Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

{FD} Honolulu PD gets first female chief after predecessor linked to corruption scandal

A police major was picked Wednesday as the first woman to lead the Honolulu Police Department – a force trying to regain trust following corruption allegations against the previous chief and his associates. Continue reading

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{FD} Airport videos show the 4 men also suspected in Kim murder

Prosecutors have shown Malaysian airport security videos detailing the movements of four men suspected along with two women on trial of having the intent to kill the estranged brother of North Korea’s leader. Continue reading

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{FD} Upstart Republican Kelli Ward now in spotlight of Arizona Senate race

The upstart tea party Republican who challenged Arizona Sen. John McCain last year and then set her sights on the state’s junior senator is suddenly in the national spotlight. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Communist Party praises Xi as Marxist thinker

China’s ruling Communist Party has praised President Xi Jinping as a Marxist thinker, adding to intense propaganda promoting Xi’s personal image as he begins a second five-year term as leader. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia Fire Department arson dog is retiring

The Philadelphia Fire Department is sending off a pup whose keen snout sniffed out accelerants at hundreds of fire scenes over a storied career. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan trade minister returns salary over shady loan scandal

Japan’s trade minister says he is returning two months of his salary after a government-backed lender reported $2.3 billion in shady loans. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Officer on the run kills self after standoff

A Cleveland police officer who was on the run while facing charges of attacking his girlfriend has killed himself following a six-hour standoff with police. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton says GOP ‘imploding,’ but donations tell different story

Nearly a year after her disastrous election defeat – and facing new scrutiny over a questionable uranium deal and ties to the Fusion GPS dossier – Democrat Hillary Clinton claimed Wednesday that the Republican Party was “imploding.” Continue reading

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{FD} Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in pope’s Argentina

Karen Maydana says she was 9 years old when the Rev. Carlos Jose fondled her at a church pew facing the altar. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Temer survives corruption vote, but can he lead?

President Michel Temer may have saved his job by convincing a small majority in Brazil’s Congress not to suspend him and put him on trial for corruption, but his scandal-rocked government appears more weakened than ever. Continue reading

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{FD} Mississippi dad abandoned 5-year-old son in woods and fled, police say

Authorities are searching for a Mississippi man accused of abandoning his 5-year-old son in the woods. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge Andrew Napolitano: Why are Swiss bankers on trial in the US when they didn’t violate any Swiss law?

I am in Switzerland this week interacting with and lecturing to students and faculty at the University of Zurich. The subject of our work is the U.S. Constitution and its protections of personal liberty. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI adds NC murder suspect to ‘Most Wanted’ list, offers $100G reward

Alejandro “Alex” Castillo, the man wanted in the killing of a North Carolina teenager, was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list Tuesday and may be hiding in Mexico, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Heat struggle on defense, on the boards in home loss to unbeaten Spurs

The Miami Heat are outrebounded by 13 in Wednesday’s home loss to the Spurs. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya holds new presidential election amid call for boycott

Kenya is holding its second presidential election since August despite high tension and the main opposition leader’s call for his followers to boycott. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump slams Russia for hindering US efforts on North Korea

President Donald Trump has criticized Russia for hindering U.S. efforts to force North Korea into getting rid of nuclear weapons — and praised China for its support. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: External attack may have caused Hammarskjold crash

A former African judge who has reviewed new information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold says “it is plausible that an external attack or threat may have been a cause of the crash.” Continue reading

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{FD} US bishops release translation of exorcism rituals

Clergy and struggling believers who want to vanquish the powers of darkness no longer need to learn Latin first, thanks to a new Vatican-approved English-language translation of the exorcism rituals. Continue reading

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{FD} Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as New Zealand prime minister

Jacinda Ardern has been sworn in as New Zealand prime minister and says she will lead a government that’s active, focused, empathetic and strong. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai funeral steeped in Buddhism, history with modern touch

The funeral for Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is an elaborate, intricately planned event lasting five days. Continue reading

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{FD} Blind triplets in Virginia make history by achieving rank of Eagle Scout

For the first time in the 107-year history of the Boy Scouts, three triplets who are blind have been named Eagle Scouts. Continue reading

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{FD} {FD} Fusion GPS scandal: Clinton, DNC broke campaign finance law with dossier funding, complaint says

The Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign committee violated campaign finance laws after they failed to disclose payments linked to the so-called “Trump dossier,” alleged a complaint filed with the Federal Elect… Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputy, accused of stealing from deceased man’s home, resigns from department

A sheriff’s deputy in Florida, who was arrested after getting caught on video stealing from a deceased man’s home, reportedly resigned Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Fertility doctor alleged to have inseminated patients with his sperm to plead guilty

A former fertility doctor in Indiana accused of using his own sperm to impregnate patients plans to plead guilty to two charges of obstruction of justice. Continue reading

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{FD} WATCH: NJ state trooper saves choking man at Buffalo Wild Wings

Stunning surveillance camera footage shows how a quick-thinking New Jersey state trooper saved a man who nearly choked to death Sunday at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Continue reading

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{FD} Courtroom gasps as video of Kate Steinle’s shooting is played for jury

Video that appeared to show the moment Kate Steinle was shot by a homeless illegal immigrant triggered gasps in court Wednesday, as a police officer explained what he found at the scene. Continue reading

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{FD} Gag order lifted: DOJ says informant can speak to Congress on Uranium One, Russia bribery case

The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case, clearing the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era efforts to gain access to U.S. ur… Continue reading

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{FD} Dolly Parton details horrible childhood injury on ‘Dr. Oz’

If it weren’t for cornmeal, kerosene and her momma, Dolly Parton may have lost her toes a long time ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Vin Scully appears at World Series, calls in Fernando Valenzuela to help with first pitch

The cheers began even before Vin Scully stepped onto the field. One year removed from the broadcast booth, his job Wednesday night was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the World Series. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian court to rule on deputy leader’s fate on Friday

Australia’s High Court will soon rule on whether seven lawmakers including the deputy prime minister and two senior ministers are eligible to sit in Parliament in a case that threatens the conservative government’s slender majority. Continue reading

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{FD} Ellen DeGeneres gets slammed on Twitter over sexist tweet to Katy Perry

Comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is receiving some backlash from fans after a joke about Katy Perry was taken as sexist. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Game Change’ co-author Mark Halperin apologizes after sex assault accusations

Mark Halperin, the NBC and MSNBC analyst who co-authored the bestselling 2008 election postmortem “Game Change,” apologized late Wednesday after five women accused him of sexual harassment, CNN reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence to visit Israel, Egypt in December

Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday that he will travel to Israel and Egypt in late December, and said the U.S. will redirect funds aimed at helping persecuted Christians and other minorities away from the United Nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Department provides FBI Uranium One informant to Congress

The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order preventing an FBI informant from telling Congress details about an Obama-era deal in which a Russian-backed company bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S. In a statement, … Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela may be in default in as little as 48 hours

With two critical debt repayment deadlines rapidly approaching, analysts are sounding the alarm that Venezuela may soon be in default. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s hospitalized president Temer survives corruption charges vote in Congress

President Michel Temer survived a key vote Wednesday night on whether he should be tried on corruption charges, mustering support in Brazil’s lower house of Congress despite abysmal approval ratings and widespread rejection among his countrymen. Continue reading

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{FD} George HW Bush apologizes to ‘anyone he has offended’ following ‘sexual assault’ allegation

Former President George H.W. Bush’s office released an apology statement Wednesday night, saying that on occasion he “patted women’s rears” and he did not intend to offend anyone. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton campaign, DNC violated law by funding Trump dossier, FEC complaint alleges

The Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign committee violated campaign finance laws after they failed to disclose payments linked to the so-called “Trump dossier,” alleged a complaint filed with the Federal Elect… Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians

Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. He was able to free himself from the clutches of a brutal dictatorship in his native North Korea where he was persecuted by the government for his Christian faith. Continue reading

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{FD} Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak

A pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility whose tainted drugs sparked a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people was cleared Wednesday of murder, but convicted of mail fraud and racketeering. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia man arrested after allegedly living with aunt’s dead body for weeks

A Georgia man was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of concealing the death of his aunt inside her apartment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police find hand-drawn map leading them to body of missing Michigan teacher

Police confirmed Wednesday that a body they uncovered in Michigan is Theresa Lockhart, a teacher reported missing more than five months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Vice President Pence to visit Israel and Egypt in December

Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday that he will travel to Israel and Egypt in late December at President Donald Trump’s request. Continue reading

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{FD} Video game enabling fantasy pipeline attacks draws fire

An energy industry group says a video game created by a Michigan State University assistant professor encourages “eco-terrorism” by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, although the developer says it doesn’t advocate vi… Continue reading

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{FD} Mississippi to resume teaching ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list. Continue reading

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{FD} Disney Channel adding first LGBTQ storyline in ‘Andi Mack’ premiere

The Disney Channel is breaking new ground this season by way of its series “Andi Mack.” The teen-based show will be the first on the network to depict a character realizing and coming to terms with the fact that they are gay. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland governor to fight federal court ruling to remove World War I memorial cross

Gov. Larry Hogan has vowed to fight a federal court’s ruling that the Bladensburg Peace Cross is unconstitutional. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer takes child to McDonald’s after not being picked up from school on birthday

A Green Bay police officer helped make an elementary school child’s birthday special. Continue reading

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{FD} Blast in Ukraine capital wounds lawmaker, kills bodyguard

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry says a policeman has been killed and four other people including a parliament member injured by an explosion in the capital that it considers a terrorist attack. Continue reading

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{FD} What comes after Raqqa for ISIS?

The U.S. military estimates the Islamic State now controls just three percent of Iraq and only five percent of Syria after the fall of Raqqa, Syria to U.S.-backed fighters more than three years after the first American airstrikes against the terror group. Continue reading

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