Daily Archives: July 31, 2017

{FD} Watchdog: Tight security hinders oversight of US Afghan aid

The U.S. watchdog tasked with overseeing the spending of billions of U.S. dollars in aid to Afghanistan said unprecedented restrictions on the movement of American government employees is sending a dangerous message to Afghan people and hinder the U.S…. Continue reading

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{FD} Analysts doubt North Korea’s ICBM re-entry capability

North Korea after decades of effort has a missile potentially capable of reaching the continental United States, but analysts say Pyongyang has yet to show the ICBM can inflict serious damage once it gets there. Continue reading

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{FD} Xi says China will never permit any loss of territory

Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a tough line on national sovereignty amid multiple disputes with his country’s neighbors, saying China will never permit any loss of territory. Continue reading

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{FD} College considered selling land before Sander’s wife left

An economic development official says a financial services company had considering buying some of a now-defunct college’s lakefront property while U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president of the Vermont school. Continue reading

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{FD} Food fight erupts over Pennsylvania ‘Pierogi Festival’ name

A Pennsylvania celebration of a popular Polish treat is embroiled in a food fight after a suburban Chicago chamber of commerce threatened a trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the name “Pierogi Festival.” Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s president faces congressional vote on his future

For Brazilian leaders, August is the cruelest month — and one that now presents a potentially fatal challenge to the presidency of Michel Temer. Continue reading

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{FD} Maduro says he will radically overhaul Venezuela’s system

President Nicolas Maduro brushed off new U.S. sanctions on him and condemnation at home and abroad of the newly chosen constitutional assembly, saying the vote has given him a popular mandate to radically overall Venezuela’s political system. Continue reading

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{FD} UK: Muslim girl stuffed in a freezer after brutal raped and murder ‘for honour’

Celine Dookhran: Tributes for young Muslim woman ‘who had throat slit in suspected honour killing’ ‘There is nothing honourable about murdering and raping a young girl for being in love’ Rachel Roberts, The Independent Thursday 27 July 2017 16:49 BST The 20-year-old was described as ‘talented and loving’ by family members. Tributes have poured in … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Supporters gather at Thai court before ex-PM defends self

Supporters of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are gathering outside a court in Bangkok where she is expected to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand’s current military government says she grossly mishandled. Continue reading

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{FD} Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment at Aussie campuses

A survey of Australian university students has found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been sexually assaulted, but few made formal complaints. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand Labour Party leader quits 7 weeks from election

New Zealand opposition leader Andrew Little has quit and been replaced by his 37-year-old deputy seven weeks before the general election, as the Labour Party tries to overcome recent dismal results. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Suspect dies, 2 officers hospitalized in California

A man who broke into his estranged wife’s home died and two police officers were wounded after a shooting erupted Monday inside an apartment in the California farming town of Los Banos, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Worker’s body found in Irish pub’s walk-in cooler in Ohio

Police say an employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Man found stuck in compartment of pickup on impound lot

A tow company employee was taking inventory of an impounded pickup truck when he heard pounding and screaming coming from inside. Continue reading

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{FD} White House says Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members

Simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and his attorney general appear to be cooling down. Continue reading

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{FD} UN begins removing rebel weapons from camps in Colombia

The United Nations has begun removing containers holding more than 7,000 weapons from demobilization zones where the arms were handed over by former fighters for Colombia’s largest rebel group who are beginning life as civilians under a peace agreement. Continue reading

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{FD} California cops shot: Suspected gunman dead, investigators say

A burglary suspect accused of stealing a police officer’s gun and engaging in a struggle — which ended with all three shot — has died, investigators said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Jerk’ rooster needs new home, frustrated Michigan owner claims in Facebook post

If you’re in the market for a rooster, a woman in Michigan has one she’s looking to give away. Continue reading

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{FD} Emily weakens to tropical depression drenching Florida; 2 fishermen rescued

Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing power outages and leaving two fishermen to be rescued from Tampa Bay. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio police chief: Somebody snorted heroin off my business card

Canal Fulton Police Chief Doug Swartz’s business card was used to snort heroin, according to authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in deadly mall carjacking case pleads guilty

A man charged in connection with a deadly carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall has pleaded guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 of 4 charged in Arkansas day care van death enter pleas

Three of four women charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was left in a day care van in Arkansas have pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Washington University dean pleads guilty to child ****

A former dean at Washington University in St. Louis has pleaded guilty in a federal child **** case and could face up to 20 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful Pacific typhoon could threaten Japan by weekend

A powerful Pacific typhoon that intensified into the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest storm of the year but has since lost some of its punch could still threaten Japan by this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Little Rock police seek community aid as homicide mark rises

Little Rock police say they need the community’s help combating crime after five people were fatally shot last week and the city recorded its 37th homicide of the year. Continue reading

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{FD} China urges support for new Israel-Palestinian peace plan

China’s U.N. ambassador is urging the international community to support President Xi Jinping’s new four-point proposal to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent Palestinian state. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug suspect arrested after 30 years on the lam

After 30 years on the run, a foreign national wanted on federal drug charges has been captured. Continue reading

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{FD} Peanut butter jailbreak: How a dozen Alabama inmates used food to bust out of jail

The dozen inmates who busted out of a jail in Alabama used peanut butter to fool a new guard into opening an outside door, investigators revealed Monday, shedding light on how so many inmates got a taste of freedom. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI: Men who spotted polygamous leader will split reward

A pair of pawn shop workers who provided a key tip that helped authorities capture a fugitive polygamous sect leader will split a $50,000 reward from the FBI, the agency revealed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} IAAF not ready to lift Russia’s suspension from athletics

The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia’s suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme. Continue reading

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{FD} Police chief, bodyguard found slain in central Mexico

Mexican officials say the police chief of the central Mexico city of Celaya and one of his bodyguards have been found slain. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stole $257K from child center to buy Maserati, fur coat

A former official who stole more than $250,000 from a New Jersey agency that provides education to underprivileged children and used the money to buy a Maserati and expensive fur coat is now headed to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Prosecutor to seek death penalty for fugitive

The Latest on a North Carolina fugitive who police said killed a man (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Alabama jailbreak: 11 of 12 inmates recaptured

The Latest on the escape of 12 inmates from a county jail in Alabama. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

An official crucial to running Kenya’s presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation’s vote again would face dangerous unrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Death of man 22 years after shooting is ruled a homicide

The death of a Pittsburgh man more than two decades after he was shot has been ruled a homicide. Continue reading

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{FD} James McCloughan, 1st hero to receive Medal of Honor from President Trump

McCloughan is credited with saving the lives of members of his platoon nearly 50 years ago in the Battle of Nui Yon Hill in Vietnam. Continue reading

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{FD} Employee’s body found in Irish pub’s walk-in cooler in Ohio

Police say an employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Man at Dunkin’ Donuts with son overdoses in bathroom

New Hampshire police say a man ingested heroin in a bathroom at a Dunkin’ Donuts during a visit with his 9-year-old son and had to be revived with an opioid-overdose antidote. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Minnesota man charged with murder, still on run

The Latest on the search for a man suspected in an armed robbery and homicide in Minnesota (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump presents Medal of Honor to Vietnam War hero

President Donald Trump awarded the nation’s highest military honor Monday to a Vietnam War veteran who saved wounded soldiers from a kill zone despite his own serious injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Venezuela prosecutor, a gov’t target, defiant

The Latest on Venezuela’s election of an assembly to rewrite its constitution (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says the newly elected constituent assembly is certain to do away with the last vestiges of democracy in Venezuela, … Continue reading

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{FD} Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Researchers who have studied decades of temperature and suicide data in India say climate change could lead more of the nation’s farmers to kill themselves. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s night lights show improving economy despite sanctions

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld kept a satellite picture of the Korean peninsula in his office that showed South Korea at night lit by millions of lights–and North Korea dark except for a small dot: Pyongyang. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials bar annual lake party 1 year after girl’s death

Authorities closed off a popular bay on an Adirondack lake to boaters Monday, scuttling an annual alcohol-fueled party from being held there a year after a fatal boat crash followed the event last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy and Cyprus agree to boost security in Mediterranean

Italy’s defense minister says her country will work with Cyprus to bolster security in the Mediterranean sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt. Continue reading

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{FD} China says US and North Korea are key to peace _ not Beijing

China’s U.N. ambassador says the United States and North Korea hold “the primary responsibility” for de-escalating tensions and negotiating peace on the Korean Peninsula — not China. Continue reading

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{FD} Nice airport worker and passenger end up in altercation

The airport in the southern French city of Nice says an altercation took place over the weekend between a passenger holding a baby and an employee of a subcontracting company working at the airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Bee attack outside Arizona home kills landscaper, injures 2 others

A landscaper died and at least two other people were injured on Monday after a swarm of bees ambushed them outside an Arizona home. Continue reading

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