Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

{FD} Sword death of black man is “assault” on diversity, New York officials say

New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, “an assault” on the city’s inclusiveness and diversity. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan PM accused of giving cash for nationalistic school

The head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal has testified in parliament that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for an elementary school where she once… Continue reading

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{FD} Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts fight way to Israel

It’s not quite Moses’ 40 years in the desert, but for a group of nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism their torturous journey to a better life in the promised land finally brought them to Israel on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippine military say they have rescued two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio court rejects media request for autopsies of 8 slain

An appeals court has rejected a newspaper’s request for access to coroner’s office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Seoul leader calls for success raising ferry

The latest on the South Korean efforts to raise a sunken ferry (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door

George S. Continue reading

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{FD} Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guilty

A Cambodian court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a prominent government critic. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard Daewoo

South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world’s second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting on its debts. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at developments in the 2014 S. Korean ferry disaster

Salvage workers are slowly pulling the huge, corroded South Korean ferry above the sea surface Thursday, about three years after it sank on a routine voyage to a resort island, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea link reportedly eyed in $81M cybertheft from Bangladesh bank account at New York Fed

Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the possibility that North Korea played a role in the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin shootings: Police officer, 3 others killed; suspect in custody

A police officer and three other people were killed in a series of shootings Wednesday in northern Wisconsin that apparently began as a domestic dispute in a bank, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} A timeline of how shootings unfolded in northern Wisconsin

A timeline of shootings Wednesday in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three other people dead (all times Central): 12:27 p.m. — Police are dispatched to a “domestic situation” at the Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill O’Reilly: Media’s treatment of Maryland high school rape ‘beyond anything I have ever seen’

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly slammed the mainstream media on Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” for ignoring the case of two teens who police say are in the U.S. illegally and are accused of raping a Maryland high school student. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam War deserter found in Florida retirement community

Marion County deputies helped apprehend an accused Vietnam War deserter Tuesday morning. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 75-year-old Linley Benson Lemburg lived in The Falls retirement community in Ocala under the false name William Mi… Continue reading

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{FD} May’s experience prepared her to handle London attack, aftermath, expert says

Prime Minister Theresa May, who spent six years in charge of the U.K.’s interior ministry, is the more prepared to handle this terror crisis than any leader the country has ever seen, an expert on British political history told The Wall Street journal. Continue reading

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{FD} California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

California is courting a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway on the nation’s tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state’s plan for the work leaves no time for any delays, a team of safety experts has warned in a re… Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey police investigate deaths of infant twin girls in apartment

Police in Lindenwold, New Jersey are investigating what led to the death of two 7-month-old twin girls Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} UK Parliament terror attack: Murdered officer named as PC Keith Palmer

A police officer who was among four victims of a terror attack in Westminster has been named as PC Keith Palmer. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: $864 million appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Man jailed in abuse case now accused of murder solicitation

A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Family kept decomposing body in home, took benefits

An Ohio sheriff says deputies have found a family living with a Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time

Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would’ve mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions about how such a policy would affect non-Christian students. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man who stopped fight honored in Atlantic City

The Latest on a video capturing a stranger stopping a fight between two teens (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. Continue reading

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{FD} Competency training for man accused of killing flamingo

A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue. Continue reading

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{FD} Agency: California farmers will get bump in irrigation water

Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years — but not their full supply, federal officials announced Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Arabs protest UN’s withdrawal of Israel ‘apartheid’ report

An Arab delegation has met with the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} UK Parliament terror attack: 5 dead, including cop and alleged assailant, in ‘sick and depraved’ act

Five people, including a London police officer who was stabbed and the alleged assailant, were killed in a terror attack that saw more 40 people injured outside the Parliament building on Wednesday in an act described as “sick and depraved” by British … Continue reading

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{FD} UK Parliament terror attack: 5 people killed, including cop and alleged assailant, in ‘sick and depraved’ act

Five people, including a London police officer who was stabbed and the alleged assailant, were killed in terror attack that saw more 40 people injured outside the Parliament building on Wednesday in an act described as “sick and depraved” by British Pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Penn St official: ‘I should have done more’ in abuse case

Two former senior administrators at Penn State testified Wednesday they regret how they handled a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, more than a week after they both struck plea deals and became witnesses against former universit… Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin fugitive convicted of kidnapping Michigan student

A woman captured last year while living under an alias in Wisconsin was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping a Detroit-area college student in 2000. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What’s the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they n… Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico’s sole deal with bondholders in jeopardy

The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after a decision by the federal control board to support the U.S. territory’s push to amend the agreement with bondholders. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force Weighs Retiring F-15C/D Fighter in Mid-2020s

The Air Force is looking at possible plans to retire the F-15C/D Eagle as early as the mid-2020s, officials told lawmakers. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer, at least 2 others shot in Wisconsin town

A police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Thursday, investigators said. Continue reading

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{FD} SWAT team outside apartment after 3 shootings in Wisconsin

A SWAT team and other police officers are outside an apartment in northern Wisconsin as police investigate shootings at three locations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Nightclub shooter’s wife appeals bond revocation

The Latest on legal proceedings related to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Striking Argentina teachers take to the streets in big march

Tens of thousands of Argentina teachers have marched through the streets of Buenos Aires as part of their two-week-old nationwide strike. Continue reading

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{FD} Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

A Virginia businessman convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her child in a same-sex custody fight has been sentenced in New York to three years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Aging mobster pleads not guilty in 2012 arson

The Latest on the arrests of an aging mobster acquitted in the 1978 Lufthansa cargo terminal heist and the namesake grandson of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Court OK of student-led school board prayers to be appealed

A federal appeals court in New Orleans will be asked to reconsider its ruling allowing student-led prayer at school board meetings. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas cab driver arrested after sex assault seen on video

Officials say a Las Vegas cab company looking for a woman’s cellphone found, instead, surveillance video footage of their taxi driver sexually assaulting the customer while she was passed out. Continue reading

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{FD} US declines to join letter criticizing China on human rights

The United States has declined to join other countries in criticizing China over allegations of torture against human rights lawyers. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-boyfriend convicted in British woman Shana Grice’s gruesome murder

A jilted ex-boyfriend has today been found guilty of slashing his ex-girlfriend’s throat and torching her bedroom after refusing to accept their break-up. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Shootings at 3 locations in small Wisconsin city

A SWAT team and other police officers are outside an apartment in northern Wisconsin as police investigate shootings at three locations. Continue reading

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{FD} Life sentence upheld for father who tossed girl into creek

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld the life sentence of a man who threw his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was strapped into her car seat and weighed down by a tire jack. Continue reading

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{FD} Virgin Atlantic plane struck by lightning after takeoff

A plane was struck by lightning after taking off from Gatwick Airport in the UK. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri teacher charged with sexual misconduct with 10 students

A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Continue reading

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