Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

{FD} Moses C. Norman dies; retired Clark Atlanta University dean

Moses C. Norman, former dean of Clark Atlanta University’s School of Education and a pioneer in educational leadership in Atlanta, has died. Continue reading

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{FD} US families seek to seize millions from ex-Gitmo prisoner

Lawyers for the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Afghanistan have filed court papers in Canada formally seeking to take millions of dollars away from a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing the soldier. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman wanted in killings of 3 people at Alabama mobile home park commits suicide in Florida, officials say

A man wanted for gunning down three family members at an Alabama mobile home park early Wednesday committed suicide in the parking lot of a Florida credit union after he was pulled over, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gag order issued in cookout ambush case; 5, unborn baby dead

A judge has issued a gag order applying to all parties in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Kidnapping indictment returned in China scholar’s abduction

A grand jury has indicted a 28-year-old in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China, confirming a decision by federal agents to arrest and charge Brendt Christensen last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Will the next Dallas police chief be a woman?

Seven finalists are vying to be the next Dallas police chief — including two women Continue reading

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{FD} 2 killed in sinkhole on highway south of Mexico City

A father and son were killed when a deep sinkhole swallowed their car on a major Mexican highway Wednesday morning, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Escaped inmate returned to South Carolina after Texas arrest

Authorities say a convicted kidnapper who escaped from a maximum security prison and had $47,000 when he was found in Texas has been returned to South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} US anti-boycott laws could come into play in Qatar crisis

Legal experts say a four-country boycott of Qatar is raising questions about whether American businesses that follow suit could unwittingly run afoul of U.S. anti-boycott laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Utah hiker found dead, may have fallen off cliff

A Cedar City man reported missing after he never returned from a hiking trip has been found dead Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man fails lie detector test in missing New York teen case

A South Carolina man whom federal investigators have questioned about the disappearance of a New York teenager eight years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to unrelated federal robbery charges. Continue reading

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{FD} AP EXPLAINS: Term ‘la raza’ has complicated roots in US

The National Council of La Raza announced this week that it was changing its name to UnidosUS, dropping a word that has deep roots but may have hurt the organization in moving toward the future. Continue reading

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{FD} California police seize 88 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

He couldn’t hide his nerves – or drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Documents cast doubt on Backpage defense claims

The Latest on classifieds website Backpage.com Continue reading

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{FD} Sicily tourist resort evacuated as Italy wildfires spread

Italian news reports say hundreds of tourists at a beach resort in Sicily have been evacuated by boat due to wildfires that are blazing across a huge swath of southern Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru protesters strand tourists at Machu Picchu

Protesters in Peru have blocked the train line to the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, stranding thousands of tourists. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man arrested for calling Clearwater police 98 times in 6 hours

A man is under arrest after calling the Clearwater Police Department, non-stop. In a matter of hours, police say Michael Mott rang their Communications Center 98 times. Continue reading

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{FD} Cocaine found in Cookie Monster doll during Florida traffic stop

A Florida man ended up behind bars Wednesday after deputies found a stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted in murder case freed after 21 years in prison

A man convicted in a New York City murder investigation has been set free after 21 years behind bars when prosecutors decided to drop the case against him. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: $5M bail set for man in search for missing 4

The Latest on the search in Pennsylvania for four missing men (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

A Kenya police report says six police officers have been killed by herders in volatile Laikipia County, where at least 40 people have died this year due to clashes over land. Continue reading

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{FD} High-ranking Teamsters union official charged in Chicago

A prominent leader in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is accused of squeezing a business out of $100,000 and threatening to harm it financially if it refused to pay, according to a federal indictment handed down Wednesday by a grand ju… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man in Vegas murder-suicide worked for Red Cross

The Latest on a Las Vegas murder-suicide that left a family dead (all times local): 12 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Profiles of 3 Louisiana probation and parole officers

JAMIE OERTEL Jamie Oertel grew up in Slidell in what she calls a “criminal environment.” Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Americans volunteering with Syrian Kurds, die battling IS

A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia says two American volunteers were killed fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard proposal would ban fraternities and sororities

A Harvard University faculty committee is proposing a ban on all student fraternities, sororities and single-gender clubs. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim

For all things Paris, President Donald Trump’s go-to guy is Jim. Continue reading

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{FD} Search resumes for Alabama woman 9 years after disappearance

Authorities are renewing their search for an Alabama woman nine years to the day after she went missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities. Jeff Sieting, the village presiden… Continue reading

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{FD} Military official: Oklahoma bomb suspect was in US Air Force

A 28-year-old man facing federal charges in a pipe bomb explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma had been enlisted in that branch of the military and was decorated for his service, a military official said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Macron distinguishes refugees from migrants

The Latest on the European Union summit with Western Balkan countries hoping to join the bloc (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni is warning that the European Union must keep its doors open to eventual membership of Western Bal… Continue reading

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{FD} Fed: US growth solid, yet not fast enough to accelerate pay

The U.S. economy grew at a steady pace in late May and June and hiring was solid, yet the improvements weren’t enough to accelerate wage or price growth. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana probation officers brace for even larger caseloads

Louisiana probation and parole officers frequently say they don’t do their job for the money. Continue reading

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{FD} Romanian Nazi victims now eligible for German compensation

About 1,000 living survivors of Nazi persecution in Romania are now eligible for compensation from the German government, an organization that negotiates with Germany on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis, said Wednesday The New York-based Con… Continue reading

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{FD} American killed in Greece seen running from attackers in CCTV video

A Texas college graduate who was beaten to death while on vacation in Greece was trying to run away from the gang who allegedly killed him, surveillance footage revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: New York woman stole $20K in dead father’s benefits

State police say they’ve charged a woman with stealing nearly $20,000 in her deceased father’s benefits as his body decomposed in his northern New York home. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Malta lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage

The Latest on the vote to legalize same-sex marriages in Malta (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Lawmakers in the predominantly Catholic island nation of Malta have voted to legalize same-sex marriages. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

The Latest on a police lockdown of the Washington state Capitol campus: (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Fernanda forms off Mexico in Pacific

A new tropical storm has formed off Mexico’s Pacific coast, even as former Hurricane Eugene has faded back to tropical depression status. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby, parents identified in Las Vegas murder-suicide

Authorities have identified the Las Vegas baby and his family found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lanka: Navy officer arrested in case of 11 missing youth

Sri Lanka police on Wednesday arrested a senior navy officer in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 ethnic minority Tamils during the country’s civil war that ended seven years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Brazil leader Silva found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 9.5 years

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of taking bribes and money laundering in a massive corruption scandal that has swept the country’s political establishment. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s once-adored ex-president convicted of corruption

A federal judge has convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to nine and a half years in jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese personnel set sail for first African military base

Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base set sail on Tuesday to begin setting up the facility in Djibouti, as China’s rapidly modernizing military extends its global rea Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials: Man charged in deadly crash drunk

The Latest on a Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Prosecutors say a Michigan man charged with a second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people had a blood-alc… Continue reading

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{FD} What is New York’s famous Manhattanhenge?

Four times per year, New Yorkers and fascinated tourists flock to the streets for a glimpse of the spectacular celestial sunset known as Manhattanhenge. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral home shut down after maggots, other violations found

A Michigan funeral home has been shut down after the state says maggots were in a garage where unrefrigerated bodies were being stored. Continue reading

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{FD} Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

The Washington State Patrol says troopers and other officers are responding to an incident at the state Capitol campus in Olympia. Continue reading

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{FD} Body of judge in unsolved boy’s death found with bag on head

The body of a 65-year-old retired judge — the first to investigate the still-unsolved 1984 death of a four-year-old boy that transfixed France — has been found with a plastic bag over his head. Continue reading

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{FD} French PM lays out new migrant plan, offers no ‘magic wand’

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe outlined a plan Wednesday to address the high number of migrants arriving in the country, but conceded he has no “magic wand” to resolve a situation that is larger than France and won’t go away any time soon. Continue reading

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