Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

{FD} Newark riots recall era echoed by Black Lives Matter

The recent protests sparked by the killings of unarmed black men by police in cities across the country echo the urban riots of the 1960s. Continue reading

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{FD} Flooding in southern China causes deaths, damage and anger

Heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides in southern China, killing dozens of people and causing public anger. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Gitmo inmate receives multimillion payment from Canada

A Canadian government official says a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan has received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad who can’t afford Disney World for daughter simulates roller coaster

A father who reportedly cannot afford to take his 2-year-old daughter on a trip to Disney World in Florida, attempted to bring the amusement park experience to the girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Omar Khadr: Ex-Gitmo detainee who killed US soldier receives millions from Canada

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada, a government official said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Floods in Japan kill 7; search for missing slowed by mud

Rescue workers have found four more bodies in southern Japan, bringing the death toll from heavy rain to six with about 20 more missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Mourners in packed church celebrate life of road-rage victim

A funeral service is set for a recent high school graduate who was fatally shot during a road rage confrontation in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Jurors being chosen in retrial over student’s dismemberment

Jury selection has been scheduled for a third trial in the case of a Connecticut man charged with killing and dismembering his college student girlfriend after she broke up with him. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s aircraft carrier celebrated on Hong Kong port call

China’s sole operating aircraft carrier is paying its first port call on Hong Kong to commemorate the region’s handover from British to Chinese rule 20 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons

More than 120 countries are expected to adopt the first-ever treaty to ban atomic weapons Friday despite a boycott by all nuclear-armed nations, including the United States, which has pointed to North Korea’s escalating nuclear and ballistic missile pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilians questioning whether big probe will end corruption

For three years, Brazilians have become used to waking up to images of top politicians or captains of industry being hauled away by police, the result of an ever-widening investigation into the sale of favors by the political elite that led to charges … Continue reading

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{FD} Hiring surged last month in a sign of US economic vitality

Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea tensions: South’s president seeks meeting with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he is willing to meet with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea president willing to talk with Kim Jong Un

South Korea’s new liberal president said he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch. Continue reading

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{FD} San Diego school board approves legal action over AP exams

San Diego’s school board has voted unanimously to take legal action after the Advanced Placement tests of more than 500 of the city’s high school students were declared invalid because their seats were too close together. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. Continue reading

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{FD} US judge in Hawaii leaves Trump’s travel ban rules in place

A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday left Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six majority-Muslim countries. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey Transit train derails at New York’s Penn Station

At least one car of a New Jersey Transit train derailed at Penn Station in Manhattan at about 8:55 p.m. Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia executes inmate for killing 2 men during escape

A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed Thursday after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate’s life over concerns about his mental health. Continue reading

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{FD} San Diego firefighters meet baby they helped deliver in backseat of car

San Diego firefighters who helped deliver a child in Sorrento Mesa were visited by the newborn and his grateful parents. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief Guterres: Talks on Cyprus reunification have failed

An official says high-level talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus failed to reach a deal amid Turkey’s insistence to keep its troops on the island and to maintain the right to militarily intervene. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters gather before Virginia execution

The Latest on Thursday evening’s scheduled execution in Virginia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Another California doctor suspected of child sex abuse

Another California doctor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children, some of whom were his patients, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight over Star Wars and Star Trek led to assault, Oklahoma police say

Police say a fight over Star Trek and Star Wars led to an assault in the metro. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man charged after drone is flown over wildfire

An Arizona man accused of endangering firefighting crews by flying a drone over a wildfire has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} California kiteboarder glides over humpback whale

An average day in the water for a kiteboarder in California became a memorable one when he boarded straight over the back of a humpback whale. Continue reading

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{FD} Residents protest death of 10-year-old killed in slum

Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum have blocked traffic to protest another death by stray ******. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty: Rwanda polls marred by chilling ‘climate of fear’

Rwanda’s presidential election next month will be held under “a climate of fear” following two decades of often deadly attacks on political opponents, journalists and rights activists, Amnesty International charged Friday, calling for serious political… Continue reading

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{FD} Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who alleged sexual assault

Baylor University has agreed to a settlement with one of several women who sued amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist school. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: 120-plus nations set to approve nuclear ban treaty

The president of the U.N. conference drafting what could be the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons says 129 countries have agreed on the text, which is expected to be formally adopted Friday although all nuclear-armed nations are boycotting the effort. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Castile’s girlfriend describes ‘nightmare’

The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Price for New York-New Jersey rail tunnel rises to $12.9B

A project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey has a new, higher price tag — and continued questions over who will pay for it. Continue reading

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{FD} 28 dead after fight among rival gangs in Acapulco prison

Mexican officials say 28 inmates have been killed and three wounded when rival gangs fought inside a state prison in the Pacific resort of Acapulco before dawn Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone imports in patent dispute

Qualcomm is seeking to block iPhone shipments to the U.S., arguing that the phones infringe on six of its patents. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing dog reunited with owner after four years

Michelle Davis was heartbroken when her pit-bull vanished four and a half years ago in North Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska couple committed suicide by plane, investigators say

After a couple was killed when their plane crashed into a snow-covered mountain in Alaska, their adult children found a silver lining. Continue reading

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{FD} Mickelson to renovate Bali course for a Trump property

Phil Mickelson has been selected to redesign an 18-hole golf course in Bali that will become Trump International Golf Club. Continue reading

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{FD} Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods in Maine

A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Continue reading

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{FD} People splash in pools, fountains as Southwest US heats up

A heat wave blanketing the U.S. Southwest is toppling temperature records, raising wildfire danger and sending residents to pools and beaches for cool relief. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey police find large boat left on side of highway

An unexpected item was found Thursday along a highway in central New Jersey: a 37-foot boat. Continue reading

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{FD} After cop’s slaying, a call for more ******-resistant glass

After two officers were fatally gunned down through the window of their squad car in 2014, the nation’s largest police force embarked on an ambitious plan to outfit all of its squad cars with inch-thick ******-resistant glass and armored door panels ca… Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD officer shot in Bronx is latest in string of New York cop killings

NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was fatally shot while sitting in her marked patrol car early Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Irishman who lived in US illegally for a decade is deported

A prominent Irishman who lived illegally in Boston for years has been deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil federal police shut down ‘Car Wash’ graft task force

Brazil’s federal police are shutting down the primary task force assigned to a mammoth corruption investigation, a move likely to fuel concerns that authorities are trying to stifle the probe. Continue reading

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{FD} Mennonite Church to divest in protest of Israeli policies

The Mennonite Church USA plans to sell its holdings in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Shooter reported as ‘erratic’ before officer slaying

The girlfriend of a parolee who fatally ambushed a New York City police officer reported that he was acting “paranoid and erratic” about two hours before the slaying. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Self-rescue’ swimming classes for toddlers condemned as traumatic

Teaching small children how to swim is a rite of summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma prosecutor says man justified in fatal shooting

An Oklahoma prosecutor says a man was justified in fatally shooting another man who was trying to drown his 3-month-old twin son and daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Coroner closes investigation into 8-year-old boy’s suicide

A coroner says her second investigation into the January death of an 8-year-old Ohio boy whose mother said was bullied at school has been closed with no additions to the original suicide finding. Continue reading

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{FD} Of ‘severe things,’ US military strike on NKorea is unlikely

A pre-emptive military strike may be among the “pretty severe things” President Donald Trump says he is considering for North Korea, but it’s a step so fraught with risk that it ranks as among the unlikeliest options. Continue reading

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