Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

{FD} Clash over middle-school sex assaults: Did they happen?

Four years after what appeared to be one of the largest single cases of sex assault on US school grounds, it’s not clear what happened. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 million children refugees from South Sudan’s civil war

Two U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese export, import growth slow in April as rebound cools

China has reported its exports expanded for a second straight month in April but at a slower pace while import growth also decelerated as demand cooled both at home and overseas. Continue reading

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{FD} China begins trial of lawyer Xie Yang on subversion charges

A court in central China is trying human rights lawyer Xie Yang in one of several cases in which the country’s legal professionals are accused of undermining the system. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Boston penthouse slayings has criminal history

Police say a man accused of killing two engaged doctors at a luxury Boston condominium building has a criminal history of robbing banks. Continue reading

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{FD} AP: Sex assaults in high school sports minimized as ‘hazing’

An Associated Press investigation has found that student-on-student sexual assault in the U.S. is perhaps nowhere as dismissed or as camouflaged as in boys’ sports. Continue reading

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{FD} Prime minister says IS fighter’s son can return to Australia

Australia’s prime minister says a 6-year-old Australian boy photographed making an Islamic State movement salute in front of a human body hanging from a cross somewhere in the Middle East is entitled to return to Australia with his siblings. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in wrong-way crash seeks contact with child’s mother

A Vermont man accused of causing a crash that left five teenagers dead is seeking permission to contact the mother of his child. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer released from hospital after being shot in face

A Massachusetts police officer who was shot in the face at a motel has been released from the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Philippine and U.S. troops have begun annual joint exercises that are smaller in scale than in years past, focusing on disaster response and counterterrorism while excluding territorial defense operations. Continue reading

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{FD} US Army veteran recorded fatally shooting service dog found dead

North Carolina police say they’re investigating the possible suicide of an Army veteran charged with shooting her service dog as she laughed. Continue reading

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{FD} Two wounded in shooting near luxury hotel in Miami Beach

Police are investigating after, they said, two people were shot near a high-end hotel in the Mid-Beach area of Miami Beach, Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s ex-spy chief promotes possible presidential bid

A former spy chief under the late leader Hugo Chavez is emerging as a political player in turbulent Venezuela, mistrusted by the opposition and despised by the government as he travels the country in a possible bid for the presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog says Vietnamese officials bribed by log smugglers

An environmental watchdog has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 people shot during memorial for earlier Chicago death

Police say 10 people were shot in Chicago, and two of them have died, after suspected gang members opened fire on a group attending a memorial for another man killed earlier in the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam Politburo member removed over ‘serious mistakes’

A senior Vietnamese Communist Party official has been removed from the powerful Politburo for his “very serious mistakes and violations” when he was head of the country’s oil and gas monopoly PetroVietnam. Continue reading

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{FD} Gas leak in mine in central China kills 18 miners

Chinese state media says a gas leak in a coal mine in central China has killed 18 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

A military raid last month killed the head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} AP News Guide: What to know about South Korea’s election

Two months after booting their sitting president over corruption allegations, South Koreans will select a new leader Tuesday after weeks of heated debate. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Zinke says he may not favor shrinking monuments

The Latest on a visit to Utah by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review the designation of national monuments (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado teacher accused of letting kids hit Trump pinata

School officials in Colorado are investigating allegations that a high school Spanish teacher allowed students to hit a pinata with a picture of President Donald Trump on it during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Continue reading

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{FD} Prince Harry, Prince William reportedly told to do less ‘soul-baring’ by Queen

The Queen has reportedly told Prince William and Prince Harry to stop “soul-baring” and be more stately like their grandfather. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed in April raid, US military says

The head of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in a raid by U.S. and Afghan forces last month that also resulted in the death of two American soliders, the military said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico: Fire at illegal pipeline tap near where 10 killed

Fire has broken out at a clandestine pipeline tap in the central Mexico state of Puebla, where clashes over illegal fuel thefts killed 10 people just days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Group that skipped on bar bill pays up after online shaming

A group that skipped out on a tab has returned to pay up after the suburban Milwaukee bar used Facebook shaming in an effort to collect. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria leader leaves for medical checkups amid health fears

Nigeria’s president was departing Sunday night for further medical checkups in London, renewing fears over his health after he spent weeks overseas on medical leave earlier this year and said he’d never been so sick in his life. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy: Milwaukee woman suspected of DUI had boy steer car

Authorities say a 37-year-old Milwaukee woman arrested on suspicion of her third DUI had an 8-year-old boy on her lap steering the car. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago gang helped investigators in officers’ shooting

Chicago police say two plainclothes officers shot last week were mistaken for rival street-gang members and that other gang members cooperated with police when that became clear. Continue reading

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{FD} Craigslist seller missing after meeting would-be buyer, foul play suspected

Atlanta police suspect foul play in the case of a missing man who posted a Craigslist ad for a vintage truck and disappeared after meeting a would-be buyer. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors say uniformed police at trial could sway jury

Federal prosecutors and an attorney representing a fired Pittsburgh police sergeant accused of punching a drunken man outside a football stadium are sparring over whether other officers should be allowed to wear uniforms while attending the trial. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} Czech Girl Scout threatened, police get involved

The Czech Interior Ministry says that police are taking steps to ensure the security of a Girl Scout after a photo showing her confronting a neo-Nazi group went viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt expects second tranche of IMF loan in June

Egypt expects to receive the second tranche, worth $1.2 billion, of a three-year International Monetary Fund loan in the second half of June. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

Israel’s Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire destroys Illinois ‘squatter’ home where toddler Semaj Crosby found dead

The condemned Illinois home where a 16-month-old girl was found dead last month was set on fire Saturday and burned to ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Floods drive nearly 1,900 from homes in Canada’s Quebec

Flooding caused by unusually persistent rainfall has driven nearly 1,900 people from their homes in 126 municipalities in the Canadian province of Quebec. Continue reading

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{FD} Daughter of cop killed in line of duty gets prom surprise

An Indianapolis teen got quite the surprise when for those quintessential prom photos with her family — she was taken to Crown Hill Cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria schoolgirls: 82 Chibok girls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, a Nigerian government official told the Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado teacher accused of letting students smash pinata with Trump’s picture

Weld County School District RE-5J issued a statement on their Facebook page Saturday evening addressing accusations that a teacher allowed students to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by smashing a pinata with President Donald Trump’s picture on it. Continue reading

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{FD} Azerbaijan: Soldiers who gave Armenia secrets are arrested

Authorities in Azerbaijan say they have arrested a number of soldiers and civilians who allegedly provided military secrets to rival Armenia. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 dead in Las Vegas Strip hotel shooting

Las Vegas Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting at a Strip resort property Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote

The Latest on the local vote Sunday in northern Germany (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election over rival Marine Le Pen

Voters across France are casting ballots in a presidential election runoff that could decide Europe’s future, choosing between independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. Continue reading

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{FD} France election: Voting underway in major election that could shakeup Europe

Voters across France are casting ballots in a presidential election runoff that could decide Europe’s future, choosing between independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. Continue reading

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{FD} US Interior secretary begins Utah tour to eye monument sites

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is set to start a four-day Utah trip to assess whether the designation of 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled back or rescinded. Continue reading

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{FD} German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

Germany’s president says his country’s relations with Israel “experienced turbulent winds” but that the foundation remains solid — a reference to a recent diplomatic spat over an Israeli anti-occupation group. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 dead, 8 hurt in Chicago crash involving CTA bus

Four people were killed and eight others injured in a crash Sunday involving a Chicago city bus and an automobile. Continue reading

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{FD} German footbridge offers dizzying walk over river valley

A footbridge offering a dizzying walk over a scenic valley in northern Germany has opened. Continue reading

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{FD} Man shot dead at Florida charity car show after going after cop with knife, police say

An officer working off-duty for a charity car show shot and killed a man he says came at him with a knife. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Wildfire continues to spread in southern Georgia

The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Continue reading

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