Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

China targets ‘harmful’ websites in 3-hour drill for internet providers

China ordered internet service providers to participate in a drill Thursday for taking down websites deemed “harmful” by the Beijing government. Continue reading

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The Jacinda effect: New Zealand politician enjoys rapid rise

Jacinda Ardern took over as New Zealand’s opposition leader just three days ago, but already she has prompted a flood of donations, taken a stance for women in the workplace and transformed what had been a dull election campaign. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s president to swear in new Cabinet ministers

Pakistan’s new Cabinet is set to be sworn in at the presidency building in the capital, Islamabad, with the country getting its first full-time foreign minister since the Pakistan Muslim League party came into power in 2013. Continue reading

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Australian PM: Trump relationship ‘warm’ despite transcripts

Australia’s prime minister insisted on Friday that his relationship with President Donald Trump was “warm,” despite transcripts of a heated conversation in which the leaders sparred over a refugee deal. Continue reading

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Australia terror plot: Brother likely ‘had no idea’ bomb was in luggage, police say

More details emerged Friday about an alleged terror plot thwarted by authorities in Australia, including the troubling revelation that an Islamic State operative was able to ship components for an explosive into the country undetected. Continue reading

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A journalist’s murder underscores growing danger in Mexico

The absence of editor Javier Valdez Cardenas is deeply felt at the weekly newspaper he co-founded, but his presence is everywhere. Continue reading

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A journalist’s murder underscores growing threat in Mexico

The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review their plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless drug wars. Continue reading

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All-powerful Venezuelan assembly to open amid protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is heading toward a showdown with his political foes, promising to seat a new constituent assembly Friday that will rewrite the country’s constitution and hold powers that override all other government branches. Continue reading

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Grandfather’s campaign against drugs draws support, rally

A grandfather’s effort to deter drug sales in his Ohio neighborhood is drawing support from local residents. Continue reading

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China warns Indian troops to get out of contested region

Beijing is intensifying its opposition to New Delhi’s movement of troops into a contested region in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet. Continue reading

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Officials: NC paratrooper among 2 killed in Afghanistan

Army officials say a North Carolina man was one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan when a car bomb hit their convoy. Continue reading

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Exotic dancer sentenced in drunken-driving crash that killed Texas police officer

A Texas exotic dancer who was hit with an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of a Pearland police officer was found guilty on Thursday. Continue reading

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Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? Continue reading

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NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan, coalition says

A NATO soldier was killed and six personnel were wounded Thursday evening in Afghanistan when their convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber, according to a coalition statement. Continue reading

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San Diego police help toddler wandering around neighborhood in diaper

After a toddler was spotted walking around by himself in San Diego Wednesday morning, help came in the hopes to reunite the boy with his family. Continue reading

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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

The two US Army soldiers who were killed Wednesday during an attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province have been identified. Continue reading

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2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan identified

The two US Army soldiers who were killed Wednesday during an attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province have been identified. Continue reading

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Crews rescue woman, dog missing since Monday near Mount Si

A woman missing for several days east of Seattle near Mount Si was rescued Thursday along with her dog, authorities said. Continue reading

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UN study: Extremist fighters lack good education and jobs

A U.N. study of 43 people who left their countries to become “foreign terrorist fighters” in Syria has found that most came from disadvantaged backgrounds, lacked good education and decent jobs — and saw their Muslim religion “in terms of justice and injustice rather than in terms of piety and spirituality.” Continue reading

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More than 50 Indiana bikers escort bullied 6th grade student to middle school

A group of more than 50 bikers in northeastern Indiana stepped in to help with they found out a local sixth grade student was having trouble with bullying. Continue reading

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Multiple shot at San Francisco park crowded with families

Three people have been shot after a gunman opened fire Thursday at a San Francisco park full of families and tourists, police said. Continue reading

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Records: 2 Colorado teens killed execution-style over purse

Two Colorado teenagers who were found dead along a rural road were forced into an “execution position” and shot at close range after a feud over a stolen purse, according to documents released Thursday. Continue reading

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US troops in Yemen not needed, nation’s US ambassador says

The brutal Yemeni war between the Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition is about to enter its fourth year and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is based in the cholera-ridden country, is regaining strength as increasing U.S. involvement d… Continue reading

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Australia police: Men tried to get bomb on Sydney plane

Police say two men facing terrorism charges in Australia were involved in an aborted attempt to place an improvised explosive device on an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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Delek US Holdings reports 2Q loss

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. Continue reading

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3 people shot at San Francisco park packed with families

At least one gunman opened fire Thursday at a popular San Francisco park packed with families and tourists, leaving three people wounded and sending dozens of panicked people running, witnesses and police said. Continue reading

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Judge won’t move trial of Alabama man jailed for decade

A judge will not move the murder trial of an Alabama man jailed for 10 years without a trial. Continue reading

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US Special Ops help UAE forces in Yemen anti-terror operation

U.S. special operations forces are assisting Yemeni and United Arab Emirates forces in a major operation in Yemen against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), long seen as the biggest threat to the United States through its development of non-meta… Continue reading

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The Latest: Man accompanied by at least 6 others fired gun

The Latest on three people shot at a popular San Francisco park (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Continue reading

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Showdown set in Venezuela as new assembly prepares for power

Venezuela is nearing a showdown, with President Nicolas Maduro vowing to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government and opposition leaders calling for a mass protest to ensure delegates know their arrival is unw… Continue reading

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The Latest: Attorney says priest freed from prison ‘frail’

The Latest on the release from prison of a former Boston priest who served 12 years for a child rape conviction (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Dubai fire: Flames rip through residential skyscraper popular with expats

A fire late Thursday tore through a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates — one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Continue reading

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Dubai fire: Flames rip through one of the world’s tallest residential towers

A fire late Thursday tore through a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates — one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Continue reading

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Police hope new sketch helps find abductor of Ripken’s mom

Investigators hope an updated sketch will help them catch the person who abducted Cal Ripken Jr.’s mother five years ago. Continue reading

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Flames engulf residential skyscraper in Dubai

Fire is engulfing a high-rise residential tower in Dubai in the middle of the night, sending plumes of smoke into the air and debris falling below. Continue reading

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Drought spreads and intensifies across US Northern Plains

The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to harvest early whatever crops that have grown so far this summer. Continue reading

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Texas cop survives hit by possible drunk driver during traffic stop

A Texas police officer survived after getting hit by a possible drunk driver and being thrown into the air. Continue reading

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UN Ambassador Haley’s strong words on China could help deliver new sanctions on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s strongly worded statement earlier this week on North Korea has added to already significant pressure on China and Russia to finally agree on a new resolution that would punish North Korea by tightening existing sanctions and likely adding new ones. Continue reading

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Detroit man charged in university police officer’s death

A Detroit man has been charged in the shooting death of a Wayne State University police officer. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico gov vows to fight possible furloughs amid crisis

Puerto Rico’s governor is making a last-ditch effort to persuade a federal control board that furloughing tens of thousands of government workers would be an unnecessary blow to the U.S. territory’s struggling economy. Continue reading

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Man back in immigration custody after claim of 2013 rape

A Mexican man who says he was raped in 2013 while detained by U.S. immigration officials will likely be in custody again for at least three months while a court decides whether he should be deported. Continue reading

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Ex-officer who punched valet parker charged with battery

A former police officer who punched a Florida parking valet and knocked him out is being charged with misdemeanor battery. Continue reading

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Abuse survivors say ex-priest should be kept far from kids

A group representing survivors of priest sex abuse is calling for a former Boston priest recently released from prison to be placed in a secure treatment facility far from children. Continue reading

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Taekwondo athletes win $60 million in sex case against coach

A California judge has awarded $60 million to three female taekwondo competitors who were sexually abused by their coach. Continue reading

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Arkansas man dies in house fire trying to save children

A man in Arkansas has died after he tried to rescue children from a burning home early Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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The Latest: 7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

The Latest on the recent cluster of earthquakes in central Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Warning From The ARA To The Democrats And Robert Mueller

The ARA has issued the following warning to the Democrats and Robert Mueller: Dear Democrats and Robert Mueller, If you prosecute President Trump with your fake charges, there will be blood in the streets and it will be your blood.

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Mexican priest dies 3 months after knife attack

Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera says a priest who was wounded in a knife attack in May has died. Continue reading

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Congregation at oldest US synagogue reviewing legal options

The Rhode Island congregants who worship at the nation’s oldest synagogue say they are reviewing their legal options after a federal appeals panel ruled the nation’s oldest Jewish congregation in New York owns the building and a set of ceremonial bells… Continue reading

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{FD} China’s pro-active plan against Islamic ‘self-retreat’: Ban on Islamic practices and language

China’s Muslims are banned from using their language in schools as Beijing continues to crack down on Islamic extremism The government in Hotan have prohibited use of Uighur language in schools Authorities claim it is to ‘fully popularise the national common language’ China has been increasingly restricting Muslim activities in the province Xinjiang is home to … Continue reading Continue reading

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