Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

{FD} Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is “on the right path.” Continue reading

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{FD} Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at Illinois hospital

Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate and freed his hostage at hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction’s officer guarding him, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: South Carolina man charged with murder, kidnapping

A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a Bennettsville woman and the disappearance of her 8-year-old daughter, who remains missing, authorities said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Train derailment in northern Greece leaves 4 dead, 5 injured

An intercity train derailed in northern Greece, leaving four passengers dead and five seriously injured, including the driver, the state railway said in a statement early Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Phoenix media fight for accused serial killer’s case files

Arizona journalists are fighting a court decision concealing information in the case of the so-called Serial Street Shooter. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at hospital

The Latest on a jail inmate who took a hospital worker hostage in Illinois (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Authorities say officers have fatally shot an armed jail inmate who had taken a worker hostage at an Illinois hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Bush security adviser interviews for FBI job

The Latest on the Trump administration’s search for a new FBI director (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea fires ballistic missile off its coast, Pentagon confirms

North Korea launched some type of ballistic missile at about 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time, a Pentagon official confirmed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea fires unidentified projectile off its coast, South Korea’s military reports

North Korea fired on Sunday an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea’s military said. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian jet ‘buzzes’ another US plane in Black Sea, second incident this week

For the second time in a week, a Russian fighter jet flew up close to a US Navy reconnaissance plane in the Black Sea, a US official tells Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} YMCA says breastfeeding allowed in facility after mom sues

A Rhode Island YMCA being sued by a mother who says the agency wouldn’t allow her to breastfeed in public says it had developed a policy allowing mothers to breastfeed in the facility in response to her complaint. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman admits to defacing property on Hawaii mountain

A woman has confessed to writing graffiti on a Hawaii mountain area considered sacred by some natives. Continue reading

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{FD} Designer Carolina Herrera’s nephew killed after abduction in Venezuela

A nephew of world-renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera was found dead inside a truck on a road near Venezuela’s capital city. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he “will be heard”

The mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself after she says he was bullied at school pledges to speak out on her son’s behalf. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

An Iraqi air force helicopter has been downed west of Mosul Saturday afternoon after coming under fire from the Islamic State group, according to Iraq’s joint operations command. Continue reading

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{FD} Records show violent history for Ohio nursing home gunman

Court records show the man authorities say gunned down an Ohio village police chief and two nursing home employees had a history of violence, including against the nurse who was among the slain. Continue reading

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{FD} Bomb-sniffing dog who has protected Trump struck by bullet meant for deputy

A South Florida bomb-sniffing dog who has helped protect President Trump was shot and wounded in the line of duty Friday when he took a bullet meant for his two-legged partner. Continue reading

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{FD} Undercover agents find registered church to be sex club

Undercover inspectors have determined that a building registered as a church was being operated as a sex club. Continue reading

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{FD} Man calls 911 in Florida to ask to be deported

Authorities in southwest Florida say a Guatemalan man was arrested after he dialed 911 to ask for his deportation. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman struck, killed on California highway ID’d 27 years later

A fingerprint match has helped identify the victim in a California fatal pedestrian accident featured on TV’s “Unsolved Mysteries” more than 20 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Poland unveils memorial to WWII hero slain by communists

Warsaw’s mayor has unveiled a monument to a World War II hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and informed firsthand on the atrocities there but later was killed by the communist regime. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s Johnson says EU may have to pay Brexit divorce bill

Britain’s foreign secretary says Brussels may have to pay Britain for its exit from the European Union, rather than the other way around. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard intercepts no Cuban migrants at sea during April

The Coast Guard says no Cuban migrants were intercepted at sea trying to reach the U.S. during April, the first time in seven years that has happened. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

Egypt’s antiquities ministry says it has found a necropolis with at least 17 mummies near the southern city of Minya, the first such find in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian tourist who died during London attack is buried

A Romanian tourist thrown into the Thames when an extremist plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, was finally buried Saturday in this Black Sea port which was her hometown. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party

Palestinians are choosing mayors and local councils in communities across the West Bank, a rare chance to cast ballots after more than a decade without presidential or legislative elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt calls for lifting of arms embargo on Libya

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is calling on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya so that weapons can be delivered legally to a powerful general he backs in the fractured country’s east. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy expels Tunisian with ties to Berlin attacker

Italy has expelled a 36-year-old Tunisian who had maintained contacts with the Berlin Christmas market attacker. Continue reading

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{FD} Denmark to ban cash in largest prisons to fight crime

Denmark’s government says it will ban cash in the country’s largest prisons and require inmates to pay electronically, to make it “easier to follow the money flow in and out.” Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen says “there is a risk that people in cr… Continue reading

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{FD} Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people

Turkish authorities say at least 23 people have died and 11 others are in critical condition after a tour bus tipped over, fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff and then hit a car on a serpentine mountain road. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Syria military says it seized Damascus suburb

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

Israeli police says a police officer has shot dead a Jordanian attacker who stabbed him in the Old City of Jerusalem. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis makes two children saints who saw Virgin Mary 100 years ago

Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most import… Continue reading

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{FD} Activist: 3 detained in Bahrain over UK horse show protests

An activist says three fellow campaigners have been detained in Bahrain over their protests targeting the tiny island nation’s king during a horse show in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

Syrian opposition activists and media say Kurdish-led forces are closing in on the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group in Syria, seizing a cotton factory only a couple of miles north of the city. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea open to US talks under right conditions, diplomat says

A senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday that Pyongyang would engage in talks with the U.S. if conditions were right. Continue reading

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{FD} Macron’s parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Candidates running under the banner of France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron gathered Saturday in Paris for a training workshop ahead of crucial parliamentary elections in June. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan wounded warriors compete for spot in Invictus Games

Wounded warriors from Afghanistan’s National Security Forces are competing for a spot in the Invictus Games to be held in Canada in September. Continue reading

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{FD} Norway’s largest party opposes Israel boycott

The leader of the main Norwegian opposition group is opposing a boycott of Israel decided by the Norway’s largest trade union confederation, a traditional ally. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral begins for Romanian tourist killed in London attack

A funeral service is underway for a Romanian tourist thrown into the Thames when an extremist plowed into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: North Korea open to US talks under conditions

A top North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang would be willing to meet with the Trump administration for negotiations “if the conditions are set.” Choi Sun-hee, the top North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the U.S., spoke briefly to reporters … Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill 10 laborers near port in southwest Pakistan

A Pakistani official says gunmen have killed 10 laborers who were working on a road project in the country’s southwest Local police official Abdul Salam says the attack took place Saturday near the recently completed Gwadar port in Baluchistan province… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pope Francis prays at Fatima basilica

The Latest on Pope Francis at Fatima (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Albania gay rights organizations hold annual pride ride

Gay rights organizations in Albania have held their annual pride event without any disturbances, while the country’s political opposition prepared for an unrelated national protest in the capital, Tirana. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilgrims await pope at Fatima for canonization ceremony

, Pope Francis is meeting privately with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at the start of the second day of his visit to the Fatima shrine in Portugal. Continue reading

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{FD} Prominent Kosovo politician beaten

Officials in Kosovo say that a prominent journalist and politician has been harshly beaten in the capital Pristina. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 killed as India, Pakistan troops trade fire in Kashmir

The Indian army says two civilians have been killed and three wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region. Continue reading

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{FD} Turnout is key for Iran’s election, a challenge for Rouhani

Iran’s presidential election may turn on turnout. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona woman accused of substituting flour for infant 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} Fashion designer Carolina Herrera’s nephew killed in Caracas

A nephew of fashion designer Carolina Herrera has been found dead inside a truck on a road near Venezuela’s capital. Continue reading

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