Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

Lawyer-turned-liberal leader eyes South Korean presidency

A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s. Continue reading

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‘Oh, the humanity!’ Hindenburg anniversary, broadcast marked

It’s been 80 years since the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Continue reading

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Officer shot in the face, shooter holed up in motel room

A police officer has been shot in the face at a Massachusetts motel, where the shooter is holed up in a room. Continue reading

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Trump’s pick for Army post drops out amid growing criticism

President Donald Trump’s choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Continue reading

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Police officer shot at motel, taken to hospital

A police officer has been shot at a Massachusetts motel and taken to a hospital. Continue reading

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Latest: Texas officer released on bond after turning self in

The Latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban Dallas (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Continue reading

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Chicago police on edge following targeted attack

The hosts of ‘The Five’ on Friday discussed the problem of Chicago’s gang violence and the targeting of police officers. Continue reading

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Jury: Man convicted of 6 killings should get death penalty

A jury says an Arizona prisoner convicted of killing six people in Yuma in 2005 should be sentenced to death. Continue reading

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As bitter French campaign ends, Macron’s team hit by hack

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Friday she believes she can pull off a surprise victory in France’s high-stakes runoff Sunday, while independent front-runner Emmanuel Macron suffered a document leak that his team called a bid to thr… Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs secretary helps dedicate Rhode Island home

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin helped dedicate a new home designed to provide nursing and residential care for the state’s veterans on Friday, saying it sets the standard for the way the nation should be caring for veterans. Continue reading

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Pastor, wife get prison sentences after foster child’s death

An Ohio pastor has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison in the death of his foster son, and his wife received three years for endangering the child. Continue reading

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Bomb suspect lawyers: FBI misbehavior disqualifies evidence

The lawyers for a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring dozens of people say the FBI spoiled evidence by tricking him into giving a hair sample and questioning him without permission. Continue reading

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Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

A member of Donald Trump’s transition team asked national security officials in the Obama White House for the classified CIA profile on Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Continue reading

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Jordan Edwards: Murder warrant issued for Texas officer who killed teen

The fired Balch Springs police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old in a car leaving a party has been charged with murder, law enforcement officials confirmed to FOX4. Continue reading

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Arkansas judge seeks to dismiss complaint over demonstration

An Arkansas judge is asking a disciplinary panel to dismiss a complaint concerning his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked executions. Continue reading

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Meeting house where Boston Tea Party started in 1773 reopens

The meeting house where colonists gathered to begin challenging British rule before the American Revolution and launched the Boston Tea Party has reopened. Continue reading

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Students who shouted down guest speaker question discipline

Some Vermont college students who shouted down a guest speaker who co-authored a book discussing racial differences in intelligence are questioning the discipline they’re facing. Continue reading

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Prosecution defends evidence in final day of polygamy trial

The trial of two Canadian fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy wrapped up Friday with the prosecution arguing the bulk of marriage and personal records entered as evidence corroborate each other. Continue reading

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Last Hindenburg survivor, 88, recalls: ‘The air was on fire’

Thunderstorms and wind had delayed the Hindenburg’s arrival in New Jersey from Germany on May 6, 1937. The father of 8-year-old Werner Doehner headed to his cabin after using his movie camera to shoot some scenes of Lakehurst Naval Air Station from the… Continue reading

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Argentina: Nun arrested for allegedly abusing deaf children

A Roman Catholic nun from Japan has been arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina, authorities said. Continue reading

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“Black cousin” remark at commencement sparks criticism

A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address that has since sparked criticism from attendees. Continue reading

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Safe-zone deal in Syria takes effect as US pledges to continue fight against ISIS

U.S. and coalition military planes will not be allowed to fly over designated “safe zones” in Syria under a Russian proposal that has the backing of Iran and Turkey. Continue reading

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Escaped zebra charges Florida homeowner

An escaped zebra wreaked havoc on a Balm neighborhood Friday – startling several homeowners, escaping deputies, and injuring a driver after running into a vehicle. Continue reading

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The Latest: Swimmers cross US-Mexico border for immigrants

The Latest on 12 athletes who swam across the border from the U.S. to Mexico in a show of support for immigrants (all times local): 1 p.m. Continue reading

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Government: Ex-Marine facing weapons charges sought race war

A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps who a court document says “pledged support to ISIS” and expressed a desire to “conduct a violent revolution against whites” is facing federal weapons charges after allegedly illegally purchasing an AK-47 from an… Continue reading

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The Latest: Man accused of NYC bomb plot appears in court

The Latest on the arrest of a New Jersey man authorities say planned to detonate a bomb and fight on behalf of the Islamic State group (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Man pleads guilty in sex case to coercing minor in Ohio

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor after authorities say he held a 14-year-old girl captive for months and raped her while being electronically monitored because of an earlier abduction case. Continue reading

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Joe Paterno’s son elected to Penn State’s board of trustees

A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been elected to the university’s board of trustees. Continue reading

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Torrential rain crushes NYC

Move over Atlantis, New York City is coming for you. Continue reading

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US consumer borrowing rises solid $16.4 billion in March

Americans consumers stepped up their borrowing in March, taking out more loans for cars and school. Continue reading

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NJ man charged with planning to bomb NYC in support of ISIS

Gregory Lepsky is accused of planning am attack on New York City by detonating a pressure cooker bomb in support of the Islamic State, a criminal complaint revealed on Friday. Continue reading

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Iraqi Christian villages to begin rebuilding process with the first 100 homes

The long road home for the thousands of Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS is set to begin Monday with the construction of 100 houses– the first of an estimated 13,000 houses to be built in a venture that will cost about $250 million. Continue reading

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Lawyers in torture case seek materials the CIA calls secret

Lawyers for two psychologists who developed harsh interrogation methods in the government’s war on terror want a judge to allow them to interview two CIA officials and have access to documents the government claims are secret. Continue reading

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Iran’s presidential candidates spar over nuclear deal yield

A hard-line candidate challenged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the nuclear deal with world powers during a televised debate Friday, while the incumbent accused hard-liners of attempting to derail the accord. Continue reading

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El Salvador struggles with options on returning gang members

Leaders in El Salvador have held a top-level security cabinet meeting to discuss what to do if massive numbers of street gang members are deported back from the United States. Continue reading

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Iran’s presidential candidates spar over nuclear deal

A hard-line candidate has challenged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over the nuclear deal with world powers during a televised debate, while the incumbent accused hard-liners of attempting to derail the accord. Continue reading

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Slaying of camp workers on California beach may be solved

The shocking slaying of two young Bible-camp workers found shot in the head on a Northern California beach more than a decade ago may finally be solved, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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Italy: Muntari’s ban after protesting against racism lifted

The Italian soccer federation has rescinded Sulley Muntari’s one-match ban for walking off the field in response to racist abuse during a Serie A game. Continue reading

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Mexican drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s trial in US set to begin in April 2018

His lawyers said in a statement that it was “devastating” for Guzman and his wife that they will not be allowed jail visits. Continue reading

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Mexican drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s trial in US to begin in April 2018

His lawyers said in a statement that it was “devastating” for Guzman and his wife that they will not be allowed jail visits. Continue reading

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Alex Deaton indicted on multiple charges in murder, multi-state manhunt

A murder suspect who led police on a nationwide manhunt is facing more jail time in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend. Continue reading

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George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence

A $10 billion suit against George Soros accuses the self-styled humanitarian of meddling in the politics of a poor African country in order to settle his own scores, a charge the billionaire’s critics say reflects his longtime modus operandi. Continue reading

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Spain jails German who set forest on fire with toilet paper

A court in Spain’s Canary Islands has sent a 27-year-old German man to prison for 3½ years for causing a massive forest fire that killed one worker last summer. Continue reading

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Captain ‘Sully’ revels in chance to fly F-16 fighter jet at event in California

Retired Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger seized the opportunity to fly an F-16 while promoting the Thunderbirds in Sacramento Thursday. Continue reading

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The Latest: Murder suspect charged with brother’s slaying

The Latest on Sonoma County cold case killings (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

A Wisconsin-based atheist group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to strike down President Donald Trump’s order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting religious organizations’ political activity. Continue reading

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Workers accidentally unearth remains, Victorian-era coffin

Construction workers in a Maine city found human bones and the remains of a Victorian-era coffin in an area that had been converted from a cemetery into a school playground decades ago. Continue reading

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Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday after several delays in the case. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico to close 184 schools, save $7M amid crisis and growing exodus

It is the largest mass closure of schools announced in the history of the U.S. territory. Continue reading

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California police make arrest in 2004 killing of two Christian camp counselors

California police are “confident” they have now solved a double murder case that has stumped investigators since 2004. Continue reading

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