Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

Police: Drunken driving suspect had lizard in bra

Police in Massachusetts say a bearded dragon lizard was turned over to animal control after a woman suspected of drunken driving revealed she had the animal stuffed in her bra. Continue reading

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Police hold South African for trying Everest without permit

Officials say a South African climber is in police custody in Nepal’s capital after he attempted to scale Mount Everest without obtaining the mandatory permit. Continue reading

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Dallas boy was handcuffed by school police after outburst at school, family says

The family of a 7-year-old Dallas boy said Tuesday an outburst at school led to school police handcuffing him and placing him in a behavioral health facility without notifying a parent. Continue reading

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Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. Continue reading

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Justice Alito to give graduation address at seminary

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is giving the graduation address at a historic Roman Catholic seminary near Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning released after 7 years in military prison

Pvt. Chelsea Manning is due to be released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

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Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic

One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international “bribery bureau” in this Caribbean country and shoveled out nearly $100 millio… Continue reading

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At least 9 injured, 2 arrested after massive brawl outside Turkish Embassy in DC

At least nine people were injured and two were arrested after a brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington on Tuesday as President Trump met with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Continue reading

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At least 9 injured, 2 arrested after altercation outside Turkish Embassy in DC

Authorities say nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the U.S. capital. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody

Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera is being released Wednesday from house arrest after decades behind bars in a case that made him a martyr for his supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Continue reading

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Man jailed for 22 years over Australian backpacker attacks

A man who subjected two backpackers to a violent attack on a remote Australian beach has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Continue reading

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Alaska lawmakers deny transgender man for human rights post

The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man, to serve on the state’s human rights commission. Continue reading

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Army identifies soldier killed in Hawaii training accident

Army officials have identified the soldier who died when the military truck he was riding in crashed during training in Hawaii. Continue reading

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Wisconsin tornado: At least 1 dead, 25 hurt when twister hits trailer park

At least one person was killed and 25 others were injured when a tornado struck a mobile home park Tuesday near a small town in western Wisconsin, officials said. Continue reading

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The Latest: No bail for man accused of killing mother

The Latest on an Oregon man charged with decapitating his mother on Mother’s Day (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Continue reading

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2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

At least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park Tuesday near a small town in western Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. Continue reading

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Australian police closer to deciding Vatican abuse charges

Australian police say they are a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top Vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades. Continue reading

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Court pauses criminal case against Texas’ attorney general

A state appeals court has temporarily halted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case on securities fraud charges as he presses for a new judge. Continue reading

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Lawsuit over synagogue’s chicken slaughter dismissed

A federal judge has tossed out an animal rights group’s lawsuit against a California synagogue that practices the ritual slaughter of chickens. Continue reading

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The Latest: 1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

The Latest on severe weather across the nation’s midsection (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says at least 20 people were injured when a tornado hit a mobile home park near Chetek in western Wisconsin. Continue reading

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Amtrak train conductor shot by passenger near Chicago

Authorities say an Amtrak train conductor was shot at a train station in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Continue reading

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Man convicted of murder in killing after Halloween party

A man who admits he killed a woman after a Halloween party in Michigan and stashed her body in the woods has been convicted of first-degree murder. Continue reading

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Family: Texas boy, 7, hospitalized without parental approval

The family of a 7-year-old Dallas boy says his outburst last week at school led to police handcuffing him and placing him in a behavioral health facility without notifying a parent. Continue reading

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Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico

A journalist is shot dead as she pulls out of her garage in the morning with her young son. Continue reading

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US envoy: North Korea is intimidating the entire world

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire international community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn’t implement U.N. sanctions is supporting Pyongyan… Continue reading

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Louisiana man faces murder charge in death of 7-week-old son

A Louisiana man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of his 7-week-old son. Continue reading

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Confederate monument supporters gather at Beauregard statue

Supporters of preserving Confederate monuments in New Orleans have gathered around one of the statues to protest the city’s plans to take it down. Continue reading

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Sheriff: Body is missing 8-year-old South Carolina girl

A South Carolina sheriff says a girl’s body found this weekend is an 8-year-old whose mother previously was found stabbed to death. Continue reading

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Transgender man who fought for male name dies at age 25

A transgender man whose winning fight to get a male name made Georgia law is dead at age 25. Continue reading

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Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again wins release

A suburban Denver robbery-kidnapping convict was ordered released from prison Tuesday after being mistakenly freed decades early, then re-incarcerated. Continue reading

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Defense requests denied for Minnesota officer who killed man

A judge ruled Tuesday that jurors in the case of a Minnesota police officer who killed a black man last July will not be allowed to view the man’s car in person as part of the trial, which means the officer won’t be able to re-enact his version of the … Continue reading

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Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump’s national security adviser to declare that the story “as reported is false.” Continue reading

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Man charged with trying to stab police officer at station

A man who tried to stab a police officer with a steak knife in a police station lobby has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Authorities seize 7,000 birds in LA County cockfighting raid

Some 7,000 birds were seized in one of the largest raids of illegal cockfighting in United States history, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Daredevil Golden Gate Bridge video prompts security review

A video shot by two daredevils on the Golden Gate Bridge doing flips and walking hundreds of feet in the air on walkways has prompted a security review at the iconic structure, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Sudan’s president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to this weekend’s summit in the Saudi capital with U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, Saudi officials close to the king said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

Saudi Arabia is literally counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Donald Trump lands in the kingdom for his first overseas trip as U.S. president this weekend. Continue reading

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Miami toll worker arrested for pocketing parking cash, police say

A PortMiami toll worker was arrested after authorities say he stole parking toll revenue. Continue reading

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British WWII veteran, 101, becomes oldest person in the world to skydive

A 101-year-old D-Day veteran has become the oldest person in the world to skydive. Continue reading

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Ohio murder mystery: Member of Rhoden family charged with destroying evidence in massacre probe

In a major development in the year-long murder mystery of the Rhoden family, authorities have charged a family member with tampering with evidence, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon, marking the first arrest in the investiga… Continue reading

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Officer fatalities grow as Montana deputy is killed on duty

The death of a Montana deputy shot early Tuesday brings the total number of U.S. law enforcement officers who have died this year to 51. Continue reading

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6 children hurt during preschool science experiment in Texas

Houston-area fire officials say six children have been hurt during a science experiment that caused a small blaze at a preschool. Continue reading

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White officer seeks recusal of black judge in police slaying

A white Alabama police officer charged with killing a black man is asking the black judge hearing the case to step aside. Continue reading

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Sheriff: 4-year-old fatally shoots himself at day care

Virginia authorities say a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself at the home of his child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County sheriff’s deputy. Continue reading

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The Latest: Las Vegas police used neck hold 51 times in 2016

The Latest on the death of an unarmed man after police squeezed his neck to subdue him outside a Las Vegas Strip resort (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Las Vegas police say that over the past decade, the number of times officers reported using carotid ne… Continue reading

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Estranged husband of Ohio house fire victim in custody

The estranged husband of one of seven people killed in an Akron house has been detained on a suspected parole violation. Continue reading

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Tunisia extends state of emergency for another month

Tunisia’s president has decided to prolong a state of emergency enacted because of a terrorism threat for another month. Continue reading

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Arizona officials seize massive marijuana stash hidden in bell pepper load

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they seized more than $7.2 million worth of cocaine and marijuana trying to pass the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona on Saturday. Continue reading

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Arizona police officer stabbed, suspect dead after cop-involved shooting

A Tempe police officer has non-life threatening injuries and a suspect has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting. Continue reading

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New York police officer shot, suspect found dead after barricade situation

A New York police chief was shot responding to a domestic incident Tuesday morning by a suspect later found dead in a home after a standoff, officials said. Continue reading

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