Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

{FD} Non-STEM professors reportedly push for boycott of UC Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’

Citing the threat to the student body’s “physical and mental safety,” 177 professors at the University of California, Berkeley, have signed an open letter calling for a boycott of the campus’ so-called “Free Speech Week. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Property Brothers’ Star Drew Scott reveals brother Jonathan’s marriage prank

“Property Brothers” star Drew Scott is performing on “Dancing with the Stars” without his identical twin brother and HGTV sidekick Jonathan. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired American teacher fatally stabbed in Jamaica

Police say a 68-year-old Californian retired teacher has been fatally stabbed in Jamaica. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suu Kyi: Most Rohingya villages violence-free

The Latest on the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand’s lawmakers and public employees have been told to cancel all nonessential flights to Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation’s largest airport continues to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria, month’s 2nd Cat 5 storm, lashes at Dominica

Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on … Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is among 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Reports: Maria makes landfall in Dominica as Category 5 hurricane; Puerto Rico braces for direct hit

Islands devastated by Irma just a few weeks ago are now bracing for Hurricane Maria as it bears down on the northern Caribbean. Continue reading

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{FD} Violence breaks out at Georgia Tech after vigil for student killed in police shooting

Violent protests broke out on the Georgia Tech campus Monday night, with one police car set on fire, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillary Clinton, on book tour, cheers the ‘resistance’

Hillary Clinton brought her promotional book tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrested

A mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia’s 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a Jakarta building where they believed communists were meeting, injuring five policemen. Continue reading

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{FD} Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria slams Caribbean as ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Carson Dalys touching statement after mother’s death

Carson Daly wasn’t able to celebrate the Emmy win for “The Voice” on Sunday because he was busy dealing with some tragic news. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. Continue reading

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{FD} Tree pulled down by hammock nearly paralyzes woman

An unlikely accident left a mother in Minnesota nearly paralyzed after a tree fell on her hammock. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wiretapped by US investigators, report says

Former chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, was surveilled by the U.S. government both before and after the 2016 presidential election, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Controversial ‘mother! loses at the box office while ‘It’ breaks new records

The horror hit “It” topped the North American box office for the second straight week with $60.1 million, bringing its two-week domestic total to $218.8 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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{FD} University assailed over handling of sexual harassment case

Questions over the University of Rochester’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations against a professor have sparked protests, calls for the resignation of top administrators, vows by alumni to stop donations and even a hunger strike by one student … Continue reading

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{FD} Dylann Roof asks court for new lawyers, says race makes them his ‘political and biological enemies’

Convicted killer Dylann Roof has requested that new lawyers be appointed for his federal appeals case, saying the races of his current ones make them his “political and biological enemies.” Continue reading

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{FD} As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the U.S., Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation’s historic transition to democracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted rapist throws a fit while being deported, report says

A convicted rapist from Africa threw a fit as he was being deported from the U.S. — telling federal agents that he “would rather die than go back to Togo” — during a violent confrontation at Dulles International Airport, a report says. Continue reading

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{FD} Error on Beyonce vinyl surprises fans with Canadian punk band songs

Some Beyoncé fans who purchased a vinyl of the singer’s 2016 album “Lemonade” are in for an unexpected surprise – she’s only on part of it. Continue reading

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{FD} SW Florida residents clear sodden homes in scorching heat

Dealing with wrecked belongings and reports of toxic muck, residents of a tiny town where Florida’s Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico cleared their homes Monday in scorching 92 F (33 C) heat with no air conditioning and no electricity except from a fe… Continue reading

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{FD} Texas woman accused of shooting, dismembering boyfriend

Police in Louisiana have arrested a Texas woman accused of shooting and dismembering her boyfriend, and dumping parts of his body in southeast Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas mulls renaming schools with Confederacy-tied names

A Dallas school district is researching numerous historical figures to determine if their connections to slavery or the Confederacy should prompt consideration of removing their names from district campuses. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect wearing ‘Jason’ mask sought after triple shooting in Mississippi leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A scene out of a Halloween thriller came to life on Mississippi street Sunday, when police said a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask — such as the one made famous in the “Friday the 13th” franchise — opened fire on three men, killing one. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California dad pleads not guilty in kids’ deaths

The Latest on the killing of three California children (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents and crashes across the armed forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston College students attacked in France forgive attacker, ask for prayers for her

A Boston College student who was attacked at Marseille’s train station in France on Sunday has forgiven the assailant who attacked her and her friends with acid. Continue reading

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{FD} Netflix sends lighthearted cease and desist letter to ‘Stranger Things’ pop-up bar

All unlicensed good things must come to an end. Continue reading

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{FD} India Plans To Deport 40,000 Rohingya: Court Evidence Prove ‘Terror’ Ties

Not so good news for the so called “innocent” Rohingya – Bangladesh illegals terrorising Burma. Not only do they not look Burmese at all, but most of them don’t even speak the local language fluently after claiming to have ancestors from ‘centuries’ in the country. Of course there are regular Bangla civilians trapped in the … Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat mocked for ‘worst campaign ad ever’

Democrat Dan Helmer, a candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, released a campaign ad Monday entitled “Helmer Zone” that is being ripped across the board by journalists as one of the “worst ever” political ads. Continue reading

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{FD} Did ‘The View’ cut Jedediah Bila for being tough on Hillary Clinton?

ABC’s “The View” has denied a report that conservative co-host Jedediah Bila was removed from the show because she asked a tough question to Hillary Clinton last Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton considers contesting election results

Hillary Clinton said Monday she wouldn’t rule out challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election but said she doubts the legality of such a move. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 storm

Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 3 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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{FD} Milo Yiannopoulos leads Berkeley’s contentious ‘Free Speech Week’: What to know

Milo Yiannopoulos, the right-wing provocateur, is hosting University of California, Berkeley’s upcoming “Free Speech Week” in conjunction with “Berkeley Patriot,” a student group. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested, charged in unsolved 1992 murder case

An arrest has been made in the 25-year-old unsolved murder case of a middle school teacher’s aide. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmate: Man charged with killing Tennessee woman made threat

A jail inmate says a man charged with killing a Tennessee woman asked him to tell the man’s brother to “keep his mouth shut” or he would “put him in a hole beside her.” Shawn Cooper testified Monday in the trial of Zachary Adams, who is charged with th… Continue reading

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{FD} Notorious jewel thief out of jail but still facing charges

A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is out of jail but still faces legal trouble. Continue reading

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{FD} Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ lineup includes Bannon, Milo: Here’s the schedule

A week before a University of California, Berkeley student group is set to host its “Free Speech Week” with a controversial speaker lineup, college administrators and students are still locked in a battle over logistics. Continue reading

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{FD} California dad pleads not guilty in deaths of his children

Prosecutors have charged a father with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children, saying a belt was used in two of the killings. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges: Postal worker went zip-lining while on disability

Authorities say a former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working is facing insurance fraud charges after he posted photos that showed him zip-lining and rappelling. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got an earful on Monday after protesters in San Francisco confronted her angrily for striking a tentative deal with President Trump over a program to extend legal protections to young undocumented immigrants. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea’s missiles — including two that have recently overflown Japan — because they have not posed a direct threat. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet. Continue reading

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{FD} Inside Syria’s Idlib, where poor and desperate civilians are selling their limbs and organs

In Idlib province in northwestern Syria, deemed the last government stronghold in the conflict-butchered country, civilians caught in the crossfire of escalating poverty and hopelessness have resorted to selling whatever they can to survive – including body parts. Continue reading

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{FD} Tom Brady and wife disagree over his retirement plans

Despite his age, Tom Brady has no plans to hang up his uniform any time soon. However, his wife might have a different feeling about the quarterback’s career future. Continue reading

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