Daily Archives: March 18, 2017

{FD} Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea tests new type of high-thrust rocket engine

North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country’s space program. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

North Korea has tested a new type of high-thrust engine to propel its rockets. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man fatally shot wife in grocery store parking lot

Police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a grocery store in a suburb northeast of Atlanta. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 schools named after eugenics advocates to get new names

School officials in Palo Alto have unanimously voted to rename two middle schools that bear the names of leaders in the eugenics movement. Continue reading

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{FD} 16 people accused of massive home marijuana grow near Denver

Sixteen people have been indicted and accused of running a massive home-grown marijuana operation in the greater Denver area. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral set for slain NYC medic; charity gives $100K to kin

Funeral plans have been scheduled for a New York fire department medic run over by a stolen ambulance, and a foundation that honors first responders is giving $100,000 to her family. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities arrest 17-year-old in his mother’s death

A 17-year-old North Carolina boy has been charged with killing his mother after an investigation that stretched more than a year. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus police: Airport evacuated over ‘suspicious’ pillow

A Cyprus police official says authorities briefly evacuated the departure lounge of the eastern Mediterranean island’s main Larnaca airport over a ‘suspicious’ black box that was found to contain a pillow. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust

Georgia deputies raided a middle school teacher’s home and seized guns and $6 million in cocaine and heroin. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Speeding car rear-ends cab, killing taxi passenger

Police say a speeding driver has been charged with rear-ending a taxi in Massachusetts, killing a Rhode Island woman inside the cab. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship “horrific.” Somalia urged the U.S.-supported coalit… Continue reading

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{FD} US asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling on Trump travel ban

The government is asking a federal judge in Hawaii to clarify his order blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing that it shouldn’t apply to new rules on refugees. Continue reading

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{FD} Plane that landed at NYC airport gets stuck in snowdrift

A plane that landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport got stuck in a snowdrift while exiting the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides

Peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two decades, affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year hits 72. Continue reading

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{FD} Lamborghinis and icons: New and old mix for Moscow visitor

Leonid Brezhnev had a taste for fast, flashy Western cars. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged as run-over medic is mourned as job’s matriarch

A man accused of crushing a fire department medic to death under the wheels of a stolen ambulance told reporters Friday he’d done nothing wrong, while his lawyer said he was mentally ill and didn’t act intentionally. Continue reading

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{FD} Russians protest handing St. Isaac’s to Orthodox Church

About 4,000 people have demonstrated in St. Petersburg to protest the handover of the city’s landmark St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the control of the Russian Orthodox Church. Continue reading

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{FD} Republic of Congo security forces kill 15 militia members

Republic of Congo police say security forces have killed 15 rebel fighters during an operation in the Pool region that has been plagued by violence since last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial for wife accused of shooting man after casserole fight

A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband after an argument about a burned casserole, and then taking a photo of the body and texting it to a friend has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Miloslav Vlk, a clandestine priest during Communism, dies

Prague Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who was forced to clandestinely minister to Catholics while officially working as a window-washer during communist rule in Czechoslovakia, has died at age 84. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them

Police in Sicily have jailed a man from Ghana after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Ghanaian accused of torturing, raping migrants; arrested in Sicily

Police in Sicily have jailed a man from Ghana after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Far-left presidential candidate Melenchon holds Paris rally

Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is gathering tens of thousands of supporters in Paris at a rally calling for deep reforms in the French constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} Man surrenders to face charge in 3-year-old’s shooting death

Authorities say a man has turned himself in to face a firearms charge in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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{FD} Poles protest govt policies ousting some mayors and judges

Hundreds of Poles, braving the winter cold and rain, are protesting in Warsaw against plans by the conservative government to curb the power of local governments and to subject the judiciary to the ruling party’s control. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary to appeal Europe court ruling backing asylum-seekers

The Hungarian government says it will appeal a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights compensating two asylum-seekers from Bangladesh who were deported to Serbia in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Two kids shot outside Texas Chuck E. Cheese

Two children were accidentally shot outside of a Chuck E. Cheese, Fort Worth police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian space official found dead in prison cell

A top official of Russia’s space agency has been found dead in a prison where he was being held on charges of embezzlement. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: 12-year-old, grandpa argued days before man killed

Ohio court records say a 12-year-old boy and his grandfather argued and fought over doing chores in the days before the 80-year-old was killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris airport attack: Prosecutors say attacker was monitored for suspected Islamic extremism

The suspected attacker killed at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday after trying to wrestle away a soldiers weapon was a 39-year-old who was known to police for robbery and drug offences, the prosecutors’ office said. Continue reading

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{FD} Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel returns fire from Gaza, strikes Hamas targets

The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes against two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to a projectile fired from Gaza into southern Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman ‘almost crashed car’ when snake slithered from vent

Something more than air came slithering out of a car vent in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia is for felonies? Petty theft law from 1980s sticks

Stealing a $230 pair of eyeglasses would land you a misdemeanor conviction in most states. Continue reading

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{FD} Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. Continue reading

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{FD} William and Kate meet survivors of Paris 2015 attacks

Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with survivors of the 2015 extremist attacks on the Bataclan concert hall and other Paris sites on the second day of their visit to the French capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Former UK leader Gordon Brown enters Scotland fray

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says Scotland should get more sweeping powers but remain in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputies conducting manhunt for three escapees from Oklahoma jail

Authorities are looking for three men with long rap sheets who busted out of an Oklahoma county jail. Continue reading

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{FD} German FM: Turkey ‘further away than ever’ from joining EU

Germany’s foreign minister says Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union are dwindling, but the country might one day hope for a privileged partnership with the bloc. Continue reading

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{FD} Sicily airport reopens after Mount Etna volcanic ash cloud

Catania airport has reopened in eastern Sicily after a thick, volcanic ash cloud from nearby Mount Etna had made takeoffs and landings impossible. Continue reading

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{FD} University professor under investigation for reportedly holding mock slave auction

A Howard University professor is under investigation after he reportedly held a mock slave auction in class. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris airport attack investigated as terrorism, suspected man known to police

The suspected attacker killed at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday after trying to wrestle away a soldiers weapon was a 39-year-old who was known to police for robbery and drug offences, the prosecutors’ office said. Continue reading

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{FD} Caught on camera: All-out brawl breaks out at Philadelphia subway station

SEPTA police say a group of teens got into an all-out brawl. A lot of the wild scene was caught on cell phone video. Police are now hoping the public can help them. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt says Pope Francis to visit in April

Egypt says Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the majority Muslim nation during the final week of April. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian flight attendant hurt in Brussels blasts eager to fly

An Indian flight attendant who was injured in the Brussels airport blasts last year said she has recovered 70 percent of her previous fitness level and would like to resume her passion, flying. Continue reading

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{FD} Daughter of late Iran president gets 6-month prison sentence

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that the daughter of the late President Akbar Hashemi Rasfanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for “spreading lies against the judiciary.” The report Saturday by the Fars news agency comes a… Continue reading

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{FD} Paris airport attack becomes terrorism investigation after man killed trying to seize soldier’s weapon

A man was shot dead Saturday at Paris’ Orly airport after he reached for a weapon, BFM TV reported. The airport was evacuated, the station reported, according to Reuters. Continue reading

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{FD} Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

Nearly a week after Congo’s government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian Muslim clerics go missing in Pakistan

Pakistan says authorities are looking for two prominent Indian Muslim clerics who went missing during a visit to the country earlier this month. Continue reading

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