Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

{FD} China’s rare milu deer return in victory for conservation

The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once part of the Chinese emperor’s hunting grounds, where more than a century before its forebears died out in their native China. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Refineries have gone dark. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government’s response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere’s major powers. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

Japan’s disaster reconstruction minister has resigned over his remark that “it was good” that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo. Continue reading

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{FD} Air China resumes booking flights to North Korea

China’s state-owned airline will resume flights from Beijing to North Korea that had been suspended because of poor ticket sales. Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog says ASEAN must stand vs. killings in Philippines

An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines’ war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Rodrigo Duterte, the host of this week’s regional summit. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: San Diego school official sees Muslim bullying

The Latest on a campaign against Islamophobia in San Diego public schools (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela threatens to withdraw from OAS

The latest on the unrest in Venezuela (all times local): 10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers: Faith-based adoption groups can spurn gay couples

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents, or other households, because of their religious beliefs. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘The Five’ on Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley: Riots ‘a step toward chaos and anarchy’

“The Five” opened their show Tuesday night by discussing the expected protests over Ann Coulter’s planned Thursday appearance at the University of California Berkeley. Continue reading

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{FD} Victim told friend if she was harmed that Durst ‘did it’

Years before Susan Berman was executed in her home, she foretold her fate and named her best friend, New York real estate heir Robert Durst, as her assailant, a close friend testified Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to order review of national monuments

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as “national monuments.” The action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and othe… Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois teen dies after being punched at party

A Clinton County, Illinois high school senior’s dreams to graduate and attend college were shattered after authorities said another student struck him with a fatal blow. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard “fast attack craft” in the Persian Gulf Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourist hit by hammock blown off building in New York City

A tourist was clobbered by a wooden hammock in Manhattan Tuesday when a strong wind sent the piece of outdoor furniture sailing off a five story rooftop. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Friend says victim foretold of harm from Durst

The Latest on pretrial testimony in the Robert Durst murder case (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: No evidence missing boy was at California lake

The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Southern California (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattles

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iranian vessel in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy destroyer had another close encounter with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard “fast attack craft” in the Persian Gulf Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina flooding: Body found in swollen river, road closures reported

Residents in North Carolina are keeping an eye on rising rivers Tuesday after a storm system socked the state with its worst rainfall since Hurricane Matthew last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Arizona man guilty of killing 2 adults, 4 kids

The Latest on the verdict against an Arizona man charged with killing six people (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

The nation’s first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber? A lawyer who watched Monday’s executions in Arkansas says he saw… Continue reading

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{FD} Zookeeper recovering from burns, saved rhino from wildfire

A Florida zookeeper is recovering from burns he received while saving a rhinoceros from a wildfire that threatened his animal sanctuary. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Workers body near bridge after heavy rains

The Latest on heavy rains that have prompted flooding worries in North Carolina (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Last words haunt surviving teen’s sentencing in fatal fire

In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend’s cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore tops 100 homicides so far in 2017

The city of Baltimore has suffered more than 100 homicides before the end of April for the first time in nearly 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Legal battles brewing over ex-NFL star’s estate

How much money and property did former NFL star Aaron Hernandez leave behind, and who has a rightful claim to those assets? Legal battles have been brewing for years over who should get Hernandez’s money, but his suicide in prison last week ramped up t… Continue reading

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{FD} Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings

An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers’ statements as t… Continue reading

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{FD} NRA affiliate sues California over gun-control laws that ‘demonize’ firearm owners

The national gun lobbying group on Monday filed a lawsuit aimed at overturning a sweeping set of bills signed into law last year by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon town for sale

In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. Continue reading

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{FD} Former federal officer pleads guilty to killing 2 strangers

A former federal security officer has pleaded guilty to killing two strangers and wounding two others during a shooting rampage in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts robber spotted stretching beforehand

A suspect who robbed a local Dunkin’ Donuts in North Philadelphia was caught on video getting in a good stretch before committing his crime. Continue reading

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{FD} US service member in Hawaii helps save family swept into ocean

A couple from Milwaukee and their baby were swept into the ocean before being rescued. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are promoting support from more conservative sources to push longshot legislation that would ease pot laws in a state that’s lagging behind much of the rest of the country on medical marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to 3 ½ years in prison on spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer who found boy’s body testifies at dad’s murder trial

A police officer who searched for a 3-year-old boy reporting missing by his father became emotional Tuesday at the father’s murder trial as she testified about her canine partner alerting her to the child’s body in a creek. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico doctor among 4 accused in prison contraband case

A doctor and three corrections officers in Puerto Rico have been accused of smuggling cocaine and cellphones into the U.S. territory’s prisons. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil police shoot tear gas at Indians, who throw spears

Military police in Brazil’s capital have shot tear gas and rubber bullets trying to break up a gathering of thousands of indigenous people in front of Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Veteran tied dog to tree and shot it 5 times

A veteran in North Carolina has been charged with tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times while a soldier filmed it. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan has only 10 minutes to take cover after North Korean missile launch, officials say

As the impending fear of a North Korean nuclear or missile test increases, Japanese regions nationwide are responding to a government request to prepare for the event that Japan is targeted. Continue reading

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{FD} Griffith Park: Deadly Los Angeles car wreck snarls Interstate 5

Two big trucks and several smaller vehicles collided on Interstate 5 just north of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 10 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Bond set for man accused of threats at anti-Islam event

Bond has been set for a South Dakota man who livestreamed himself brandishing weapons and making threats to the public outside an anti-Islam event. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia pastor gets 35 years in prison for child molestation

A Georgia pastor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for molesting two teenagers who attended his church in coastal Brunswick. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana gator handcuffed after trespassing

Wildlife agents in Louisiana made a snappy arrest on Saturday after putting a trespassing alligator in handcuffs. Continue reading

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{FD} Juice floods Russian town after factory roof collapses

A flood of fruit juice erupted into the streets of southern Russia after an accident at a soda factory on Tuesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit sparks debate on West Virginia public school bible classes

The weekly optional Bible classes offered by the county’s public school district could soon be over. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 gang members sentenced for deaths of prosecution witnesses

U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin fugitive Joseph Jakubowski pleads not guilty to federal charges

Joseph Jakubowski was arraigned in federal court on Tuesday morning, April 25th, and he pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he stole 18 firearms and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies in Janesville on April 4th, and for being a felon in … Continue reading

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