Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

{FD} Army helicopter makes emergency landing at country club

A Black Hawk helicopter has landed on the ninth hole fairway at a New York country club. Continue reading

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{FD} Besieged Venezuela leader orders writing of new constitution

Venezuela’s socialist leader has ordered the writing of a new constitution, further angering opponents whose intensifying campaign to oust him has brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to demand change. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea says US-built system can protect it from North Korean missiles

A contentious U.S. anti-missile system in southeastern South Korea is now operating and can now defend against North Korean missiles, a South Korean official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Colgate University warns of ‘armed person’ on campus

A private liberal arts college in New York is warning students of a possible “armed person” on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy heading to cease-fire talks in Kazakhstan this week

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: South Korea says THAAD can defend against attack

The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 11 a.m. Tuesday An official says a contentious U.S. anti-missile system based in southeastern South Korea is operating and can defend against North Korean missiles. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico’s REAL ID rules have forced court caseloads ‘to go off the charts’

For decades, New Mexico residents didn’t give much thought to the name on their government-issued IDs. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 killed as military plane crashes near Colombia capital

Colombian officials say a small military aircraft has crashed near the capital, killing eight people. Continue reading

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{FD} Bananas hanging from noose-shaped strings found on DC campus

Officials at American University in the nation’s capital are investigating what they says are racist incidents in which bananas were found hanging from string in the shape of nooses on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Balch Springs police shooting: Department changes story about 15-year-old’s death

A suburban Dallas police chief said Monday that his department inaccurately described why an officer fired at a moving vehicle over the weekend, killing a 15-year-old boy. Continue reading

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{FD} No action taken on bill allowing police to weaponize drones

A bill that would make Connecticut the first state in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons has stalled. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspect in stabbings active in campus group

The Latest on the stabbings at the University of Texas (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters at St. Olaf reach deal with college

The Latest on protests against racist incidents at St. Olaf College (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pelosi urges Fisk students to mobilize against prejudice

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday urged a group of graduating students at Fisk University to mobilize against prejudice and inequality. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man on trial for 2 bodies found in mom’s backyard

Alan Mathew Champagne employed a wrench nearly six years ago to crank up the tension of the noose around the neck of 26-year-old Brandi Nicole Hoffner, who was forced to smoke methamphetamine moments after witnessing Champagne shoot her boyfriend dead … Continue reading

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{FD} Stolen cross necklace containing teen’s ashes returned to father

Last month, Peru resident Mike Arbuckle was the victim of a disheartening crime. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police err in statement on Texas teen’s shooting

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Texas 15-year-old who was killed when a police officer fired into a moving vehicle in which the teen was riding (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: What will a Hollywood writers’ strike mean?

Negotiations aimed at preventing a crippling strike by Hollywood movie and TV writers are down to the wire. Continue reading

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{FD} Blasts, smoke in heart of Toronto financial district

Loud blasts have been heard in Toronto’s financial district and smoke is billowing from under a busy street. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of South Carolina woman found murdered in ditch tells suspect: ‘You took her from us’

An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot to death in a ditch and her truck was reportedly stolen in Anderson County, according to Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman. Continue reading

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{FD} NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry says the country will speed up measures to bolster its nuclear program “at the maximum pace” in response to the new U.S. policy that calls for new sanctions and “maximum pressure and engagement.” A statement from the Fore… Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas shootings: Gunman found dead, paramedic and police officer among the wounded

Dallas police were searching for a gunman who critically wounded a paramedic after shooting a civilian Monday, as officials urged people east of downtown to be alert during the “active shooter” scenario. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee woman beats home invasion suspect with baseball bat

A home invasion went horribly wrong for a man who tried to rob a woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church

Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe, wholesome activity for boys. Continue reading

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{FD} UT Austin stabbing spree: 1 killed, 3 others wounded, suspect in custody

A student at the University of Texas Austin attacked his fellow undergraduates Monday with what authorities described as a “Bowie-style hunting knife,” killing one man and injuring three others. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela leader calls for citizens congress

The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): Venezuela’s embattled socialist president is calling for a citizens congress and a new constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild coyote wanders into Detroit Zoo

Coyote is on the loose at the Detroit Zoo but officials hope it will leave on its own. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor charged again for not reporting dying granddaughter

A Pennsylvania pastor who rejects modern medicine again faces a criminal charge related to his granddaughter’s death from pneumonia less than two weeks after the prosecution was thrown out. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican navy: 1 marine, 7 crime suspects killed in shootout

Authorities in Mexico say a military patrol was attacked by suspected organized crime members, setting off a firefight that killed one marine and seven alleged aggressors. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas archdiocese ushers out Girl Scouts and their cookies

The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Milwaukee jury gets case in inmate death

The Latest on an inquest into the dehydration death of an inmate in the Milwaukee County jail (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} US issues new terrorism alert for Europe

State Department is warning Americans living in and traveling to Europe of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks on the continent through the summer. Continue reading

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{FD} NPR reporter freed in South Sudan after 3 nights in jail

The U.S. news organization National Public Radio says that one of its journalists has been released by South Sudan’s government which held him for nearly four days. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa deputy dies after shooting at jail; escaped inmate in custody

A Nebraska sheriff’s deputy died from his injuries Monday after being shot by an inmate who escaped from county jail, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio quadruplets stick together and choose Yale University for college

Four quadruplet brothers from a Cincinnati suburb have all decided to go to Yale after being accepted into other prestigious universities including Harvard and Stanford. Continue reading

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{FD} UT Austin stabbing: 1 killed, at least 2 others wounded, suspect in custody

A stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday killed one person and wounded at least two others, emergency workers said, as school officials confirmed a suspect was in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} 67 pounds of marijuana found in casket at Arizona checkpoint

Border Patrol agents working an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona say they have found 67 pounds of marijuana that was being smuggled inside of a casket. Continue reading

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{FD} Canada defense minister sorry for exaggerating military role

Canada’s defense minister has apologized in Parliament for claiming to have been the “architect” of the country’s largest battle in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: 1 dead, several hurt in U. of Texas stabbings

Emergency responders say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a hospital with “potentially serious injuries” after a stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 new truffle species identified in New Hampshire

They aren’t the type you’d sprinkle over pasta. Continue reading

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{FD} To fight Chicago violence, police use technology that traces ‘day in the life’ of a gun

You’ve heard of the “day in the life of” an interesting person or public figure. Well now, new ballistic technology is helping federal agents and police create a day in the life of the guns being used by criminals terrorizing America’s neighborhoods– especially those in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} US maple syrup producers contend with weather fluctuations

With the U.S. maple syrup season wrapping up, Vermont producers are expecting yields approaching last year’s record even after they contended with fluctuating weather. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas manhunt: Paramedic among 2 shot, gunman on the loose

Dallas police were hunting a gunman who critically wounded a paramedic Monday, urging people east of downtown to be alert during the “active shooter” scenario. Continue reading

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{FD} Dogs die after eating poisoned meat left on properties near Nevada park

At least two dogs died and three others were sickened after eating poisoned meat left on properties near Comstock Park in Nevada on Wednesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 students accused of distributing **** photo of teacher

Authorities say two North Carolina high school students used trickery to get a **** photo of a veteran teacher from a social media site and then were arrested after showing the picture to other students. Continue reading

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{FD} San Diego pool shooting: Killer called his ex during rampage, police say

The killer who opened fire at a pool party in San Diego called his ex-girlfriend during his rampage so she could hear the panic and chaos that he was causing, police revealed Monday, giving new details about his state of mind. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas paramedic shot, police hunting suspect

A Dallas paramedic was shot Monday morning and police were hunting a suspect amid an “active shooter” scenario. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina’s gator hunt begins as state begins taking applications

Hunters can begin sending out their applications to hunt alligators in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamas rebrands itself in new manifesto, but old goals remain

The new political program of Hamas, published Monday, is meant to help the Islamic militant group break out of its international isolation. Continue reading

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{FD} Teachers, racial and social justice groups march for May Day

Public school teachers, immigration advocates and social and racial justice groups are taking to the streets in May Day demonstrations across the state. Continue reading

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