Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

{FD} Ex-church official due in court as lawyers plan for retrial

A longtime Philadelphia church official is due back in court as lawyers debate how many church abuse victims should testify at his retrial. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: China’s man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

A U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful cyclone slams into Australia’s tropical northeast

A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia’s tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemala officials say 3 suspected thieves burned alive

Officials in Guatemala say a crowd in a rural community has burned three men alive who were accused of a killing and robbery, while authorities were able to rescue a fourth burned man. Continue reading

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{FD} Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Club owner shutting building down for good

The owner of a Cincinnati nightclub said late Monday that he was shutting the building down for good one day after one person was killed and 16 were wounded in a weekend shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

The Australian government has shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate reject it over human rights concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami-Dade police shooting: 2 undercover officers ambushed, 6 suspects at large

Two undercover Miami-Dade County police officers were in stable condition after they were ambushed as they sat in their unmarked police cruiser Monday night, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Miami undercover police officers shot, in stable condition

Two undercover Miami-Dade County police officers were in stable condition late Monday after being shot in the Liberty City section of Miami. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroin found hidden in dog crate at New York’s Kennedy Airport

Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. Continue reading

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{FD} American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country’s three major state-owned carriers, and expand commercial cooperation. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

South Korea has held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship’s wreckage that was raised last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge allows Oregon resident to be genderless

An Oregon judge who last year ruled that a transgender person can legally change their sex to “non-binary” has given the OK for a Portland resident to be genderless. Continue reading

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{FD} Central Florida shootings kill 1, wound 5, including bystanders

A series of shootings Monday in Sanford, Fla., killed at least one person and wounded five others critically, including two children, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail — many of them alongside Nelson Mandela — for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning at 87. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroin found hidden in dog crate at Kennedy Airport

Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Cruise line stops port calls at Mexican resort of Acapulco

The U.S. cruise ship line Holland America says it has halted port calls at Mexico’s troubled resort city of Acapulco and will sail to other destinations in the country “due to recent security concerns.” The news comes as Acapulco hosts an annual touris… Continue reading

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{FD} Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE

The father of an 18-year-old Rockville High School student charged with the rape of a fellow classmate has been arrested for being in the country illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Bus terminal bathroom arrests target gays

A lawsuit accuses Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police of targeting gay men who use the restrooms at New York City’s main bus terminal. Continue reading

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{FD} Bald eagle found dead in Oregon with its talons cut off

Authorities in Oregon are trying to learn who killed a bald eagle found dead Monday with its talons removed, OregonLive.com reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, a… Continue reading

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{FD} Investor burned by Madoff leaps to death off posh NYC hotel

A former hedge fund executive jumped to his death from the luxury Sofitel New York Hotel on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Juror: Penn State ex-president’s email was key evidence

A juror who voted to convict Penn State’s former president of child endangerment says the defendant’s own words in a 2001 email amounted to some of the strongest evidence against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico transfers Zetas cartel leader to border prison

Mexican authorities say they have transferred the leader of the brutal Zetas drug cartel to the same border prison that held Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman before he was extradited to the United States in January. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty: Coalition not doing enough to protect civilians

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced in purchase of bullets used in killing rampage

A man accused of buying the bullets another man used to kill three people at random has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma authorities: Homeowner’s son kills 3 burglars

Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner’s son who was armed with a rifle. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Convict asks officers to kill him in closed US mall

Authorities say a convicted murderer who barricaded himself in an elevator at a closed mall in South Carolina told police he wanted them to shoot him. Continue reading

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{FD} American woman wounded in Mexico resort of San Jose del Cabo

Mexican officials say an American woman was wounded by a stray ****** during a shooting in the resort of San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading

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{FD} 13 states urge appeals court to OK Trump travel ban

A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is backing President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries, telling a federal appeals court Monday that the Republican acted lawfully in the interest of nat… Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man pleads guilty to claiming rigged Wisconsin jackpot

A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to using inside information from a lottery official to win a $783,000 Wisconsin jackpot in 2007. Continue reading

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{FD} About 100 protest detention of Vermont farm worker advocates

About 100 people have protested the detention by federal immigration officials of three advocates for Vermont dairy farm workers. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Gunman dead after opening fire in Tennessee salon

Authorities say a man accused of taking hostages and opening fire in a crowded Tennessee beauty salon is dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico police: 3 people shot dead, set on fire in car

Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland high school student’s journal ‘spelled out a detailed shooting event,’ sheriff says

Investigators say an 18-year-old Catoctin High School student was gathering materials, compiling information on school emergency procedures and planning an act of violence. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Authorities south of US on lookout for teen

The Latest on a 15-year-old girl (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Fiery train, oil truck collision in Pakistan kills 1

Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran president to meet with Putin to discuss economic ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Russia for talks expected to focus on economic ties and the Syrian conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling city. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Blacks make up 1.2 percent of Mexico’s population

A Mexican census report says 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country’s population. Continue reading

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{FD} Bearizona wildlife park in Arizona on lockdown due to armed suspect

An animal wildlife park in northern Arizona was forced to go into lockdown Monday after reports of an armed suspect nearby following a police chase. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: South Carolina officers shot unarmed man 19 times

The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by police officers in South Carolina has sued, saying the man was struck 17 times in the back. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate vandalism at Colorado mosque

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a bias-motivated crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungry gator eats golf ball after getting bonked on the head

Golfers in Florida got video of a living, breathing, hungry water hazard. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeowner’s son shoots, kills three would-be burglars

Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Atlanta officers wound suspect after he shot woman

Atlanta authorities say a suspect was wounded by police gunfire after he shot a woman then turned his rifle on responding officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeland Security secretary stresses keeping US safe

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he told members of the Detroit area’s Arab-American and Latino communities that he is committed to keeping the country safe without targeting anyone based on a person’s ethnicity or religious affiliation. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran’s president to meet with Putin; economic ties on agenda

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Russia for talks expected to focus on economic ties and the Syrian conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} Madison Krumrine: Search for missing teen draws hundreds of volunteers

Hundreds of volunteers combed the woods, roads and properties of south-central Pennsylvania over the weekend in the search for a missing 16-year-old girl. Continue reading

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