Daily Archives: April 4, 2017

MORNING BRIEF: McConnell says GOP evening the score by employing nuclear option for Gorsuch

We are approaching the finish line in the Senate hearings on whether President Trump’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court will be confirmed. Continue reading

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Suspected tornado damages school, fire house in Missouri

Authorities in southwest Missouri believe a tornado is responsible for severe damage to several buildings, including a fire station and elementary school. Continue reading

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Spain’s King Felipe VI meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito

Spanish King Felipe VI has met with Japanese Emperor Akihito in his first visit to Japan since ascending to the throne. Continue reading

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‘Help me’: Police dispatcher recounts deadly barracks ambush

State police dispatcher Nicole Palmer had just arrived for her 11 p.m. shift and was on the phone with a man complaining about his neighbor’s fireworks when she heard a gunshot. Continue reading

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Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Continue reading

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Catfish falls from sky into Florida family’s pool

Just about everyone, especially here in Florida, has a big fish story. But Leonard Vanderpool has, arguably, the best one of all. Continue reading

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UN: 40-50 years needed to clear weapons in Iraq and Syria

It will take 40 to 50 years to clear the mines, improvised explosive devices and other unexploded ordnance from Iraq and Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Guatemala brings charges in kids’ home fire that killed 41

Three Guatemalan ex-child welfare officials have been formally charged in connection with a fire at a state-run home for troubled youth that killed 41 girls. Continue reading

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Court says gay employees can sue under 1964 Civil Rights Act

A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that a landmark civil rights law allows gay employees to sue their employers for discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation. Continue reading

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Mexico’s top diplomat heads to Washington for meetings

Mexico says its top diplomat will meet with U.S. officials this week in Washington to discuss bilateral relations, which have been tense under the administration of President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Severe weather: Alabama governor declares emergency, South braces for more storms

Another round of severe weather with damaging winds is expected to sweep across the South on Wednesday, bringing damaging winds in Alabama and Georgia, according to forecasters. Continue reading

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Chicago Facebook Live sex assault victim was threatened with dog, prosecutors say

A Chicago girl who was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook was threatened with a dog attack if she tried to flee, prosecutors said Tuesday as they revealed more details in the case. Continue reading

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Police arrest man in woman’s death on busy Atlanta street

Authorities have arrested a man who they say shot and killed a woman on a busy Midtown Atlanta street. Continue reading

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President of Mormon church, Thomas S. Monson, hospitalized in Salt Lake City

President Thomas S. Monson has been hospitalized, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed to FOX 13. Continue reading

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The Latest: North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

The Latest on North Korea firing a missile from its east coast (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The U.S. Pacific Command says North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday Seoul time from a spot on its east coast near the city o… Continue reading

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Utah school stabbing victims speak about anger, confusion

Victims of a Utah high school locker room stabbing described the horror and shock they endured during a November attack and talked Tuesday in court about the anger and confusion they’ve felt about being attacked by a classmate. Continue reading

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Man charged in fatal shooting of driver who hit his son

The father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a car and injured in Cincinnati has been arrested on charges of murder and felonious assault in the driver’s slaying. Continue reading

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Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast. Continue reading

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North Korea fires missile as US official says ‘clock has now run out’ on Pyongyang

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries that the North might soon conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests. Continue reading

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President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City

The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City. Continue reading

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Rally in Memphis for equality on anniversary of MLK’s death

Activists claiming an imbalance in economic and social equality rallied at a Memphis church on Tuesday, the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading

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Defense wants trial moved for officer who shot Castile

Lawyers for a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist asked a judge Tuesday to move the trial, saying publicity has made it impossible to seat an unbiased jury in the St. Paul area. Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin reenactor Ralph Archbold dies at age 75

A popular reenactor who portrayed Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia for more than 40 years and married a woman who portrays Betsy Ross has died. Continue reading

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Jeweler apologizes for ad that some said promoted violence

A North Carolina jewelry store has apologized for and replaced a billboard that some said promoted violence against women. Continue reading

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General Warns of Need to Boost Airlift Capacity

The Air Force is working to upgrade its C-5 Galaxy fleet and keep its C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in key condition. Continue reading

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Families of missing Missouri women contacted after sets of human remains found

Authorities in Missouri have been in contact with families of two young missing women from the Kansas City area after the discovery of two sets of human remains this week. Continue reading

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Woman serving life in collar bomb robbery dies in prison

A woman convicted in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that left a pizza delivery driver dead when a bomb strapped to his neck exploded has died in prison. Continue reading

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US wants ‘proof’ of progress by Sudan’s government on Darfur

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration wants to see “proof” from Sudan’s government — not more words — that it is making progress toward peace and protecting civilians in its vast and troubled Darfur region. Continue reading

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What is ‘unmasking?’ Susan Rice allegedly sought names of Trump associates under surveillance

After FBI Director James Comey publicly acknowledged Monday the existence of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the White House introduced a new narrative to push bac… Continue reading

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What is ‘unmasking?’ Law designed to protect Americans’ identities

After FBI Director James Comey publicly acknowledged Monday the existence of an ongoing counterintelligence investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the White House introduced a new narrative to push bac… Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

Prosecutors say at least four Chicago boys who streamed the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl live on Facebook threatened the victim with a dog if she tried to flee. Continue reading

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First minister talks of global role of independent Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says independence from the United Kingdom, combined with partnerships around the world, is the best way for her country to build a fairer society at home and to make a positive contribution elsewhere. Continue reading

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Christian churches thrive in European countries with Islam on the rise

Christianity is finding new outlets to survive and thrive in European countries where Islam in on the rise. Continue reading

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Judge declines to suppress evidence in whiskey-theft case

A Kentucky judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence that led to a distillery worker being accused of masterminding a long-running whiskey theft ring in bourbon country. Continue reading

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Prosecutor seeks death penalty for man accused of 2 killings

A special prosecutor says he’ll seek the death penalty in prosecuting a Florida man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer. Continue reading

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Pope Francis prays for Chicago violence victims in letter

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich says Pope Francis has written him a letter saying he is praying for the city’s victims of violence. Continue reading

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Python hunters describe dangers of wrangling 15-foot snake in Florida Everglades

A small team of hunters captured a massive 15-foot-long python in the Florida Everglades, and told Fox News they got a cash reward of more than $600 and just a few snake bites to show for it. Continue reading

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Air Force: Fighter jet makes emergency landing at Ohio base

An Air Force base spokesman says an F-16C fighter jet had to make an emergency landing in Ohio because of a hydraulic leak. Continue reading

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Seattle’s tunnel boring machine Bertha reaches end of long, troubled journey

With a cloud of dust, Bertha — Seattle’s tunnel boring machine — reached the end of her long, troubled journey, a milestone in a multibillion-dollar project to replace an aging highway hugging the city’s waterfront. Continue reading

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Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name that the company says is “confusingly similar” to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia. Continue reading

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ISIS boss al-Baghdadi reportedly escaped capture by minutes

The world’s most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, avoided capture by Iraqi special forces “by minutes” after escaping through a trapdoor, it has been revealed. Continue reading

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Ohio Amber Alert canceled after 2 young children found safe

An Amber Alert for two children, who police say were kidnapped by an armed man, was canceled Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading

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Ex-prof convicted of assaulting disabled man files appeal

A former Rutgers University professor is appealing her conviction on charges of sexually assaulting a disabled man who she said had consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard. Continue reading

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Kirkuk council votes for referendum on joining Iraqi Kurdistan

The Iraqi province of Kirkuk has voted in favor of a region-wide referendum to determine if it will join Kurdistan’s government or remain tied to Baghdad. Continue reading

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Brazil asks its diplomats help increase weapons exports

Brazil has asked its diplomats to help increase exports of weapons made in the South American country as it suffers through one of the country’s worst economic crises in decades. Continue reading

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The Latest: French candidates talk economy in crucial debate

The Latest on the presidential election in France (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Continue reading

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Reward offered in shooting of 4 men near school; 3 dead

Police are combing through surveillance video and have announced a reward they hope will lead to quick arrests of suspects in a quadruple shooting near a Catholic school in north Philadelphia where three men were killed and a fourth wounded. Continue reading

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St. Petersburg subway blast: Killer may have met accomplices in Moscow

The man believed to have unleashed a suicide bomb attack on a subway train in St. Petersburg, Russia, killing more than a dozen people, was identified Tuesday as a 22-year-old Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan. Continue reading

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Maine woman who attacked ‘lazy’ boyfriend with hammer gets prison

A Maine woman who attacked her then-boyfriend with a claw hammer because he was “lazy” is going to prison for 15 months. Continue reading

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Horse rescued after falling into hole in California during run to Taco Bell

Authorities say a horse returning from a run to Taco Bell escaped serious injury after falling into a 5-foot-deep hole in Southern California. Continue reading

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