Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

{FD} Nepalese get 1st chance in 20 years to vote for local bodies

Nepalese will get their first chance in two decades to vote in local representatives on city and village councils in elections analysts say offer a signal that the Himalayan nation’s fractious democracy may be stabilizing. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan PM travels to China to attend Belt and Road Forum

A spokesman says Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is traveling to Beijing to attend a two-day international gathering promoting China’s plan for a vast trade network. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong storms spawn tornado in Oklahoma, threaten region

Strong storms spawned one tornado, and possibly two in Oklahoma, and threaten parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds pay final respects to slain Boston doctors

Church services are set for the two engaged doctors killed in their luxury Boston penthouse condominium. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender officer welcomed back to Argentine police force

Analia Pasantino served in Argentina’s federal police as a man for 20 years, then she came out as a transgender woman and was forced to resign. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard grads organize separate commencement for black students

Grad students at Harvard University will now have a graduation ceremony separate for black students. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Vigils held for Christian politician imprisoned in Indonesia

The imprisonment of a Christian politician for blaspheming Islam has triggered an outpouring of anger and support around Indonesia. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi’s stature

China will seek to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a statesman at a gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 2 officers shot in standoff, suspect in custody

A Louisiana State Police trooper and at least one other officer were shot Thursday during a standoff with a man who they’d tried to serve a warrant on in rural Avoyelles Parish. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in deadly crash

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200, days after they declined to do so. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Supervisor told officer to be mum after shooting

The Latest on the manslaughter trial of Betty Jo Shelby, a white Tulsa police officer, in the fatal Sept. 16 fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man (all times local): 8 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri inmate who died asked to see counselor

A 28-year-old inmate who died after a jail altercation had asked police to see a counselor and authorities received mental health evaluations that prompted them to keep him in custody, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley told reporters Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect arrested in New York City attack on German tourist

New York City police have arrested a 28-year-old registered sex offender suspected of three robberies, including one in which a German tourist was beaten and sexually assaulted. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand’s ambitious plan to save birds: Kill every rat

New Zealand has set itself an environmental goal so ambitious it’s been compared to putting a man on the moon: ridding the entire nation of every last rat, opossum and stoat. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana police shooting: State trooper, 2 other cops hurt; suspect arrested

Three Louisiana police officers were injured during a shooting Thursday by a suspect who is now barricaded in a home, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese tourist detained in Honolulu alleges discrimination

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says a deaf Japanese tourist was illegally denied a sign-language interpreter while she was detained and interrogated at Honolulu International Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Deaf Japanese tourist claims mistreatment at Hawaii airport

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii says a deaf Japanese tourist was illegally denied a sign-language interpreter while she was detained and interrogated at Honolulu International Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in connection with triple homicide in Kansas

A 28-year-old man is jailed on $1 million bond after being charged in connection with the shooting deaths of three people in Kansas City, Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Despite fake racist note, some Olaf students see positive

A racist note left on a student’s car at St. Olaf College has been deemed a hoax, but some students at the southern Minnesota school say the incident resulted in action toward addressing minority student concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a ‘declaration of war’

North Korea’s U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Owasso tornado: Storm damages homes, downs power lines in Oklahoma town

A storm system moving through the Oklahoma spawned at least one tornado Thursday northeast of Tusla in the town of Owasso, causing minor damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Campaign exec: Maduro used illegal cash for Chavez campaign

A former campaign operative has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of paying her $11 million in cash that she says was illegally obtained from Brazilian companies to finance the re-election effort of the late Hugo Chavez in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican judge grants vigilante leader’s release on bond

A Mexican judge has granted a founder of a self-defense movement in the western state of Michoacan his release on bond. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: No bond for Missouri man amid terrorism probe

A Kansas City, Missouri, man born in Somalia has been ordered detained on a passport-fraud charge while the FBI investigates whether he has terrorism links. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for white officer who shot, killed black man

The Nashville district attorney general says that a white officer won’t faces charges for shooting and killing an armed black man after a traffic stop in February. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man surrenders after holding off police 2 days

The Latest on a standoff with a suspect New Jersey (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sean Spicer absent from briefings during key week for Trump

If you’re missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts manhunt: ‘Extremely dangerous’ murder suspect at large, cops say

Officials are actively searching for an “armed and dangerous” man accused of killing a woman in Lowell, Mass., on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to bribing Philadelphia’s top prosecutor

A man has admitted bribing Philadelphia’s indicted district attorney with gifts and cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney: At least 65 Venezuelan military members detained

A Venezuelan attorney says at least 65 members of the country’s military have been detained, including officers and the captain of an important border region unit. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona hiker seeking free pizza ends up needing to be rescued

There are people who love pizza, and then there are those who’d climb a mountain in a snowstorm just to get their hands on a cheesy slice. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey standoff: Suspect surrenders in Trenton after shooting kills 1 person

A man has surrendered after a 2-day standoff in Trenton, New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

A Philadelphia judge has ordered prosecutors to criminally charge the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a 2015 derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas police shooting: Suspect in custody after 3 dead, including officer

A standoff in Arkansas came to an end Thursday with the arrest of a suspect after a sheriff’s deputy was shot dead during a traffic stop and two other people were found dead outside a house. Continue reading

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{FD} Illness, legal tangles slow Salvadoran massacre extradition

More than a year after a his extradition was ordered, a former Salvadoran colonel remains far from answering charges of plotting the 1989 deaths of six Jesuit priests as his extradition case plays out in American court. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dies after crashing into hydrant, sucked into hole

Authorities say an elderly Florida man is dead after getting sucked into a hole created by a damaged fire hydrant. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at 2 separate serial shooting cases to plague Phoenix

Since the summer of 2015, metropolitan Phoenix has been roiled by two serial shooting cases in which an attacker has fired gunshots at targets from a vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff sued over race inequality: Officers do jobs ‘fairly’

A white Mississippi sheriff who is being sued over allegations that his department violates African-Americans’ constitutional rights says he and his deputies do their jobs “fairly and diligently.” Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker issued a statement … Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit-area school evacuated after students fall ill

A suburban Detroit high school has been evacuated and about a dozen students were taken to hospitals as a precaution after they reported feeling ill. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal judge in DC delays ruling in Trump travel ban case

A federal judge in the nation’s capital said Thursday she won’t act on a request to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban because two other judges have already stopped the executive order from going into effect. Continue reading

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{FD} Cliven Bundy supporters build mock jail cell near prison

Supporters of Nevada cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy and his sons have built a mock jail cell outside a rural Nevada federal prison where 17 defendants are being held pending trial in a 2014 standoff with government agents near the B… Continue reading

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{FD} Famous New York law firm Cellino and Barnes to dissolve

The famed “Cellino & Barnes” jingle may soon be a thing of the past. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS surrenders control of key Syrian city of Tabqah, US Central Command says

U.S. Central Command announced Thursday that the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish and Arab force, recaptured the key Syrian city of Tabqah, the Tabqah Dam and a nearby airfield from the Islamic State, continuing to weaken ISIS’s control of territory and people. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman gets prison for pumping gas on victim during argument

A Pennsylvania woman who doused another woman in gasoline during an argument about her smoking while she fueled up is headed to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest Sandusky appeals hearing focuses on victim memories

Jerry Sandusky is arguing his former defense lawyers didn’t properly represent him and wants a do-over of the 2012 trial that produced a 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina teacher suspended for making slave reference

A North Carolina middle-school teacher captured on video comparing a student to a slave has been suspended. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors: Mosque fight about location, not discrimination

Residents of a New Jersey town insist their opposition to a proposed mosque is about the location and not religious intolerance. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas high school requiring breathalyzer tests for entry to prom

With Prosper High School’s prom this weekend, school officials made a move that has a lot of parents and students talking. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican activist who searched for disappeared is slain

A mother who spent years searching for her missing daughter in northern Mexico and organized others to look for their disappeared relatives has been slain. Continue reading

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