Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

Cuban uses condoms, tropical fruit to make own brand of wine

The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger and hibiscus, then slip a condom over each glass neck to start the unusual process of winemakin… Continue reading

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Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children

Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia. Continue reading

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Philippines arrests 3 South Korean fugitives

Philippine police say authorities have arrested three South Koreans wanted in their home country, including a man who allegedly swindled his compatriots of more than $5 million. Continue reading

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Leopard briefly shuts down Nepal’s international airport

Nepal’s only international airport has been briefly shut down after a leopard was spotted on the runway. Continue reading

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Louisiana on ‘high alert’ after tornado kills 3-year-old girl, mother

A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed in Louisiana Sunday morning when high winds flipped their mobile home off its foundation. Continue reading

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Central Park explosion: Detectives stymied 9 months after blast

Detective Paul Arroyo and Special Agent Peter D’Antonio are frustrated. Continue reading

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US Air Force to cut lighting at Hawaii base to help endangered seabirds

The U.S. Air Force will reduce exterior lighting at a Hawaii facility to help protect endangered and threatened seabirds there. Continue reading

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Five people wounded in shooting at Northern California party, suspect arrested

Five people were wounded in a shooting at a Northern California house party Saturday, police said. Continue reading

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Demonstrators protest Afghan president’s Australia visit

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the Afghan president’s visit to Australia on Monday, calling for his government to end discrimination against the Hazara ethnic minority and to refuse to repatriate asylum seekers rejected by Australia. Continue reading

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DC police: Kidnapped N. Carolina girl found after slayings

Police in Washington, D.C., say they have found an 11-year-old girl who authorities believe was kidnapped after her grandparents were slain at a North Carolina home. Continue reading

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Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities are blocking its access to the Gaza Strip to document abuses. Continue reading

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Official: Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner travels to Iraq

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq. Continue reading

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Bank of Japan survey shows uptick in business outlook

Japanese manufacturers are feeling slightly more upbeat than they were late last year, according to a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday. Continue reading

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Venezuela opposition seeks removal of Supreme court judges

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers are calling for the removal of the Supreme Court judges who issued a ruling nullifying the country’s congress. Continue reading

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Son of hook-handed preacher Abu Hamza says he was stripped of UK passport

Hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza’s jihadi son claims he has been stripped of his U.K. passport by the Home Office. Continue reading

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Mother, daughter dead after severe storm rips through Louisiana

A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed in Louisiana Sunday morning when high winds flipped their mobile home off its foundation. Continue reading

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Air Force to reduce lighting at Hawaii station to help birds

The U.S. Air Force will reduce exterior lighting at a Hawaii facility to help protect endangered and threatened seabirds there. Continue reading

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Former AG Loretta Lynch to speak at Harvard conference

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is scheduled to speak at Harvard University. Continue reading

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After Andes tragedy, Chapecoense set for emotional cup final

It will be anything but a typical soccer cup final when Chapecoense faces Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Michigan toddler killed, struck by grandfather’s truck

Authorities say a western Michigan toddler has been struck and killed by a truck driven by his grandfather. Continue reading

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Police: Man fakes death after rape charge, goes to jail

Utah authorities say a man who they suspected of faking his own death after he was accused of rape last year has now turned himself in. Continue reading

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Cyprus leaders: More work needed to restart peace talks

The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus say more work is needed to prepare the ground for the resumption of stalled reunification talks. Continue reading

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California rescuers on lookout for whale caught in crab gear

Boaters were asked Sunday to be on the lookout for a gray whale caught in a crab trap heading north along Southern California’s coast. Continue reading

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1-month-old baby boy fatally shot near Las Vegas

Authorities are investigating how a one-month-old baby boy was shot dead in suburban Las Vegas. Continue reading

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2 young children die in central Illinois house fire

Two young children died in a central Illinois house fire early Sunday morning, and their parents, who escaped the blaze, were being treated for unspecified injuries. Continue reading

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Uruguay continues search for missing crew of S. Korean ship

Uruguay is looking for 22 missing crew members of a South Korean ship after finding two survivors. Continue reading

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2 dead after suspected tornado rips through Louisiana

A mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed Sunday morning when a suspected tornado ripped through southern Louisiana, demolishing the family’s mobile home. Continue reading

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Family holds ceremony to remember detained woman

The family of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran marked the first anniversary of her detention by tying yellow ribbons on the branches of trees at a park near her home. Continue reading

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5 shot during fight at birthday party, 1 arrested

Authorities in Northern California say five men were shot during a fight at a birthday party and that a suspect was arrested. Continue reading

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Destroyer’s name honors aviator who tried to save comrade

Naval aviator Thomas Hudner watched helplessly as a fellow fighter pilot’s plane turned into a death trap after a crash-landing behind enemy lines during the Korean War. The injured pilot was pinned in the cockpit, unable to escape from the burning plane. Continue reading

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Sentencings not the end of New Jersey bridge case saga

Fans of the long-running saga known as “Bridgegate,” take heart: Last week’s sentencing of two former associates of Republican Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t the final installment. Continue reading

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Thousands gather in Paris over police killing of Chinese man

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Paris to demand answers and justice one week after a Chinese man was killed at his home by the police, a case that has provoked anger in the French capital’s Asian community. Continue reading

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The Latest: Ecuadoreans choosing president in close race

The Latest on Ecuador’s presidential election (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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Israel unveils latest addition to David’s Sling missile defense system

Israel unveiled on Sunday the latest addition to its multilevel missile defense system with David’s Sling, a joint Israeli-U.S. project designed to intercept medium-range missiles. Continue reading

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Man keeping warm suspected of starting Colorado church fire

A man is suspected of accidentally starting a fire that damaged a Colorado church while trying to keep warm during a snowstorm. Continue reading

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Wife of teacher with Tennessee Amber Alert teen files for divorce

The ex-Tennessee school teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student is being sued for divorce by his wife of 31 years. Continue reading

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Colombia flood: Over 200 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes

The search continued Sunday for loved ones in a small city in southern Colombia after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing at least 207 and leaving many injured or missing. Continue reading

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PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands show support for a united Europe

Thousands of people have joined rallies across Germany and other European countries to show their support for the idea of a united Europe. Continue reading

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France’s Le Pen renews anti-Islam remarks ahead of election

With just three weeks before the first round of France’s presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is working to galvanize voters with the anti-Islam rhetoric that is one of her trademarks. Continue reading

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Mormon church plans to build 5 more new temples worldwide

The Mormon church plans to build five more temples across the globe. Continue reading

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Man pleads guilty to striking, killing Australian satirist

An Idaho man who struck and killed a renowned Australian humorist with his pickup truck will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash. Continue reading

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Houston cops find missing woman’s car, suspect foul play

Houston police suspect a 26-year-old woman reported missing March 24 was shot and killed after finding her car covered in blood. Continue reading

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Large rally in Hungary for imperiled Soros-founded school

Thousands of people marched in Hungary’s capital on Sunday to protest planned legal changes that are seen as targeting a Budapest university founded by billionaire Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros. Continue reading

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Egypt’s judges, Parliament at sharp odds over bill

Egypt’s judges are up in arms over a draft law expanding the president’s control of the judiciary, saying the bill undermines their independence. Continue reading

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Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists

A Mexican newspaper in the border city of Juarez says it is closing due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists in one of the world’s deadliest countries for media workers. Continue reading

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The Latest: Texas trooper: Tornado touches down; no damage

The Latest on severe weather rumbling through Texas and Louisiana (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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British black power activist Darcus Howe dies at age 74

The biographer of British black power activist Darcus Howe says the influential member of the “Mangrove Nine” has died at age 74. Continue reading

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Facebook livestream rape suspect arrested, others still at large

A second juvenile was set to be arrested in connection with the livestreamed rape of a 15-year-old girl earlier this month, and Chicago police said Sunday other offenders remained on the loose – including an adult. Continue reading

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I-85 collapse: Crews razing fallen highway overpass in Atlanta

Crews said Sunday their goal is to reopen Piedmont Road by Monday morning, just four days after a massive fire that caused a portion of Interstate 85 to collapse, crippling traffic in both directions of the busy highway indefinitely. Continue reading

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Police seek carjacking suspect who was doused with gasoline

Massachusetts authorities are looking for the suspect who stole a woman’s car while she was pumping gas in Tewksbury. Continue reading

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