Daily Archives: June 9, 2017

{FD} North Korea could reportedly wreak havoc with high-altitude nuclear blast

A former U.S. ambassador on Friday wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal warning that North Korea’s nuclear threat is not limited to a bomb striking a U.S. city. Continue reading

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{FD} US opposes UN authorizing 5 countries to fight extremists

The United States is opposing a French-drafted U.N. resolution that would authorize military action by five countries in Africa’s vast Sahel region against extremist groups. Continue reading

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{FD} With court victory, hand of Brazil’s president strengthened

Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer got a huge boost from the decision by the country’s top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and keep him in office. Continue reading

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{FD} Son of Chicago political activist shot and killed

The son of a Chicago political activist who returned to the city after graduating college to work with disadvantaged youth has been shot and killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Attorney says deputy, spouse didn’t want to hurt man

The Latest on a Texas sheriff’s deputy and her husband being indicted on murder charges in the death of a man they restrained during a late night confrontation while she was off duty (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} London Bridge attackers tried to rent bigger van to kill more people

The London Bridge terrorists, who killed eight people by hitting them with a van, tried to rent a larger truck to kill more people. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Brazil’s electoral court keeps Temer in office

The Latest on Brazil’s political crisis (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Brazil’s top electoral court has decided to keep embattled President Michel Temer in office. Continue reading

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{FD} United Airlines faces more problems after injured wheelchair-bound woman sues

A handicapped Florida woman, who claims she fell after an airport employee dropped her, has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and its contracted workers. Continue reading

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{FD} Army colonel, others charged in alleged multi-million dollar bribery scheme

A U.S. Army colonel, along with his wife and a former defense contractor have been accused by a federal grand jury of a bribery scheme to defraud the government of more than $20 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan teenager gets birthday gift from deceased father

An eastern Michigan teen whose father recently died has received a surprise birthday gift from him posthumously. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas woman gets 10-year prison term for illicit injections

A Dallas salon worker has agreed to a 10-year prison sentence in return for her guilty plea in the death of a woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone. Continue reading

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{FD} Rottweiler attacks, kills one-year-old in Phoenix

Phoenix Fire officials said Friday a one-year-old boy has died, following an attack by a dog. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas man accused of hate crime in death of Indian citizen

A Kansas man charged with fatally shooting an Indian national at a suburban Kansas City bar has been indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: No charges for passenger in DC crash that hurt 3

The Latest on a crash in Washington where police officers were injured (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} $2.5M bond set for 2nd suspect in driver death after boy hit

A judge has set bond at $2.5 million for a second suspect in the slaying of a man who accidentally struck a 4-year-old boy with his car in Cincinnati. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Germany’s environment minister is offering encouragement for American efforts against climate change, saying the Earth’s climate will last longer than Donald Trump’s presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Warehouse operator’s wife calls for compassion

The Latest on charges in a warehouse fire in California that killed 36 people (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} US allowed to investigate prices of Canada’s Bombardier jets

A government investigation will continue into whether Canada’s Bombardier is selling airliners in the U.S. at illegally subsidized prices, a claim that has raised trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading

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{FD} $1M lottery prize split 42 ways? About $16K a piece

Persistence has paid off for a group of Massachusetts factory workers who have been purchasing lottery tickets together since 1999. Continue reading

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{FD} Tulsa law officers kill man, sparking street protest

Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri man freed after 17 years in prison for robbery

A Missouri man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery was freed after supporters found another man who looked enough like him that the victim and other witnesses said they could no longer be sure who committed the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Florida man deflated bounce house with kids inside

A Florida man is facing misdemeanor charges after he allegedly unplugged the fans inflating a birthday party bounce house, causing it to deflate on the children inside. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona newborn discovered in Jonas Brothers backpack, police say

An Arizona police department is asking for helping with identifying a newborn after the baby was abandoned and left in a Jonas Brother backpack on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge drops murder charge in woman’s death, angering family

A judge has dropped a murder charge against a Georgia man who told police his wife died after he pushed her and her head struck a couch. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Attorney: Something ‘not right’ with execution

The Latest on the execution of an Alabama inmate(all times local): 2:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Peacekeeper battalion in Central African Republic challenges UN ‘war’ on sexual abuse

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who in March vowed an all-out war on the plague of sexual abuse by U.N.-sponsored peacekeepers in vulnerable, strife-torn nations, is apparently locked in a major, closed-door chapter in that campaign—a struggle he so far does not appear to have won. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor pleads no contest to killing Yale physician

A doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician over a workplace dispute has pleaded no contest to lesser charges and agreed to serve 32 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} F-35 flights halted at 1 base after hypoxia-like incidents

The Air Force says it has temporarily stopped flying F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in response to a series of incidents in which pilots reported symptoms of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

The Latest on the U.S. response to the Arab blockade of Qatar (all times local): 3:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Qatar of funding terrorism at a “very high level” and says it must stop now. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Deadly Oakland fire wrongly blamed on suspect

The operator of an Oakland warehouse fire where 36 people died in a fire is experiencing a near mental breakdown following his arrest on involuntary manslaughter charges, his attorneys said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Nigeria sentences soldier to death over suspect’s killing

A Nigerian military court has sentenced to death a soldier accused in the killing of an arrested Boko Haram suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump salutes Romania on anti-terror efforts

The Latest on President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is saluting the United States’ relationship with Romania and praised the nation’s help in the global fight against terror. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Salvadoran beloved in Florida tortured rebels

Immigration officials say a Salvadoran man whose arrest had rallied friends and neighbors in northern Florida was a soldier who tortured suspected guerrillas before arriving in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported Jose Francisco G… Continue reading

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{FD} Canterbury fail: Loss in Tory stronghold shows youth surge

The historic English university town of Canterbury, a Conservative stronghold with a high proportion of young voters, has elected a Labour lawmaker for the first time since the constituency was formed a century ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Keep your shirt on! Beach resort town not going *******

Ocean City, Maryland, a ******* beach? Continue reading

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{FD} Young Iraqi girl whom ISIS abducted three years ago reunited with family

An Iraqi Christian girl, who was kidnapped by ISIS in northern Iraq three years ago when she was just 3, has been reunited Friday with her family. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Boy fatally stabs mother, takes own life with gun

Investigators in Massachusetts say a teenager fatally stabbed his mother before taking his own life with a gun. Continue reading

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{FD} Liberia president says audit uncovers some illegal activity

Liberia’s president says a preliminary audit has uncovered an illegal scheme by some ministry officials to award themselves loans in violation of the law. Continue reading

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{FD} Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to be emptied and cleaned after 80 ducks died

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be drained starting on Sunday after 80 ducks were found dead in the span of two days due to a parasite in the water, the National Park Service said. Continue reading

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{FD} High-speed 18-wheeler chase ends in fiery crash; driver barricaded in truck

A police chase of a speeding 18-wheeler truck ended with a fiery crash Friday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing woman’s boyfriend jailed on suspicion of murder, cops say

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of first degree murder in the disappearance of his girlfriend, according to media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Circling around US embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

Russia’s Ministry of Defense reported on Friday that pro-government forces circled around U.S. military advisers in eastern Syria to reach the Iraqi border, dealing what could be a major blow to the declared U.S. mission to defeat Islamic State militan… Continue reading

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{FD} UN and Catholic group agree to cooperate on promoting peace

The United Nations has formally agreed to cooperate with the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Catholic lay group that works behind the scenes to prevent conflicts and bring warring parties to the peace table. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas mom charged after leaving toddlers to die in hot car

A 19-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died when she left them for hours inside a hot vehicle while she visited friends has been charged with child endangerment. Continue reading

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{FD} Voice actress on killer’s cartoon got email revealing plans

An actress who voiced a cartoon character created by a Pennsylvania grocery store employee who killed three co-workers says he revealed his plans in an email to her. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian ambassador in line for UN anti-terror post

Sergey Kislyak, the Russian diplomat at the center of allegations of Russian ties to the Trump campaign, could soon have a new job: Counter-terrorism czar for UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson says Arab blockade of Qatar hurting anti-ISIS fight

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday the isolation of Qatar by Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates is a “hindrance” to coalition efforts against ISIS. Continue reading

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{FD} Texting-suicide case: Teen researched suicide methods, investigator says

A forensic investigator who examined computers owned by a teenager who prosecutors say was coaxed by text messages from his girlfriend into killing himself has testified that the teen searched suicide methods. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit amid college’s coed fraternity rule goes to trial

Testimony has gotten underway in a lawsuit against a private liberal arts college in Connecticut over its revocation of a fraternity’s housing status after the school required fraternities to admit women. Continue reading

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