Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

{FD} MORNING BRIEF: North Korea directly criticizes China in rare move

North Korean state media criticized China directly Wednesday, saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program was testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea threat: Pyongyang directly criticizes China in rare move

North Korean state media criticized China directly Wednesday, saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program was testing its patience could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of keeping neighbor in pit to appear in court

The attorney for an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit plans to ask for a court-ordered mental health evaluation of the man. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico faces uncertain future as debt saga unfolds

Uncertainty is spreading across Puerto Rico and the U.S. municipal bond market now that the U.S. territory has taken an unprecedented step into federal court to restructure a portion of its $73 billion debt. Continue reading

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{FD} Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful and he thinks the U.S. can play an important role as mediator between Palestinians and Israelis. Continue reading

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{FD} Two dead, including gunman, after shooting at Texas sports bar

Police in Arlington, Texas say a gunman shot and killed an employee at a popular sports bar Wednesday before another patron shot and killed him. Continue reading

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{FD} UC Santa Cruz black student protest leader: ‘We’re staying here until our demands are met’

One of the students who seized an administration building at the University of California, Santa Cruz told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that “we’re staying here until our demands are met.” Continue reading

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{FD} Australian mom won’t stand trial for the murder of her 7 children and niece

A mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control, according to a court judgment released Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sandstorm blankets huge area of China in dusty pollution

A sandstorm blown by gusting winds has enveloped a huge area of central and northern China in thick pollution hazardous to people venturing outdoors. Continue reading

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{FD} Jailed Venezuela activist dispels rumors of health emergency

The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez rushed to Caracas’ military hospital late Wednesday seeking information on her husband after a report on social media said he had been taken there with a medical emergency — a scare that proved to be wrong. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Fired officer had clean record in previous job

The Latest on the shooting of a 15-year-old black teen by a police officer (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian mom won’t stand trial for murdering 8 children

A judge has ruled that a mother who stabbed to death her seven children and a niece in northern Australia in 2014 will not stand trial for murder because she was suffering cannabis-induced schizophrenia when she lost control. Continue reading

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{FD} N. Korea issues direct criticism on China amid nuke dispute

North Korea has issued a rare direct criticism of China through a commentary saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program are testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences. Continue reading

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{FD} Asian lending bank assesses growing inequality at meeting

The Asian Development Bank is holding its annual meeting in Japan, where bankers and leaders are assessing how they can support growth as income inequality grows in both rich and poor countries. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO convoy targeted in Kabul suicide bombing, at least 8 dead

At least eight civilians were killed early Wednesday in a suicide attack against a military convoy, which was near the U.S. embassy and NATO compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO convoy targeted in Kabul suicide bombing, at least 11 dead

At least eight civilians and three foreign troops were killed early Wednesday in a suicide attack against a military convoy, which was near the U.S. embassy and NATO compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska reporter says state senator slapped him

The editor of Alaska’s largest newspaper said Wednesday that a state senator slapped one of his reporters when the reporter sought the senator’s opinion on a recently published article. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar

Two people are dead, including the suspect, after gunfire erupted at a North Texas sports bar. Continue reading

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{FD} UN Security Council heads to Colombia to back peace accord

The U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana church organist arrested in post-election vandalism, report says

An organist at an Episcopal church in Indiana was arrested Wednesday after prosecutors said he vandalized the building following the presidential election in hopes of mobilizing others disappointed with the results. Continue reading

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{FD} College student dies after fall from 5th floor balcony

Officials say a 19-year-old student has died after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony at a Catholic university in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 men accused of trying to fly drones into South Carolina prison

Two men have been arrested after authorities say they tried to fly drones carrying contraband materials into a medium-security South Carolina prison, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} New Alabama law lets adoption groups turn away gays

Alabama on Wednesday became the latest state to protect faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents or other households on religious grounds. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Student detained after university says shot fired

St. Louis police say they have detained a male student after Saint Louis University sent out a campus alert that shots were fired near a residence hall on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand Canyon’s North Rim faces limited services at reopening

Heavy damage to a pipeline supplying water to lodges, campgrounds and employee housing on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will limit some services to the landmark’s less popular side when it opens later this month, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Levee fails in Arkansas, residents evacuate Missouri town

A river’s levee breached northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas Wednesday morning, prompting flash flood warnings from authorities. Residents were urged to leave the area immediately.. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump likely to sign order on political limits for churches

President Donald Trump is likely to sign an executive order Thursday targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says religious organizations that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. Continue reading

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{FD} Mississippi woman guilty for role in killing of 2 officers

A Mississippi woman has been convicted for helping a man who was accused of killing two police officers in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges against officer who killed Ohio State attacker

A grand jury has cleared the police officer who fatally shot the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University last year. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea defector hails Trump’s tough stance on hostile country

Hyeonseo Lee is one of the best-known defectors from North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: 2 accused of trying to fly drones at SC prison

Two men have been arrested after authorities say they tried to fly drones carrying contraband materials into a medium-security South Carolina prison, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: 2 arrested after drones found at SC prison

Two men have been arrested after authorities say they tried to fly drones carrying contraband materials into a medium-security South Carolina prison. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Family IDs victim in fatal auto auction crash

The Latest on a vehicle that sped through an indoor auto auction in Massachusetts (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Family convicted in coin-selling scheme in Tennessee

Federal prosecutors in Tennessee say four family members have been convicted of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme centered on buying and selling gold and silver coins. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut man granted 30-day reprieve from deportation

An immigrant facing deportation to Guatemala has been granted a 30-day reprieve hours before he was to be put on a plane to Central America. Continue reading

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{FD} Tony Alamo: Disgraced preacher, child sex abuser dead at 82

Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher whose apocalyptic ministry grew into a multimillion-dollar network of businesses and property before he was convicted in Arkansas of sexually abusing girls he considered his wives, has died in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina’s top court cuts sentence of human rights abuser

Argentina’s Supreme Court is reducing the jail sentence of a man serving time for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1976-1983 dictatorship. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuban president’s daughter: His successor may be surprise

One of the highest-profile members of Cuba’s ruling family says the country could be surprised by the person who succeeds her father as president. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 more plead guilty in plot to lure victims with online ads

A man and a woman have admitted using online ads for sexual services to find victims for armed robberies. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor, 4 congregants convicted in Nicaragua exorcism death

An evangelical pastor and four of his congregants have been found guilty in the death of a 25-year-old woman who was thrown into a fire to drive “demons” from her body. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron spar in France presidential debate

In a heated, high-pressure primetime TV debate, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron warned of “civil war” if his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen is elected, saying Wednesday that her hard-line plans to combat Islamic radicals would play into… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Feds say ‘countless’ girls might have been cut

The Latest on a U.S. female genital mutilation case and state legislation to combat the practice (all times local): ___ 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco police fatally shoot stabbing suspect on Market Street

San Francisco police officers shot and killed a man they say was stabbing another man on the city’s busy Market Street Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Rocket kills 3 in eastern Libyan city, causes panic

An explosion rocked the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi when a rocket struck a residential area, killing at least three people and causing panic among residents. Continue reading

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{FD} Circus operator to pay $15K in tent collapse that killed 2

A judge has ordered a Florida-based circus operator to pay $15,000 in fines for operating without a license in New Hampshire following a tent collapse in 2015 that killed two people and injured dozens. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt’s president visits staunch ally United Arab Emirates

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is visiting the United Arab Emirates, a staunch ally that has provided billions of dollars in aid to his country’s ailing economy and unwavering support for Cairo’s fierce crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother of Saudi king and head of succession council dies

Saudi Arabia’s royal court says an older brother to King Salman has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Billerica auto auction crash: At least 3 dead, 9 injured after SUV hits crowd

At least three people were killed and nine others were injured Wednesday when an SUV that was being shown to prospective buyers at a Massachusetts auto auction suddenly accelerated and crashed into bystanders. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Senate Dem to oppose Trump’s pick for Army secretary

The Senate’s top Democrat says he’ll vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary over the disparaging comments the nominee has made about LGBT people and other groups of Americans. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado field searched as police investigate pregnant woman’s 2013 disappearance

Police searched undeveloped land in Pueblo, Colorado on Wednesday for clues in the 2013 disappearance of pregnant Kelsie Schelling. Continue reading

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