Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

{FD} MORNING BRIEF: Pence warns North Korea that ‘the sword stands ready

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising it would make an “overwhelming and effective” response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio police officer admits to fabricating shooting story to cover up suicide attempt, cops say

An Ohio police officer lied about being shot by two armed suspects last week in order to cover up a failed suicide attempt, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} McDonald’s order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. Continue reading

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{FD} McDonald’s order trips up Facebook murder suspect

Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. Continue reading

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{FD} Inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging was fired

Rolando Navarro, still in his 30s, had no illusions when he took the top job in Peru’s forest inspection agency in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

When Houston customs agents halted almost 1,800 metric tons of Amazon rainforest wood, it was enough to cover three football fields. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentine lemon ban Trump protectionism or sanitary measure?

President Donald Trump appears to have soured on Argentine lemons — at least on his predecessor’s decision to end a 16-year ban on imports of the fruit. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for… Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador presidential recount confirms Lenin Moreno victory

A recount of nearly 1.3 million votes cast in Ecuador’s presidential election Tuesday showed no significant differences over previous results handing a narrow victory to Rafael Correa’s handpicked successor. Continue reading

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{FD} China, EU keen to push message of free trade, engagement

China and the European Union are holding their first high-level talks since President Donald Trump took office, with both eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement with the world. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia capital votes for governor after divisive campaign

Millions of Indonesians in the capital Jakarta are electing a governor Wednesday after a polarizing campaign that undermined the country’s reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam. Continue reading

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{FD} Army should consider PTSD in gauging how it discharges vets, lawsuit says

A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Man brandishing weapons in video will not face charges

Police say a man asked to leave an anti-Muslim event in South Dakota who later appeared in a video on Facebook brandishing weapons will not face charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Fresno shooting rampage: Suspect who shot dead 3 wanted to kill as many people as possible, police say

Police said the man who killed three people on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno California, on Tuesday while shouting “Allahu Akbar” wanted to kill as many people as possible after a warrant was released for his arrest in the murder of a motel secur… Continue reading

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{FD} Investigation underway into Army chopper crash; victim ID’d

Army investigators have arrived at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland that left one crew member dead and two injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns’ police agency

A judge has rejected a bid to disband a shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border as a punishment for discriminating against people who aren’t members of the dominant religious sect in the sister cities. Continue reading

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{FD} US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you ‘100 percent’

From two continents, top Trump administration officials warned Tuesday that North Korea’s latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the United States was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclear… Continue reading

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{FD} Bid to ban dodgeball shot down by Louisiana school board

A plan to ban dodgeball and other “target games” from public schools has been scrapped by Louisiana’s top school board. Continue reading

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{FD} For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey’s president for sweeping up more power. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII era bombers fly over Doolittle Raiders memorial service

World War II era B-25 bombers have flown over an Ohio memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ attack on Japan, credited with helping turn the tide the war. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy shoots construction worker outside Florida mall

A sheriff says a deputy has shot and wounded a construction worker outside a shopping mall on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

Former President George H.W. Continue reading

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{FD} South Dakota lawmakers decline to study polygamous sect

South Dakota lawmakers have decided against studying a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in the western part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS claims attack on police checkpoint near renowned Egypt monastery

The Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. Continue reading

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{FD} Fresno shooting rampage: 3 people killed, suspect yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ made posts against white people

Three people were killed after a man went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California on Tuesday while shouting “God is great” in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Business could be first drive-thru pot shop in Colorado

A business believed to be Colorado’s first drive-thru marijuana shop is set to open. Continue reading

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{FD} Campbell Soup heiress, philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton dies

The granddaughter of the Campbell Soup Co. founder and a philanthropist who gave away millions of dollars to Philadelphia educational and cultural institutions has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Princeton to name 2 campus spaces for black Nobel laureates

Princeton University is joining other U.S. colleges in re-examining its complicated racial legacy and will name two campus spaces for black ex-faculty members, including Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan refugees take 13 UN Congo mission staff hostage

The United Nations mission in Congo says unarmed South Sudanese refugees have taken 13 staffers hostage at a U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Weakening Syria’s government could help IS group

The Islamic State group could inadvertently benefit from a situation in which Syrian government forces are considerably weakened on the ground, a London-based military analysis group said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Fresno shooting spree: 3 people killed, suspect who yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ says he ‘hates white people’ in custody

Three people were killed after a man went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California on Tuesday while shouting “God is great” in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Policeman killed when gunmen attack renowned Egypt monastery

Egyptian officials say gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, killing one policeman and wounding four. Continue reading

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{FD} New book says Hitler was an indicted war criminal at death

A new book that examines previously restricted files from the United Nations War Crimes Commission cites documents showing that Adolf Hitler had been indicted as a war criminal for actions by the Nazis during World War II before his death — contrary to longstanding assumptions. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt policeman dies in gunmen attack near Sinai monastery

Egyptian officials say gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, killing one policeman and wounding four. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

An Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy died Tuesday after being shot while serving an eviction notice, authorities said, and a suspect was later arrested after a manhunt. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina honors student facing deportation can stay

A North Carolina college student bracing for a deportation hearing has learned she can stay in the U.S. after all. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases

The Latest on the dismissal of thousands of drug cases in Massachusetts because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Etan Patz, missing boy who fueled movement

The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children’s movement. Continue reading

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{FD} Baylor hires 1st female president amid sex assault scandal

Baylor University has hired its first female president as the nation’s largest Baptist school faces several lawsuits stemming from a sexual assault scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy dies after shooting

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Logan County, Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy murdered; suspect arrested

An Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Tuesday while serving an eviction notice. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 3 shot, killed in California; suspect caught

The Latest on a fatal shooting near a Catholic Charities facility in downtown Fresno, California (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say teens trying to steal belt led to deadly shooting

One of two teenagers arrested after the shooting death of a high school student in an Oregon park told a detective they had wanted to steal the victim’s belt, according to court documents. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio man facing federal terrorism charges pleads guilty

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges brought after the FBI said he threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge says boy’s killer ‘kept a terrible secret’

The Latest on the sentencing of a man convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared while walking to a New York bus stop in 1979 (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS sympathizer from Florida sentenced to life in prison

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to provide material support to ISIS and use a weapon of mass destruction, according to the Department of Justice. Continue reading

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{FD} Not guilty pleas entered for accused in Canada polygamy case

The trial of two Canadian men from a fundamentalist sect that allows men to have multiple wives has opened with not guilty pleas being entered on charges of practicing polygamy Winston Blackmore and James Oler each face one count of polygamy. Continue reading

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{FD} Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to allow more tribal nations to tap into national information systems to fight crime and bolster relationships with Native America. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

Emergency officials say a shooting has killed one person and injured two others in downtown Fresno. Continue reading

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{FD} Etan Patz: Pedro Hernandez gets 25 years in prison in 1979 case of missing boy

Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America’s most influential missing-child cases, a former store clerk convicted of killing him was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 25 years in prison. Continue reading

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