Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

{FD} Mayoral candidate tells audience members at forum in Florida to ‘go back to Africa’

A forum about opportunities for youth in St. Petersburg, Fla. turned racial when long-shot mayoral candidate Paul Congemi lashed out at an opponent’s supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} New York man pleads guilty to killing wife by setting her on fire

The man who authorities said threw gasoline on his wife, set her on fire and walked to a police station to turn himself in last March pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the gruesome murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to killing wife by setting her on fire

A man who killed his wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire during an argument has pleaded guilty to murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents sentenced in boy’s fatal shooting of sister

A judge has sentenced the parents of a 2-year-old girl fatally shot by her 6-year-old brother to probation and community service. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition

At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City’s famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain boots squat among rows of beets as a group of chefs arrive to sample sweet fennel and the pungent herb known as epazote. Continue reading

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{FD} Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of N. Korea’s nukes

When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation’s quality of life. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman filmed in miniskirt arrested by Saudi police, report says

The woman seen in a viral video walking in a miniskirt and crop top in Saudi Arabia was arrested Tuesday and was turned over to the public prosecutor’s office, The New York Times reported, citing state-run TV. Continue reading

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{FD} Last Arizona flood victim’s body believed found

The body of a 27-year-old man who went missing during the flash flood in Arizona last weekend is believed to have been found, according to authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports: Severe storms blow damaging winds across the midwestern US

Severe storms will spread a widespread swath of damaging winds and power outages across the midwestern United States into Thursday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Gas storage field that leaked methane to reopen

The Latest on California approving reopening of gas storage field (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Western Michigan woman convicted of murder in parrot case

A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil AG: Spain requested arrest of former Brazil FA head

Brazil’s attorney general’s office has confirmed Spanish authorities requested the arrest of former Brazilian football confederation chairman Ricardo Teixeira. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania parents who ‘gifted’ teen daughter to 52-year-old-man sentenced

Two Pennsylvania parents who gave their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted her have each been sentenced to seven years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC men square off in bloody brawl involving machete, garbage cans

It was slash versus trash! Continue reading

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{FD} Trump nominates top Raytheon lobbyist to be Army secretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper to be the next secretary of the Army. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman tells of harassment prosecutors say was started by cop

A New Jersey police officer who had skipped out on his trial on charges he helped gang members in investigations returned to court to hear from a woman who says he harassed her after turning down his advances. Continue reading

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{FD} UN panel doesn’t rule out Congo forces in UN experts’ murder

The U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Congo says available evidence in the murder of their two colleagues leaves open the possibility that members of the government’s security services, a militia operating in the area, or other armed g… Continue reading

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{FD} University of Central Florida drops punishment of student who tweeted note from his ex-girlfriend

A University of Central Florida student has been suspended after he tweeted about his ex-girlfriend almost six months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} 16-year-old from Minnesota ID’d as victim of John Wayne Gacy

After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina man indicted in hammer attack on young son

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a man after authorities say he hit his young son in the head several times with a hammer. Continue reading

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{FD} Just ‘dessert’? Second Trump-Putin chat defied the norms

When is an impromptu, after-dinner chat more than just “dessert”? Continue reading

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{FD} Charges mount in corruption probe at Kansas City jail

A federal crackdown on alleged bribery-related smuggling of such contraband as cigarettes, cell phones and prescription drugs into the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, has expanded with indictments accusing a fifth person and adding more charges a… Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force grounds Dover, Del., cargo planes after glitches

Landing gear problems have prompted the Air Force to temporarily ground a fleet of cargo planes that operate out of Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian woman shot by Minnesota police reported possible sexual assault, 911 transcript shows

Justine Damond, the Australian woman living in Minneapolis who was fatally shot by a police officer, spent her final moments trying to help stop what she believed was a sexual assault happening nearby. Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis neighborhood reeling, calls for police reform after cop kills Australian woman

The killing of 40-year-old Justine Damond by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor has sent shockwaves through the Midwestern city already grappling with a string of police-related shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions

New Jersey authorities arrested an Essex County physician for allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions for tens of thousands of painkillers as part of a drug dealing ring. Continue reading

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{FD} Where have the nine-spotted ladybugs gone? Scientists ask for your photos to document sightings

Over the past several decades, native ladybug species like the nine-spotted ladybug have become rare in the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Mob of 10 mugs passenger on San Francisco streetcar

A mob of 10 people mugged a man on a San Francisco streetcar Monday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina restaurant worker who allegedly dumped newborn in trash had been ordered to leave US

A woman who allegedly dumped her newborn in the trash at a South Carolina restaurant earlier this month had been ordered to leave the United States in 2016, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin father charged in fatal shooting of 3-year-old son

A father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin. Continue reading

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{FD} United Airlines shares tumble on disappointing 3Q outlook

Shares of United Airlines’ parent are tumbling on the company’s weak forecast about revenue trends for the rest of the summer. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC to link city funding for arts and museums to diversity, de Blasio says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city will begin linking funding for arts groups and museums to how quickly they increase diversity at their organizations, posing a challenge for the city’s major institutions. Continue reading

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{FD} US criticizes Africa for ‘failure’ on famine threat

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticizing African nations for what she calls their “collective failure” to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire threatens thousands of homes outside Yosemite National Park

A stubborn wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside Yosemite National Park destroyed at least eight structures Wednesday, and forced thousands to flee their homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat calls foul after panel cuts war authority amendment

A House Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican leaders of underhanded tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped from a military spending bill her amendment to force a debate to give president new authority for military action against terrorist gr… Continue reading

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{FD} John Wayne Gacy victim identified more than 40 years after disappearance

A Chicago-area sheriff announced Wednesday that his office has identified a teenager who vanished in the 1970s as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Continue reading

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{FD} Married substitute teacher, 30, accused of sex acts and lewd sexting with eighth grade student

A former California middle school teacher is heading to trial after she admitted to having sex with a student she initially blamed for instigating the relationship — and who later outed the woman by posting **** photos of her online. Continue reading

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{FD} Sod, silversmith and a funky clubhouse all in play at Open

The British Open is not only golf’s longest running major championship, it’s also the most quirky. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man charged after wife’s body found in SUV in Ohio

A Texas man has been charged with gross abuse of a corpse in Ohio after his wife’s body was found in the hatchback of her sport-utility vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia man arrested for pointing laser at police helicopter

A Georgia man is facing charges after authorities say he pointed a laser at a police helicopter. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel promotes aid for Syrian civil war victims

The Israeli military is promoting a comprehensive aid program to Syrians harmed by their country’s civil war. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore activists urge ‘stop shooting’ weekend despite historical failures

Activists in Baltimore are attempting to promote a murder-free weekend by urging criminals to ditch their guns — despite the failure of previous community ceasefires to curb violence. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Lawyer says officer ambush worry was reasonable

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by police in Minneapolis (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina woman takes plea in White House security case

A woman with a record of trying to illegally enter the White House grounds has pleaded guilty to a similar offense. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan says Indian attack in Kashmir kills 3

Pakistan says Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a soldier and two civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan doctor will stay in jail in genital mutilation case

A Detroit-area doctor accused of performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under 2013 law

The Latest on legal marijuana sales in Uruguay, which began Wednesday at 16 pharmacies across the South American nation (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 15-year-old Indiana girl charged with murder in mom’s death

Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old Indiana girl with murder in the fatal stabbing of her mother. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 arrested in murder of Alabama mom, 23, found dead on side of road

Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested Tuesday in the murder of a 23-year-old Alabama mother who was found dead on the side on the road Monday. Continue reading

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