Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

{FD} Vietnam court upholds jail term for blogger Mother Mushroom

The lawyer for Vietnamese blogger Mother Mushroom says an appeals court has upheld her 10-year jail sentence for Facebook posts alleged to be anti-state propaganda. Continue reading

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{FD} Curry, Morales speak out after Lauer’s firing over ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

Two former “Today” show anchors spoke out Wednesday after learning that their former colleague, Matt Lauer, was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami remains undefeated by beating Minnesota in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Dewan Huell scored 23 points in 27 minutes to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a road victory Wednesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Then-married former NBC employee claims Lauer sexually assaulted her until she passed out in office: report

Matt Lauer, the disgraced former anchor of NBC’s “Today” show who was fired Wednesday for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” once summoned a married female employee to his office, locked the door and sexually assaulted her until she passed out, the New Y… Continue reading

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{FD} Soccer bosses received millions in bribes, accountant testifies

An Argentinian accountant testified Wednesday that he handled bribes worth millions of dollars to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, in a corruption scandal rocking the soccer world. Continue reading

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{FD} Matt Lauer caught telling Meredith Vieira to ‘keep bending over like that’ in 2006 video clip

In a video unearthed by TMZ on Wednesday, former NBC News star Matt Lauer is seen and heard on camera whispering inappropriate comments to Katie Couric. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 librarians honored for community service

This year’s winners of the I Love My Librarian Award were honored for far more than recommending books. Continue reading

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{FD} Deer hunter who killed woman is charged with manslaughter

Investigators could soon say whether an upstate New York hunter will face criminal charges for fatally shooting a neighbor he said he mistook for a deer. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Tibetan monks sets himself on fire in western China

A monitoring group says a Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Chinese rule in the traditionally Tibetan region. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge Andrew Napolitano: Thanksgiving is over but Mueller and his team remain hard at work

Here is the back story. Continue reading

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{FD} Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller investigators

Senior White House aide Jared Kushner — who is President Donald trump’s somn-in-law — met this month with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, Fox News has confirmed via a source with direct knowledge of the meeting. Continue reading

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{FD} McConnell: Roy Moore ethics probe ‘almost certain’ if he’s elected

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Wednesday that an ethics investigation of Roy Moore is “almost certain” if the Republican is elected in next month’s Alabama runoff vote. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Modest Mouse’ singer Isaac Brock sued for $1M over multi-car wreck

The lead singer of the rock band Modest Mouse – who once sang in a hit song that “I backed my car into a cop car the other day” – was sued Wednesday for crashing into a pickup truck in August 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco may adopt Uber-style surge pricing for parking meters

San Francisco is considering setting the prices on each of the city’s 30,200 parking meters based on demand, an unprecedented move for a major US city that local officials hope will make drivers’ lives easier. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope heads to Bangladesh with Rohingya crisis looming large

Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Myanmar with a Mass for young people before heading to neighboring Bangladesh where the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis is expected to take center stage. Continue reading

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{FD} Matt Lauer’s firing casts NBC’s call on Ronan Farrow in a whole new light

After Matt Lauer was unceremoniously fired from the “Today” show Wednesday, you had to wonder: Why did NBC smother Ronan Farrow’s explosive, months-long investigation into Harvey Weinstein? Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ordered missile launch, saying, ‘Fire with courage’

North Korea’s state television said Wednesday that the nuclear-capable intercontinental-ballistic missile that was launched earlier is “significantly more” powerful than the previous weapon and puts the entire United States in its crosshairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest North Korean missile could hit entire US mainland, Pyongyang says

North Korea’s state television said Wednesday that the nuclear-capable intercontinental-ballistic missile that was launched earlier is “significantly more” powerful than the previous weapon and puts the entire United States in its crosshairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer who punched Miami fan on video cleared of wrongdoing

A Florida police officer who punched a drunken female football fan has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore police officer shot in hand, suspect in custody

Officials say a Baltimore police officer was shot in the hand in the Cherry Hill neighborhood and a suspect is in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Disruptions as Moore defends against misconduct

The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local).: 8:00 p.m. Republican Roy Moore defended himself against sexual misconduct allegations in a speech at a south Alabama church, but was briefly shouted down by a heckler. Continue reading

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{FD} Measure of Chinese manufacturing edges up in November

A monthly survey of Chinese manufacturing shows activity improved in November, adding to signs of a pickup in global and domestic demand. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force grounds training planes citing oxygen problems

The Air Force grounded T-6A Texan II flying operations Nov. 15 after pilots reported oxygen problems — the fourth incident since Nov. 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man cut off mom’s head with ax, stabbed sister, reports say

A man in Florida accused of killing his mother reportedly carried out the gruesome act with an ax. Continue reading

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{FD} Star Wars’ Chewbacca gets leading role in Texas police recruiting video

A police force in Texas got creative with a Star Wars-themed video, starring Chewbacca as a new recruit. Continue reading

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{FD} Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife’s death officially ruled a suicide

Rosie O’Donnell‘s ex-wife’s death has officially been ruled a suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller investigators, reports say

Jared Kushner was questioned by Robert Mueller investigators this month regarding interactions with a Russian ambassador, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat Conyers used his power to protect himself, top staffer in sexual harassment cases, accuser says

One of the women accusing the powerful Democratic Rep. John Conyers of sexual harassment claimed to Fox News on Wednesday night that in addition to touching her inappropriately, he also failed to protect her when one of his top staffers assaulted her. Continue reading

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{FD} Actress Heather Graham turning her Harvey Weinstein harassment story into a movie

Heather Graham says she was so frustrated by sexism and Hollywood and the dearth of female perspectives onscreen that she made a movie about it. Continue reading

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{FD} Man indicted in killing of 6-year-old boy during car theft

A Mississippi man has been indicted in the killing of a 6-year-old boy who was in his own mother’s car when it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot. Continue reading

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{FD} Cliven Bundy refuses to leave jail amid ongoing trial

Cliven Bundy, the 71-year-old rancher who sparked a national debate over states’ rights, refused a federal judge’s offer to be released during his ongoing trial on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man accused of killing teen over sex, drug allegations

Officials say a Houston-area man who reported fatally shooting a 14-year-old intruder has been charged with killing the girl to stop her from exposing their alleged sexual encounters. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor: Sherin Mathews, 3, showed signs of abuse

A physician says he found several bone fractures last March on Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old girl adopted from India who was found dead in suburban Dallas last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Man crawls through McDonald’s drive-thru window, steals register

He has yet to be caught. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea ‘brings us closer to war,’ Haley warns at UN

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire US Eastern Seaboard “brings us closer” to a war the US doesn’t seek. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump fires back at Theresa May over retweets of Muslim attack videos

President Trump fired back at British Prime Minister Theresa May after she criticized him for retweeting anti-Muslim posts. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s central bank hikes key rate from record low

South Korea’s central bank has raised its key policy rate from a record low. Continue reading

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{FD} Matt Lauer sexted intern, other women at NBC, report says

Matt Lauer, the former NBC News anchor who was fired for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” has been accused of sexting network employees — including an intern. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia bows to pressure with inquiry into bank misconduct

The Australian government has bowed to growing pressure by announcing a high-level inquiry into misconduct in Australia’s financial sector. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Moore Capito confident in ‘major victory’ on taxes

West Virginia senator shares her perspective. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholics outraged after DC Transit bans Christmas ads

Catholics across the nation’s capital are livid after the public transit system rejected the Archdiocese of Washington’s Christmas advertisements because they were deemed “religious.” Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton accusers Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey barge into Al Franken’s office

Three women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of past sexual misconduct were among a group of people that showed up to Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s office on Wednesday to demand he resign from Congress amid sexual harassment accu… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who threw tantrum on plane arrested for biting flight attendants

A Manhattan woman who threw a drunken tantrum on a plane from Brazil to New York has been arrested for biting at least three flight attendants during the airborne brawl. Continue reading

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{FD} Nevada church wrongly barred from flier handouts at school district, legal watchdog says

A cadre of attorneys have asked a Nevada school district in to reverse their decision in preventing a church from sharing fliers with their students for community events. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Honduras president gains edge in latest returns

The latest on the slow vote count in Honduras’ presidential election (all times local): 6:05 p.m. New partial results in Honduras’ presidential election vote count say challenger Salvador Nasralla’s lead has been wiped out and incumbent President Juan … Continue reading

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{FD} Revelation of disgraced Matt Lauer’s ‘secret door button’ raises eyebrows

NBC News fired “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior hours before Variety published the results of a two-month investigation tying the morning show star to various levels of alleged sexual harassment. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in shooting at crowded mall pleads not guilty

A Pennsylvania man suspected of firing a gun in an upstate New York mall crowded with holiday shoppers has been arraigned on reckless endangerment and assault charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Rosie O’Donnel’s ex-wife’s death officially ruled a suicide

Rosie O’Donnell‘s ex-wife’s death has officially been ruled a suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in trooper shooting was given deal in 2015 attack

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving Day had previously beaten a deputy and tried to take his gun, but had the charges dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor in a plea deal. Continue reading

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{FD} Study: Europe’s Muslim population to grow, migration or not

Europe’s Muslim population would continue to grow over the next several decades even if all immigration to the continent were halted, according to a study published Thursday. Continue reading

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