Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

{FD} Opposition opposes gov’t reforms to Australian citizen law

The government’s plans to raise the standards for attaining Australian citizenship have been condemned by the opposition party as a fundamental change that would create a large underclass of residents who do not fully belong. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand leader faces questions over alleged secret tapes

Three months out from an election, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings. Continue reading

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{FD} Family: Freed student who died has ‘completed his journey’

The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old “has completed his journey home.” Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban kill 8 Afghan guards working at US base;

An Afghan official says that eight Afghan security guards have been killed by gunmen who opened fire on them in northern Parwan province. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense: Prosecutor accused of bribery committed no crimes

Opening statements in the federal bribery trial of Philadelphia’s top prosecutor are scheduled for Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops seek info on 4 people, who may be in Alaska, in investigation into the killing of 8 in Ohio

Authorities on Monday asked for information about four former Ohio residents who may have moved to Alaska as part of their investigation into the unsolved slayings of eight family members last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops seek info on 4 people, who may be in Alaska, in investigation into the killing of four in Ohio

Authorities on Monday asked for information about four former Ohio residents who may have moved to Alaska as part of their investigation into the unsolved slayings of eight family members last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina’s capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country’s history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and … Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Dutch journalists remain in captivity in Colombia

Leftist rebels are believed to be holding captive two Dutch journalists who went missing in a conflict-ridden area of northeastern Colombia. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug agents in San Diego seize huge load of powerful opiate

Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear

A brush fire in Big Bear, Calif., Monday afternoon prompted voluntary evacuation orders for those in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Cartel Wives: Women whose husbands worked for, then brought down El Chapo tell their story

They once enjoyed a life of ill-gotten luxury, married to identical twins who climbed to the top of the world’s most profitable – and deadly – drug cartel. Continue reading

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{FD} UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute

The U.N. Security Council is urging Eritrea and Djibouti to resolve their border dispute peacefully following the withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Qatar. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Cartel Wives’ book excerpt: ‘The Peak of their Careers’

Below is Chapter 14 of “CARTEL WIVES: A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love and Bringing Down El Chapo.” The book is due out on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows ex-Special Forces soldier-turned-aid worker dodge ISIS sniper fire to save little girl during battle for Mosul

A former U.S. Special Forces soldier has been captured on camera braving ISIS gunshots to rescue a young Iraqi girl from the line of fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon creates tech program for veterans in Dallas-Fort Worth

In keeping a company promise to hire veterans and military spouses over the next five years, Amazon announced Monday that the company is creating a new apprenticeship program in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Black bears behind 2 fatal Alaska maulings

The Latest on bear maulings in Alaska (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Authorities in Alaska are investigating a second fatal bear mauling involving a black bear in as many days. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town

A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts infant’s remains found in trash bag, 2 people charged

A man and a woman were arrested and charged Monday after the remains of a newborn were found in the woods behind a Massachusetts home. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Temer vetoes opening up Amazon, but changes likely

President Michel Temer has vetoed legislation that would have reduced the size of Brazil’s protected environmental reserves, most of them in the Amazon region. Continue reading

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{FD} Teens could face hate crime charges in attack on performer

Three New Hampshire teenagers who police say assaulted and yelled racial slurs at a popular street performer in Boston who plays music while dressed as a bear could face hate crime charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities investigating after 3 found dead in Idaho home

A law enforcement officer sent to check on the welfare of three people living in a southwestern Idaho home instead found three bodies hidden on the property in an apparent homicide. Continue reading

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{FD} UNICEF names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

The U.N. children’s agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida beach find: Photographer finds long-lost camera, hopes to reunite it with owners

170 lost family photos were recovered by a photographer on vacation in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia sheriff: Burglar accidentally killed by his partner

A Georgia sheriff says a burglar accidentally shot and killed his partner when they got caught in the middle of the crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Old charges dismissed against 2 accused in cookout slayings

A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed drug and weapons charges stemming from a 2013 case against two men who were later charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Portugal wildfire rages as death toll hits 63

The death toll in Portugal has risen to 63 following a massive wildfire Saturday night in the central area of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Cartel Wives: Pair whose husbands worked for, then brought down El Chapo tell their story

They once enjoyed the money and trappings of mob wives, married to identical twins who climbed to the top of the world’s most profitable – and deadly – drug cartel. But these days, Mia and Olivia Flores live in the shadows, wearing disguises and shuttling their children from home to home, always wary someone is coming for them. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police seek tips request on Ohio slayings of 8

The Latest on authorities seeking information about four people in relation to last year’s massacre of a family of eight (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigati… Continue reading

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{FD} Utah Muslim leader blocked from flying returns to US home

A Utah Muslim leader who finally returned home Sunday after being barred from flying to the U.S. last week will push forward with a lawsuit that brought attention to his case to ensure he is afforded free reign of travel in the future, his attorney sai… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Freed student who died ‘will be dearly missed’

The Latest on the death of an American college student days after he was freed from North Korea in a coma (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} KKK fliers found in New York neighborhood

Fliers have been circulating around a community in N.Y. advertising a Ku Klux Klan rally under a seemingly new name. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Motive baffles UPS workplace shooting survivor

A San Francisco UPS driver recovering from a gunshot wound says he does not understand why colleague Jimmy Lam shot him and killed three fellow workers last week in a warehouse workplace shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Uber driver cited $250 in Miami for not speaking English

An Uber driver has been cited $250 in Miami for not speaking English. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Investigation begins in Montana deck collapse

The Latest on a deck collapse in Montana that injured more than 50 people (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Libya’s Misrata, Tawergha sign reconciliation agreement

Libyans from cities that fought on opposing sides of the 2011 civil war have signed a reconciliation agreement, one that will allow residents of Tawergha to return to their homes after being driven out by militias, mainly from Misrata. Continue reading

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{FD} Review: Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ disturbing and beautiful

“The Beguiled ” is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee courthouse shooting: 2 deputies injured after inmate grabs gun

Two deputies were shot at a county courthouse in Tennessee after an inmate grabbed a gun during a hearing Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Veto of bills to open up Brazil Amazon, but changes likely

Brazil’s president has vetoed legislation that would have reduced the size of protected environmental reserves, most of them in the Amazon. Continue reading

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{FD} US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Otto Warmbier dead; former US prisoner of North Korea was 22

Otto Warmbier, the American student who was detained and held in North Korea before being returned back to the U.S. earlier this month, has died according to his family. Continue reading

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{FD} Police work case of woman, 2 sons killed in California home

Authorities are still trying to piece together what led to the killings of a California woman and her two young sons as her husband remains hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 children rescued from schooner that ran aground

The Coast Guard has rescued 15 children among other passengers from a schooner that ran aground off Connecticut. Continue reading

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{FD} 126 refugees killed in boat wreck off Libya, UN investigators say

The U.N. migration agency says 4 migrants out of an estimated 130 aboard a rubber dinghy survived when it filled with water off Libya last week. Continue reading

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{FD} What’s next for woman convicted of manslaughter in suicide

The unprecedented manslaughter conviction of a young woman who as a teenager sent text messages encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself seems destined to be appealed after it sparked intense debate over free speech, virtual presence and mode… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma

The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl after she and her friends left a mosque in northern Virginia (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Police in Fairfax, Virginia, say their investigation so far has shown no indication that anti-Islamic sentiment motiva… Continue reading

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{FD} Witness claims California driver ran down motorcycle cop on purpose

A motorcycle patrolman was airlifted to a hospital after being run down by a car, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Groom arrested at wedding reception, charged with assault

Police in Rhode Island say a groom was arrested at his wedding reception for assaulting restaurant employees. Continue reading

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