Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

{FD} MORNING BRIEF: Gorsuch appears to survive Democrat barrage, readies for round 3

Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on his opinion on past High Court rulings that could help identify his ideological approach to the bench, but he appeared to have emerged from the hours of testimony relatively unsc… Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: What’s behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple

It’s more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world’s biggest religious complex. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 student dead, 20 injured in stampede at Chinese school

A local government in central China says one student has died and 20 others were injured following a stampede during a morning bathroom break at an elementary school. Continue reading

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{FD} Internet applauds Florida dad who bought groceries for his ex

Trying to co-parent with your ex can be unpleasant at times, and maybe even messy. One father in Florida, though, is getting a lot of attention for going above and beyond for his ex for the sake of their daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announces 20 medal winners

A Massachusetts man who died saving a waitress from being stabbed by a mentally ill man and a 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy who died trying to save his father from a house fire are among 20 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam sentences 9 men to death for drug trafficking

Vietnamese state media say a court has sentenced nine men to death for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of heroin. Continue reading

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{FD} Los Angeles Latinos report fewer sex assaults amid immigration fears, police say

Reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence among Los Angeles’ Latino population have plummeted since the beginning of the year, amid fears that immigrants in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police or appear in c… Continue reading

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{FD} Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire

When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Hannity on Maryland high school rape: ‘We’re not protecting the American people’

Fox News’ Sean Hannity opened Tuesday night’s edition of “Hannity” with a monologue about illegal immigrant crime amid an uproar over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old Maryland girl by two Central American suspects, at least one of whom was in the U.S…. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea missile test ends in failure, Seoul says

South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. Continue reading

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{FD} US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El Chapo

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are sparring over jail conditions that the lawyers claim are so stressful he’s hallucinating about music. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam suspends air controller for sleeping on duty

Vietnam’s aviation authority has suspended three air traffic controllers, including one who fell asleep while on duty, for causing delays for two flights. Continue reading

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{FD} Seoul says N. Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure

South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 sentenced for conspiracy to smuggle people into US

Two men from India have been sentenced in federal court in New Jersey to prison time for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle people into the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet

A Maryland man has been indicted in Texas on a hate-crime charge after a Twitter message induced a seizure in a Newsweek reporter. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan logs biggest trade surplus since 2010 in Feb

Japan reports it logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake hits Indonesia’s Bali island, but no casualties

An earthquake has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil ‘run wild,’ prosecutor says

The failure of Penn State’s former president to report child molestation accusations against Jerry Sandusky allowed evil “to run wild,” prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of Graham Spanier’s trial. A defense attorney accused prosecutors of trying to… Continue reading

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{FD} Officer: Utah teens plotted to shoot girl over texts

Two teenage boys accused of shooting a girl in the head in small-town Utah concocted the plan while playing video games and discussing their desire to “get rid” of the girl who was texting one of them, authorities testified Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Continue reading

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{FD} Parent of Maryland high school student ‘absolutely shocked’ over alleged rape by immigrants

The parent of a Maryland high school student said Tuesday she was “absolutely shocked” over an alleged rape of another student by two immigrants, at one here illegally, and that parents want to make sure how to prevent “these situations” in the future. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of cheating South Korean school out of $5.5M

A suburban New York man has been convicted of cheating a South Korean school out of $5.5 million and then living lavishly. Continue reading

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{FD} FedEx profit rises but misses Wall Street’s target

Income and revenue rose during the peak holiday season at FedEx, but higher fuel costs helped keep profit below Wall Street’s forecast. Continue reading

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{FD} UCF fraternity remains under suspension after gun incident

A police report says fraternity brothers at a now-suspended University of Central Florida fraternity were uncomfortable when a pledge-master brandished an unloaded shotgun at blindfolded pledges, but did nothing to intervene. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand jury indicts man in 5 slayings and arson in Colquitt

A Georgia man has been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of five people found shot in a burned house. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Petrobras posts $4.8 billion loss in 2016

Brazil’s state-run oil company says it posted a $4.8 billion loss in 2016 mainly because of a reduction in the value of assets it needs to sell to lower a debt estimated at more than $100 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman arrested after 3-year-old grabs loaded gun, fires it

A Deltona woman was arrested Monday after a 3-year-old child grabbed her loaded gun and fired it, according to deputies. Continue reading

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{FD} France warns against cuts to UN force in Congo before voting

France’s U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker: ‘Hatred and Misogyny’ Behind Photo-Sharing Scandal

Speier brought the harassment of women by male Marines and vets on Facebook groups to the attention of Gen. Jim Amos in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfill a campaign pledge of closer cooperation with Moscow. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 7 killed in drug gang shootouts in northern Mexico

Mexican officials say at least seven people were killed in a series of shootouts between drug gangs in the northern border state of Chihuahua. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief: Army Will Need Smaller Units for Megacity Combat

Preparing for urban warfare will mean redesigning fighting units to better cope with the compartmenting nature of city streets. Continue reading

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{FD} Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported “recent coordinated physical attacks” on the much-protested line, just as it’s almost ready to carry oil. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before shooting

A woman arrested after her 2-year-old son picked up her loaded handgun and shot his 9-year-old brother said she previously allowed the 2-year-old to practice pulling the trigger of the gun when it was unloaded, Phoenix police said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} TSA: Teen denied flight to US due to Turkish airline’s issue

A 17-year-old Tennessee girl was denied a flight back to the United States over the weekend because a Turkish airline didn’t provide necessary passenger information, but a resolution is expected shortly, the Transportation Security Administration said … Continue reading

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{FD} Q&A: A look at the electronics ban on some flights

The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on b… Continue reading

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{FD} Body cam video shows charged Illinois officer punching man

Newly released police body camera footage from Springfield, Illinois, shows an officer punching a 19-year-old man nearly a dozen times. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say 100,000 dashboard cam files accidentally deleted

Columbus, Ohio, police say they’re investigating an employee’s accidental deletion of about 100,000 dashboard camera video files. Continue reading

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{FD} Rape focuses critical attention on ‘sanctuary’ states

The rape of a 14-year girl last week in a boys’ bathroom of a Maryland high school, for which two immigrants have been charged, has fueled opposition to officials making the state a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania college student dies after skateboarding accident on campus

A Pennsylvania college is mourning the loss of one its students after he died from injuries sustained in a skateboarding accident on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady’s jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan. Continue reading

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{FD} Haiti police deny attempt on Aristide’s life

Haitian police are rejecting claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s associates that he was the target of an assassination attempt. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s agitation game

The aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, cut through seas off South Korea on Tuesday as Navy F-18 fighter jets took off from the flight deck. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Man charged in school rape entered US illegally

Immigration officials say one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom in Maryland entered the United States illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} Walmart horseback ride caught on video

A Houston man and a couple friends took an unusual mode of transportation to their local Walmart – their horses. Continue reading

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{FD} Christianity in Iraq is finished, says Canon Andrew White, ‘vicar of Baghdad’

He is one of the world’s most prominent priests, but Canon Andrew White – known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” – has reached a painstaking conclusion: Christianity is all but over in the land where it began. Continue reading

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{FD} Mideast refugees stranded in limbo find Americans reaching out in faith

Scores of families fleeing their war-torn countries are benefiting from the kindness of American strangers Continue reading

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{FD} French prosecutors extend Fillon’s probe to suspected fraud

An investigation into parliamentary jobs arranged by French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been extended to new suspicions of fraud and forgery. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan supports sending more US forces

Afghanistan says it wants the Trump administration to send more forces and help meet “military shortfalls” in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Islam may surpass Christianity as world’s largest faith

By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population. Continue reading

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