Daily Archives: June 21, 2017

{FD} CIA contractors busted for stealing snacks from vending machine

Some of the nation’s top intelligence minds were fired from the CIA — for hacking a vending machine. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban release video purportedly showing American, Australian captives

The Taliban released a new video on Wednesday showing an American and an Australian captive they abducted last August, the second such footage of the hostages. Continue reading

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{FD} Caltech staffer sends out alert for 6.8 earthquake…that happened in 1925

A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925. Continue reading

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{FD} Foxconn founder: ‘Still a chance’ to buy Toshiba chip arm

The chairman of Foxconn says there is “still a chance” the Taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business despite the Japanese company’s choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force drone crashes in remote area near Mt. Whitney

A U.S. Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mt. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida sheriff delivers strong message to county: ‘If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one’

Polk County’s sheriff is sending out a call to arms. He says people should be armed and prepared just in case they are faced with an active shooter. Continue reading

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{FD} Investors oppose ending jail time for ex-treasure hunter

Investors in a deep sea treasure hunt are opposing a request by the man who led the expedition to be freed from jail on contempt-of-court charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Desperate Venezuelans set sights on Colombia as worry mounts

As the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as “Little Mene Grande” after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from, six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

Authorities say a man gunned down a woman during an argument early Wednesday on a major Chicago expressway before he shot and killed himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Man caught urinating near LA train station found to have cache of weapons, police say

A man caught urinating in public at a Los Angeles County light rail station Wednesday was found to be armed with a cache of weapons in a duffel bag, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Philando Castile shooting: Girl begs mother to stay calm, video shows

In the moments after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, his handcuffed girlfriend began screaming in the back of a patrol car as her 4-year-old daughter begged her to stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin Assembly debates bill on campus free speech

University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt campus speakers or presentations could be suspended or expelled under a Republican-backed bill the state Assembly debated Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Maduro promotes military in shake-up of Cabinet in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is promoting several members of the military as he reshuffles his Cabinet to allow top officials to run for seats in a special assembly to rewrite the constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 2 dead in Chicago Skyway shooting identified

The Latest on a murder-suicide on the Chicago Skyway (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Authorities say a 30-year-old man fatally shot a 49-year-old woman on a major Chicago expressway before shooting and killing himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Pro-ISIS rebels storm school in Philippines, students held hostage

About 300 pro-ISIS militants on Wednesday stormed a school in the southern Philippines and are holding students hostage, Reuters reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru’s finance minister quits over audio recordings

Peru’s business-friendly finance minister has resigned amid accusations he pressured officials to approve a controversial airport project, delivering a new blow to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s efforts to boost the South American nation’s slowing e… Continue reading

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{FD} In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

In the moments after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, his handcuffed girlfriend began screaming in the back of a patrol car as her 4-year-old daughter begged her to stop. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sheriff: Urinating man at train stop had weapons

The Latest on a man found with weapons at a Los Angeles County rail station (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities say a man spotted urinating at a Los Angeles County light-rail station had a weapons cache that included silencers, a rifle, handgun and p… Continue reading

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{FD} Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black bears. Continue reading

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{FD} Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake that happened in 1925. Continue reading

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{FD} UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Private school official on leave amid sex misconduct claims

Officials at a prestigious private school for boys in Massachusetts say an administrator has been placed on leave amid an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against him that dates to the 1990s. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in fatal Milwaukee arson caught on cellphone

Prosecutors have charged a Milwaukee woman allegedly caught on cellphone video setting a home on fire where a 72-year-old man died. Continue reading

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{FD} Twin Cities Pride limits police participation in parade

A Pride parade in Minnesota will no longer honor law enforcement officers as part of the festivities. Continue reading

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{FD} Police and military death squads killed 36 in El Salvador

Federal prosecutors in El Salvador say four National Civil Police officers and 15 soldiers participated in death squads that killed 36 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Falklands: Red Cross exhumes Argentine troop remains

A team of forensic experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has exhumed the first of 123 Argentine soldiers buried in a Falklands Island cemetery after the 1982 war with Britain. Continue reading

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{FD} Flint airport attack: Michigan officer stabbed in ‘act of terrorism,’ FBI says

The stabbing of a police officer at a Michigan airport Wednesday by a Canadian citizen who yelled “Allahu Akbar” and referenced people being killed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan is being investigated by the FBI as an act of terrorism, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} American Eagle flight makes emergency landing in Alabama

An American Eagle flight with 65 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Selma, Alabama, after the pilot noticed a burning smell in the cabin and cockpit. Continue reading

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{FD} Ferry captain, pilot on leave after crash that injured 18

Officials say the captain and pilot of a ferry that struck a jetty in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, leaving 18 people injured, have been placed on administrative leave as the Coast Guard continues to investigate. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Detroit-area moms charged in probe of genital mutilation

Two Detroit-area women have been charged with allowing their daughters to undergo genital mutilation as federal authorities expand their case against members of a Muslim sect. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man was heavily armed, wore armor in Alaska incident

A man who stepped out of a pickup truck and started shooting at approaching police in Alaska was carrying two guns and about 400 rounds of ammunition on his body and in his truck, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Childhood home of Jackie O up for sale. Asking price: $49.5M

The childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been put up for sale by its current owners. Continue reading

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{FD} College closes due to threats made after professor’s posts

A private college in Connecticut has closed its campus due to threats made against it after a professor’s social media posts that he says were twisted to sound as though they referred to last week’s congressional shooting in Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Republic of Congo to pull troops from CAfrica Republic

The United Nations says the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Family frustrated by pace of NYPD chokehold investigation

The family of an unarmed New York City man killed by a police chokehold said they were frustrated that federal authorities still haven’t decided whether to prosecute any of the officers involved in the death. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS destroys iconic Mosul mosque

A mosque in Iraq that was known as the location where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared an Islamic caliphate has been destroyed by the terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher alerted drug dealers as revenge on cheating husband

A Florida teacher tipped off drug dealers that her detective husband was investigating them in order to get revenge for his alleged infidelity. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi native deported following threats at Muncie store

A former Ball State University student accused of threatening shoppers at a Muncie Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam has been deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has granted a pardon to a former ground zero worker who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Continue reading

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{FD} No verdict yet in officer’s retrial for traffic stop slaying

Jurors will try again Thursday to reach a verdict in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist after a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit demanding federal wildlife officials reassess their practice of killing coyotes, bobcats, fox and other animals in Northern California. Continue reading

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{FD} Southwest heat wave threatens to bake the region for days

The Valley of the Sun lived up to its name Tuesday, hitting a record 118 degrees just hours before the first day of summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Polygamous leader hit with new felony charge after capture

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs is being charged with a new felony count after he was captured following nearly a year on the run. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

The FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive after an officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport, a law enforcement official said after the Wednesday attack that prompted an evacuation and beefed up security elsewhere in the Michigan … Continue reading

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{FD} House Dems pressure WH on Kushner, Flynn security clearances

Democrats on a House committee are pressuring the White House to release a wide array of documents about the security clearances granted to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. Continue reading

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{FD} Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Brooklyn runaway bus injures 1 during driver’s third day on the job

An unattended MTA bus rushed down a Brooklyn street early Wednesday morning after a city bus driver accidentally left the bus in neutral. Continue reading

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{FD} Family urges calm after Milwaukee ex-cop’s acquittal

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city’s north side. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man sought after 3 bodies found in Idaho, police say

Police in Idaho are searching nationwide for a man they say should be considered “armed and dangerous” in connection with the shooting deaths of three women in Idaho. Continue reading

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