Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

{FD} Australia finds no proof its World Vision aid went to Hamas

The Australian government says it has had found no evidence that any of its donations to the Christian charity World Vision have been siphoned to Islamic militant group Hamas. Continue reading

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{FD} US Secretary of State Tillerson in Turkey for talks

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting Turkish leaders in Ankara for talks on the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Turkish requests for the extradition of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of staging a failed… Continue reading

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{FD} MORNING BRIEF: North Carolina lawmakers announce plan to repeal ‘bathroom bill’

Republican lawmakers announced Wednesday at a late-night press conference that an agreement was reached with state Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal the controversial law that prohibits transgender people from using restrooms that align with their g… Continue reading

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{FD} In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows

In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant. Continue reading

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{FD} Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog. Continue reading

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{FD} US fishing magnate dubbed ‘The Codfather’ set to change plea

A leading U.S. fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious carving found at Rhode Island church where JFK was married

A mysterious carving of a woman’s face has been discovered at the church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953, the church announced Wednesday Continue reading

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{FD} Haier boss looks far beyond appliances

After Haier Group bought the General Electric Co. appliance unit last year, the Chinese company’s chairman says he gave its American managers unusual orders: Ignore me. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents claim disabled son was baptized against their wishes

The parents of a developmentally disabled boy in Ohio have sued his former court-appointed guardian, a minister and the child’s mentor claiming he was baptized at an evangelical church last year against the couple’s wishes. Continue reading

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{FD} American Airlines co-pilot reportedly dies minutes before landing

A co-pilot on an American Airlines plane died Wednesday while the plane was preparing for landing in New Mexico, The New York Daily News reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico: Teacher wounded in January school shooting dies

Mexican authorities say a teacher who was wounded by a teenage student in a school shooting two months ago has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-South Carolina governor to head UN food agency

Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley was appointed Wednesday to head the U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church bus crash: 13 killed, 2 injured in collision with pickup truck

At least 13 people were killed and two others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pickup truck in southwest Texas, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Park arrives at Seoul court for hearing on arrest request

South Korea’s disgraced ex-president arrived at a Seoul court Thursday for hearing on a prosecutors’ request to her arrest for corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville police officer dies after crash during high-speed chase

A Louisville Metro Police officer who was in critical condition after a fiery crash in west Louisville on Tuesday night has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Man wounded in Vermont marketplace stabbing, dies

A man who was stabbed near a busy outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining plaza popular with locals and tourists in downtown Burlington, Vermont, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug smuggling. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with murder in Oklahoma officer’s death

Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old police officer during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeowners at San Francisco sinking high-rise sue developer

A homeowners association representing property owners at a high-rise in downtown San Francisco is suing the developers for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate. Continue reading

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{FD} Donald Harvey: ‘Angel of Death’ serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

A serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and ’80s was beaten in his cell and is in critical condition, state authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador bans all metals mining, marking first

El Salvador’s congress has approved a total ban on the mining of metals in the country, one of the first to enact such a broad ban. Continue reading

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{FD} UK fight looms over gov’t plan for ‘great repeal’ of EU laws

A day after triggering its European Union exit process, the British government plans to outline how it intends to convert thousands of EU rules into British law when it leaves the bloc. Continue reading

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{FD} Cities, feds try to find ‘common ground’ in sanctuary debate

Emerging from a meeting with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Wednesday on the Trump Administration’s plan to withhold federal grants to sanctuary jurisdictions, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti struck an optimistic tone: “What we’re… Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church bus crash: 12 killed, 3 injured in collision with pickup truck

At least 12 people were killed and three others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pickup truck in southwest Texas, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Study: Early Americas girl ‘Naia’ may have been young mother

More details have emerged about one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas, a young woman nicknamed “Naia” whose nearly complete skeleton was discovered in 2007 in a water-filled cave in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: 12 killed, 3 injured in Texas church van-truck crash

The Latest on the crash of a church van and a pickup truck that resulted in what investigators say were ‘multiple fatalities’ (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Baby sitter put crying infant’s feet in hot pan

Authorities say a baby sitter is accused of putting an infant’s feet inside a hot pan because she was frustrated by the girl’s crying. Continue reading

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{FD} 11 arrested in killing of Puerto Rico police sergeant

Puerto Rico’s justice secretary says 11 people have been arrested in the killing of a police sergeant at a public housing project last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots

The Marine Corps is set to offer retention bonuses for aviators for the first time since 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas trooper: Multiple fatalities in church van-truck crash

A Texas state trooper says there are multiple fatalities in a head-on crash between a church van and a pickup truck in southwestern Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Jewelry heist suspect says he came to Las Vegas from Mexico

Authorities are checking a 20-year-old man’s claim that he was brought from Mexico City to Las Vegas under threat that his family would be harmed to serve as lookout wearing a pig mask during a weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a casino jewelry store,… Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina judge orders public humiliation for domestic abusers

A North Carolina judge has sentenced three men to public humiliation after they pleaded guilty to domestic violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore blogger remains in custody after granted US asylum

A teenage blogger from Singapore who was granted U.S. asylum remains detained in a Wisconsin facility with few clues of when he’ll be released. Continue reading

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{FD} Memo to the Marine Corps: Don’t Pretend It’s Just a PR Problem

Following almost every scandal, the person, company or government entity responsible is tempted chalk it up as “a PR problem.” Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

Officials say a Louisville police officer has died from injuries he sustained in a crash during a high-speed chase. Continue reading

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{FD} Mass. sheriff: State rep’s Facebook post warning of ICE raid ‘irresponsible,’ ‘underhanded’

A Massachusetts sheriff who has called for the arrest of public officials who support sanctuary cities Wednesday slammed a state lawmaker who posted a Facebook warning about a rumored federal raid. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church bus crash: Multiple fatalities reported near Garner State Park

Multiple people were killed in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pick-up truck outside San Antonio, Texas, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Historical marker for tennis great Tilden rejected again

A state history group has again rejected a proposed marker honoring tennis ace Bill Tilden, whose complicated legacy includes three Wimbledon titles but also two arrests for sexual misconduct with teenage boys. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Police shoot off-duty deputy, wouldn’t drop gun

Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff’s deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cenovus buying most of ConocoPhillips’s Canadian assets

Cenovus Energy says it will pay $17.7 billion Canadian (US$ 13.2 billion) for most of ConocoPhillips’ Canadian assets. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas woman gets 60-year prison term for illicit injections

A Dallas salon worker has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after she was found guilty of murder in the death of a woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas governor signs ‘sex-selection’ abortion ban bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Get me cars, now!’: Radio calls capture chaos at nightclub

Recordings of police officers responding to a nightclub shooting in Cincinnati in which one person was killed and 16 injured illustrate the gravity of the unfolding crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New York foster father sex abuse trial begins

The Latest on trial of New York foster father accused of sexual abuse (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Lululemon’s shares drop after weak outlook

Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc. fell about 18 percent Wednesday after the athletic-inspired sportswear company delivered a weak outlook for the current quarter. Continue reading

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{FD} Prep school apologizes for 1970s sexual abuse of students

A New Jersey prep school says it’s “deeply sorry” for the sexual misconduct against students and other children committed by three faculty members in the 1970s. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen’s head

The parents of a Kentucky teenager say a Georgia company sold a defective Samurai sword that pierced the boy through the forehead as he and his friends played with it. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland woman burned crying baby’s feet with hot frying pan, police say

A Maryland woman has been ordered held without bond after detectives say she confessed to burning a 6-month-old’s feet with a hot frying pan because the baby would not stop crying. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ rabbi stole $630G from special needs tuition fund, indictment claims

A rabbi in New Jersey stole more than $600,000 worth of public tuition money from a special needs school that he founded, and used much of the cash to invest in a clothing business, according to an indictment against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Baghdad bombing targeting police kills 15, Iraqi officials say

A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials. Continue reading

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