Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

{FD} Google parent Alphabet turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

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{FD} $417M Johnson & Johnson baby powder court decision tossed

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene. Continue reading

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{FD} Somalia to announce ‘state of war’ against al-Shabab following deadly truck bombing

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia is expected to announce a “state of war” against al-Shabab, the extremist group held responsible for last week’s deadly truck bombing that killed at least 358 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas city requires no Israel boycott in exchange for hurricane relief

A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb’s hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas driver makes students ‘feel good’ with festive school bus decorations

Jan Dumcum, a bus driver for Goddard, Kan., helps bring morale to her students every day. Continue reading

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{FD} Singer Selena Quintanilla to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Beloved Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame more than 20 years after her death. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama ambassador’s testimony on intelligence unmasking raises new questions

Congressional testimony by President Barack Obama’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, about the “unmasking” of U.S. citizens’ names she requested in hundreds of foreign intelligence intercepts by the National Security Agency, has… Continue reading

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{FD} Court temporarily blocks undocumented teen from having abortion

A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday to temporarily block a pregnant teenager who entered the United States illegally from having the abortion she is seeking. Continue reading

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{FD} Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson: White House ‘is full of white supremacists’

Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, in the midst of a public feud with the Trump administration over the treatment of a Gold Star family, said the “White House itself is full of white supremacists.” Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probe

The Mexican government has fired the top electoral-crimes prosecutor for revealing an investigation that opponents say indicates possible corrupt financing for the ruling party. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire toll by the numbers

Wildfires that raced through California neighborhoods and wilderness areas since Oct. 8 have taken an enormous toll in deaths and destruction. Continue reading

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{FD} Rep. Betty Price, wife of former HHS Secretary Tom Price, proposed quarantine of HIV patients

A state representative from Georgia reportedly proposed the idea of placing a quarantine on patients with HIV, the disease that causes AIDS. Continue reading

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{FD} Fmr. HHS Sec. Tom Price’s wife reportedly suggests HIV quarantine in Georgia

A state representative from Georgia reportedly proposed the idea of placing a quarantine on patients with HIV, the disease that causes AIDS. Continue reading

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{FD} Family believes body is that of missing Argentine protester

The brother of an Argentine protester whose disappearance prompted large demonstrations says the family believes a body found this week is Santiago Maldonado. Continue reading

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{FD} Rock thrown from highway overpass kills Michigan man in car

Michigan authorities have reopened a portion of Interstate 75 after gathering more evidence, two days after a rock thrown from a highway overpass smashed a windshield and killed a man. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin Badgers-Maryland Terrapins pregame notes

Notes, tidbits and stats for Saturdays game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Maryland Terrapins Continue reading

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{FD} White House: No expected outcomes in cases like Bergdahl’s

The White House says a military justice case must be “resolved on its own facts” after Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania man accused of selling heroin in maternity ward following daughter’s birth

A man in Pennsylvania was arrested after he reportedly admitted to selling heroin in a hospital the day his newborn daughter was born. Continue reading

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{FD} US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

Losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants’ ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds from the Philippines to Africa, which has forced the U.S. to spread its resources thinly around the w… Continue reading

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{FD} Former Mrs. America sentenced for price tag switching scheme

A former Mrs. America from Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on expensive clothes has been sentenced to two years of probation and 10 days of community service. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 150 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US, report finds

At least 152 Afghans sent to the U.S. for military training since 2005 have gone absent without leave and the situation is unlikely to improve soon, according to a watchdog report released Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} 1st trial for alleged Indiana serial killer pushed back

A judge has pushed back to October 2018 the first trial of a Gary, Indiana, man accused of killing seven women. Continue reading

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{FD} VA secretary: Brave soldiers don’t deserve to be politicized

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin reacts to controversy surrounding Rep. Frederica Wilson, discusses improving issues at the VA. Continue reading

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{FD} Meadows: Traders right to be optimistic about tax reform

House Freedom Caucus chairman weighs in on ‘Your World.’ Continue reading

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{FD} Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than initially thought

Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, though any talk of it potentially wiping out l… Continue reading

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{FD} Police say they fatally shot man who pointed gun at them

Authorities say a man who pointed a gun at two Ohio police officers investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle has been fatally shot by them. Continue reading

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{FD} California mom of two arrested for allegedly selling drugs, alcohol to teenagers

A high school mother in California was arrested for allegedly selling various types of drugs to underage teenagers. Continue reading

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{FD} UN official: Reintegrating Colombia rebels is not going well

The U.N.’s deputy human rights chief says the process of integrating leftist rebels into Colombian society after more than 50 years of war isn’t going well. Continue reading

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{FD} Court won’t review death sentence in prison riot murders

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t reconsider the case of a death row inmate convicted in the slayings of five fellow inmates during a 1993 prison riot in Ohio. Continue reading

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{FD} Murder-suicide seen in desert deaths of California couple

Southern California authorities say the deaths of a young woman and man who vanished in Joshua Tree National Park last summer were a murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Navajo leader supported death penalty in case

The Latest on the sentencing of a man charged in the killing of a Navajo Nation girl (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Three arrested after shooting outside Richard Spencer speech

Three men have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after one of them shot at protesters outside a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Stop questioning each other’s patriotism

What’s it doing to the rest of us? Continue reading

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{FD} Maine struggles to launch first statewide ‘ranked-choice voting’ system

A chaotic process is underway in Maine as officials try to figure out whether to implement a ballot decision that would drastically change the way voters choose candidates for public office. Continue reading

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{FD} Gregg Jarrett: Lynch, the Clintons and a series of fantastic coincidences

I don’t believe in coincidences. Not when it comes to crimes. Especially when they involves political corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Marc Thiessen: Frederica Wilson, John Kelly controversy tells us that political contempt is out of control now

It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died in murder-suicide

Two hikers whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this week were killed in a murder-suicide, investigators said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Oklahoma inmate sues county over nearly 4-day erection

A former Oklahoma inmate is suing authorities he says refused treatment for a painful erection that lasted nearly four days. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who accused orphanage founder seeks lawsuit dismissal

An activist being sued for defamation over his claims that a Haiti orphanage founder is a serial pedophile contends the lawsuit violates a Maine law that protects residents from meritless suits that aim to chill First Amendment rights. Continue reading

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{FD} AccuWeather predicts mild weather in northeastern US to slash heating costs into November

A continued pattern of above-average warmth this fall will keep heating costs down for consumers as they prepare financially for the approaching holiday season. Continue reading

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{FD} Police, community say goodbye to dying K9 officer

A K9 officer who served the communities of East Alton and Wood River, Ill., for eight years was laid to rest on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 test drive

When the Mini Countryman SUV first arrived in 2011, the puns about a “big” Mini couldn’t be stopped. Continue reading

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{FD} Iditarod musher charged with theft of kennels

A veteran musher in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is accused of stealing four dog kennels from another competitor following this year’s race. Continue reading

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{FD} Catalan crisis looms large at Spanish prize-giving event

The Catalonia region’s controversial bid for independence has been an unavoidable topic at the prize-giving ceremony for Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias awards. Continue reading

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{FD} UN says 2 peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

The U.N. says two peacekeepers in Central African Republic have been wounded in clashes with mostly Christian anti-Balaka militias who attacked the southern town of Pombolo. Continue reading

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{FD} Women served too: Memorial to female vets marks anniversary

A national memorial to military women is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in Ohio slayings of 4 pleads not guilty to murder

A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three other relatives and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian videographer: Let’s live together in peace instead of silencing those with whom we disagree

Ten months ago, my husband and I filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Minnesota law that would require our small business to celebrate same-sex marriages if we enter into the marriage industry at all. Continue reading

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{FD} Stuart Varney: Frederica Wilson and the rest of the ‘hate Trump’ brigade have hit a new low

Just when you thought the left could sink no lower. The left sinks lower. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of killing 4 found competent to stand trial

A recent college graduate charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker with a baseball bat in Massachusetts has been found competent to stand trial. Continue reading

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