Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

The U.S. airstrikes this week were aimed at a Syrian air base, but almost certainly got the attention of another adversary — North Korea. Continue reading

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Stockholm terror attack: Suspect reportedly posted ISIS videos on Facebook

The suspect in Friday’s deadly truck attack in Stockholm posted videos of ISIS atrocities on Facebook and “liked” a picture showing the bloody aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a Swedish newspaper reported. Continue reading

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Indiana man makes blankets for police to give to children

An 88-year-old Indiana man is helping to keep the children of his community warm, one blanket at a time. Continue reading

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Trump administration: Travel ban is religiously neutral

The Trump administration is blasting a Hawaii judge’s ruling blocking its revised travel ban in court documents asking a federal appeals court to overturn the decision. Continue reading

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Fight heats up over plan to move President Polk’s body

A lawyer for a museum that wants to have the body of former President James K. Continue reading

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UN chief selects education advocate Malala for top honor

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a U.N. Continue reading

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ACLU seeks policy on child catheterization in S. Dakota case

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked South Dakota social services officials to clarify policies on catheterization of children after a woman objected to the procedure done on her 3-year-old son. Continue reading

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Ecuador prosecutors search polling firm following election

Ecuadorean prosecutors and police have searched the office of a Gallup polling affiliate whose presidential election exit poll fueled protests by projecting a six-point win for the losing opposition candidate. Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor says ‘troubled’ man making false claims of abuse

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says sex abuse allegations made against him “were very painful” but that he won’t back down in fighting them. Continue reading

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Ghastly mages of Syrian attack led to Trump about-face

President Donald Trump first saw the photos Tuesday morning. Continue reading

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Wife of real estate heir Durst declared dead after 35 years

The first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst has been officially declared dead 35 years after she was last seen. Continue reading

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Governor latest opposition leader targeted in Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Friday that a government agency has banned him from seeking office for 15 years. Continue reading

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Tennessee Amber Alert: Missing teen feared, was threatened by teacher

A missing 15-year-old Tennessee girl was frightened of the former teacher accused of abducting her, according to court papers filed Thursday. Continue reading

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Ex-chief assistant to Chinese billionaire admits tax crime

A former assistant to a Chinese billionaire charged in a United Nations bribery scheme has pleaded guilty to a tax charge. Continue reading

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Combat Vet, Doctor, State Senator Tapped for Army Secretary

Trump has nominated Dr. Mark E. Green, a state senator and decorated West Point graduate, to be the 23rd secretary of the Army. Continue reading

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Man who said marijuana made him kill his wife gets 30 years

A Denver man who claimed that eating marijuana-infused candy led him to kill his wife was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison in a case that helped raise concerns about the potency of pot edibles. Continue reading

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Baltimore police overhaul is approved over Trump objections

A federal judge on Friday approved an agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force, sweeping aside objections from the Trump Justice Department. Continue reading

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Popular Chinese comedian faces weapon, drug charges in NY

A popular Chinese comedian and former judge on the “China’s Got Talent” television program is facing weapon and drug charges on Long Island in New York. Continue reading

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Appeals court stays convicted killer’s Wednesday execution

An appeals court has stayed the execution of a North Texas man until it can review whether he received a fair trial in the killing of a Fort Worth-area amusement center manager during a 2006 robbery. Continue reading

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Police: 4 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide in Texas

Investigators say they believe a woman fatally shot her stepfather, critically injured her mother and killed two other people at different locations in the Houston area before killing herself. Continue reading

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Massachusetts investigators looking to identify young woman’s remains

A set of human remains were found in a wooded area in Dedham, according to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Continue reading

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Museum of the Bible: Previewing the soon-to-open landmark

Stunning collection will house 40,000 biblical artifacts, share vivid details of the town where Jesus was raised, and much more Continue reading

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Indiana man makes blankets to for police to give to children

An 88-year-old Indiana man is helping to keep the children of his community warm, one blanket at a time. Continue reading

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Man convicted in stabbing of good Samaritan in Delaware

A man has been convicted of murder for stabbing a good Samaritan who came to the aid of a woman and her infant he was chasing with a knife. Continue reading

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2 Marines demoted, more investigated in nude photo probe

The Marine Corps says two male Marines have been demoted and about two dozen other military members are being investigated over nude photographs that were shared online The administrative punishments are the first from the investigation into the photo … Continue reading

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Chicago man showing off car clocked at 160 mph

A Chicago man who wanted to show his friends how fast his new sports car could go ended up in jail after being clocked on radar going over 150 mph on the Indiana Toll Road. Continue reading

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Alix Tichelman: Prostitute who gave fatal heroin shot to Google exec deported

Federal immigration officials said Friday they were deporting a California prostitute to Canada after she completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter for giving a fatal heroin shot to a Google executive she had been entertaining aboard his y… Continue reading

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Michigan boy, 11, hangs himself after social media prank

After an 11-year-old Michigan boy saw social media posts indicating that his girlfriend had committed suicide, he hanged himself in his room. Continue reading

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Muslims to give birth to more babies than all other religious groups by 2035, report finds

A new Pew Research analysis has found that more babies will be born to Muslim mothers than mothers of any other religious group, including Christianity, by the year 2035. Continue reading

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Court papers: Missing Tennessee student ‘scared’ of teacher

Court papers filed in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old Tennessee girl and a former teacher allege that she feared the man and he told her she would face repercussions at school if she resisted him. Continue reading

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North Carolina church cuts ties with Boy Scouts over transgender policy

A congregation in North Carolina has announced that they’re ending their relationship with the Boy Scouts of America over the scouting group’s recently implemented transgender policy that allows girls who identify as boys to join. Continue reading

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Mexico starts giving residency to stranded Cubans

The Mexican government says it has started the process of giving residency permits to 588 Cuban migrants who have been stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo since the U.S. ‘changed its immigration policy in January. Continue reading

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Final payout begins from Florida nightclub victims’ fund

The OneOrlando Fund is beginning a second and final round of payments to survivors of the Florida nightclub massacre and families of the victims. Continue reading

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Judge: NYC can destroy papers linked to municipal ID program

New York City can destroy personal documents associated with its municipal identification program, a judge ruled Friday in a victory for city officials who have sought to protect cardholders from possible deportation. Continue reading

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Oregon small plane crash kills 4

Four people were killed Friday when a small plane crashed in Harrisburg, Ore. Continue reading

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Police: 4-year-old Delaware girl abducted, sexually abused

After a 4-year-old girl was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, police were searching Friday for “the heartless monster” who committed the crime. Continue reading

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POW story of “Angels of Bataan” army nurses is one of the greatest WWII stories never told.

One of World War II’s greatest untold stories began on April 8, 1942 when Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, the commander of the U.S. Army in the Philippines, ordered the evacuation of military and civilian nurses to the island of Corregidor. Continue reading

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Police: Girl, 4, abducted in Delaware was sexually assaulted

Police in Delaware say a 4-year-old girl who was kidnapped while playing outside was sexually assaulted. Continue reading

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Trump’s military action unnerves GOP libertarians, Dems

President Donald Trump’s military strike against Syria drew strong push-back from an odd mix of libertarian Republicans, Democrats and the far-right conservatives who have long insisted on Congress’ constitutional authority for acts of war. Continue reading

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Intel, not just heart-wrenching pictures, convinced US to act on Syria

As the debate grows over President Trump’s decision to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles into Syria, some critics are beginning to wonder what kind of evidence the U.S. had that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack. Continue reading

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Dad of kids living amid feces, trash gets 15 years in prison

A New Hampshire man whose young children were found in rooms covered with feces and trash has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison. Continue reading

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Hamas triple-execution in Gaza condemned

The UN human rights office is condemning “in the strongest terms” the execution of three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, whose ruling Hamas militant group had accused of collaborating with Israel. Continue reading

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Insanity plea withdrawn for man charged with killing 2 women

The attorneys for an Ohio man charged with abducting and killing two women say he is dropping his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson’s gambler pal convicted: ‘I’m in total shock’

A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson saw the jury verdict convicting him of insider trading charges Friday as only a gambler could. Continue reading

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Over-the-counter medicine emerges as an alternative for opioid addicts

In a law of unintended consequences, an over-the-counter treatment for diarreah typically seen as commonplace and harmless, is accounting for a rising number of overdoses, reports The Atlantic magazine. Continue reading

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Stockholm terror attack: Man arrested after truck plows into store killing 4

Hours after a hijacked beer truck slammed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding many more, Swedish police said they arrested a man in the northern part of the city. Continue reading

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North Carolina police investigate store attack as hate crime

Police in North Carolina say someone attempted to set fire to a Nepali Indian grocery store and left a note signed “White America” that threatened to torture the owners if they didn’t leave town. Continue reading

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Syria: 5 things you need to know

The ongoing conflict in Syria has killed and displaced millions of civilians and has given way for ISIS militants to take the country as a stronghold. Continue reading

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Cops: Driver who killed 3 in chase traveling at least 82 mph

A man must stand trial on third-degree murder and other charges after leading police on a Thanksgiving Day chase that ended when he collided with a car that burst into flames, killing the driver, his fiancee and her toddler daughter, a judge ruled Friday. Continue reading

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ISIS sympathizers question motives behind Syria air strike

ISIS sympathizers took to social media Friday to question the motives behind the U.S. missile strike against Syria. Continue reading

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