Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

{FD} Demand booming on college campuses for creative writing

Colleges across the United States are seeing a boom in demand for courses on creative writing. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria airstrikes: International community reacts to US bombing of airfield

Reaction from the international community started to pour in Friday hours after the U.S. carried out airstrikes on a Syrian airfield in order to prevent more chemical attacks in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria decries ‘aggression’ as US launches cruise missiles

Syria decried a U.S. missile attack early Friday morning on a government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, calling it an “aggression” that led to “losses.” Rebels welco… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Netanyahu welcomes US attack on Syria base

The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} US airstrikes on Syria followed international condemnation of chemical attack

President Trump’s decision to rain Tomahawk missiles on Syrian airfields in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack being pinned on Damascus followed near-unanimous international condemnation of the Syrian government. Continue reading

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{FD} US missiles target Syria airfield in response to chemical weapons attack

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that cou… Continue reading

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{FD} Iran’s 1st international marathon begins, with no Americans

Iran has started its first international marathon, calling it an opportunity for “building bridges, breaking barriers” though no American runners are participating. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson to visit Moscow as US, Russia face fresh tensions

A proxy battle with Russia in Syria and multiple Russia-related investigations in the U.S. will follow Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow next week on a trip designed to test the Trump administration’s hopes for closer ties to the former Cold W… Continue reading

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{FD} Syria airstrikes: What are Tomahawk cruise missiles?

The Tomahawk has been in use since the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and carries a 1,000-pound-class warhead Continue reading

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{FD} Initial reports indicate Syrian airbase ‘almost completely destroyed’ after US strike

The Syrian airfield targeted by the United States early Friday was “almost completely destroyed,” Reuters reported, citing a human rights group in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} US launches missiles into Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Honda recalls Accords in the US to check replaced air bags

Honda is recalling 37,000 vehicles in the U.S. to check if replacement air bags contain the recalled Takata inflators that may have been put in there prior to the massive Takata recalls last year. Continue reading

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{FD} US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria

The U.S. military has launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria in response to the recent deadly chemical attack against civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Man killed in shootout with deputies after skipping court

Authorities say deputies in Florida shot and killed a man who skipped a court appearance and then opened fire on the deputies who tried to arrest him. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect dead after 6-hour standoff with SWAT team in Florida

Authorities say SWAT team members shot and killed an armed man holding a hostage after a six-hour standoff at a Florida mobile home park. Continue reading

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{FD} Netanyahu welcomes US attack on Syria base

Israel’s prime minister has welcomed the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base saying he “fully supports” President Trump’s decision. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man accused of bias assault on Somali cab driver

A Minnesota man is accused of attacking a Somali cab driver because the driver was Muslim. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury acquits Nebraska officer in traffic stop shooting

A jury has acquitted a Nebraska police officer in the shooting of a man after a traffic stop last year. Continue reading

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{FD} PHOTOS: US conducts cruise missile strike against Syria

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that cou… Continue reading

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{FD} French bishop fired over ‘inappropriate’ behavior with youth

In an unusually swift move, the Vatican on Thursday decided to dismiss a French bishop days after Catholic officials in the country were informed of alleged “inappropriate” gestures and words from the prelate with young people. Continue reading

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{FD} Prisoner to be charged with 1998 killing of 13-year-old girl

An imprisoned rapist will be charged with killing a 13-year-old California girl who vanished while walking her dog nearly two decades ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses to move police officer’s trial in Castile case

A judge has declined to move the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom says 11-year-old son committed suicide after girlfriend’s online prank

An 11-year-old Michigan boy hanged himself after his 13-year-old girlfriend faked her own suicide as part of a “manipulative” social media prank, his mother told The Post. Continue reading

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{FD} Man admits killing son-in-law 24 years ago in North Carolina

A 74-year-old man has confessed to killing his son-in-law in North Carolina on the 24th anniversary of the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico faces federal lawsuit over transgender rights

An LGBT rights group has filed a federal lawsuit demanding that Puerto Rico let transgender people correct the gender listed on their birth certificates. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Commemorates 100th Anniversary of US Entering WWI

A modest ceremony at the Pentagon marked the decision by Congress on April 6, 1917, to declare war on Imperial Germany. Continue reading

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{FD} Computer-related charges filed after 11-year-old’s suicide

Prosecutors have authorized computer-related charges against a juvenile after a Michigan mother says a social media and texting prank led her 11-year-old son to take his own life. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine television meteorologist missing since Saturday

A popular television meteorologist in Maine’s largest city is missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Islamic charity’s assets transferred to charity

A Missouri-based Islamic charity that was shut down after the federal government called it a global terrorist organization was sentenced in federal court for violating U.S. sanctions by transferring nearly $1.4 million to Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey State Trooper helps deliver baby girl on side of interstate

A NJ State trooper helped a woman deliver a baby girl on the side of Interstate 78 in Summit, New Jersey, Thursday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Utility EDF delays closing France’s oldest nuclear plant

French utility giant EDF has delayed plans to shut down France’s oldest nuclear plant, despite pressure from the French government, neighboring Germany and environmental activists. Continue reading

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{FD} UN trafficking expert to visit Cuba for 1st time in 10 years

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Aaron Hernandez: Closing arguments in ex-NFL star’s double murder trial

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez “took pleasure” in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a nightclub, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at Hernandez’s double-murd… Continue reading

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{FD} Survivors of Syria chemical attack grapple with fallout

Three days after it was engulfed in toxic gas, the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun is a place of ghostly desolation, its streets empty and its mourning tents packed with weeping survivors. Continue reading

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{FD} Leaders urge Penn St. trustee to quit after Sandusky remarks

The two highest-ranking leaders on Penn State University’s board said Thursday a fellow trustee should immediately step down over comments aimed at people he described as “so-called victims” of Jerry Sandusky. Continue reading

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{FD} Manhunt underway in Texas for suspect accused of striking 3 officers with car

Law enforcement in Lubbock is actively searching for a suspect accused of injuring three officers responding to a domestic disturbance. Continue reading

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{FD} Jessica Runions: Search for more remains where woman’s skull found

Investigators in Missouri are searching for more human remains in an area where law enforcement has already found two human skulls. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: ‘You know who the killer is’

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez “took pleasure” in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a nightclub, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at Hernandez’s double-murd… Continue reading

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{FD} Chemical attack probe aided by presence of victims in Turkey

Investigators have rushed to Turkey to examine survivors of the chemical attack in neighboring Syria and collect samples that could reveal the nature of the toxins, the means of delivery and, ultimately, who was responsible for one of the war’s most di… Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico rights group: no final count of clandestine graves

Mexico’s government human rights agency says tens of thousands of people have been recorded as missing across the country over the past two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Man born in Germany deemed threat, deported to Nigeria

Germany has deported an alleged Islamic extremist deemed dangerous by authorities to Nigeria. Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador’s president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have narrowly escaped eviction from Ecuador’s embassy in London but he has some work to do building trust with his new host. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan man gets 5 years in prison after talk of attacks

A Detroit-area man who talked about attacking a church and a hospital in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to five years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Two-Star: Poor Communication May Have Spurred Pilots’ Refusal to Fly

Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller said the decision may reflect a lack of info about how much the service is doing to address the problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hints at military action to retaliate against Assad

President Donald Trump hinted at military action against Syria Thursday as his administration considered how to retaliate against President Bashar Assad for this week’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Competency hearing continues in Oklahoma beheading case

A man charged with beheading a co-worker and trying to kill another at an Oklahoma food processing plant again didn’t attend his competency trial. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 teens killed after falling from SC beachfront hotel balcony

Two teenage girls are dead after authorities say they fell from a balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Suspect indicted on murder charges, police seek third alleged gunman

A man suspected in a gunbattle at a Cincinnati nightclub that left two dead has been indicted on two murder charges and 36 other counts. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother of slain Detroit man files lawsuit against ICE agent

A Detroit mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a U.S. customs agent who fatally shot her 20-year-old son. Continue reading

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