Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

{FD} EMT killed, partner injured after man hits them in NYC with stolen ambulance

An emergency medical technician in New York City was killed Thursday when she was struck and dragged by her own ambulance that had just been stolen, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive fire engulfs Raleigh apartment building under construction

Firefighters battled a massive late-night fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina’s capital city, authorities said early Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli aerial defense system intercepts Syrian missile fired at jets after bombing

Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early Friday following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli military said. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII veteran’s body found in large suitcase on Arkansas farm

An 89-year-old man whose body was discovered in a large suitcase on a rural Arkansas farm was a World War II veteran from New York, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-lawyer gets 40 years in prison in ‘Gone Girl’ kidnapping case

A California woman who was drugged along with her boyfriend and then dragged from their home described the “hell that we have survived” in emotional testimony Thursday before her abductor was sentenced to 40 years in prison in a crime so elaborate and … Continue reading

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{FD} Admitted Al Qaeda fighter convicted in NY terror case

An admitted Al Qaeda fighter was convicted on Thursday of federal terrorism charges for participating in a fierce firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver arrested at US/Mexico border after 4 Chinese immigrants found stuffed in trunk

A driver entering the U.S. from Mexico was arrested Tuesday after customs officials discovered four Chinese immigrants stuffed in the trunk of his car. Continue reading

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{FD} Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village

A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and has turned it over to the government, saying he hopes it helps to boost recent development in his impoverished nation. Continue reading

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{FD} New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights That’s what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan of on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador: At least 30 slain in bloody 24-hour span

Authorities in El Salvador say at least 30 people, most of them gang members, have been killed in one of the Central American nation’s bloodiest 24-hour spans this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico has so many graves, lacks space for bodies exhumed

A Mexican prosecutor said Thursday that Veracruz state’s clandestine graves were of such an industrial scale that backhoes or bulldozers were probably used in creating them, and so many bodies were dumped that officials aren’t digging in some places be… Continue reading

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{FD} With Trump in office, coal mining town begins making comeback

Hazard, Kentucky is one of those small coal-mining towns with one main road snaking through the hollow. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Gov. Scott to reassign prosecutor in case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd

Florida’s governor is reassigning a case involving the killing of a police officer after an Orlando prosecutor said she no will longer seek the death penalty. Continue reading

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{FD} LA judge tosses murder conviction, orders prisoner’s release after 32 years

Andrew Wilson spent 32 years languishing behind bars on murder charges before a judge tossed the case. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Deaths of human rights leaders in Colombia show pattern

A new United Nations report is casting a shadow on peace efforts in Colombia, drawing attention to the killings of dozens of rights activists and warning that armed groups are occupying drug territories as the nation’s largest rebel group starts demobi… Continue reading

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{FD} Sea lion who thwarted rescuers in California canal heads home

A young sea lion spotted in a Northern California farmland canal was feasting on carp as it made its way home Wednesday, a day after rescue crews tried to get him out to be evaluated. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas home invasion goes awry, captive breaks free and shoots intruder

One suspect is dead and another injured and apprehended after a home invasion in Las Vegas took a surprising turn Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient Egyptian statue likely not Ramses II, official says

A massive statue recently unearthed in Cairo and thought to depict one of the country’s most famous pharaohs may be of another ancient Egyptian ruler, the country’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Push to ban mandatory high heels for working women grows

On the heels of the British parliament’s move this month to prohibit forcing women to wear high heels at work, some Canadian officials are making strides in enacting similar legislation. Continue reading

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{FD} 3-year-old girl lived alone with dead mom for days, police say

A 3-year-old girl lived alone with her dead mother for several days in their apartment with nothing to eat but cereal that had spilled on a floor, police officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba offers Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships

Cuba is offering Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Six children escape Illinois house fire, two adults found dead

Two people died Thursday in what a coroner called “inter-related” cases involving a fatal house fire near St. Louis, followed shortly by a baby found alive inside a car in a lake. Continue reading

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{FD} Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions

Pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker released the ship Thursday without conditions, according to a Somali official. Continue reading

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{FD} Cleveland bar customers fight back during armed robbery

A group of regulars at a Cleveland bar took matters into their own hands during an armed robbery last weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler was in home with dead mom for days, police say

Police in Connecticut say a three-year-old girl lived alone with her dead mother for several days, surviving on cereal that had spilled on the floor. Continue reading

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{FD} Milwaukee bus driver rescues lost boy wandering with no shoes

An alert Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver is being praised after spotting a five-year-old boy wandering alone in Milwaukee, wearing nothing but a T-shirt, shorts and socks. Continue reading

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{FD} Teenager discovers 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

A teenager made the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled across a 7.44 carat diamond at an Arkansas state park. Continue reading

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{FD} Pregnant Guatemalan mother of five faces deportation has hearing delayed

Thirty-three-year-old Lilian Cardona-Perez arrived when she was 15 years old and received a valid work permit according to her attorney. Continue reading

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{FD} Pregnant Guatemalan mother of five faces deportation

Thirty-three-year-old Lilian Cardona-Perez arrived when she was 15 years old and received a valid work permit according to her attorney. Continue reading

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{FD} France high school shooting: Armed teen arrested, 10 hurt

A heavily-armed student was arrested after a shooting at a high school in southern France injured several people including the principal on Thursday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Man allegedly planted bomb at NYC bus terminal

An “improvised explosive device” was found in an abandoned suitcase inside a busy Port Authority Bus Terminal eatery — and was later detonated by police, prosecutors said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction begins on long-awaited Army Museum

The United States Army is the only branch of the military without a national museum — but not for long. Continue reading

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{FD} USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal

Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris IMF letter bomb: Possible link to failed German bomb investigated

Paris police say a letter bomb exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person. Continue reading

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{FD} In world first, New Zealand river granted same rights as people

In what’s being described as a first, lawmakers have approved giving human rights to a river. Continue reading

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{FD} A.1. steak sauce bottles keep turning up inside Ohio library

A tasty mystery is brewing at an Ohio library after more than two dozen empty steak sauce bottles were found behind the books. Continue reading

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{FD} Demolition resumes after wrecking ball fails to crack crumbling Big Sur bridge

Demolition work has resumed on a crumbling bridge along the California coast that has stranded residents in the popular Big Sur area and closed part of iconic Highway 1. Continue reading

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{FD} California pastor stabbed to death by parishioner, police say

A 68-year-old California pastor was stabbed in the neck and killed Tuesday night by a parishioner whom the pastor visited so they could pray together, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago girl, 6, foregoes birthday party to feed 125 homeless people

Presents or a birthday party were the last thing on Chicago kindergartner Armani Crews’ mind when she turned 6 earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer for Oregon standoff leader sees charges dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against the lawyer for the leader of the armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge. Continue reading

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{FD} Bald murderer allowed to wear toupee in prison

Justice is blind, and it’s apparently bald, too. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of stealing $10G worth of cosmetics from mall arrested

Police in Greenville, South Carolina said a woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise from a Haywood Mall kiosk has been arrested. Continue reading

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{FD} Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson’s father pens Brexit thriller

In the thriller “Kompromat,” a political earthquake is shaking Britain and the European Union, a populist tide is sweeping the West and a resurgent Russia is pulling invisible strings around the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Identifies Airmen Killed in U-28 Crash

The U.S. Air Force identified three special operations airmen who died when their U-28 single-engine turboprop aircraft crashed. Continue reading

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{FD} Three arrested in US marshal’s killing in Georgia

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal. Continue reading

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{FD} Mount Etna explosion injures at least 10

Volcanic rocks and steam injured at least 10 people – including tourists and scientists – following an explosion on Sicily’s Mount Etna on Thursday, Italian media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Americans presumed dead in Alberta avalanche

Two American snowshoers are believed to have died in an avalanche near Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canadian police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops hunting gunman who shot deputy

San Bernardino County authorities are searching for a gunman suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy outside a convenience store in Hesperia. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial under way for man accused of murdering US tourist on Spanish pilgrim route

According to trial testimony, the suspect appeared to be put at ease when the victim’s remains were found. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial underway for man accused of murdering US tourist on Spanish pilgrim route

According to trial testimony, the suspect appeared to be put at ease when the victim’s remains were found. Continue reading

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