Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

New VA head: It’ll take longer to end veteran homelessness

The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama’s administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but says it’ll take longer than his predecessor predicted. Continue reading

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A year later, promises of Brazil’s Temer are on hold or lost

One year ago Friday, then Vice President Michel Temer took over Brazil’s presidency from Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended and later permanently removed from office after a brutal impeachment fight that exposed deep divisions in Latin America’s largest… Continue reading

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Wall falls onto guests taking shelter in India, killing 22

A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in western India, killing at least 22 people, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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Uber chases GrabTaxi in Myanmar, expanding in Southeast Asia

Uber is launching its private ride-hailing service in the Myanmar capital of Yangon, aiming to tap into one of the world’s youngest and fastest-growing online markets. Continue reading

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Bye-bye Blue House as S. Korean leader shuns imperial home

The new South Korean president is so eager to distance himself from his disgraced, jailed predecessor that he plans to partially abandon one of the job’s major perks: the mountainside presidential palace, the Blue House, from which Park Geun-hye conduc… Continue reading

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8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

A moderate earthquake that struck close to the earth’s surface killed eight people and injured more than 20 others in far western China on Thursday, the region’s earthquake administration said. Continue reading

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China’s ‘Silk Road’ stirs unease over its strategic goals

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India. Continue reading

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San Bernardino school shooting: New video shows gunman before rampage

Officials released disturbing new video on Wednesday from the southern California school where a gunman killed his estranged wife and a student last month before killing himself. Continue reading

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St. Olaf College president says racist note was ‘fabricated’

A racist note found on the campus of St. Olaf College in northern Minnesota was “fabricated” and not a genuine threat to minority students, the school’s president said Wednesday. Continue reading

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W. Va. woman charged after great-grandson dies in hot car

Police say a 67-year-old West Virginia woman has been charged in the death of her great-grandson, who was left in a hot car for seven hours. Continue reading

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Head of ring that dealt heroin on reservations gets 25 years

The leader of a drug trafficking ring that brought heroin to Minnesota and North Dakota Indian reservations was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. Continue reading

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Mother files wrongful death suit against bounty hunters

The mother of a Tennessee man who authorities say was killed by bounty hunters has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven men charged with her son’s death and two bail bond companies. Continue reading

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Chinese textile firm hiring up to 800 in east Arkansas

A Chinese textile company announced plans Wednesday to transform a former television factory in east Arkansas into its first North American facility, a $410 million project that’s expected to create up to 800 new jobs in the struggling Mississippi Delt… Continue reading

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Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

Dozens of protesters have been injured in Venezuela’s capital and a 27-year-old man has died in another day of violent clashes during demonstrations demanding elections. Continue reading

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Minnesota college president: Racist message was fabricated

The president of St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota says a note left on a black student’s car with racist content was fabricated and not a genuine threat. Continue reading

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Questions remain on Hernandez wealth after conviction erased

Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Continue reading

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Florida man gives chilling account of trying to save father, daughter from sinking van

A man who jumped into action to try to rescue a father and daughter from a sinking van in Florida gave a chilling account of his efforts to save the pair before they drowned. Continue reading

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German nationalist party say it wasn’t informed of free ads

The nationalist Alternative for Germany party says it wasn’t informed in advance that a group of benefactors planned to support its election campaign with free ads reportedly worth millions of euros. Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Tulsa officer acted unreasonably in shooting

Prosecutors say a white Oklahoma police officer acted unreasonably when she fatally shot an unarmed black man last year. Continue reading

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Suspect in 5 slayings pleads guilty, avoids death sentence

The brother of a victim in a quintuple homicide had to be dragged by deputies from a Cleveland courtroom after trying to attack a defendant who had pleaded guilty in the fatal shootings to avoid a possible death sentence. Continue reading

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Teen accused of shooting girl to be tried in adult court

A judge in Utah ruled Wednesday that a teenage boy accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl will be tried in adult court. Continue reading

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Estate of man killed by off-duty Oklahoma trooper gets $2M

An Oklahoma judge has awarded $2 million to the family of a man who was fatally shot at a Tulsa motel by an off-duty state trooper, court records show. Continue reading

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Texas man guilty in death of woman whose body shown online

A judge has determined a Dallas-area man is guilty of murder in the death of his girlfriend whose lifeless body was displayed on social media. Continue reading

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Three pit bulls shot by LAPD officers during attack on man, small dog

A man walking a small dog was attacked by three pit bulls in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, prompting Los Angeles police to open fire on the attacking animals, killing two of them. Continue reading

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I-85 collapse: Bridge to open next week, Georgia governor says

Interstate 85 will reopen next Monday, May 15, or possibly sooner, according to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Continue reading

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NBC to air ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ live next Easter Sunday

NBC is adding another live musical to its slate. Continue reading

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Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies ‘religious refusal’

A bill headed to the Texas Senate would allow publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. Continue reading

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5-year-old brings loaded gun to North Carolina elementary school, police say

A handgun found in a restroom at an elementary school in the Lake Wylie area of Mecklenburg County was brought in by a 5-year-old, officials said. Continue reading

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Chicago hits 200 homicides so far in 2017

A man shot to death late Tuesday on the South Side of Chicago became the city’s 200th homicide of the year. Continue reading

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Mexico village mourns victims of deadly fireworks blast

A remote mountain hamlet in central Mexico is mourning the victims of a fireworks explosion that killed 14 people, including 11 children. Continue reading

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Egypt officials: Islamic extremists kill 10 Sinai tribesmen

Egyptian security officials say that Islamic extremists have ambushed tribesmen who were securing an area in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 10. Continue reading

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Libyan coast guard takes 300 rescued migrants into custody

The Libyan coast guard has taken 300 migrants who were trying to reach Europe illegally by boat into custody, following an altercation with a volunteer rescue vessel. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico university students demand leader’s resignation

Thousands of students are demanding that the interim president of Puerto Rico’s largest public university resign amid looming budget cuts. Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos booed during graduation address in Florida

Boos, catcalls and the turning of backs welcomed the commencement speaker at Wednesday’s Bethune-Cookman University graduation ceremony. Continue reading

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Chinese vice president visits conflict-scarred Burundi

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao has arrived in Burundi for a two-day state visit. Continue reading

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Hate crime charge: White man pulled black woman from her car

Police in Virginia have charged a white man with a hate crime after, they say, he intentionally struck a black woman’s car and pulled her from her vehicle. Continue reading

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Aspiring firefighter, 17, saves life of 21-year police veteran

A 17-year-old aspiring firefighter is being hailed a hero for saving the life of an off-duty police officer this past weekend. Continue reading

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Review: Ohio cop used ‘unreasonable’ force in apparent kick

An officer used “unreasonable” force that wasn’t part of his training when subduing a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head, police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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College president defends choice of DeVos as commencement speaker

The president of a private historically black college in Florida where Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement speech in her new role Wednesday defended his invitation to her in a powerful, eloquent essay that stressed the impo… Continue reading

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Egyptian agency says inflation has risen to 31.5 percent

Egypt’s statistics agency says inflation has risen to 31.5 percent with a spike in urban consumer prices in April. Continue reading

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Self-proclaimed Nazi’s name change to Hitler takes effect

A self-proclaimed Nazi officially became Isidore Heath Hitler with a name change that took effect this week. Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury to pray for Trump on Mideast peace

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he will be praying for President Donald Trump to have the “determination and courage” to push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians during his upcoming trip to the region. Continue reading

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Chihuahua found in the garbage in Maine

Motto the Chihuahua was brought to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine after being thrown out with the trash. Continue reading

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Egypt says it’s found burial chamber dating back 3,700 years

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says a burial chamber dating back about 3,700 years has been found, attached to a recently discovered pyramid belonging to the 13th Dynasty. Continue reading

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Mexico: Video of soldiers killing detained man sparks uproar

A video that purportedly shows Mexican troops detaining and shooting dead an apparently wounded man is drawing criticism and calls for an investigation. Continue reading

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Czechs rally against country’s president, finance minister

Thousands of people are rallying in the Czech Republic’s capital and other major cities against President Milos Zeman and Finance Minister Andrej Babis. Continue reading

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Rising use of military tribunals alarms Venezuela activists

Jhonny Reyes’ son left the house to join students in an anti-government protest a few days ago, one of hundreds of thousands of angry people who have flooded Venezuela’s streets in demonstrations often blocked by police and soldiers. Continue reading

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Protection from deportation revoked for former cause celebre

Federal authorities have revoked the protection from deportation granted to a Mexican woman who became a cause celebre in the debate over illegal immigration when she was a Georgia college student seven years ago. Continue reading

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Deso Dogg, the rapper who cheated death, humiliated the Pentagon and seduced an FBI translator

A B-list German rapper who found stardom when he joined ISIS, cheated death and embarrassed the Pentagon topped himself when he got the girl – an FBI translator who set out to catch him and became his wife. Continue reading

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Mount Everest climber found hiding in cave to avoid fee

A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest has been marched off the mountain and faces a $22,000 fine after hiding in a cave to avoid paying the fee to scale the world’s highest peak. Continue reading

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