Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

{FD} 6 inmates credited with saving the life of a deputy who passed out

Six Georgia inmates performing work detail on last Monday jumped into action when they noticed that a deputy had passed out. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Rebels take 5 civilians from Philippine village

The Latest on Muslim rebel attack on a southern Philippine village (all times local): Noon A Philippine military spokesman says gunmen who raided a southern village took five civilians to use as human shields as they retreated. Continue reading

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{FD} Concerns about fidget spinners highlight unsafe toys report

A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren’t as harmless as they might appear. Continue reading

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{FD} Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town

One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying “war taxes” to street gangs in Honduras. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico police urge author who says he hid treasure to end hunt

New Mexico’s top law enforcement officer is urging the author and antiquities dealer who inspired thousands to search remote corners of the American West for a hidden chest of gold and jewels to end the treasure hunt. Continue reading

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{FD} World University Games staff touring Adirondacks

New York’s Lake Placid is vying to host the winter version of the World University Games. Continue reading

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{FD} Former President Fernandez launches new party in Argentina

Former President Cristina Fernandez has returned to Argentina’s political stage, launching a new party and promising to fight the economic policies of her conservative successor. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. Continue reading

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{FD} Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That’s when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take hi… Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand lawmaker quits over allegations of secret taping

A New Zealand lawmaker accused of making secret recordings of a staff member and then lying about what he did says he will quit when his term expires in September. Continue reading

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{FD} Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

Philippine officials say Muslim rebels are engaging troops in a gunbattle in a southern village in an attack that may be an attempt to divert the military’s focus away from the militants who have laid siege on southern Marawi city. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and may bring “life-threatening flash flooding” across the central Gulf Coast, according to forecasters. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia mom gives birth to first boy in family in 50 years

Dara Crouch gave birth to the first boy in her family in the past 50 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia rebels begin turning over last individual weapons

Members of Colombia’s largest rebel group are beginning the final handover of individual weapons as part of the nation’s historic peace accord. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin restaurant employees tackle, hold armed robbery suspect

Two cooks, a dishwasher and a bus boy held the armed thief down and turned him over to police once officers arrived. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan boy, 3, killed after playing with gun adults thought was a toy

A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself in Clinton Township on Tuesday, as adults standing nearby believed the gun was just a toy. Continue reading

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{FD} New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors say ‘affluenza’ teen’s mother violated bond

Prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke the bond posted by the mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense after he killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief weighs change, defends tactics after slayings

A suburban Utah police chief said Tuesday he’s considering changes to the way stalking reports are handled amid questions about a 911 call a woman made days before her ex-boyfriend opened fire on a car full of children, killing her and her son. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore steam explosion: 5 hurt in blast near Camden Yards

Five people were hurt in a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore near the city’s famed Camden Yards baseball stadium Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas man challenging basis for terrorism, weapon charges

A lawyer asked a Nevada judge on Tuesday to throw out charges of terrorism and possessing weapons of mass destruction against a Las Vegas man being held on $8 million bail after police found large amounts of powders at his home that prosecutors say cou… Continue reading

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{FD} France and US agree on UN resolution welcoming Sahel force

France and the United States say they have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that welcomes the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa’s vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists. Continue reading

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{FD} Brussels train station explosion being treated as terror attack, suspect dead, officials say

The central train station in the Belgian capital of Brussels was evacuated Tuesday after an explosion was reported and police shot a suspect wearing an explosive belt who shouted “Allahu Akbar,” in what officials described as a foiled “terror attack.” Continue reading

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{FD} Family set to meet with Justice officials in chokehold case

The family of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold is set to meet with Justice Department officials as a federal investigation of the case hangs in the balance. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

Rip currents in North Carolina have left four people dead in the past ten days. Continue reading

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{FD} Player testifies against 3rd ex-teammate on trial in rape

A teammate has testified against a third former Vanderbilt football player on trial in the 2013 dorm room rape of an unconscious female student. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela chief prosecutor to face charges as crisis deepens

Venezuela’s Supreme Court says chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz will face charges as a result of a high court ruling in a move that is likely to further deepen the nation’s political crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

Brazil’s federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead

The Latest on the explosion at a train station in Brussels: (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgian authorities say soldiers “neutralized” a person at a main Brussels train station amid media reports of explosion-like noises there. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea helping Iran grow its ballistic missile program, details revealed in report

An Iranian opposition group has found 12 sites, not previously disclosed, where the Islamic government is developing ballistic missiles with the help of North Korean experts. Continue reading

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{FD} Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe turbulence sends three United passengers to hospital in Houston

At least three United passengers were hospitalized Tuesday after the Houston-bound flight struck severe turbulence. Continue reading

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{FD} Report details death, panic in Oakland warehouse fire

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Continue reading

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{FD} Brussels train station evacuated after explosion, man wearing ‘explosive belt’ shot by police

The central train station in the Belgian capital of Brussels was evacuated Tuesday after an explosion was reported and police neutralized a suspect wearing an explosive belt who shouted “Allahu Akbar,” according to local media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation

President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain Georgia prison guard recalled as fun-loving family man

Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across Georgia gathered to honor the memory of the second of two slain prison guards to be laid to rest. Continue reading

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{FD} Mallory Grossman: Friends, family wear light blue to honor middle school girl who died after alleged bullying

Friends and family of a New Jersey middle school student who died last week donned light blue Monday to honor her memory. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 1,000 animals rescued from hot truck in California

Fresno Humane Animal Services has been left with nearly 1,000 small animals after California authorities seized them from a truck trailer. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities hope video of dead inmate provides ID clues

Authorities have released video of a police interview with a suspected serial killer who died in a California prison in 2010 in the hopes it might provide tips to identify him and possible New Hampshire victims. Continue reading

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{FD} London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention. Continue reading

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{FD} Town to pay $40,000 settlement over 3rd-grader interrogation

A Rhode Island town has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a third-grader who said police interrogated her for hours over a false report. Continue reading

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{FD} Orlando time capsule found as Confederate statue is moved

Orlando city workers found a time capsule Tuesday as they took apart a controversial Confederate statue called “Johnny Reb” that is being moved. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic Pennsylvania train station destroyed in fire

A suspicious fire destroyed a historic train station in Western Pennsylvania, fire officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} O.J. Simpson getting July parole hearing date in Nevada

Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a parole hearing date in Nevada next month, prison officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslims question whether girl’s killing was road rage

Islamic leaders are questioning Virginia detectives’ insistence that the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, saying the attack looks all too much like a hate crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon: Afghanistan developing new plan vs. Taliban

The Pentagon says the Afghan government is in the early stages of developing a new “road map” for breaking a battlefield stalemate with the Taliban. Continue reading

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{FD} Impatient rider leaps from stalled subway to walk on tracks

Transit officials in New York City say a straphanger stuck on a subway train stalled in a tunnel during the morning rush hour jumped off the cars and walked on the tracks. Continue reading

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{FD} Philando Castile shooting: Police car dashcam footage released

Authorities have released squad-car dashcam footage from Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez’s shooting of black motorist Philando Castile. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Cindy forms, Gulf Coast braces for heavy rain

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and is threatening to bring heavy rain across the central Gulf coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Yale dean on leave over offensive Yelp reviews leaves post

Yale University says a dean who was placed on leave over offensive reviews she posted on Yelp has left her position. Continue reading

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