Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

{FD} Duggan, Young advance in Detroit mayoral election

Voters in Detroit decided in Tuesday’s primary that incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan will face off against challenger Coleman Young II – the son of a former mayor – in this fall’s general election. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescuers gather bodies in China earthquake that killed 13

Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous western China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed, to pay their respects. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli strikes Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack

The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes against two Hamas positions in Gaza in response to a rocket fired toward Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful

The new constitutional assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Franklin, likely to be hurricane, aims at Mexico Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Franklin took aim at Mexico’s central Gulf coast after a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, with forecasts saying it would strengthen into a hurricane before making its second landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} TS Franklin poses hurricane threat for Mexico’s Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Franklin crossed the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday and moved out into the open sea, with forecasters predicting it would strengthen into a hurricane before making a second landfall on Mexico’s central Gulf coast. Continue reading

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{FD} 72nd A-bomb anniversary in Nagasaki amid US-NKorea tension

Japan is marking the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki amid growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged with killing Missouri officer arrested

A man charged with killing a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday evening, authorities announced. Continue reading

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{FD} US Air Force jets take off from Guam for training, ensuring they can ‘fight tonight’

Less than 24 hours after North Korea revealed that it is considering a plan to fire a missile at Guam, two U.S Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined counterparts from the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Ja… Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 9 people

A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least nine people. Continue reading

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{FD} Carrizo beats Street 2Q forecasts

HOUSTON (AP) _ Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $56.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Continue reading

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{FD} Father of Holland’s Argentine queen dies in Buenos Aires

The Royal House of the Netherlands says the father of Holland’s Argentina-born Queen Maxima has died in Buenos Aires at age 89. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea, Trump ratchet up tension with threats of ‘fire’ hours apart

North Korea and President Trump both fired back at each other Tuesday in a day that turned out to be filled with threats. Continue reading

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{FD} New Hampshire woman laughed with hit man in plot to kill son’s ex-wife, prosecutors say

A New Hampshire woman who has been accused in a murder-for-hire plot is heard on recordings saying she wants her former daughter-in-law dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million, a first

For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea considering firing missiles at Guam, per state media

North Korea is seriously considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam, state media reportedly said Wednesday, hours after President Trump responded to reports of nuclear threats by saying the regime “will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the li… Continue reading

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{FD} Millions of gallons of Mexican waste threaten US Border Patrol agents

Millions of gallons of toxic chemicals and raw sewage are being dumped by Mexico into the Tijuana River, surrounding valleys and U.S. beaches at the U.S.-Mexico border, sickening border patrol agents, but those on the front lines say the U.S. has done … Continue reading

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{FD} Little Rock murders up, with more questions but few answers

Community activists in Little Rock are urging witnesses to step forward to help solve the latest killing in Arkansas’ capital city, where the homicide rate is inching toward a level unseen in two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-officer rests case in St. Louis murder trial

Attorneys for a white former St. Louis police officer accused of murder in the shooting death of a black man nearly six years ago rested their client’s case Tuesday after he testified he saw the man with a handgun before the deadly gunfire and perceive… Continue reading

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{FD} Newborn Hawaiian monk seal to be moved out of Waikiki

State and federal authorities plan to move a newborn Hawaiian monk seal away from congested Waikiki so it can remain a wild animal and won’t become accustomed to interacting with people. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-cocoa company executives charged with defrauding lenders

Three former executives of a major cocoa company were arrested Tuesday on charges that they defrauded lenders out of hundreds of millions of dollars by lying repeatedly about the company’s financial condition. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire engulfs house where 3 killed on Crow Indian reservation

A house on Montana’s Crow Indian reservation where three people were shot and killed last week has burned to the ground, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Ex-officer rests case in St. Louis murder trial

The Latest on the St. Louis murder trial of a former police officer accused in a suspect’s shooting death (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenyan president leads challenger in partial vote results

Partial results from Kenya’s elections show President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of challenger Raila Odinga by a significant margin. Continue reading

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{FD} Plutonium detected in air at Washington state nuclear site

Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington, state health officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Inmate used hole to pass between high-security cells

An investigative report says a hole between high-security cells at an Ohio prison was so big an inmate was able to shimmy through to play cards with prisoners next door but it wasn’t discovered until an inmate was killed. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea considering firing missile at Guam, per state media

North Korea is seriously considering a plan to fire missiles at Guam, state media reportedly said Wednesday, hours after President Trump responded to reports of nuclear threats by saying the regime “will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the li… Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina rights groups demand info on missing activist

Human rights groups demanded information Tuesday about the whereabouts of a missing activist who was last seen when Argentine border police evicted a group of Mapuche Indians from lands in Patagonia owned by Italian clothing company Benetton. Continue reading

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{FD} AP NewsBreak: Arkansas inmates had Taser during incident

Several Arkansas prison inmates who stole keys from correction officers and held them in part of the facility also had a Taser, and another prison key was found on a bus after the inmates were sent to another facility following the incident, according … Continue reading

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{FD} Corpse bribe: Rio councilman accused in morgue graft scheme

Brazilian authorities say they have arrested a Rio de Janeiro city councilman for allegedly taking bribes to turn bodies from public morgues over to private funeral parlors without families’ consent. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon church excommunicates first general authority in 28 years

A top official at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been released and excommunicated by church leaders, marking the first time such an official has been kicked out of the church in almost 28 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman pleads guilty in fake cancer fundraising scheme

An Alabama woman pleaded guilty to fraud charges for portraying herself as a terminal cancer patient in a pair of online fundraising schemes. Continue reading

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{FD} UN chief to make first visit to Israel and Palestinians

Antonio Guterres will make his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as U.N. secretary-general later this month for a firsthand look at a conflict that has been on the front burner of the United Nations for 70 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 7 people

A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least seven people. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing neighbor after long-running feud

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who had a long-running dispute with his neighbor killed him when the neighbor shined a light in the man’s eyes. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s president accuses chief prosecutor of bias

Brazilian President Michel Temer’s defense team is accusing the attorney general of bias and asking the country’s highest court to remove him from an investigation involving the president. Continue reading

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{FD} Glen Campbell, “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer, dead at 81

The legend behind hits including “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” recently released his final studio album. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunfire-sparked wildfire near Yosemite shrouded in mystery

Investigators are refusing to say how they know gunshots sparked a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Yosemite National Park. Continue reading

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{FD} Delaware man lands huge catfish, shatters state record

A man has set a new Delaware state fishing record by landing a 36-pound, 3.2-ounce blue catfish. Continue reading

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{FD} Friend charged after Illinois teen girl’s mom shot to death

Charges have been filed against a 15-year-old northern Illinois girl accused of helping conceal her friend’s killing of her mother. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man charged with murder after 2 more bodies identified

Prosecutors have charged a missing Utah man with three counts of first degree murder after two additional bodies found near a rural Idaho farmhouse were identified as 14-year-old Payton Medley and her mom, 48-year-old Nadja Medley. Continue reading

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{FD} Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel

The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open area outside the coastal city of Ashkelon, causing no injuries or damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Married Michigan mom, 38, sentenced to prison for sex in her car with teenage boys

A Michigan mother held back tears Monday as she was sentenced to prison for luring two teenage boys by using Snapchat and then having sex with them — incidents she called the “biggest regret” of her life. Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador’s Correa lashes out at successor over budget cuts

The planned sale of a presidential jet in Ecuador has reignited a spat between the nation’s leader and his predecessor, political allies just months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 graduates get $20K each in transgender bathroom settlement

A Pennsylvania school district paid three transgender graduates $20,000 each to settle their lawsuit challenging its restroom policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops: Man kicks girl for picking up Chuck E. Cheese’s tokens

A Rhode Island man has been accused of knocking a 6-year-old girl out of his way when she tried to help him pick up tokens he dropped at a Chuck E. Cheese’s in Massachusetts. Continue reading

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{FD} High-profile or invisible? Being first spouse isn’t easy

A hullabaloo over the new French president’s desire to formalize the role of France’s first lady is a reminder that being married to a world leader isn’t for timid types. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who scalded sleeping boyfriend gets prison

A woman who scalded her sleeping boyfriend’s face and body with hot oil after an argument has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Infant strangles on improperly secured carrier seat strap

Authorities say the body of an 8-month-old child has been found in a locked closet at a Fort Worth home. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in Islamic State group case faces new charges

Federal prosecutors have added charges in a new indictment of a citizen of Bangladesh who was living in Maryland and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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