Daily Archives: July 29, 2017

{FD} Venezuela leader: Will use new assembly to go after foes

President Nicolas Maduro is pledging to go after his political foes with the virtually unlimited powers of a constitutional assembly that his backers will select Sunday as his opponents wage a last-ditch battle to halt what they call the replacement of… Continue reading

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{FD} US, allies prepared to use ‘overwhelming force’ in North Korea, general says

The U.S. and its allies are prepared to use “rapid, lethal and overwhelming force,” if necessary, against North Korea, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces warned Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} US bombers fly in S. Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test

The United States has sent two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine mayor, 6 others killed in raid linked to drugs

Philippine police say a mayor who has been listed by the president as among politicians linked to illegal drugs and six others have been killed in a raid in the country’s south. Continue reading

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{FD} Typhoon injures 81 in Taiwan as another storm approaches

Taiwan’s first typhoon of the year has left 81 people injured and coastal towns flooded as the island braces for a second tropical storm. Continue reading

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{FD} Sharpton: Trump comments encourage police violence

The Rev. Al Sharpton is accusing President Donald Trump of “encouraging police violence” during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Three people accused of hiding fugitive suspected in man’s disappearance

Authorities in North Carolina announced Saturday that they had charged three people — and arrested two of them — with hiding a fugitive believed to have kidnapped a missing 68-year-old man. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing 115-year-old tortoise returned to New Mexico owner

A 115-year-old desert tortoise that disappeared from its garden at a New Mexico senior living community was returned. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer gets desk duty for wearing allegedly racist shirt

A Washington police officer is under investigation for wearing a T-shirt to court that an advocacy group said has a racist symbol and offensive images. Continue reading

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{FD} Phoenix infant dies in hot car _ second such death in city

The Phoenix Fire Department says that an infant left for about two hours in a hot car has died — the second such death in the past two days in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} California university pulls almost 500 fall admission offers

University of California, Irvine officials have rescinded hundreds of admission offers for the upcoming fall semester. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stabbed during fight at Cincinnati Zoo

Authorities say a man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed at the Cincinnati Zoo during a fight. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands of tourists evacuate North Carolina island after power outage

A “steady stream” of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl was raped, then attacked by driver she asked for help, police say

British police say two men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl — who was raped again by a driver she flagged down for help. Continue reading

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{FD} Replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum

A rare, solid gold replica of the 1969 Lunar Excursion Module that landed on the moon has been stolen from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Church’s planned LGBTQ acceptance sign rejected

A Massachusetts church has been rejected in its bid to change its sign to note it’s accepting of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Continue reading

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{FD} Hamburg knife attacker was ‘known as an Islamist,’ official says

A man who killed one person in a knife attack at a supermarket in Germany was known to security forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police arrest four in alleged plot to bomb aircraft

Police raided properties in several Sydney suburbs and arrested four men on Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeless woman set on fire dies; man now faces murder charge

A homeless woman authorities say was set on fire last week while sleeping on a porch has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Family dog finds help for two Utah girls struck by lightning

Two girls were flown to a hospital after being struck by lightning in Beaver County Friday morning, and police say a family dog led relatives to the unconscious girls after the strike. Continue reading

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{FD} Incoming Homeland Security secretary has served 3 presidents

Elaine Duke, set to become acting U.S. homeland secretary on Monday, has the rare distinction of serving in high-level positions in three administrations. Continue reading

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{FD} Lebanese held in Iran ends hunger strike

The lawyer of a Lebanese man held in Iran since 2015 says his client has ended a 33-day hunger strike. Continue reading

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{FD} Boat captain rescues ‘Miracle’ cat thrown off bridge

A Florida charter boat captain couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge. Continue reading

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{FD} Court vacates Kentucky man’s sentence for spitting on jailer

A man facing up to a decade in prison for spitting in the face of a deputy jailer will go free after a Kentucky appeals court vacated his conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Report of disturbance at Kansas prison disputed

The Latest on the latest disturbance at a maximum-security Kansas prison (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan: Veteran lawmaker designated prime minister

Pakistan’s prime minister designate, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is a veteran lawmaker and close ally of Nawaz Sharif, who nominated him for the country’s top political post after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif on allegations of corruption. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s prime minister designate, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is a veteran lawmaker and close ally of Nawaz Sharif, who nominated him for the country’s top political post after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif on allegations of corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} California photographer creates magical ‘Disney’ princess-themed photo shoot of newborns

Karen Marie, a California photographer, created a photoshoot featuring six babies dressed as Disney princesses. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenyan media: Unknown gunmen attack Kenyan VP’s home

Kenyan media are reporting that unknown gunmen have attacked the house of Kenya’s deputy president moments after he left to campaign with the president for re-election in the Aug. 8 vote. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: 4 US-backed Syrian rebels defect to government

Syrian opposition activists say a small number of U.S.-backed rebels have defected and joined government forces south of the country. Continue reading

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{FD} 14 dead after suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria

Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 14 people are dead after a suicide bombing blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts trying to determine how whale died on Cape Cod

Experts are trying to determine the cause of death of a 33-foot-long juvenile humpback whale that washed ashore on a Cape Cod beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami experiences historically hot July

It’s been a historically hot July in Miami. Continue reading

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{FD} Stadium stampede kills 2 at soccer match in South Africa

Two people have been killed in a stampede at a soccer match in South Africa. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: 19-year-old migrant stabs bus driver in Italy

The Italian news agency ANSA says a 19-year-old man from Ivory Coast has stabbed a public bus driver in the Tuscan city of Siena. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man faces charges after baby dies in hot bedroom

A Florida man faces charges after his 8-month-old son died while being kept in a sweltering bedroom with no air conditioning. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemeni rebels say targeted UAE ship of Saudi-led coalition

Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels say they have targeted a military ship belonging to the United Arab Emirates, part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting them in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother killed, 4-year-old son wounded in Chicago shooting

Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot and her 4-year-old son was wounded by gunfire in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Official says Taliban assault kills 12 police

An Afghan official says the Taliban has laid siege to police outposts in southern Helmand province killing at least 12 police, several of whom were members of Afghanistan’s local police. Continue reading

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{FD} Monster check: Local Colorado police officer helps 4-year-old inspect new home

Convinced there were monsters in her new home, one 4-year-old in Colorado seized control, seeking help from local police to roust them out. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows Mexican teen drinking liquid meth in front of US border agents, but youth dies hours later

A Mexican teenager died after he drank liquid meth in front of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to prove that he was not trying to smuggle in illegal drugs, surveillance video showed. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Flotilla departs to counter anti-migrant boat

The Latest on Europe’s response to the large number of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent: (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Activists are organizing a flotilla to counter an anti-immigrant group’s plans to bring a ship to Sicily with the i… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Icebreaker sets record for NW Passage transit

The Latest on the icebreaker MSV Nordica’s record-breaking transit of the Northwest Passage (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania man convicted of attempted rape wrote descriptions of his ‘perfect’ victims

A Pennsylvania man wrote journal entries fantasizing about rape and the perfect victims before being convicted of attempted rape in 2013, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 arrested in Sydney raids to stop terror attack

Australian officials say police have raided properties in several Sydney suburbs and arrested four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. Continue reading

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{FD} EU executive branch files complaint against Poland

The European Union’s executive branch has launched a complaint alleging Poland has limited judicial independence in the country in violation of EU laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Nations agree to boost fight against IS in Southeast Asia

A six-nation summit co-hosted by Indonesia and Australia has agreed to set up a forum to strengthen cooperation between intelligence services to counter extremist threats. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Analysis: North Korea’s 2nd ICBM test augurs a new normal

For all its bluster and over-the-top propaganda, North Korea often does just what it says it will do when it comes to its weapons development. Continue reading

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{FD} Wyoming police get big surprise after panhandler Facebook post

Police in Wyoming never expected a Facebook post about giving money to panhandlers to go viral. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote

Despite four months of deadly protests and the threat of U.S. sanctions, Venezuela on Saturday found itself 24 hours away from a consolidation of government power that appeared certain to drag the OPEC nation deeper into a crisis that has entire neighb… Continue reading

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