Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

{FD} The Latest: Victims’ lawyer says Law’s death reopens wounds

The Latest on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston who was a central figure in the clergy sex abuse scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Key events in the life of Cardinal Bernard Law

Key dates in the life of Cardinal Bernard Law, who died early Wednesday at age 86. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate approves tax reform package, sends bill back to House for final vote

The Senate passed a sweeping tax overhaul package early Wednesday with a vote of 51-48. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Law, central figure in Boston’s church sex abuse scandal, dies

Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died at 86, a church official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Law, central figure in church abuse scandal, dies

Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died, a church official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors can try to reinstate charges in ’15 Amtrak wreck

Prosecutors are set to argue that criminal charges should be reinstated against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge sentences 2nd man in beheading plot to 15 years

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Rhode Island man who admitted to participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Rogue Venezuela cop surfaces in online video showing attack

The rogue Venezuelan cop who staged an attack earlier this year on two government buildings in Caracas with a stolen helicopter has surfaced again. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI’s McCabe grilled nearly 8 hours amid anti-Trump bias allegations

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified behind closed doors for nearly eight hours Tuesday on Capitol Hill, amid calls for his firing over allegations of conflicts of interest and anti-Trump political prejudice at the law enforcement bureau. Continue reading

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{FD} Bernard Law, former cardinal linked to Boston’s church sex abuse scandal, dead at 86

Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston, has died at age 86, according to an official with the Roman Catholic Church. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them as terrorists. Continue reading

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{FD} Abandoned pets swamp shelters in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

They’ve been tossed over fences, tied to gates and even left with a $20 bill under their collar. Continue reading

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{FD} John Stossel: The truth about the deadly isms

People want politics to be simple. Left vs. right. Clinton vs. Trump. My side vs. your side. Elect the right guy, and things will be good! Continue reading

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{FD} Why the House needs to vote again on the tax bill

Here’s an explanation as to why the tax bill must return to the House after the Senate vote. Continue reading

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{FD} House GOP’s $81B disaster relief plan nearly doubles Trump request

President Donald Trump’s initial request for a $44 billion disaster relief package for states affected by the likes of hurricanes and wildfires has ballooned into an $81 billion package introduced this week by House Republicans. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire now second-largest in state history

The monster of a wildfire burning in Southern California is now the second-largest blaze in the history of the state — since accurate records were kept starting in 1932. Continue reading

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{FD} Abominable Snowman arrested in Oregon for drunk driving

Police in Oregon “arrested” Abominable T. Snowman Monday as part of an effort to crack down on drunk driving during the holiday season. Continue reading

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{FD} Haley: New UN resolution punishing Iran could be in the works

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that based on a new report by the U.N. Secretary General, new pressure on Iran’s continued behavior could lead to a new resolution against the Tehran regime or the strengthening present … Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman, 19, dies in car crash after sending text to her boyfriend

A simple text message took the life of 19-year-old Angelina Holloway. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma superintendent out amid team sex assault case

An Oklahoma superintendent resigned Tuesday amid an investigation of accusations that several school administrators failed to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma superintendent resigns amid high school football team sex assault case

An Oklahoma superintendent resigned Tuesday amid an investigation of accusations that several school administrators failed to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman pleads guilty in YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube. Continue reading

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{FD} Sarah Hyland goes off on CVS for its handling of her prescription

There are a lot of reasons to practice good customer service, not the least of which is the fact that the customer you upset could be a big celebrity with a massive social media following. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mississippi suspect in slaying remains at large

The Latest on a shooting and a search for a suspect in Mississippi (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials are expanding a search for a Mississippi man they believe shot and killed another man, wounded a woman and set two houses on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico sends accused money launderer for ‘El Chapo’ to US for trial

Mexico has sent one of the top alleged traffickers for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel — a close associate to drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — to the U.S. to face charges. Continue reading

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{FD} American tourists wounded in deadly Mexico tour bus crash

Mexican authorities say at least 12 people died when a bus carrying foreign tourists to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Exclusive: Pulp giant’s makeover obscures supplier ties

The Indonesian plantation companies that grow the trees that become printer paper and tissue used in offices and homes from Asia to the U.S. have been accused of stealing village lands, clearing virgin forests and starting devastating fires in 2015 tha… Continue reading

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{FD} Mindy Kaling gives birth to her first child

Mindy Kaling is a mom. Continue reading

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{FD} Driver in deadly Tennessee school bus crash was on his phone, prosecutor says

Six elementary school students in Tennessee are dead because the bus driver was speeding and on his phone when it crashed, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Human remains consistent with a child found in yard

Police say human remains consistent with those of a young child have been found in the yard of a Cleveland home after two days of searching for a possible missing child. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama woman attacks boyfriend with hatchet, billiard ball: police

Hoover police in Alabama responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Four Seasons Condominiums on Lorna Road at approximately 7:18 Monday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother: Slender Man stabbing victim slept with scissors

The mother of a Wisconsin girl who survived a stabbing by her classmates aiming to please the fictional horror character Slender Man says her daughter slept with scissors under her pillow after the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Life sentence for man in West Virginia coal exec’s death

An Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Game of Thrones’ star teases finale details: ‘It won’t go the way some people want’

With “Game of Thrones” fans both anticipating and dreading the end of the immensely popular HBO series, one star is dropping some light details about what fans can expect when the story comes to its definitive end. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS supporter who plotted to behead Pamela Geller sentenced to 28 years in prison

A supporter of the Islamic State who was convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years behind bars. Continue reading

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{FD} Man crashes plane after prosthetic leg got stuck in brake

A man who prosecutors said crashed a small plane in southeastern Virginia when his prosthetic leg got caught in the aircraft’s brake pleaded guilty Tuesday to flying without a license. Continue reading

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{FD} House approves tax reform bill, as Trump eyes major legislative win

The House on Tuesday approved a massive tax overhaul that would usher in steep rate cuts for American companies, double the deduction millions of families claim on their annual returns and make a host of other changes as part of the biggest rewrite of … Continue reading

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{FD} Texas general gives update about fight against Islamic State

The commander leading the campaign against the Islamic State in the Middle East says challenges remain despite pushing the militant organization from some territories throughout the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Nations to hold North Korea meeting in Canada on Jan. 16

The United States and Canada say nations from around the world will convene on Jan. 16 to show solidarity against North Korea’s nuclear program. Continue reading

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{FD} DHS secretary pledges more help during Puerto Rico visit

The U.S. homeland security secretary and other top federal officials have visited Puerto Rico and are promising to speed up recovery efforts and increase federal assistance for an island struggling three months after Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

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{FD} Custer State Park: South Dakota wildfire fully contained

Officials say a wildfire that has burned more than half of South Dakota’s Custer State Park is completely contained. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Fuller House’ star Jodie Sweetin ordered to pay $3,000 per month in child support

Jodie Sweetin‘s “Fuller” pockets mean she’ll have to cough up child support. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat wins Virginia House seat in recount by single vote

The recount was one of four scheduled for House races that ended with extremely tight margins. The 94th District had by far the slimmest vote difference and the biggest chance of flipping. Continue reading

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{FD} US urges UN to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” but Russia says what is needed is dialogue not threats o… Continue reading

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{FD} Amtrak engineer in deadly wreck may have been distracted, official says

Federal investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer operating a train which derailed and killed three people Monday morning in Washington state was distracted by an employee-in-training, an official told The Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} New York Christmas security ratchets up after global string of terror attempts

In this era of escalating terrorism around the globe, one of the world’s major cities — known for some of the tightest security possible — is stepping up its vigilance to keep busy locals and unacquainted tourists safe. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer raising new questions about slain Baltimore detective

A lawyer is raising fresh questions about a 2010 incident that a slain Baltimore detective was involved in. Continue reading

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{FD} Dunkin’ Donuts releases beer for the winter solstice

The beloved coffee and doughnut chain is trying its hand at something a little more adult. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma high court reverses itself in Syrian torture case

A state Supreme Court has decided a man who says he was tortured in his home country of Syria after converting to Christianity can take legal action against an Oklahoma church for publishing his name and baptism online. Continue reading

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{FD} Lady Gaga confirms Las Vegas residency starting in 2018

The rumors are true. After a successful year, Lady Gaga has confirmed she’ll headline an ongoing show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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