Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in Haiti’s capital. Continue reading

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Ohio prosecutor plans to discuss nightclub shooting case

An Ohio prosecutor plans to discuss the Cincinnati nightclub shooting case. Continue reading

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Man linked to art heist to plead guilty in unrelated case

A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history is expected to plead guilty to unrelated weapons charges. Continue reading

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Texas school bus crash: 23 kids, driver hospitalized after multi-vehicle accident

Twenty-four people — 23 of them fourth-graders — were sent to Southeast Texas hospitals after an accident involving their school bus, a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler. Continue reading

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Nevada man arrested on terrorism, weapon charges in Vegas

A Las Vegas man who has been free on bail for three months while fighting explosives and firearms charges was arrested late Wednesday on counts of terrorism and possession of weapons of mass destruction, authorities said. Continue reading

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Scotland’s minister, a Trump critic, says she would meet him

Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has been a critic of Donald Trump, said Wednesday she would agree to meet the U.S. president and try to build on the already strong relationship between Scotland and the United States. Continue reading

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Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails

People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses. Continue reading

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ADB: Asian growth seen steady, US policy uncertainty a risk

Asia’s developing economies will see steady growth this year and the next, though the evolving policies of President Donald Trump’s administration are a major uncertainty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Thursday. Continue reading

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Jessica Runions: Remains identified as missing Missouri woman

One of two sets of remains found in western Missouri has been identified as 21-year-old Jessica Runions, who disappeared last September, investigators said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Nauru president: Australia’s refugee policy ‘working well’

Nauru’s president said Thursday that Australia’s controversial policy of sending asylum seekers to his Pacific island nation was “working well,” as he met with the Australian prime minister amid questions over the fate of hundreds of refugees languishi… Continue reading

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Human remains found in Missouri identified as missing woman

One of two sets of human remains found in rural western Missouri has been identified as those of a 21-year-old woman who disappeared in September, police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Bomb suspect seeks change of venue, citing media coverage

A man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York seven months ago, injuring dozens of people, asked a judge on Wednesday to move his trial to Vermont to avoid the possibility potential jurors have been influenced by prejudicial publicity a… Continue reading

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Delaware GOP lawmakers take exception to reading from Quran

An opening prayer reading from the Quran at the Delaware Senate drew a sharp rebuke from a Republican lawmaker, who said the Muslim holy book calls for the death of Americans. Continue reading

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Las Vegas man indicted on terrorism charges

A Las Vegas man was indicted on charges of terrorism Wednesday. Continue reading

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Boston man arrested in Las Vegas in Strip hotel rape case

Authorities are accusing a Boston man of trying to sexually assault a woman at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Continue reading

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Woman sues Uber, says she was stabbed by another passenger

A Chicago woman has sued Uber and a customer of the ride-sharing company, saying she was stabbed by another passenger. Continue reading

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Woman falls off Northern California bridge while taking selfie

An unidentified woman fell off a bridge in Northern California Tuesday while attempting to take a risky selfie in a restricted area. Continue reading

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Black woman ‘sick of fancy white people’ allegedly attacks couple at Virginia gas station

A black New Jersey woman who said she’s “sick of fancy white people” allegedly attacked a man with a hammer and smashed his Porsche and boat at a Virginia gas station was arrested Wednesday, according to authorities and reports. Continue reading

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Police: Woman in car with kidnap victim accused in killings

Police in North Carolina say the woman found in a car with an 11-year-old girl who was believed to have been kidnapped after her grandparents were killed is now charged in their deaths. Continue reading

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2 whites sentenced on hate crime charge in black man attack

Two white Ohio men who attacked and beat a stranger because he was black have pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge and have been sentenced to prison. Continue reading

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More Drill Instructors Accused of Hazing to Face Court-Martial

The Marine Corps has formally charged former two drill instructors accused of hazing recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina. Continue reading

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Father of boy missing 20 years pleads guilty to manslaughter

The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and hindering prosecution. Continue reading

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Ohio quadruplet brothers accepted at Ivy League universities

Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation’s top universities, including each of them to both Yale and Harvard. Continue reading

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Crews rescue hiker in Colorado trapped under 1,500-pound boulder

Emergency crews worked to save a woman who was trapped under a 1,500-pound boulder on North Table Mountain Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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Deputy arrested on malfeasance charge in teen’s jail suicide

A sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on a malfeasance charge in connection with last October’s suicide of a 15-year-old boy at the New Orleans jail. Continue reading

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Sheriff: Woman arrested for attacking man’s boat with hammer

Authorities say a black woman accused of using a hammer to smash a white man’s car and boat at a gas station before attacking him has been arrested. Continue reading

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Woman admits she suffocated daughter, dumped body in field

A Cleveland-area woman charged with suffocating her 26-year-old daughter and dumping her body in a field has pleaded guilty. Continue reading

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North Carolina church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they’re no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys. Continue reading

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Rector charged with stealing money at Catholic priests’ home

The rector of a church-owned retirement home for Roman Catholic priests has been charged with embezzling $535,000 to pay for casino visits, high-end dinners and Philadelphia Pops concerts. Continue reading

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Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, “Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye” to their lifeless bodies. Continue reading

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Senate Panel Advances Trump’s Air Force Secretary Pick

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday advanced President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Continue reading

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Pilot ditched F-16 jet in woods to miss homes in Maryland neighborhood, military says

A fighter pilot on a training mission ditched his jet in a wooded area of a suburban Washington neighborhood early Wednesday so that the plane would avoid crashing into a suburban Washington neighborhood, military officials said. Continue reading

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FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. Continue reading

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The Latest: Transgender issue dominates Illinois school race

The Latest on a suburban Chicago school board election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Businessman who claims Pablo Escobar framed him gets new trial

Krishna Maharaj has maintained his innocence over the 30 years he’s spent in a Florida prison. Continue reading

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NC secretary of state faces impeachment filing over notary concerns

A North Carolina state lawmaker who called on the secretary of state to resign — after records showed her office allowed more than 320 nonpermanent residents to become public notaries over the past nine years — said Wednesday he’s filed for her impea… Continue reading

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South Dakota man charged with murder in wife’s death

A South Dakota man has been jailed on $1 million cash bond after prosecutors charged him in the death of his wife. Continue reading

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Missouri sheriff charged with assault in woman’s handcuffing

A southeast Missouri sheriff has been charged with assault for allegedly handcuffing a 77-year-old woman with enough force to cause her to have a heart attack. Continue reading

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Severe weather: At least 5 suspected tornadoes reported in Georgia, South Carolina

A storm system moving through the Southeast on Wednesday spawned at least five suspected tornadoes in Georgia and South Carolina, according to forecasters. Continue reading

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UN diplomat: Security Council to meet Trump at White House

A Security Council diplomat says the 15 members of the U.N.’s most powerful body will visit Washington later this month and meet President Donald Trump at the White House. Continue reading

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Boaters rescued off Florida after being stranded at sea for days

A good Samaritan have rescued two boaters several miles off the coast of Haulover Beach, Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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Teen’s rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ into well goes viral

A haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” sung by an American high school student into a wishing well in Italy, has gained a lot of online attention. Continue reading

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More than $13M in heroin, other drugs seized in Pennsylvania this year

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017. Continue reading

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Swedish school’s gender-segregated bus ‘despicable,’ prime minister says

Swedish prime minister called a Muslim school “despicable” after reports showed some of its students were separated by gender while riding the school bus. Continue reading

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Man known as Godfather of Grass back in US; pot charges loom

A man known as the Godfather of Grass has been deported from Canada and will be held in a Vermont prison pending his return to Kentucky to face federal marijuana charges. Continue reading

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Orlando nightclub shooting: Wife of Pulse shooter heads back to court

The wife of the Pulse Nightclub shooter is headed back to Orlando. Continue reading

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Whose Bible is this? Texas woman seeks owners of 150-year-old copy

A Texas woman is on a mission to find the owners of an old family Bible that is almost 150 years old. Continue reading

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Missing boy found hiding under bed after three-hour police search

A schoolboy was found hiding under his bed after a three-hour police hunt was launched when his mum woke up to find him missing. Continue reading

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Kansas principal resigns after student journalists look into her credentials

An incoming Kansas high school principal has resigned after student reporters raised questions about her credentials. Continue reading

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150 animals taken from Washington home, adoptions underway

An Animal Control spokesman says the agency believes the homeowner had good intentions – but things obviously got out of hand. Continue reading

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