake of Marines United Scandal

The Marines’ top officer has sent a “White Letter” ordering the service’s leaders to support victims of illicit photo sharing. Continue reading

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{FD} Pack of seven gray wolves missing in California

Wildlife advocates say they are searching Northing California for seven gray wolves that haven’t been spotted in months. Continue reading

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{FD} Mosul’s ISIS-held neighborhoods surrounded, official says

The remaining western Mosul neighborhoods held by the Islamic State group (ISIS) are now completely surrounded and ISIS has lost more than 60 percent of the territory the militants once held in Iraq, according to a senior coalition official. Continue reading

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{FD} How a Unique Nerve Graft Saved a Marine Hero’s Arm

Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Coleone is one of the first patients in the world to receive a 70mm nerve grafts to repair his arm. Continue reading

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{FD} Washington woman finds, forgives boy who left note about stolen wind chimes

His apology has been read – and all is forgiven. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida girl writes letter to burglar who targeted her house

Donations were pouring in Monday for family members who claimed a burglar targeted their house in Florida, as an 8-year-old girl wrote her own heartfelt letter to the suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Sweaters for chickens: Retirees knit clothes for chilly poultry

The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, Massachusetts, heard about the hardships that some chickens suffer this time of year. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: From punchline to world menace

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, once a source of global ridicule, is no longer being treated as a joke now that the Hermit Kingdom’s destructive power can match his increasing belligerance. Continue reading

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{FD} Convenience store lawyer says Ferguson surveillance footage edited for film

Surveillance footage showing Michael Brown in a Ferguson, Missouri market on the day he was fatally shot was heavily edited by a documentary crew and is “100 percent false,” an attorney for the convenience store told reporters Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor says newly surfaced Ferguson footage heavily edited

A St. Louis County prosecutor told reporters Monday that store surveillance video footage in a new documentary about the Michael Brown police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is heavily edited and “pathetic.” Continue reading

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{FD} Teen girl’s burned body found at Vegas apartment complex

There are many questions lingering after a teen girl was found dead at an apartment complex in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s Maduro announces ‘surprises’ in relationship with US

Maduro hinted a deal is in the works to provide the hunger-stricken country with U.S. food. Continue reading

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{FD} Backyard ice rink must come down, Pennsylvania town decides

A Pennsylvania family thought building a hockey rink in the backyard was the solution for keeping the kids active during the winter — until town officials told them to tear it down. Continue reading

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{FD} US general warns of Kremlin interference in Libya amid reports of Russian mercenaries

A new report over the weekend revealed that a force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia had operated in a part of Libya controlled by regional strongman Khalifa Haftar. Continue reading

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{FD} Nonprofit floats child sex dolls as treatment for pedophiles

Scandinavian experts are urging the use of child-like sex dolls in a bid to stop pedophiles from abusing real life children. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida mom reportedly abducted by husband is found alive

A mother of five who had been missing since Saturday when witnesses claimed her estranged husband apparently forced her into an SUV bound and screaming was found alive on Monday, police confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} South Africa ready to greenlight plans to expand rhino horn trade

Draft regulations would allow a foreigner with permits to export “for personal purposes” a maximum of two rhino horns. Critics argue that any exported horns would be hard to monitor and likely would end up on the commercial market, defying global agree… Continue reading

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{FD} Serial pickpocket jailed after 153rd offense

After 153 strikes, a British serial thief dubbed by the media as the “Pickpocket Queen of Birmingham” is finally out. Continue reading

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{FD} Blizzard set to pound Northeast with heavy snow, high winds

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from late Monday night through Tuesday evening from the Philadelphia suburbs through New York City and Boston to Maine. Winter storm warnings stretch through the remainder of the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee fire chief’s home destroyed, dog killed in fire

The Whiteville, Tenn., Volunteer Fire Chief and his wife, a sergeant with the police department, are without a home after a devastating fire. Continue reading

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{FD} DJ, girlfriend sentenced in Bali killing of police officer

Australian Sara Connor has been jailed for four years for her role in the killing of a Bali police officer on a Kuta beach and her British DJ boyfriend, David James Taylor, sentenced to six years. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Legal Cinderellas’: Immigration judges drowning in sea of cases

As more federal money pours into enforcement – translating into more people entering the system – funding for immigration courts has not kept pace. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak ordered released from detention

Egypt’s official news agency says a Cairo prosecutor has ordered the release from detention of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, ending nearly six years of legal proceedings against the long-ruling autocrat. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man was Nazi commander, Poland claims

Almost 73 years after a mysterious Nazi unit commander ordered the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, prosecutors believe they finally have their man. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll reaches 62 in Ethiopia landfill collapse

The death toll has reached 62 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Monday, as relatives waited for news of the dozens of peo… Continue reading

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{FD} Wearing red, white and blue lands high school students in hot water

Every heart beats true ‘neath the red, white and blue – although some people apparently see overt displays of patriotism as offensive to immigrants and refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado police searching for missing Purple Heart recipient

A veteran who has a traumatic brain injury has not been seen or heard from since Saturday night, the Broomfield Police Department said. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines’ Duterte asks military to tell China vast sea area ‘is ours’

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has told the military to assert Philippine ownership of a large ocean region off the country’s northeastern coast where Chinese survey ships were spotted last year, in a discovery that alarmed Philippine defense… Continue reading

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{FD} NY dropping teacher literacy test amid claims of racism

Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force’s recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Ski… Continue reading

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{FD} German dispatcher halts train as woman in heels gets stuck

German police say a dispatcher halted an approaching train after spotting a seriously inebriated woman who had gotten her high heels stuck on the track as she tried to sneak across the line. Continue reading

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{FD} Ice house formed by strong winds, freezing temperatures in NY

As a monster snowstorm is bearing down on the Northeast, a house in New York is already covered in ice. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey’s ‘Nazi’ accusations draw Germany’s ire

Germany warned Monday that Turkey’s use of the word “Nazi” to describe its enemies has got to stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Northeast braces for major blizzard

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, while winter storm warnings and watches were issued for the remainder of th… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Carlos the Jackal’ back on trial for deadly 1974 Paris attack

If convicted of first-degree murders in the trial, which lasts through March 31, he could get a third life sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida mother of five believed abducted by estranged husband

A mother of five was missing on Monday, two days after witnesses claimed her estranged husband apparently forced her into an SUV screaming, with her hands tied behind her back. Continue reading

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{FD} Scotland’s leader seeks new independence referendum

Scotland’s leader on Monday said that she would seek authority for a new independence referendum because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe storm to hit Northeast

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, while winter storm warnings and watches were issued for the remainder of th… Continue reading

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{FD} Morning brief: Severe storm to hit Northeast

SEVERE STORM TO HIT NORTHEAST Continue reading

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{FD} Berlin airport strike causes hundreds of flights to be canceled

Hundreds of flights have been forced to cancel after ground staff at Berlin’s two airports have gone on strike for the second time in four days. Continue reading

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{FD} University launches Biden research and policy institute

Former Vice President Joe Biden is joining University of Delaware officials for the launch on Monday of the Biden Institute. Continue reading

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