Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

Taiwan has banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty. Continue reading

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Northwestern student drowns in canal during rowing team practice

Northwestern University has identified the missing student member who fell out of his boat Monday morning during crew practice as 19-year-old Mohammed Ramzan, a freshman from Auburn, Washington. Continue reading

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The Latest: Key Abu Sayyaf commander killed in battle

The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 11 a.m. Wednesday The Philippine military chief says troops have killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and was with militants who clashed … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson to immigration lawyer: You’re never going to win anyone over until you can look the facts in the face

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson squared off with a New York City immigration lawyer Tuesday over criticism of the NYPD for working with immigration authorities, despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge that Gotham was a “sanctuary city.” Continue reading

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Worst date ever: Phoenix man accused of stealing woman’s purse on 1st date

Police say a Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse during a first date. Continue reading

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China warns against intrusions over detained Taiwan activist

Beijing is warning outside groups against seeking to intervene in the case of a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist detained in China, saying that would complicate matters and harm relations between the sides. Continue reading

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Hawaii asks full court to hear Trump travel ban appeal

Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case. Continue reading

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North Korean missile could hit Australia within 2 years, US diplomat warns

North Korea could hit Australia with a missile within two years, a US acting ambassador to Australia has warned. Continue reading

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Condom-clogged pipe leads police to Austin prostitution ring

Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms. Continue reading

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The Latest: Officer to face criminal probe for takedown

The Latest on a Sacramento police officer throwing a jaywalker to the ground and hitting him in the face (all times local): 6 p.m. Continue reading

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Veteran kills wife at school after failing to win her back

The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity. Continue reading

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Pipes clogged by hundreds of condoms prompts prostitution investigation in Texas

Austin police say they discovered a prostitution enterprise after a waste disposal was “clogged and destroyed by hundreds of condoms,” according to the arrest affidavit. Continue reading

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Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVa administrator

Lawyers say Rolling Stone magazine and an administrator at the University of Virginia have reached a settlement in a defamation case over a story about an alleged gang rape on campus. Continue reading

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Convicted murderer Martin MacNeill’s death may be suicide, officials say

Officials are investigating the recent death of murder convict Martin MacNeill as a suicide. Continue reading

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UNICEF: Boko Haram increasingly using children as bombers

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Brazil’s top court opens probes into 9 government ministers

Brazil’s Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it has opened corruption investigations into nine government ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects one third of embattled President Michel Temer’s Cabinet and many… Continue reading

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Sacramento police officer suspended after video shows him punching jaywalking suspect

A Sacramento, Calif. police officer was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after video showed him throwing a jaywalker to the ground and punching him repeatedly in the face. Continue reading

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California officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

A California police officer seen on video hurling a jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly punching him in the face has been put on administrative leave while authorities investigate, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Records: Driver who collided with church bus had taken pills

A 20-year-old man whose pickup collided with a church minibus last month in rural Texas, killing 13 people, told state troopers he had taken prescription medication before driving and had marijuana in his truck, according to court records. Continue reading

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Florida declares state of emergency as wildfires scorch parts of state

Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Continue reading

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‘American Gangster’ prosecutor pleads guilty to tax charges

A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film “American Gangster” has pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes. Continue reading

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Family dog helps save Ohio woman who overdosed

A family dog became an unlikely hero after a woman overdosed on heroin inside her Goshen home Friday. Continue reading

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Hotel: Housekeepers’ assault claims in suit were addressed

An attorney for the management of a North Carolina hotel named in a lawsuit says it took appropriate steps when allegations of sexual assault against a supervisor were brought to its attention. Continue reading

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Bacon bust: 4 charged with illegally selling wild hogs

Ever heard of a hog-dog rodeo? The attraction, and hog hunting, are popular activities in Mississippi and Louisiana — and apparently lucrative ones as well. Continue reading

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Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police dept.

The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to form its own police force. Continue reading

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German soccer team bus hit by explosions, letter found nearby ‘takes responsibility’

A player for one of Germany’s top soccer clubs was injured Tuesday after three explosions went off near the team bus as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match, police said. Continue reading

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American woman enters guilty plea in Canada mall murder plot

An American woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in a plot that envisioned the use of rifles and gas bombs to kill shoppers at a food court in a mall in Canada. Continue reading

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Man convicted of triple murder at Houston car lot, gets life

A Houston man will serve life in prison after being convicted of capital murder in a shooting rampage at a used car dealership that left three men dead. Continue reading

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Report: Prosecutor jailed crime victims to enforce testimony

A new report says New Orleans prosecutors jailed at least six crime victims to make them testify last year, including a rape victim who was held for eight days. Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels volunteer killed after being run over by her own truck

A 78-year-old woman has been pronounced dead after being ran over by her own truck Tuesday morning in Clinton. Continue reading

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Texas church bus crash: Truck driver admitted texting, taking medication before accident, records say

Department of Safety records show that Jack D. Young was texting while driving when he crashed into the church bus that killed 13 people on March 29. Continue reading

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Roof feared mental state might block white nationalists job

Defense lawyers for Dylann Roof said the Charleston church shooter was adamant about not being ruled mentally impaired because it might prevent him from getting a high government position if white nationalists took over the country. Continue reading

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San Bernardino school shooting: Student killed had survived heart surgery

The 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a California special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, according to a school superintendent. Continue reading

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One dead, 4 injured in explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri

DEVELOPING: One person has died and three were injured Tuesday after an explosion at an Army ammunition plant in Missouri, officials said. Continue reading

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North Korea decries US carrier dispatch as parliament meets

North Korea’s parliament convened Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, with the United States and South Korea conducting their biggest-ever military exercises and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier heading to the area in a show … Continue reading

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Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top US priority

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base does not signal a change in the Pentagon’s military campaign there, which is focused on defeating the Islamic State group and al-Qaida remnants. Continue reading

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Coastal Carolina University silent on investigation into alleged cheerleader escort ring

A South Carolina college is refusing comment over what led to an entire cheerleading team being suspended during investigations into allegations that members of the squad worked as strippers and escorts. Continue reading

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The Latest: ‘Legitimate remorse’ from police ambush suspect

The Latest on the trial of a man charged in the fatal 2014 ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Continue reading

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14,000-year-old village discovered in Canada could reveal how civilization began in North America

Scientists have unearthed an ancient village in a remote region of Canada – and they reckon it could have been home to America’s first men. Continue reading

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Chief: Quick review of officer accused of kicking cuffed man

An Ohio police chief says they will fast-track an investigation into an officer captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. Continue reading

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The Latest: Refuge wildfire grows near Georgia-Florida line

The Latest on the wildfires in Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Chechnya denies imprisoning, torturing gays, claiming they don’t exist there

Gay men are allegedly being put into concentration camp-style prisons in Russia, it has been claimed. Continue reading

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Portland building evacuated after crack appears in facade

Crews in Portland, Ore., evacuated a high-rise office building after a crack appeared in the facade, sparking concerns the tower could collapse. Continue reading

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‘Britain’ banned in Slovakia; call it UK or face fine

Great Britain doesn’t exist in Slovakia. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Le Pen Highlights From the 2017 French Presidential Debate

  The full playlist to view 16 highlights from the French Presidential debate, 2017 can be viewed here:       Continue reading Continue reading

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US says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.N. Continue reading

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Washington sisters explain how they escaped potential kidnapper

Sisters Aireyana and Ember love nothing more than playing together outside. But on Sunday afternoon, the girls say playtime went from fun to frightening. Continue reading

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{FD} National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump

H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria Mike Cernovich, medium.com Mike Cernovich is a journalist, documentary filmmaker and best-selling author of Gorilla Mindset. http://amzn.to/2n8aNJF Current National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, Cernovich Media can now report. McMaster is … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Latest: Attorney says Mexican mom being moved from Ohio

The Latest on the planned deportation of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Muslim rapist gets compensation for being in prison too long – MORE than his victim

Illegal immigrant who was jailed for attempted rape gets £27,000 compensation for being in prison too long – that’s £20,000 MORE than his victim Bashdar Qarani who had no official ID papers, spent two years in prison before he was allowed out but was locked up again to prevent him from disappearing Authorities could not … Continue reading Continue reading

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