Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

{FD} Pole banned from Nepal mountains after illegal entry

Officials say a Polish climber who illegally traversed Mount Everest has been banned from climbing in Nepal for 10 years and faces further punishment for immigration violation. Continue reading

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{FD} Multiple threats could lead to downfall of Brazil president

Brazil’s top electoral court is considering whether to annul what is left of President Michel Temer’s term because of allegations his ticket received illegal campaign contributions. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in deaths of 2 doctors due back in court in July

A man suspected of killing two engaged doctors in their luxury Boston condominium is due in court this week. Continue reading

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{FD} All eyes on Venezuelan military as country teeters

It was 10 a.m. and the newly promoted lieutenant was already sweating under his plastic face shield and black flak jacket. Continue reading

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{FD} Church says riot in Indonesia sparked by military burning bibles

A major church in Indonesia’s predominantly Christian Papua province says a riot in the provincial capital last month was sparked by the military burning Bibles, contradicting the police account of events. Continue reading

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{FD} Daughter of NBC vice president allegedly suffocated by estranged father

A man was accused on Wednesday of suffocating his 7-year-old daughter, whose mother is an NBC vice president who separated from him but shared custody with him. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

North Korea has conducted four missile tests in the month since new South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office, testing his stated desire to reach out to Pyongyang. Continue reading

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{FD} Former homeless man donates $10,000 to Canadian shelter

A Canadian man who was homeless for years has donated $10,000 to a shelter that once supported him. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Egypt seeks UN probe of alleged Qatar ransom

The latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut ties to Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar rejects ‘blockade,’ denies terror allegations

Kuwait’s emir has traveled to Qatar and met that country’s leader as part of his efforts to mediate an end to a crisis that’s seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich country and attempt to isolate it. Continue reading

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{FD} Blast at Indian fireworks factory triggers deadly blaze

Local news agencies say an explosion at a fireworks factory has killed 23 workers in central India. Continue reading

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{FD} US seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala vice president

Guatemala’s foreign ministry says the United States has formally requested the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti on drug trafficking charges. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Missing Myanmar plane had 15 children on board

The Latest on the missing Myanmar military plane (all times local): 8 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea launches multiple surface-to-ship missiles, South Korean military says

North Korea launched several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, according to South Korea’s military. Continue reading

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{FD} Panel poses questions on plutonium risks at Los Alamos lab

Many of the safety systems in place at a federal laboratory in New Mexico where key components of nuclear weapons are developed date to the late 1970s and will likely need to be upgraded to meet future demands, an official with an independent oversight… Continue reading

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{FD} Feds bust New York City-based Russian crime ring

More than two dozen alleged members of a New York City-based Russian organized crime gang have been charged with racketeering and other crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico asks Guatemala to extradite ex-governor Javier Duarte

The Mexican government has formally requested the extradition of a fugitive governor captured in April in Guatemala. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea fired several projectiles off its east coast on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia man who traveled to join ISIS guilty on terror charges

A jury on Wednesday convicted a Virginia man on terrorism charges after he traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group and volunteered to serve as a suicide bomber. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump phones Abu Dhabi leader, urges Gulf unity

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has told the crown prince of Abu Dhabi that maintaining “a united Gulf Cooperation Council” is important for promoting regional stability. Continue reading

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{FD} Protester and guardsman killed as Venezuela unrest persists

Intense clashes in Venezuela’s capital have left a teenager dead as protesters marched through the streets of Caracas demanding an end to the government’s push to rewrite the constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of killing women he claimed were witches

A New York City man has been convicted of fatally beating his girlfriend and her daughter with a hammer because he claimed the two were witches and had been casting voodoo spells on him. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana woman’s good deed for Cubs fan goes viral

A Good Samaritan’s small act of kindness was caught on camera, and has since gone viral in a big way. Continue reading

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{FD} Dominican officials jailed in case linked to Brazil scandal

A Cabinet minister in the Dominican Republic will remain in custody as he faces charges in a corruption case involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea launches multiple ground-to-ship missiles, South Korean military says

North Korea launched several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, according to South Korea’s military. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Denial of Yugoslav and Rwanda crimes widespread

The chief prosecutor of war crimes in former Yugoslavia and genocide in Rwanda is warning that denial of these crimes is now widespread and efforts are underway to rewrite history. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury convicts man who traveled to Islamic State

The Latest on the trial of a Virginia man who traveled to the Mideast to explore the Islamic State group (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of Boko Haram fighters attack northeast Nigeria town

Residents of a Nigerian town say dozens of fighters for the Boko Haram militant group attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri as Muslims were breaking their Ramadan fast. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor agrees to new trial in 1991 murder case

A Connecticut prosecutor has agreed to a new trial for a man whose conviction for a 1991 murder was recently put in doubt by DNA testing. Continue reading

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{FD} Report cites improper use of school seclusion rooms in Iowa

The Iowa City Community School District occasionally sent students to padded seclusion rooms for minor infractions such as stepping out of line, though the rooms are intended to be used to prevent students from harming themselves or others, according t… Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit filed in case of 2 architects of CIA interrogations

Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court, seeking to compel two architects of CIA interrogation tactics to provide information to Polish officials who are investigating a former CIA jail in Poland. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to church

In a step toward possible sainthood, the remains of a former slave have been moved to a Catholic cathedral in Denver so people can more easily honor her and pray for her help. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Defendant in Oregon stabbings pleads not guilty

The Latest on the Portland train stabbings (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer facing prostitution case says he’s sexual bias victim

A judge rejected requests by a Nebraska lawyer accused of soliciting prostitution for police records about any women who might have been let off or offered pretrial diversion on that charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Argentina-Dictatorship Children story

Seven women walked timidly through the streets of Argentina’s capital holding a banner that identified them as the children of human rights criminals. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Juror’s son says dad made mistake with documents

The Latest on the trial of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a gay congregant (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico, DiCaprio, Slim team up to help endangered porpoise

Mexico’s president, its richest man and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have signed an agreement that aims to protect marine ecosystems in the upper Gulf of California where the vaquita porpoise is critically endangered. Continue reading

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{FD} US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

Lawmakers verbally sparred with top intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they staunchly refused to answer questions about conversations they had with President Donald Trump regarding probes into Russian activities during the election. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana to switch how it counts wolves in the state

Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities reviewing video of police at fiery crash scene

Authorities said they are reviewing a weekend police pursuit in Jersey City that ended when the driver struck a utility pole, sparking a fiery crash that seriously injured another motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen in prep school assault case writing book

A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school is writing a book. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks 35 years, keeping promise to ‘never forget’

Jan C. Scruggs volunteered to go to Vietnam just after graduating high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Robbery suspect dead, officer, civilian shot in Maryland

Police say a suspect is dead and an officer and a civilian were injured in a shooting during an armed robbery in Baltimore suburb. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman who threatened parent of Sandy Hook victim sentenced

A Florida woman who threatened a man whose son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was sent to prison Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom sticks to claim that murder defendant killed ‘Baby Doe’

The mother of a 2-year-old girl known as “Baby Doe” after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach insisted she’s telling the truth during her final cross-examination in the murder trial of the man accused of killing the girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Slain teens shot multiple times on graduation eve

Two teenagers killed the night before their high school graduation outside the nation’s capital suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Continue reading

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{FD} Sanders to oppose Trump budget pick over writings on Islam

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he’ll oppose Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy White House budget director over a blog post last year that says Muslims “stand condemned” because they have rejected Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea puts THAAD deployment on hold

South Korea has suspended the rollout of the U.S. missile defense system designed to respond to threats from North Korea, officials announced Wednesday, in a move seen as a setback for the Trump administration. Continue reading

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{FD} St. Louis begins process to remove Confederate monument from Forest Park

The Confederate monument was placed in the park in 1914 by the Daughters of the Confederacy. About two year ago, then-mayor Francis Slay created a committee to discuss how to remove the monument. Continue reading

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{FD} Man suspected of trying to ram police officer surrenders

A man is in custody after police say he tried to ram a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer in a park. Continue reading

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