Monthly Archives: May 2017

{FD} Ohio officer’s attorneys seek dismissal of case

Attorneys for a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist are asking an Ohio judge to dismiss the case on the eve of his murder retrial, claiming the county prosecutor violated a gag order. Continue reading

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{FD} Joker look-alike arrested in Florida after pointing gun at cars, cops say

A man who resembled a comic book villain appeared in bond court a day after being arrested for pointing a gun at drivers in southwest Miami-Dade. Continue reading

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{FD} Sextuplets thriving after delivery at Virginia hospital

A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving. Continue reading

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{FD} Manchester attack: Bombing suspect linked to top UK ISIS recruiter

Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi had links to an Islamic State cell which operated in the city, and knew one of the terror group’s most prolific recruiters, Sky News can reveal. Continue reading

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{FD} US terror alert system, explained

The current United States terror alert system, known as the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), issues both alerts and bulletins. Continue reading

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{FD} On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war’s reality

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has set foot in the no-man’s-land between Syria and Turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-officer who shot teen sentenced to 3 months in jail

A former Virginia police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel defense chief appears to confirm Trump leaked intel

Israel’s defense minister appears to have confirmed his country’s intelligence was leaked by President Donald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Venezuela prosecutor says protesters killed by police

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday further distanced herself from the socialist administration, deepening the widest rift in a government that has otherwise presented a united front against six weeks of protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters, politics ‘without taboos’ greet Trump in Belgium

After a serene visit to the Vatican and with Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in Brussels as thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets and the Belgian prime minister said he spoke with the president “without t… Continue reading

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{FD} Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Death row inmates’ last words: Apologies, thanks, defiance

Georgia inmate J.W. Ledford Jr. used his final moments to quote from the movie “Cool Hand Luke” and toss out an insult. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims

Opposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} OJ Simpson could be released from prison this year, public defender says

O.J. Simpson, the Hall-of-Fame football player who became a murder suspect in his wife’s death, could be released on parole form a Nevada prison this year, a public defender said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Stabbing reported near New York City school, at least 3 injured

At least three people were stabbed Wednesday near a school in New York City, according to local reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: 4 teens stabbed on NYC street in fight among students

Police say three people have been stabbed on a New York City street, but they are expected to live. Continue reading

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{FD} Investigators explore bomber’s links to larger network

British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchest… Continue reading

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{FD} Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

To cover up or not to cover up? Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador’s Moreno takes office vowing to heal divisions

Ecuador’s incoming President Lenin Moreno is following through on a promise to try and heal divisions stirred by a decade of polarizing leftist rule by naming several people from the private sector to key cabinet posts. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmates learn Braille in hopes of getting work after prison

Inside a prison workshop, several inmates tap away at what look like old typewriters. Continue reading

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{FD} With Brazil’s Temer on the chopping block, here are his possible replacements

The president is resisting calls to resign and has said he will fight the accusations. Continue reading

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{FD} Odebrecht offices raided in Argentina

A judge in Argentina has ordered a search of the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas to execute 3 alleged assassins days after found guilty

Hamas has announced it will execute three men on Thursday who were found guilty this week of assassinating a senior member of the militant Islamic group in March. Continue reading

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{FD} UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing

Britain’s home secretary criticized U.S. officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena. Continue reading

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{FD} Fleet Week begins in New York City

The ”Parade of ships” marks the beginning of the 29th Fleet Week in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts

Thousands of protesters called for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster on Wednesday as he lost yet another key adviser amid a deepening political crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia man out of prison after 24 years

A Philadelphia man who was exonerated of murder has been released from prison after 24 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Manchester bomber Salman Abedi’s father and brothers arrested, linked to ISIS, Al Qaeda

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi apparently wasn’t the only member of his family to harbor extremist views as Libyan officials arrested the suicide bomber’s father and two brothers between late Tuesday night and Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 9

Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn’s documents

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn piled up Wednesday as the House intelligence committee pressured Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} Decades after he was slain, victim identified as ex-Marine

More than three decades after a man was found slain in the Washington suburbs, authorities have identified him as an ex-Marine. Continue reading

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{FD} DeVos to review rejected college prep grants applications

The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their initial applications were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced. Continue reading

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{FD} Writer shares Mister Rogers’ words following terror attack

The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television’s “Mister Rogers” for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic children’s s… Continue reading

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{FD} If Brazil president goes, here are possible replacements

Brazilian President Michel Temer faces a growing risk of not finishing his term after the emergence of an audio recording that appears to capture him endorsing hush money for a convicted former lawmaker. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-aide to soccer federation leader pleads guilty in scandal

A former aide to the president of the North American professional soccer federation has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in a worldwide soccer scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan teen gives impromptu performance on thrift store piano: See the video

A teen’s voice reverberated through a thrift store in Flint as she belted out a song on a donated piano, catching the attention of many patrons. Continue reading

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{FD} Security tight ahead of Europa League final in Stockholm

Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} London premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ is canceled after attack

The glitzy, star-filled London premiere of “Wonder Woman” has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

Officials say a wildfire has prompted evacuation orders for 168 homes and cabins at a popular Washington state and hiking and skiing destination. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida police use Facetime to nab cellphone thief

A Florida sheriff’s deputy caught a suspected cellphone thief last month by calling the stolen device using Facetime, Okaloosa County Theriff’s office announced Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland critical of EU policy on taking in migrants

Poland’s prime minister is citing the attack in Manchester to reinforce her government’s opposition to a European Union plan to share migrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines terror: Americans warned after church hostage-taking, policeman beheaded

A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. Continue reading

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{FD} Young Nebraska priests’ chants become best-selling album

At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant. Continue reading

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{FD} Costs a question as VA plans mental care for discharged vets

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom

A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl’s mother. Continue reading

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{FD} US drone strike on Afghan border kills 3 Pakistani Taliban

A Pakistani government official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. Continue reading

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{FD} Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

Ivanka Trump met Wednesday met with a group of African women who were trafficked into Italian prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Continue reading

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{FD} Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake

An independent report has concluded that Europe’s Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn’t cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent. Continue reading

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