Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

{FD} Analysis: To launch or not? Either way, North Korea may gain

If, after all the fanfare, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t actually launch missiles toward Guam, many may write the whole episode off as another of the North’s seemingly endless bluffs. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong activist arrested over allegation of stapled legs

The strange case of a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who claimed mainland Chinese agents stapled his legs as a warning has taken another twist after police arrested him on suspicion of providing false information. Continue reading

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{FD} Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

Like squabbling siblings, New Zealand and Australia have close ties but also a rivalry that can sometimes turn ugly. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa State Fair cow and boy taking nap wins the internet after photo goes viral

This here is a little story about a boy and his cow. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: 21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day

Philippine police say simultaneous anti-drug operations in a northern province have left 21 alleged drug offenders dead. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US WWII vet returns flag to Japan soldier’s kin

The Latest on a U.S. veteran returning a fallen Japanese soldier’s flag to the man’s relatives (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC cops accused of storing bodies in transit worker break rooms

Stand clear of the dead bodies. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Moon says North Korea crisis must end peacefully

The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests break out around Trump Tower as president arrives

Thousands of protesters took to Trump Tower in New York City as the president arrived at his Manhattan home Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Little Rock’s 42nd homicide matches 2016 mark

The Latest on Little Rock’s 42nd homicide of the year, matching the total for all of last year (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Little Rock police say the man whose body was found near Interstate 30 had been shot multiple times. Continue reading

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{FD} Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer

The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas A&M calls off planned ‘White Lives Matter’ rally

Texas A&M University has criticized the views of a white nationalist who is planning a “white lives matter” rally on campus next month, but lawmakers in the state Legislature are calling on the school to go farther and block the event entirely. Continue reading

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{FD} US WWII vet in Japan to return flag to fallen soldier family

A U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific during World War II is in a remote village in Japan to return a flag he took from the body of a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston Holocaust Memorial smashed to pieces

The Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time in less than two months, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Confederate statue toppled in North Carolina during protest

A crowd of protesters in Durham, N.C., tied a cord to a Confederate statue and toppled it to the ground Monday night to loud cheers, a symbolic response to the violence at the rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. Continue reading

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{FD} Protests break out around Trump Tower ahead of president’s arrival

Protesters have taken to Trump Tower in New York City ahead of President Trump’s homecoming Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 16-20 years in Detroit officer’s hit-and-run death

A man has been sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal hit-and-run of a Detroit police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Milwaukee men charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old girl

Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee men in last year’s fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl struck by a ****** as she watched TV. Continue reading

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{FD} UK says it may seek ‘temporary’ customs union with EU

Britain says it might seek to remain in a customs union with the European Union for a time to avoid border chaos after leaving the bloc. Continue reading

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{FD} N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam

North Korea said Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military’s plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People’s Army announced its preparing to create “enveloping fire” near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. Continue reading

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{FD} Kim Jong Un briefed on North Korea’s plans to hit Guam, state media claim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been briefed on missile test plans to hit Guam, the U.S. Pacific territory, according to a new report. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Qaeda’s propaganda magazine Inspire calls for train attacks in US, Europe

The new edition of Al Qaeda’s online propaganda magazine, known as Inspire, calls on its followers to target trains in the US and Europe, identifying three methods of attack: the train’s compartments, derailments or assaults on stations. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Texas A&M says planned rally posed security risk

The Latest on a planned white nationalist rally scheduled to be held next month at Texas A&M University (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 people

The latest on violence involving the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the African nation of Mali (all times local): 6 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Charlottesville suspect accused of beating his disabled mother, threatening her with knife, 911 calls show

James Alex Fields Jr., the driver charged with killing a woman at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a 12-inch knife, according to transcripts from dramatic 911 calls released Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma teacher, 31, who had sex with student, 15, ordered to pay $1 million

A former Oklahoma teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes with her teenage student was ordered to pay $1 million by federal judge. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis: US would ‘take out’ any NKorean missile aimed at US

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will “take out” any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. McCain decries criticism of McMaster as ‘smear tactics’

A senior Republican senator is condemning criticism of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser as “smear tactics” leveled by the same people who he says sparked the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Scott Peterson in death-row phone call: ‘I wasn’t the last one to see Laci alive’

Scott Peterson claims multiple people saw his wife Laci after she reportedly went missing in a new prison interview to be featured in a new A&E docuseries. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman poured anti-freeze in grandma’s juice in malicious plot to poison her: Police

Authorities say a New Jersey woman tried to poison her grandmother with liquid anti-freeze. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who killed his dog in toss from balcony pleads guilty

A man who hurled his dog to its death from a New York City balcony has pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty. Continue reading

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{FD} Kim Jong Un’s disappearance sparks concerns missile launch could be imminent

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has retreated from the public eye, prompting concern that he may be preparing to mark Tuesday’s public holiday commemorating the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Japan at the end of World War Two to fire a new rocket. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats

Dozens held signs and waved Guam’s flag during a rally for peace in the U.S. territory. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials: Car drove into patrons intentionally

The Latest on the car that drove into the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant in France (all times local): 10:11 p.m. French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they hav… Continue reading

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{FD} Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

Texas A&M University has criticized the views of a white nationalist who is planning a “white lives matter” rally on campus next month, but lawmakers in the state Legislature are calling on the school to go farther and block the event entirely. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Girl, 8, killed as car plows into French pizzeria

French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl killed, several injured after car intentionally slams into patrons at pizzeria near Paris, police say

An 8-year-old girl was killed and at least 5 people were injured after a driver rammed his vehicle into patrons at a pizza restaurant east of Paris, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma teen awarded $1M in sexual abuse lawsuit

A former Oklahoma teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes with her teenage student was ordered to pay $1 million by federal judge. Continue reading

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{FD} Taxi driver thought to be resting for 18 hours was dead

A New York City taxi driver who appeared to be resting was actually dead in his parked vehicle for about 18 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina: Macri alliance bolstered by election

The surprising success of Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s political coalition in key provinces in a primary election strengthens its position in October’s midterm legislative vote. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbi charged with sex assault makes first court appearance

A Connecticut rabbi accused of raping and molesting a teenage boy has appeared before a judge for the first time since being arrested last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam War veteran receives medals after a 45-year wait

A Vietnam War veteran in Pennsylvania has finally received medals for his service after 45 years of waiting. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Libya called ‘not a safe port’ for migrants

The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of refugees and economic migrants hoping to reach and establish new lives on the continent (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Prisoners escaped solitary recreation areas

Arkansas’ top prison official says two disturbances at a maximum security facility began when prisoners managed to escape solitary fenced in areas during their recreation breaks. Continue reading

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{FD} Americans sentenced in Panama for 5 murders

A court in Panama has sentenced American William Dathan Holbert to 47 years in prison for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Germany urges freedom for Venezuela prisoners

The Latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Germany is calling on Venezuela to release all political prisoners and end its forceful crackdown on the opposition. Continue reading

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{FD} Maduro supporters march in Venezuela against Trump

Thousands of government supporters have taken to the streets of Venezuela’s capital to denounce President Donald Trump’s talk of a “military option” to resolve the country’s political crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} Contractor finds purple heart in rubble of Wisconsin house

A contractor demolishing a house in southeastern Wisconsin has retrieved a purple heart from the rubble. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy: progress in probe of Cairo torture murder of scholar

Italy is letting its ambassador take up his post in Cairo, citing Egyptian progress in a probe of the 2016 torture death of an Italian scholar that had weighed on diplomatic ties. Continue reading

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