Monthly Archives: June 2017

{FD} ‘Abduction 101’: Phone belonging to suspect in scholar’s disappearance may offer clue, complaint says

A central Illinois man was charged Friday with kidnapping in the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar who authorities believe to be dead after last being seen three weeks ago, and a federal criminal complaint alleges the suspect’s phone was used… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge in Stanford rape case offers first defense of decision

A judge who is facing a recall effort over the sexual-assault sentence he gave a former Stanford University swimmer is publicly defending himself for the first time. Continue reading

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{FD} For Iranian-Americans, Trump travel ban keeps families apart

Weddings have been moved and family visits delayed. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon joins ex-leaders promoting peace

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is joining The Elders, the group of former world leaders founded by Nelson Mandela to promote peace, justice and human rights worldwide. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco to pay $190G to undocumented immigrant over sanctuary law violation, lawyer says

A man from El Salvador in the U.S. illegally who sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary law is set to be awarded $190,000, his attorney said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois man charged with kidnapping Chinese scholar

Kidnapping charges were filed Friday against a central Illinois man in connection with the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar last seen three weeks ago and who is believed by authorities to be dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Complaint: Suspect’s phone went to abduction forum

The Latest on the Illinois disappearance of a Chinese scholar (all times local): 9 p.m. Authorities say a man has been charged in Illinois with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar who was last seen three weeks ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor accused of sex harassment kills 1 at NYC hospital

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities s… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Thousands on Hong Kong streets for annual march

The Latest on the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Xi: No tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong

The flags of China and Hong Kong have been raised in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of Chinese rule over Hong Kong. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon OKs 6-month delay in transgender enlistments

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Continue reading

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{FD} 6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador; no major damage

A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, sending people running into the streets of the country’s major cities. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty police officer who pinned teen placed on leave

A suburban Chicago police officer captured on video pinning an African-American teenager to ground and threatening him for trespassing has been placed on leave. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas state flags lowered after San Antonio police officer dies in shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff in San Antonio to honor Office Miguel Moreno who died Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} New York woman’s torso found in bay identified by tattoo

New York City investigators have identified a female torso that was found in a Brooklyn bay from a tattoo on the body. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 2 tons of marijuana seized from truck in California

Border Patrol agents say they’ve found nearly two tons of marijuana in a truck stopped at a Southern California border station. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with killing son, 5, extradited to California

A Southern California man charged with killing his 5-year-old son has been extradited from Las Vegas to face a count of murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Bear crashes through window of Alaska boy’s bedroom

A huge crash jolted 11-year-old Zach Landis awake in his Anchorage home, but it soon became clear this wasn’t an ordinary intruder or even his sisters playing a trick on him. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man who fled 1976 rape trial sent back to New York

A man living in Arizona for more than 40 years after allegedly jumping bail during his rape trial on Long Island was captured after he applied for Social Security benefits using the name of an acquaintance who had died in 2005, New York authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} UN agrees to cut peacekeeping budget, a reduction US sought

The U.N. General Assembly has agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the United Nations’ far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger decrease. Continue reading

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{FD} Suitcase with human remains dumped in Mexico’s Los Cabos

Mexican authorities say a suitcase containing human remains has been found in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, continuing a wave of violence that has hit the state of Baja California Sur. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico investigators confirm ID of dead treasure hunter

New Mexico medical investigators have positively identified a body found in the Rio Grande as that of a Colorado pastor who went missing while searching for a supposed hidden treasure. Continue reading

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{FD} Neglect charges filed after Indianapolis boy fatally shot

Prosecutors have filed two neglect charges against a 27-year-old Indianapolis man whose 5-year-old son fatally shot a 9-year-old playmate. Continue reading

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{FD} Canada PM meets aboriginal protesters ahead of Canada Day

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met with aboriginal activists who set up a demonstration teepee on Parliament Hill ahead of Canada Day celebrations. Continue reading

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{FD} Man ordered to carry photo of girl killed in crash he caused

A Georgia judge has ordered a New Mexico man to carry around a photo of an 18-year-old girl who died in a crash that the man caused. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooting: Doctor killed, multiple people injured, police say

A doctor was killed and multiple people injured after a gunman opened fire inside a Bronx hospital in New York City. The gunman, a physician formerly employed by the hospital, then killed himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian man and woman to be sentenced in child-bride case

A Canadian prosecutor has asked a judge to send a message of denunciation in sentencing a man and woman who took a 13-year-old girl into the United States to marry the now imprisoned leader of a polygamous sect. Continue reading

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{FD} Clarification: Trump-Russia stories

In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico bans gillnet fishing in endangered porpoise’s habitat

Mexico has enacted a permanent ban on gillnet fishing in the habitat of the critically endangered porpoise known as the vaquita marina. Continue reading

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{FD} Married teacher in Maine’s affair with her 17-year-old student only revealed after his suicide attempt

A married health teacher is accused of repeatedly having sex with a 17-year-old student in court papers filed by his mother after he tried to commit suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sketch of suspect released in road rage shooting

The Latest on recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities have released a sketch of the gunman believed to have fatally shot a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate during a road rage incident. Continue reading

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{FD} Paterno family drops lawsuit against NCAA over Freeh report

The family of Penn State ex-football coach Joe Paterno is dropping a lawsuit against the NCAA over its use of a report into the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury finds man guilty in rape trial that divided Kansas town

A northeast Kansas man who faced several allegations of sexual assault has been found guilty of all charges in cases involving two women. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Prep school sex assault victim speaks out

The Latest on a report that students at an elite New Hampshire prep school were engaged in a new competition of sexual conquest (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Private farmers now work 30 pct of Cuban farmland

Cuban officials say more than 30 percent of the country’s farmland is now worked by private farmers under one of the key market-oriented reforms adopted by President Raul Castro to save the country’s struggling socialist economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Diving from the sky, firefighters parachute to US wildfires

Flying 3,000 feet (914 meters) above desert scrubland in New Mexico, Nick Stanzak taps the first smokejumper on the shoulder to signal it’s his turn to leap from the twin-engine plane. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Detective too burned out to probe child abuse cases

A former Clackamas County sheriff’s detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Alleged Indiana serial killer objects to March trial date

A Gary, Indiana, man accused of killing seven women has objected in court to his planned trial date on murder charges in two of the slayings. Continue reading

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{FD} Newborn boy found outside a home in Maryland’s capital

Darlene Carroll was certain her 14-year-old son Malik was joking when he opened the front door of their Annapolis home Friday morning and told her there was a newborn on the porch. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors charge man with 9 Phoenix serial killings

A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly nighttime shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that prompted residents of a Phoenix neighborhood to stay inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder. Continue reading

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{FD} 14 charged in Mexican Mafia gang-linked LA jail assaults

The FBI says 14 people have been charged in connection with a series of assaults on Los Angeles County jail inmates, allegedly at the behest of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother and daughter killed in crossfire in Rio slum

A 76-year-old woman and her daughter have been killed in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, apparently hit by stray bullets. Continue reading

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{FD} Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooting: Gunman dead, multiple shot in NYC, police say

At least two people were shot Friday inside a New York City hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Surreal’ feeling for Las Vegas man freed after 23 years

A 42-year-old Nevada man freed from prison after 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit says he’s a little overwhelmed by the changes he sees in the city where he was arrested when he was 19. Continue reading

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{FD} Court will let widow change surname to match new partner’s

Maine’s highest court has ruled in favor of a widow who wanted a “new start” and tried to change her surname to match her new partner’s. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Reintegrating ex-fighters is first challenge in Colombia

The U.N. envoy for Colombia says the most urgent challenge following the handing over of the last weapons by leftist rebels is to reintegrate the former combatants into society. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 year later, Utah man stuck in Venezuela jail amid unrest

The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and growing volatility in the South American country. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with killing 5 people enters not-guilty pleas

A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the deaths of three of them, a mother and her two college-age daughters. Continue reading

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{FD} Plastic litters US coastlines after July 4th: Experts share tips on protecting beaches, marine life

When abandoned along the shore, litter can quickly transform beautiful coastlines into polluted eyesores. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Russian border guards get lost, end up in Ukraine

Russia’s domestic security agency says two border guards got lost and ended up in Ukraine. Continue reading

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