Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

{FD} Protests erupt at Minneapolis mayor’s press conference announcing police chief resignation

Protests erupted Friday night during a press conference to announce the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS broken, but leader slipped away due to leak, says key general

ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been “dismantled,” with tens of thousands of its jihadist fighters dead, but a promising and lead on its leader “went dead” after a media leak, according to a key U.S. military official. Continue reading

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{FD} County jail to snip 30 days off prison sentences if inmates get a vasectomy

Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. Continue reading

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{FD} Halamish settlement unrest

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Court upholds prison sentence for Curacao’s former leader

An appeals court in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has upheld the sentence of a former prime minister found guilty of corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman

The Minneapolis police chief has resigned following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Mississippi civil rights marker returning after damage fixed

A civil rights marker in Mississippi has been repaired and will be put back in place, weeks after being vandalized. Continue reading

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{FD} College head sorry for disparaging high school diploma

The president of a North Dakota college apologized for saying that a high school diploma provides only enough education to be a “ward of the state.” Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico experiences deadliest month in decades

June was the deadliest month in Mexico in decades, new government statistics show. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinian fatally stabs 3 Israelis after deadly clashes near Jerusalem holy site

A Palestinian assailant snuck into a home in a West Bank settlement Friday and stabbed three Israelis to death, the head of the country’s rescue services said. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Qatar’s ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Qatar’s ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country’s sovereignty. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler shows off incredible basketball skills just two years after horrific accident

At only two-years-old, Jett Limon’s basketball skills are impressive. Continue reading

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{FD} Teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man charged for their involvement

A group of teens who recorded and mocked a disabled man as he drowned in Florida last week have been formally charged for their role in his death, authorities said on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Bomb suspect’s lawyers: Feds drumming up terror theory

Lawyers for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York say the government is wrongfully portraying their client as a terrorist. Continue reading

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{FD} US counterterror official says Islamic State still a threat

A top counterterrorism official says the world still faces threats from Islamic State militants despite their territorial losses. Continue reading

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{FD} Amnesty calls for inquiry into death in Egypt police custody

An international rights group has urged Egyptian authorities to investigate the death of a Coptic Christian man who died in police custody, apparently of torture. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis says US still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls “the big ideas” for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of missing teen fisherman sues other boy’s family

The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy’s parents and grandfather, alleging they should have prevented them from taking an ill-equipped boat out to sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Teachers union not backing bill nixing teacher-student sex

A legislative proposal in Massachusetts that has the strong support of police would outlaw sexual relationships between teachers and students 19 years of age and younger. But teacher union support has yet to materialize. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts teacher-student sex bill yet to be endorsed by teachers’ union

A legislative proposal in Massachusetts that has the strong support of police would outlaw sexual relationships between teachers and students 19 years of age and younger. But teacher union support has yet to materialize. Continue reading

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{FD} Chile close to legalizing abortion, as Latin America moves in pro-choice direction

Chile, one of a handful of nations that prohibits abortion, is moving closer to permitting the procedure in cases of rape, when the mother’s life is in peril and when a fetus is not “viable.” Continue reading

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{FD} House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms

A House committee has unveiled a plan that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Neighbors ask Venezuela to put off vote

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:00 p.m. Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress has appointed a slate of new judges to the Supreme Court, and the government-stacked high court is wasting no time in declaring thos… Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Jerusalem violence leaves three dead, close to 400 injured

Violence broke out near a Jerusalem holy site on Friday after Israeli forces restricted entrance to a sensitive shrine following a terror attack by Palestinian militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Jerusalem holy site restrictions spark fatal clashes in Israel

Violence broke out near a Jerusalem holy site on Friday after Israeli forces restricted entrance to a sensitive shrine following a terror attack by Palestinian militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Contaminated, drugged liquor may be responsible for woman’s mysterious death at Mexican resort, dad says

A young woman, whose mysterious death at a luxurious Mexican resort in January is being probed by her parents, may have consumed bootlegged liquor that was contaminated — or drugged — before she drowned in a shallow pool, the family’s attorney said. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Fitzgerald collision: Crew ‘should have spoken up’ before accident, official says

Crew members aboard the USS Fitzgerald “should have spoken up” long before the American warship collided with a massive cargo vessel off the coast of Japan last month, U.S. officials said on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} German teen’s pursuit to join ISIS comes to an end

A 16-year-old German girl’s yearlong adventure to join the ranks of ISIS came to an end when she was captured in Mosul. Continue reading

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{FD} Man, who said dog took his girlfriend’s ‘side in arguments,’ stabs pup to death, cops say

A Florida man miffed that his girlfriend’s dog would “always take her side in arguments” stabbed the Boxer Lab mix to death to even the score, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man’s ‘creepy’ shed making realtors uncomfortable

A backyard shed covered with photos of female realtors and an attorney is giving people the creeps in one Texas town. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher of the year in jail for sex with student now suing teen for defamation

A former teacher of the year who cheated on her firefighter husband with a 16-year-old student is now suing the teen for defamation — from behind bars. Continue reading

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{FD} Museum of the Bible: Sneak peek at billion-dollar venture devoted to world’s most impactful book

There is no book in history that has been more vilified and, at the same time, has been more influential than the Bible. Continue reading

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{FD} Google Earth technology used to map “crimes against humanity” in North Korea

A Seoul-based non-governmental organization has used Google Earth technology to enable North Korean defectors to “build a digital map of crimes against humanity in North Korea.” Continue reading

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{FD} Charlie Gard’s mom storms out of court, dad mouths ‘evil’ as new MRI scans revealed

The mother of critically ill baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a British court on Friday and the boy’s father angrily turned towards a hospital lawyer and mouthed the word “evil” after a new set of hospital scans were read in the controversial case, Sky… Continue reading

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{FD} Slain girl’s father pleads with Trump for visa for funeral

The father of a slain New Jersey girl is pleading with President Donald Trump to allow him and the girl’s sister to attend the 11-year-old’s funeral on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani policemen, passer-by in Karachi

Pakistani police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have opened fire on a police vehicle in the southern port city of Karachi, killing three officers and a passer-by before fleeing the scene of the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a “buffer zone” outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. Continue reading

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{FD} UN rights envoy to Myanmar expresses disappointment

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Myanmar, completing a 12-day fact-finding tour, has expressed disappointment over a lack of government effort to tackle problems underlying violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine, and exa… Continue reading

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{FD} 4 killed during opposition-led strike in Venezuela

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four. Continue reading

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{FD} Spain’s National Court drops probe into Syrian crimes

A panel of top judges in Spain says the country’s courts have no jurisdiction to investigate the first foreign criminal case for torture and terrorism against the Syrian government. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds offer reward for information about bald eagle nest

Federal authorities are offering a reward for information about the destruction of a bald eagle nest in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia’s intelligence agency. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Procedures changing after inmates’ deadly escape

The Latest on the findings of an investigation into the escape of two Georgia prison inmates last month (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Severe storm, flash flood risk to peak in mid-Atlantic states this weekend

The pattern responsible for sparse severe thunderstorm activity and heavy rainfall the past few days will energize and increase the risk to lives and property across the northeastern United States this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodycam video shows new angle on Minnesota cop shooting dogs

A body camera video shows a Minneapolis police officer shooting two dogs at a home where he was checking on a burglary alarm. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Florida man, 85, loses $300K in online dating fraud

Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Rural community sees “complete devastation”

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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