Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

{FD} AP word cloud: The message in Pyongyang’s propaganda

Kim. Nuclear. Continue reading

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{FD} US anchor leaves long Univision post, seeks new audience

Spanish-language broadcasting in the U.S. is losing one of its most prominent figures as Maria Elena Salinas retires from Univision News after more than three decades of blending the role of anchor and advocate. Continue reading

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{FD} Grassley criticized for comments on taxpayers who waste money on ‘booze,’ ‘women’

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an interview Saturday that he is in favor of getting rid of the federal estate tax—a tax generally aimed at the wealthy—instead of one that favors those who waste their money on “booze or women or movies.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigate California teen after video shows cat being thrown into the street

A California teen is being investigated after a graphic video surfaced showing him throwing a cat into the street, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Dengue vaccine program halted in Philippines after study shows it could worsen outbreak

Hundreds of thousands of children in the Philippines have been given a dengue vaccine which may worsen the outbreak in those infected. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8, Episode 7 recap: the tide of the war turns on Rick

The fallout from the war between Rick and Negan continued in Season 8, Episode 7 “Time After Time.” With the Saviors on the ropes and Rick launching a new scheme with the Scavengers, the plot thickened even more. Continue reading

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{FD} Supermoon wows sky-gazers all over the world

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{FD} United States, South Korea start massive air force drills

The United States and South Korea have started their biggest-ever joint air force exercise with hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets. Continue reading

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{FD} James Levine suspended by Met Opera after sexual abuse accusations

New York’s Metropolitan Opera suspended its longtime conductor, James Levine, 74, after three men came forward with accusations he sexually abused them decades ago when they were teenagers. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man drew attack scene on elementary school student’s homework, police say

A Florida man was arrested Friday for drawing what was believed to be threatening images on an elementary school student’s homework. Continue reading

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{FD} Supermoon wows sky-gazers for only time this year

A “supermoon” was visible across much of the planet on Sunday evening for the one and only time in 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian Parliament resumes gay marriage reform debate

Australia’s Parliament has started debating a bill that could legalize gay marriage across the country, with one lawmaker taking the opportunity to propose to his gay partner. Continue reading

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{FD} Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson indirectly responds to criticism from Tyrese Gibson over ‘Fast 9’

After weeks of staying quiet about the future of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is finally, albeit indirectly, addressing his critics. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas woman accused of posing as boyfriend, sending threats to herself

A Texas woman was arrested after she claimed her boyfriend was threatening her life on social media — but was actually writing those threatening posts herself, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} MSNBC host Joy Reid targets Crist with anti-gay comments in old blog posts

MSNBC host Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts from 2007-2009 containing offensive homophobic remarks and anti-gay jokes. Continue reading

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{FD} Holder, Comey fight Trump’s FBI slam: ‘Not letting this go’

Former Attorney General for President Obama, Eric Holder, fired back on Sunday at President Trump, who claimed the FBI’s reputation is in “Tatters” because of former Director James Comey’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Gronk apologizes for hit described as ‘dirty football,’ could face disciplinary action

Gronk may be known as the big kid of the NFL always about to go over the line — but one shot Sunday got him flagged for unnecessary roughness, and led him to apologize after the game. Continue reading

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{FD} Sphinx from set of 1923 film ‘The Ten Commandments’ unearthed in California

A plaster sphinx has been dug up by archaeologists in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California, KETY reports. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Coco’ screenings remove aggravating ‘Frozen’ short from the film

While Disney’s “Coco” remains a hit at the box office, those going to see it after December 8 will be relieved to know that Disney is getting rid of the much-griped-about short film that plays in theaters beforehand. Continue reading

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{FD} Surveillance footage shows man attacking traffic cop for ticketing him

A man in England who assaulted a traffic cop when he was ticketing the man for parking his car illegally was sentenced to two years in jail, police stated in a news release Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Ecuador coast

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck along the coast of Ecuador Sunday in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Entourage’ star sticks up for Jeremy Piven amid sexual misconduct allegations

Fellow “Entourage” actor Kevin Dillon came to the defense of pal Jeremy Piven Saturday, saying the sexual assault claims against him are a “witch hunt.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 children in California

A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Guardian Angel’ police officer adopts opioid-addicted newborn from homeless woman

“I just felt God telling me, ‘Tell her that you will do it because you can.'” Continue reading

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{FD} McConnell eases stance on Moore, says voters should ‘make the call’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared Sunday to soften his position on fellow Republican Roy Moore’s Alabama Senate bid, saying the voters should “make the call.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man detained by ICE after speaking with news reporters

A Mexican man who spoke with reporters about his longtime girlfriend’s immigration arrest has now been detained himself, and he says agents told him it’s because he was in the newspaper. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative Macedonians protest Parliament rampage arrests

About 1,500 supporters of Macedonia’s conservative opposition party have held a demonstration to demand the release of 22 people arrested for alleged involvement in a violent disruption of a parliament session. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing mass of sex crime cases chased in Los Angeles, London, New York City

Police in Los Angeles, New York City and London are working to investigate an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against powerful men. Continue reading

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{FD} Court throws out lawsuit over teacher mom, 38, jailed for up to 30 years for sex affairs with 3 teen boys

A lawsuit brought against a Utah school district regarding jailed ex-teacher Brianne Altice was thrown out by the Utah Court of Appeals, upholding a lower court’s dismissal, Fox 13 reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect who opened fire at California hospital is identified

California authorities have identified a gunman who fired through a glass door at a hospital emergency room before being shot and wounded by police. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee man wounded by deputies during home confrontation

Authorities say police officers in Tennessee have shot a man during a confrontation at a home. Continue reading

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{FD} Prep school teacher, 28, had ‘park sex’ with 16-year-old student, police say

Former Pennington School teacher Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested on Friday, authorities say. Continue reading

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{FD} Stephen Colbert discusses Louis C.K. allegations: ‘I feel dumb’

Stephen Colbert hasn’t had a lot to say about the recent allegations against his longtime friend Louis C.K. to date. However, he briefly touched upon the now disgraced comedian’s sexual harassment allegations during an event on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean nuclear tests sickening residents with ‘ghost disease,’ defectors say

North Koreans who defected from the rogue country but once lived near the nation’s nuclear testing site believe they are experiencing the effects of exposure to harmful radiation, according to a report published Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Feinstein: Senate Judiciary now sees possibility of Trump obstruction case

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday the panel is starting to see “the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice” against President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} WATCH: Pro-life teenager punched outside Planned Parenthood clinic

A 15-year-old pro-life student was sucker-punched during a violent altercation Saturday outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump lawyer takes blame for Flynn tweet: ‘I did not mean to break news’

John Dowd, President Trump’s personal attorney, took responsibility Sunday for a Trump tweet about the president firing Michael Flynn as national security adviser that sparked speculation about Trump having obstructed justice. Continue reading

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{FD} Lewandowski opens up on Trump’s ‘wrath,’ McDonald’s diet

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reveals an intense, often bare-knuckled yet successful 2016 White House bid, fueled by McDonald’s and lots of ego, in forthcoming book “Let Trump be Trump.” Continue reading

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{FD} Utah’s tenacious efforts to take back federal land stand out

In an American West that has a love-hate relationship with the federal government’s ownership of a checkerboard of parks, monuments, forest and desert in states from Washington to New Mexico, Utah stands out. Continue reading

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{FD} Army honors 6 soldiers who rescued crew in helicopter fire

The U.S. Army says six soldiers who rescued four crew members after a military helicopter crashed in January have received the highest peacetime award for valor. Continue reading

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{FD} Wall Street big, 49, killed by shark while diving in Costa Rica

A 49-year-old Wall Street private equity manager was killed by a tiger shark while diving with a group off a Costa Rican island, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Taco Bell is testing a french fry-stuffed burrito

There will be three different burrito combinations, and each sounds better than the last. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Coco’ holds strong at the box office as studios wait out ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release. Continue reading

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{FD} Grinch steals Santa suit, hat from back room at mall

Police say someone on the naughty list stole a Santa suit and hat valued together at $520 from a Pennsylvania mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Senator: It’s time for US military families to leave SKorea

Sen. Lindsey Graham says North Korea is pushing the U.S. closer to military conflict and he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina checking another deep-water object in sub search

Argentina’s navy says it’s trying to make a visual inspection of another object that registered on a sonar search for remains of a submarine that vanished 18 days ago with 44 crew members aboard. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: Ruling party plans counter-protests of critics

Hundreds of people have staged another protest in the Romanian capital to pressure the government into scrapping a proposed restructuring of the justice system that critics say would make it hard to punish high-level corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Nanny stops suspected package thief, says she’s ‘not afraid to put them in check’

As packages arrive at the front door at homes across the nation this holiday season, a nanny in Washington showed some prospective thieves on Tuesday they picked the wrong home to try to steal from. Continue reading

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{FD} Cinnabon honors National Cookie Day with limited-edition ‘Cookie BonBites’

It’s a sugar spike unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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{FD} Clemson lands No. 1 seed in College Football Playoff, will face Alabama in Sugar Bowl

No. 2 Oklahoma faces No. 3 Georgia in Rose Bowl in other pairing in national semifinals Continue reading

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