Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Arrested Thai activist getting S. Korean human rights award

A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country’s new king that was posted on Facebook is this year’s winner of South Korea’s most prestigious human rights award. Continue reading

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Judge vows to shield jurors in officer’s murder retrial

A pretrial hearing is set in the upcoming murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. Continue reading

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Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

Some Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot’s voice when he introduced himself on the airline’s Cityhopper services. Continue reading

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Australian man who brutally attacked two backpackers sentenced to 22 years in prison

Roman Heinze viciously attacked two backpackers on a remote beach last year. Continue reading

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China proposes law to codify investigations of foreigners

China’s intelligence agencies would have stronger powers to monitor and investigate foreigners and Chinese citizens at home and abroad under a newly proposed law codifying the work of the country’s vast security apparatus. Continue reading

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Police: ‘Coast to Coast’ bank robber arrested in New York

A man suspected of robbing banks in New York City and Los Angeles has been arrested. Continue reading

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Report: Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed

A news agency is reporting that in the days before President Donald Trump took office, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn blocked a military plan against the Islamic State group that was opposed by Turkey. Continue reading

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Canada backs sanctions legislation targeting rights abusers

Canada’s foreign minister says the government has agreed to create legislation to expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators. Continue reading

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Vegas police: Martial arts chokehold used in deadly chase

A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and an unapproved neck hold on an unarmed man in a deadly foot chase at a casino over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Bicyclists across globe pedal in Ride of Silence for safety

Bicyclists across the world have pedaled quietly in their annual Ride of Silence to honor those injured or killed while cycling. Continue reading

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Betty Shelby case: Jurors deliberating in Tulsa officer’s manslaughter trial

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year. Continue reading

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Brazil leader denies report he endorsed bribing ex-lawmaker

Brazilian President Michel Temer late Wednesday denied a report that he endorsed the idea of bribing a now jailed former congressman to keep him quiet. Continue reading

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Mueller: 9/11 FBI head again catapulted into new challenge

Robert Mueller took office as FBI director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. Continue reading

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Lamborghini impounded after two 100 mph tickets in Eastern Washington

It’s hard to drive 100 mph when you don’t have a car. Continue reading

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Navy fires 2 ship commanders for not following procedures

The Navy has fired two commanders of a San Diego-based ship after maintenance problems were detected in the USS Anchorage’s propulsion system. Continue reading

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LA sheriff says feds should restore military gear for police

The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department said Wednesday that federal officials should restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies to ensure officers aren’t put in danger when responding to active shoo… Continue reading

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Chicago man charged in fatal beating posted on Facebook

A Chicago man is being held without bond in the fatal beating of another man that someone videotaped on a cellphone and later posted on Facebook. Continue reading

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Police: Priest’s DNA doesn’t match evidence in nun’s slaying

Authorities in Maryland say DNA from a priest’s exhumed body doesn’t match evidence in the decades-old slaying of a Baltimore nun. Continue reading

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Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. Continue reading

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More details about the rescue of 2 missing girls released

Authorities say a Nevada couple’s tip was key to solving the case of two missing Idaho girls so rescuers could get them safely home. Continue reading

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Vegas police: Martial arts neck hold used in deadly chase

A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and an unapproved neck hold on an unarmed man in a deadly foot chase at a casino over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard seeks to ease parole conditions

Freed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s lawyer faced a skeptical appeals judge as he tried Wednesday to convince a three-judge panel to ease his client’s parole conditions. Continue reading

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Private jet crashes west of Mexico City, killing 2

Mexican aviation authorities say a private jet has crashed near the airport of Toluca, killing two people on board. Continue reading

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US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria

The United States called Wednesday’s first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South Sudan, U.S. Ambassador … Continue reading

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Soldier charged in attack on Chicago female security guard

A Chicago man who was captured on video punching a female security guard is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond. Continue reading

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Law firm backs students who want to form anti-abortion club

A Chicago-based law firm is backing a pair of eastern Pennsylvania high school students who say school officials have denied their efforts to start an anti-abortion club at school. Continue reading

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Oklahoma priest’s remains exhumed in beatification process

The remains of a priest who was killed during an Oklahoma mission in Guatemala have been exhumed as part of the Roman Catholic Church’s beatification process. Continue reading

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Man loses 2nd son to gun violence in just over 3 years

For the second time in a little more than three years, Dwayne Hitchens Sr. must bury a son who was shot multiple times. Continue reading

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Jury deliberations to start next week in dad’s murder case

Jury deliberations are expected to start next week in the New Jersey murder trial of a man accused of killing his son because the little boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend. Continue reading

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UN: 300,000 children migrating solo, up nearly fivefold

The U.N. children’s agency says more than 300,000 young people migrating alone have been recorded in a two-year period, marking a dramatic escalation of a dangerous trend that has forced some young refugees into slavery and prostitution. Continue reading

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Video captures moment good Samartians rescue man trapped under car

Just in the nick of the time in under two minutes, the two quick-thinking, Kansas City dads and several other good Samaritans rescued Carlos Green. Continue reading

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Native American tribe’s cannabis consultant to face trial

Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges. Continue reading

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Georgia officer called a hero after stopping suicide attempt

A Georgia police officer who stopped a man from hanging himself on Mother’s Day is being hailed as a hero. Continue reading

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California Catholic school students must retake AP exams after school president tweet

Students at Marin Catholic High School must retake their Advanced Placement tests after the school president tweeted a photo that showed students at tables, which were were apparently not long enough for the standardized test officials. Continue reading

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California mother pleads for 5-year-old boy’s safe return

The mother of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for nearly a month made a heart-wrenching plea Wednesday for her son’s safe return, saying she believes he’s alive and just wants to hug him again. Continue reading

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Canada to apologize for discrimination because of sexuality

Canada’s government plans to apologize to Canadians who have faced injustice because of their sexuality. Continue reading

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Sharia court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

An Islamic Sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country’s moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. Continue reading

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Georgia woman makes defiant vow after nine American flags stolen from her home

“They’re not going to crush my spirit.” Continue reading

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Authorities: 4 dead, 22 injured in Colombia shipyard blasts

Colombian officials say two explosions have rocked an industrial shipyard in the coastal city of Cartagena, killing four people and injuring 22. Witnesses tell local media the Wednesday morning explosions were felt up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) away. Continue reading

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Man detained by immigration authorities dies at hospital

Authorities say an Indian man detained after arriving at Atlanta’s airport without required immigration documents has died at a hospital. Continue reading

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Navy admiral gets 18 months in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery scandal

The first active-duty U.S. Navy admiral ever convicted of a federal crime was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators about a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of a massive corruption scandal. Continue reading

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Family ‘desperately hoping’ for safe return of missing Duke University student

The family of a missing Franklin college student is desperately hoping their son and brother comes home. Continue reading

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Father, son arrested for spraying graffiti on Confederate-era monument in New Orleans

Not more than six hours after the P.G.T. Beauregard monument was removed by city crews, the remainder of the pedestal was painted with red spray paint. Continue reading

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White House offers muted response on Comey memo

Rocked by days of damaging developments, President Donald Trump’s White House is looking ahead to the president’s upcoming foreign trip — and trying to get his plane in the air with as little additional turbulence as possible. Continue reading

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Mexico’s president calls for more protection of journalists

Shouts of “justice” echoed from the press corps Wednesday moments after Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto called for a moment of silence for journalists who have been murdered at a frightening pace. Continue reading

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Detroit fire officials investigating racist online posts

A Detroit Fire Department official has been placed on administrative leave without pay after a civil rights organization said it found racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic social media posts purportedly written by him. Continue reading

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Man gets life sentence in killing of Utah train worker

A Utah man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole a year after authorities say he and his father killed a rail line worker while on the run from police in a stunning string of crimes that included the kidnapping of a mother and her da… Continue reading

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Tennessee police searching for man who drove over officer

Clarksville Police are searching for a Nashville man after he drove over a police officer’s leg on Tuesday and is still on the loose. Continue reading

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Questions from the 2017 National Geographic Bee

Here are the questions from the championship rounds of Wednesday’s National Geographic Bee. Continue reading

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Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia’s St. Petersburg

About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe International Day Against Homophobia and to call attention to claims of gay persecution and torture in Chechnya. Continue reading

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