Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

{FD} Video of apparent execution a problem for Mexican government

The apparent execution of a wounded fuel theft suspect by a Mexican soldier caught on video has provided graphic evidence of a long-suspected practice and put the government in an awkward spot as it tries to pass a security law critics say could shield… Continue reading

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{FD} School: Cincinnati boy who killed himself never said he was bullied

An 8-year-old boy shown on surveillance video being knocked to the floor unconscious at school two days before he killed himself told staff he had fainted and never said he had been bullied or assaulted, a school spokeswoman said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents sue Palestinian groups to collect on jury award

The parents of a 17-year-old yeshiva student killed by Hamas terrorists in 1996 have sued two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents sue American-Palestinian groups to collect on unpaid jury reward

The parents of a 17-year-old yeshiva student fatally shot in the West Bank by Hamas terrorists in 1996 filed a federal lawsuit Friday against two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment stemming from the death. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ex-baseball star guilty of 14 counts of trading

The Latest on the insider trading conviction of ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect killed during shootout with Florida deputies

Authorities say a man was shot and killed after two separate shootouts with South Florida deputies. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man injured when tornado touches down in Louisiana

At least three tornadoes have touched down in Louisiana, injuring at least one person. Continue reading

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{FD} Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Continue reading

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{FD} Charge announcement left officer feeling ‘disrespected’

An Oklahoma police sergeant testified Friday that he felt “disrespected” by the way a prosecutor announced a manslaughter charge against a white Oklahoma officer who killed an unarmed black man. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 arrested after noose found at Maryland middle school

Authorities say they have arrested two men in connection with a noose found hanging outside a Maryland middle school. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

The Latest on a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia (all times local): 7 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Border agency says it has picked finalists to design wall

The federal government says it has settled on finalists to design President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, but it won’t identify them. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rules accused Tennessee kidnapper must remain in custody

A Tennessee judge said Friday the former school teacher accused of kidnapping a teenager before fleeing to California will remain in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} $4.2M penalty in deadly 2012 fire on oil platform in Gulf

An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Continue reading

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{FD} The 11 candidates Trump is considering for FBI director

President Donald Trump is considering nearly a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Continue reading

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{FD} First time in 7 years: No Cuban migrants to US caught at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard is hailing a landmark: Last month was the first in seven years when no Cuban migrants were caught trying to reach the U.S. by sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy continues cleaning up 94,000 gallon jet fuel spill

The Navy is continuing to clean up about 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at an air station in Virginia Beach. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS bomb attack targeting Pakistani lawmaker kills dozens

The deputy leader of Pakistan’s Senate escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when a suicide bomber targeted his convoy in the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more, government officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gulf Resources posts 1Q profit

SHOUGUANG, China (AP) _ Gulf Resources Inc. (GURE) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.1 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto dies at 93

Mauno Koivisto, Finland’s last president during the Cold War who led the Nordic nation out of the shadow of its huge eastern neighbor, the Soviet Union, into the European Union, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title

Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant Sunday: Set goals, work hard and don’t stay in the shadows. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced for impeding FBI investigation

Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, 74, was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for disrupting an FBI probe that was investigating abuses at the jails he ran. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 30 immigrants getting 2-year extensions

The Latest on a Mexican immigrant leaving a Denver church after being granted a deportation delay (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ohio man took hostages before killing 3 people

The Latest on the fatal shootings of an Ohio police chief and two nursing home employees (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman shoots Chicago officer; protective vest saves his life

Authorities say a Chicago police officer has been shot in an incident on the city’s West Side. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan prison admits losing control amid inmate rebellion

Officials at an Upper Peninsula prison have admitted to temporarily losing control of the facility to an inmate rebellion, the Michigan Department of Corrections now says after previously denying any such incident The corrections department previously … Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff accused of exposing himself apologizes to public

A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in a public park in Atlanta has apologized to his constituents but said he plans to remain in his job. Continue reading

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{FD} Expected rainfall not enough to significantly affect fire

A vast wildfire burning near the Georgia-Florida line may see rainfall this weekend, but officials say it won’t be enough to quench any flames. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump celebrates student model rocket named … Trump

President Donald Trump is celebrating a student model rocket named after … Continue reading

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{FD} AFL-CIO ‘Paywatch’ report slams CEO pay but not the high pay of its own execs

The AFL-CIO, one of the country’s largest union organizations, has released a new report that slams the gross disparity in pay between corporate CEOs and the average rank-and-file worker but critics have pointed out a glaring omission—the exorbitant salaries of union presidents. Continue reading

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{FD} Seeking employment: Terrorist who flipped on al-Qaida

An American who joined al-Qaida could become a test case on whether a former terrorist can rejoin society. Continue reading

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{FD} IMF reaches staff-level agreement on second payment to Egypt

The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement on a second payment that would make $1.25 billion available to Egypt and bring its total disbursements to about $4 billion. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Temer celebrates first year, expressing optimism

Brazilian President Michel Temer celebrated his first year in office on Friday with a discreet ceremony, expressing optimism about the weak economy and vowing to push a series of reforms through Congress despite job approval ratings verging on nil. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant leaves Denver church after winning delay from feds

A Mexican immigrant who lived in a Denver church for three months to avoid deportation walked away on Friday after her supporters said immigration officials gave her two more years to resolve her effort to stay in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} California man runs down street in towel after dad catches him in daughter’s bedroom

Police in California said they responded to a call about a man wearing just a towel running through the streets on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man performed lewd act after stopping van in tunnel

Authorities say a man high on drugs stopped his van in the middle of a tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey to fondle himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Sources: Suspect in Lowell homicide found dead of apparent suicide

The suspect in a Lowell homicide Thursday morning has been found after a nearly 48-hour manhunt in the area, according to Lowell police. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Will Ferrell gives funny USC commencement talk

The Latest on comedian and alum Will Ferrell’s commencement talk at the University of Southern California (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Hairstyle Violations story

The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is criticizing a school for disciplining and suspending black and biracial students because their hairstyles violate the school’s dress policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man sentenced for killing his probation-officer-turned-girlfriend

An El Paso, Texas man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his probation officer turned girlfriend in a 2014 car crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia top prosecutor set for bribery trial June 19

Philadelphia’s top prosecutor will go on trial later than initially planned in a federal bribery case that involves charges he promised legal favors in exchange for $100,000 worth of cash and gifts. Continue reading

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{FD} Video: Brother of Cleveland murder victim attacks killer in courtroom

Emotions ran high in a Cleveland courtroom on Wednesday when the brother of a homicide victim lunged at a defendant who had just pleaded guilty to fatally shooting five people, including the brother’s sister and her unborn child. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

A Tucson woman is accused of substituting flour for infant formula in containers returned to several local stores for refunds, and police have warned the public to check formula containers’ seals for tampering. Continue reading

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{FD} $350K bail for suspect in Las Vegas one-punch murder case

Bail has been set at $350,000 for a suspect held on a murder charge in the one-punch death of a California father of five outside a downtown Las Vegas lounge. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Head of NYC’s troubled jail system has resigned

The Latest on the resignation of the head of New York City corrections (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump commits to securing American pastor’s release from Turkish prison, family lawyer says

President Trump has committed to ensuring the return of an American pastor wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey, according to the attorney who represents his family. Continue reading

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{FD} Captain of shipwrecked Costa cruise liner heads to jail

The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012, killing 32 people, was headed to a Rome prison after losing his final appeals bid. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran’s Rouhani attacks hardliners in final debate before presidential election

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani attacked his hardline rivals in the final televised debate on Friday, a week before the presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 former Pennsylvania prison guards accused of inmate abuse

Prosecutors say six former Pennsylvania prison guards have been charged in connection with the assault of two inmates. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian fighter jet flies close to US Navy aircraft, official says

A Russian fighter jet flew alarmingly close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying in the Black Sea on Tuesday — just one day before Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Washington. Continue reading

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