Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

{FD} Group appeals to China for access to farm goods market

A foreign business group is appealing to China to ease import restrictions on animal feed additives and other agricultural goods, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade. Continue reading

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{FD} MORNING BRIEF: Gorsuch readies for grilling on Capitol Hill

Senate Democrats on Tuesday get to attempt to raise concerns about President Trump’s pick to replace the conservative icon Antonin Scalia. Democrats will likely try to make Gorsuch appear beholden to big business and out-of-touch with the poor. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., said outright that Gorsuch was “selected by interest groups.” Continue reading

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{FD} China: Australia should look beyond the nations’ differences

A senior Chinese official says China hopes Australia will continue to look beyond the countries’ ideological differences and focus on bilateral business ties and other forms of cooperation. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s socialist leaders seize bakeries in ‘bread war’

For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion’s Bakery. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen on his way to spring break in Florida busted with 7 cases of beer, marijuana in truck, cops say

A 19-year-old University of Alabama student speeding toward some spring break festivities was arrested in Florida Friday after police say they found seven cases of beer and marijuana in his pickup truck. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadline set in case of Ohio mother accused of killing sons

Attorneys in the case of an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them have been given a deadline for filing any additional motions. Continue reading

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{FD} Former aides set to testify against Penn State ex-president

Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State’s former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. Continue reading

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{FD} US surgeon pleads guilty after New Zealand crash kills 2

A 63-year-old Wisconsin heart surgeon who was on vacation in New Zealand with his wife has pleaded guilty to careless driving charges after police say he caused an accident while attempting a U-turn on a coastal highway last month, killing two people a… Continue reading

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{FD} Man burns down parents’ house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants

Maine’s state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents’ house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches. Continue reading

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{FD} Autistic man missing since Los Angeles Marathon run

A 21-year-old autistic man vanished Sunday after completing the Los Angeles Marathon, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife says Cuban dissident gets 3 years on assault charge

A Cuban dissident described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience has been sentenced to three years in prison on an assault charge that his backers describe as fabricated, his wife said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers: Attackers shoot at motorcade carrying Aristide

At least two people were wounded Monday when shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, lawyers for the ex-leader and a close political associate said. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll rises to 3 from inmate riot at Guatemala prison

Another guard died Monday from injuries sustained when gang members rioted at a Guatemalan prison for juveniles and adults, raising the death toll to three, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea’s Park says ‘sorry’ as she undergoes questioning

South Korea’s just-ousted president said Tuesday she was “sorry” to the people as she underwent questioning by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office. Continue reading

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{FD} Krauthammer: ‘The story line now is that the president was wrong’

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that when it comes to President Trump’s allegations via Twitter about wiretapping by President Obama, “the storyline now is that the President was wrong.” Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez shot men after drink spilled at club, witness says

A former friend of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez told the jury at Hernandez’s double-murder trial Monday that he opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a nightclub. Continue reading

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{FD} Record high temperatures set for first day of spring

The first day of spring saw temperatures in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, that broke or tied records, including two that were more than a century old. Continue reading

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{FD} After Marine Photo Scandal, Services Issue Social Media Guidelines

U.S. military leaders sent out guidance to personnel about online conduct in the wake of a recent nude-photo sharing scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wanted man shot at deputies after facing arrest

The Latest on a shooting outside a suburban Los Angeles County sheriff’s station (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} North Dakota man sentenced for Kandahar Airfield wire theft

A North Dakota man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in the theft of copper wire from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} New details emerge in alleged rape of Maryland girl by two teens, one here illegally

New brutal details emerged Monday in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two male students, at least one of whom was in the country illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland girl allegedly raped in high school bathroom by two teens, at least one here illegally

A 14-year-old girl enrolled at Rockville High School in Rockville, Md. was violently raped, sodomized and made to perform oral sex in a campus bathroom stall by two older male students, at least one of whom is in the country illegally, police and immig… Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief calls for Haiti peacekeeping mission to end Oct. 15

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{FD} Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

A federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings. Continue reading

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{FD} New hospital opens in isolated area of southern Haiti

A new hospital has been opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man arrested at White House says he’s telepathic

The Latest on a man arrested at a security checkpoint near the White House after claiming he had a bomb (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Q&A on ‘unmasking’ and leaking classified information

After FBI Director James Comey publicly acknowledged Monday the existence of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the White House introduced a new narrative to push bac… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-MMA fighter convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend

A Las Vegas jury on Monday found a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims ‘vile’

A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center’s mail. Continue reading

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{FD} Bad-luck suspect arrested after failed robbery, wreck

Police and witnesses say just about everything went wrong for a Louisiana woman when she tried to rob a bar. Continue reading

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{FD} Greece: Police find 8 parcel bombs headed to EU countries

Police in Greece have discovered and neutralized eight parcel bombs, addressed to European Union finance officials and businesses in various European countries, at a postal sorting office near Athens. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: New photos of ex-teacher, kidnapped student released

New photos were relased Monday of the former health teacher in Tennessee accused of abducting one of his students, as investigators tried to “heighten the urgency” of the case and bring in new tips before the trail goes cold. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman poured bleach on boyfriend’s dog during argument, police say

Authorities say a woman has been accused of dumping bleach on her boyfriend’s dog and his clothing during an argument. Continue reading

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{FD} Sydney train roof explodes; 1 hurt

Sydney commuters were left stunned when the roof of a train “exploded” as it approached a platform in the city’s inner west. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris airport attack caught on video

Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly Airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind. Continue reading

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{FD} Godfather crackdown: Sicilian bishop bars mafia in baptisms

Vito Corleone might want to make a Sicilian bishop an offer he can’t refuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen gets 30 years for murdering homeless man

A teenager who was 12 years old when he killed a homeless man in Florida has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy, 5, choked by dog pulling on his scarf in snow has died

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy has died days after he was choked when the family dog pulled on his scarf as they played in the snow. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate advocates seek video, documents on jail disturbance

Inmate advocates have asked for video and documents from the New Orleans jail as they look into a weekend disturbance there that they say was more serious than authorities have reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildlife park under scrutiny again after monkey loses body parts, lion cub dies

A wildlife park in Arkansas could lose its operating license or face fines  after a lion cub accidentally hung itself and a monkey lost fingertips. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio police officers who shot, injured teen won’t be charged

Police officers who shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who had an air gun won’t face criminal charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sought in fatal Baltimore fire surrenders to police

Baltimore police say a man wanted in a firebombing that left two teenagers dead and six people injured has surrendered to authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Swiss bank UBS ordered to stand tax-fraud trial in France

Swiss bank UBS AG has been ordered to stand trial in France for allegedly helping wealthy French clients evade the country’s tax authorities after it rejected as too pricey an out-of-court settlement offer from prosecutors. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland man shot, critically wounded after police pursuit

Delaware authorities say a Maryland man remains hospitalized in critical condition after a police pursuit ended in gunfire. Continue reading

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{FD} NY boy playing with brother falls into icy river, dies

A seven-year-old boy was playing outside his home in upstate New York with his eight-year-old brother before he fell through the ice of the Susquehanna River on Sunday and died, investigators said, identifying the child as Connor Brown of Conklin. Continue reading

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{FD} Syrian refugees in Turkey mark anniversary of uprising

Syrian refugees in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep have marked the sixth anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war with songs, speeches and a martial arts show. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who pulled out weapon at US Capitol sentenced to jail

A man who displayed a weapon at a security checkpoint at the visitor center of the U.S. Capitol last year has been sentenced to 11 months in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: New photos of ex-teacher released

New photos were relased Monday of the former health teacher in Tennessee accused of abducting one of his students, as investigators tried to “heighten the urgency” of the case and bring in new tips before the trail goes cold. Continue reading

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{FD} Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys linked to Mexican newspaper executive

The jerseys are in the possession of the FBI in Boston, and law enforcement was working to authenticate them. Continue reading

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