Daily Archives: April 1, 2017

Indonesia destroys 81 foreign ships for illegal fishing

Indonesian authorities have destroyed 81 foreign vessels that were captured fishing illegally in the country’s waters. Continue reading

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As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to resume their search at first light Sunday as the death toll from one of the worst disasters in the country’s re… Continue reading

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Ecuadoreans vote in closely watched presidential election

Ecuador’s presidential vote Sunday is expected to be a close race that could either further tilt Latin America toward the right following a series of conservative election victories or reinforce President Rafael Correa’s “21st century socialism.” Polls… Continue reading

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Chicago police arrest teenage boy in sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook, police said late Saturday. Continue reading

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Large fire burns in Dubai near building damaged in ’15 blaze

A large fire is raging at a construction site near Dubai’s largest shopping mall, sending thick gray smoke billowing over the heart of the city. Continue reading

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Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live

Chicago police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Continue reading

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Mourners gather for funeral of black victim of sword slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Just under two weeks after he staggered into a Manhattan police station covered in blood, Timothy Caughman was remembered at his funeral Saturday as a man dedicated to making the world a better place through conversation.”It’s Continue reading

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Ship carrying more than 20 from Asia missing near Uruguay

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company went missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members and authorities said Saturday that two people had been rescued.The ship went out of contact late Friday, South Korea time, shortly after one of the crew members sent a text message to the shipping company saying the ship was taking on water, according to an official from Seoul’s Foreign Ministry.The official said the Uruguayan maritime police and a commercial vessel that had been in neighboring waters were searching for the Stella Daisy, which had departed from a port in Brazil on March 26.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules, said 16 Filipinos and eight South Koreans were on the ship. Continue reading

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Swexit? Swedish politician says his country will be next to ditch European Union

Peter Lundgren – a right-wing politician of the Sweden Democrats party who hailed Article 50 “a breath of fresh air” – says his homeland is next in line for its very own “Swexit”. Continue reading

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Las Vegas officials rethink bus security, ads after shooting

The Las Vegas public transportation system is investigating how it uses surveillance video and vehicle advertisements a week after a fatal shooting and barricade situation on a public bus shut down the Strip for hours. Continue reading

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Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

ATLANTA (AP) — A man charged with arson Saturday in the raging fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta has been arrested more than a dozen times, mostly on drug charges. Continue reading

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Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others

Authorities say a carbon monoxide leak caused by a malfunctioning pool heater at a southwestern Michigan hotel has killed a child and sickened about a dozen other people, including seven other children and several police officers. Continue reading

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Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver on NYC street

Police say a bicyclist was killed at a New York City intersection by a hit-and-run driver, and police have made an arrest. Continue reading

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18 injured in accidental blast at French carnival

Five people were rushed to hospital – including one child – and dozens more were injured when a fireworks display exploded into the crowd at a carnival near Paris today. Continue reading

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NYC officials abandon subway trash bin ban experiment

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with too much trash in one of the world’s biggest — and arguably dirtiest — subway systems, New York transit officials tried an unusual social experiment. Continue reading

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5 children killed in western South Dakota house fire

An early morning house fire in western South Dakota Saturday killed five children who may have been attending a sleepover, according to reports. Continue reading

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Cleanup begins after severe weather strikes Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach authorities say local jail inmates are helping with cleanup efforts after strong storms struck the Tidewater area. Continue reading

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French official: 18 injured in accidental blast at carnival

A French official says 18 people have been injured in an accidental explosion prompted by a mishandled bonfire at a town fair north of Paris. Continue reading

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Football great Randall Cunningham cut from Vegas school gig

Retired football star Randall Cunningham has been sacked from his latest gig. Continue reading

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Uffizi Gallery shows treasures saved from last year’s quakes

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is showing solidarity with Italy’s art-rich, quake-stricken Marche region by hosting an exhibit of treasures saved from a series of earthquakes last year. Continue reading

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California has fewer arrests, but not necessarily less crime

The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn’t necessarily represent good news on crime, according to an analysis published Saturday. Continue reading

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Boycott leader calls Israeli tax fraud probe ‘vicious lies’

The founder of an anti-Israel boycott movement says the Israeli authorities’ investigation into his suspected tax evasion is based on “vicious lies.” Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian who holds Israeli residency, says Saturday he is not allowed to delve in… Continue reading

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Man pleads guilty to sex assault in DC court holding cell

A Washington, D.C., man is facing sentencing in June after admitting that he sexually assaulted another man in a D.C. Continue reading

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Dozens of illegal shark fins discovered in boat off Key West

Florida wildlife officers stopped a shrimp boat out of Key West and found dozens of illegal shark fins. Continue reading

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Video shows armless basketball player, 13, winning game with last second shot

An armless eight-grader without prosthetics sank a three-point shot at the buzzer this week that won the game and made him an online sensation. Continue reading

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Mormon leader encourages more baptisms for the dead

A top Mormon leader reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn’t receive the ordinance while alive. Continue reading

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Son of famous Mexican singer accused of smuggling Chinese immigrants across border

On March 14, Pepe Aguilar’s son, Jose Emiliano was stopped while trying to drive a car from Tijuana into San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection found two men and two women in the truck. The Chinese nationals each agreed to pay between $3,000 and… Continue reading

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The Latest: Mormon leader encourages baptisms for the dead

The Latest on a Mormon conference in Salt Lake City(all times local): 11 a.m. Continue reading

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Colombia: 193 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes

At least 193 people were killed in Colombia after an avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city while people slept on Saturday. Continue reading

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Colombia: 154 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos says at least 112 people have been killed after intense rains triggered an avalanche of mud and water from overflowing rivers that swept through a small city. Continue reading

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112 dead after river overflows, destroying homes in Colombia

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos says at least 112 people have been killed after intense rains triggered an avalanche of mud and water from overflowing rivers that swept through a small city. Continue reading

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The Latest: Colombia: 112 killed after rivers overflow

The Latest on the deadly river overflow in southern Colombia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Continue reading

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Bomb in Egypt Nile Delta city wounds 13 police, 3 civilians

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says 16 people, including 13 policemen, have been injured in a bomb blast near a police training facility in the Nile Delta north of Cairo. Continue reading

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Disabled veteran to hike Appalachian Trail to raise money for other vets

Gaumond, who retired from the Green Berets in 1998 after 21 years, is raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation that helps finance college educations for the children of fallen special operations forces. Continue reading

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LA-Munich flight stops in Iceland to ditch unruly passenger

A Lufthansa flight from Los Angeles to Munich had to make an unscheduled stop in Iceland after a passenger became so unruly that the crew decided she was a danger to the plane. Continue reading

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French candidate Macron focuses his attacks on Le Pen

Three weeks before France’s presidential election, independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has focused his attacks on Marine Le Pen, whom he described as his main opponent, and on her party, the far-right National Front, which he accused of bein… Continue reading

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Pilots of 2 small planes dead in mid-air collision in Central Florida

The pilots of two small planes were killed Saturday in a mid-air collision near I-95 in Central Florida, according to reports. Continue reading

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German police arrest suspect in Dortmund house explosion

German prosecutors say they’ve arrested a 48-year-old man on charges of murder on allegations he set off an explosion in a multi-family home in the western city of Dortmund that blew the building apart and left one resident dead. Continue reading

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Man accused of Islamic State ties convicted of previous plot

Federal prosecutors say a South Carolina man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group was previously convicted of plotting to kill American soldiers. Continue reading

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Venezuela high court reverses move to strip congress’ power

Venezuela’s president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American country was no longer a democracy. Continue reading

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Texas officers suspended for blocking activist filming them

Austin police have suspended two police officers who blocked an activist from recording video of a traffic stop. Continue reading

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The Latest: 3 arrested in Atlanta fire and overpass collapse

The Latest on the fire that caused an overpass to collapse in Atlanta (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Continue reading

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UK police appeal for info in hate crime attack on youth

UK detectives are appealing for witnesses who might have seen a group of youths attack a teenage asylum-seeker in the London borough of Croydon. Continue reading

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Norway minister: 2-state Mideast solution “under pressure”

Norway’s foreign minister says a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “is under pressure” as he left Oslo for a visit to the Middle East. Continue reading

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UK police arrest 12 at London protest, block clashes

British police have arrested 12 people and are taking steps to prevent clashes between far-right groups and anti-fascist demonstrators in London. Continue reading

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24 dead after river overflows, destroying homes in Colombia

Authorities say 24 people are dead after a river overflowed in Colombia, triggering an avalanche of water that destroyed homes and killed people in their sleep. Continue reading

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The Latest: Venezuela’s supreme court reverses ruling

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Continue reading

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Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 3 in old city of Jerusalem

Israeli police say they have apprehended a Palestinian who stabbed three people in the old city of Jerusalem. Continue reading

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Colorado woman’s remains found under grave of WWII veteran

A Colorado man who pleaded guilty Friday to killing his estranged wife more than two decades ago recently led authorities to her body, which was buried under the grave of a World War II veteran. Continue reading

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Severe weather strikes Virginia Beach

News reports say a church was destroyed and dozens of homes damaged after a possible tornado whipped through the Virginia Beach area. Continue reading

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