Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

{FD} Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

A court in Istanbul has ordered six human rights activists — including Amnesty International’s Turkey director — formally arrested pending a trial on charges of aiding an armed terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Don heads toward eastern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Don approached the Windward Islands on Tuesday as it moved toward the eastern Caribbean after forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes Peru’s southern coast

Authorities say a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has rattled the coast of southern Peru and was felt in the cities of Tacna, Arequipa and Ica. Continue reading

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{FD} Starved Hawaii girl’s parents plead not guilty to murder

The mother and father of a Hawaii girl who police say starved to death are pleading not guilty to murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Building in Pakistan collapses, killing at least 5 residents

A dilapidated, three-story building in a poorer neighborhood of Pakistan’s sprawling port city of Karachi has collapsed as the residents slept, killing at least two people and injuring another eight. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: No crime scene yet at Honolulu high-rise

The Latest on a deadly fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Police aren’t treating the Honolulu high-rise apartment building where three people died in a fire as a crime scene. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran foreign minister distances himself from US citizen’s espionage sentencing, ‘doubts’ Syria used chemical weapons

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that his country has an entirely “independent judiciary” set in stone in its constitution, and deflected the notion that he or the government had much immediate authority in helping free the jail… Continue reading

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{FD} Two dead in Arizona plane crash

Mesa Fire Department officials said Monday two people are confirmed dead following a plane crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Trial set for January for murder suspect who posted $35M

Prosecutors say the trial against a Chinese real estate scion charged with orchestrating the murder of her children’s father has been pushed back to January. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama officials meeting with Senate intelligence panel

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice will speak to staff on the Senate intelligence committee this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Tsunami advisory canceled after Russia 7.8 earthquake

A strong earthquake on the Russian side of the Bering Sea prompted a tsunami advisory for parts of the Pacific, including Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands and Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Breaking: Tsunami possible along Aleutian Islands, Alaska following magnitude 7.7 earthquake

A powerful earthquake shook areas off the coast of eastern Russia late on Tuesday morning, local time, prompting tsunami advisories. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas campus stabbing suspect indicted on murder count

A Texas grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a man accused of stabbing four students, one fatally, at the University of Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Gorsuch encourages tolerance among new citizens

The Latest on Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appearance at a judicial conference in San Francisco (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, can’t escape discussion of … Continue reading

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{FD} No charge for man who drove body to lawyer’s office

A grand jury has decided it won’t charge a Florida man who drove his dead neighbor’s body to his lawyer’s office, saying he had killed the other man in self-defense. Continue reading

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{FD} State official seeks to allay concerns over agency overhaul

A senior State Department official is seeking to allay fears that a plan to reorganize the agency will lead to an upheaval of the foreign policy establishment. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota police officer who shot, killed Australian woman offers condolences

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman Saturday night has offered his condolences to her family. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires in B.C. have forced nearly 40,000 to evacuate

Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 residents to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago officials used city email for racist jokes, Inspector General says

Emails that have been released by Chicago’s Inspector General show racist and sexist conversations between employees of the Chicago Department of Water Management. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania murders: Cosmo DiNardo’s string of confessions under scrutiny

Cosmo DiNardo, the Pennsylvania man who confessed to killing four men who had disappeared earlier this month, has admitted to killing others, according to a new report. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mother of teen in alleged massacre seeks justice

The Latest on the arrests of suspects in the suspected MS-13 gang killings of four young men on Long Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Global warming melts ice, alters fabled Northwest Passage

More than a century has passed since the first successful transit of the treacherous, ice-bound Northwest Passage by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1906. Continue reading

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{FD} Prep school says relationship crown violated rules, not law

Male prep school students who recorded relationships with girls on a cardboard crown this spring violated campus rules but not the law, the head of the school said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Unemployed dad with face tattoo rejects 45 job offers since going viral with desperate work plea

A teen dad with “DEVAST8” tattooed across half his face has turned down 45 job offers as he is “waiting for the right one to come along” – after his desperate work plea went viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Mississippi girl dies after beating over math lesson

Police say a Mississippi man fatally beat a 3-year-old girl with a bamboo rod and a cellphone cord because she couldn’t correctly answer questions about numbers and then soiled her pants. Continue reading

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{FD} US soldiers welcome Afghan translator who saved their life: See the tearful reunion

The soldiers who served with him in Afghanistan call him “Fred.” Continue reading

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{FD} Kin sue to stop inheritance as grandad, mom die mysteriously

The family of a man suspected in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather has filed a lawsuit in New Hampshire accusing him of killing his grandfather and possibly his mother, who was lost at sea during a mother-son fishing trip. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 men indicted in New York massacre by violent street gang

Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in a New York park. Continue reading

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{FD} Tropical Storm Don forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Jail for married English teacher, 27, who arranged tryst with 16-year-old boy ‘for the purpose of sexual penetration’

A Nebraska schoolteacher who was charged in February for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy was sentenced on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois judge: Bail can’t be too high for poor to pay

A judge in Chicago on Monday signed an order changing the cash-bond system for one of the busiest judicial districts in the U.S. to help ensure suspects aren’t held behind bars as they await trial solely because they’re too poor to pay. Continue reading

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{FD} MS-13 New York gang massacre: Indictment charges 3 men

Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four men in a Long Island park. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of killing family waives preliminary hearing

A woman accused of fatally stabbing four of her children and her husband at a home near Atlanta won’t appear in court this week as scheduled. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Prosecutor promises aggressive trial for officer

The Latest on a white former Texas police officer indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona flash flood: Police name victims killed and rescued in storm; search for missing man underway

The 14 people who were caught in a flash flood at a popular swimming hole in Arizona Saturday were identified by police on Monday and some were members of an extended family, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina murder suspect, 81, is ‘danger’ to public, prosecutors say

A North Carolina woman who is 81 and confined to a wheelchair would not seem to fit the profile of a dangerous criminal suspect but that is how prosecutors are describing her, according to a report Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities identify man they say shot self during standoff

Authorities have identified a man suspected of shooting and injuring a Georgia sheriff’s deputy and then killing himself during an armed standoff with officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sues Boston archdiocese citing sex abuse at orphanage

A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered at an orphanage as a child. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona Flash flood: Rescue workers still searching for missing man, 27

The search is still on for a 27-year-old man authorities say has been missing since a flash flood slammed into a popular swimming area on the East Verde River, about 100 miles northeast of Phoenix on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel submarine bribe case: Suspect could incriminate senior officials, report says

One of the men arrested in connection with an Israeli corruption case involving the purchase of multi-million dollar naval vessels from Germany is in negotiations to become a state’s witness, Channel 2 reported Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel, LGBT activists fight over adoption rights

The Israeli government is opposing lifting barriers that would make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt children in the country, a position that has infuriated the nation’s LGBT community ahead of a pivotal court hearing this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Police answer critics with video of man jumping off bridge

A social media post accused police officers in Alabama of beating a suspect last week and throwing him off a bridge. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog swims through Long Island Sound to rescue baby deer

Dogs aren’t just man’s best friend – they’re friends with deer, too. Continue reading

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{FD} Shuttered Mexican-American studies program back in court

Arizona authorities are back in federal court in Tucson this week over a yearslong legal battle against a 2010 state law targeting ethnic studies in public schools that resulted in the shuttering of a popular Mexican-American Studies program, launching… Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court justice Gorsuch welcomes new citizens

A U.S. Supreme Court justice who was in favor of completely reinstating President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries is scheduled to welcome new U.S. citizens Monday at a federal judicial conference. Continue reading

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{FD} Father and son kayak down Mississippi River to raise awareness for veterans

A pair of U.S. Army veterans are kayaking down the entire Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico for a good cause. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother of twins who’ve been missing 10 years gets probation

A Pennsylvania woman who was accused of concealing the whereabouts of her long-missing twins has pleaded guilty to lesser charges and will serve four years of probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Texas police officer indicted on murder charge in teen’s death

A white former Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was leaving a party, prosecutors said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who pushed stranger in path of train acquitted of murder

A man charged with killing a stranger by pushing him into the path of a New York City subway train has been acquitted of murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration to share records about Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump has made seven visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and in September the public might get a look at who else was there with him. Continue reading

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