Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

{FD} Disgraced Rochester University professor on leave over sexual misconduct allegations still working on campus: report

An embattled University of Rochester professor accused of sexual harassment has continued working at the university despite being on paid administrative leave, prompting a lawsuit by fellow faculty members. Continue reading

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{FD} New York Giants star Landon Collins calls teammate ‘a cancer’

The two-win New York Giants have had a tumultuous 2017 season and tensions off the field were taken to new heights Tuesday when one star player called out a teammate. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction of Greek Orthodox church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks halted

Construction on a Greek Orthodox church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks was temporarily suspended Tuesday because of the inability to meet payment deadlines and questions over how donations have been used. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty Border Patrol agent, two others killed in collision with wild hog in Texas

Three people, including an off-duty Border Patrol agent, were killed and two others were injured after an SUV collided with a wild hog Christmas night in Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Rohingya refugees have only memories, saved on cellphones

Abdul Hasan can spend hours watching old videos he shot on his cellphone. Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemala defends decision to move embassy to Jerusalem, no intention to reverse move

Guatemala’s top diplomat defended the country’s decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, rejecting international and domestic scrutiny after following the U.S.’ lead. Continue reading

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{FD} Treasury sanctions two ‘key leaders of North Korea’s unlawful weapons program’

The Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioned two officials described as “key leaders of North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs.” Continue reading

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{FD} Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles forced to turn around after ‘unauthorized person’ found on plane

An All Nippon Airways flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo on Tuesday night was forced to turn around after an “unauthorized person” was found aboard, angering passengers who were four hours into an 11-hour flight. Continue reading

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{FD} Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

A Christmas storm dumped more than four feet of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, breaking a record previously set in 1958. Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia teen charged in death of girlfriend’s parents mowed swastika in grass, neighbors say

A Virginia teen charged in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend’s parents mowed a swastika about 40 feet across into the grass of a community field, according to neighbors. Continue reading

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{FD} Evaluation ordered for postal worker in colleagues’ slayings

A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at an Ohio post office and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Joseph Kony’s first-born son seeks to reunite with warlord father

As the first-born son of Joseph Kony, Moses Rubanga Kene is still paying for the sins of his father — but that hasn’t stopped him from loving the Ugandan warlord. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 3 reportedly wounded in shooting at Tennessee mall; 4 detained

At least three people were wounded and four people were detained after a shooting at a Tennessee mall Tuesday night, Fox 13 Memphis reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam to try former oil executives in widened crackdown

Vietnam says it will put on trial nearly two dozen former senior oil executives as communist authorities widen their crackdown on corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Lifelong friends in Hawaii discover they’re also brothers in ‘a Christmas miracle,’ report says

Two men in Hawaii, who’ve been friends for 60 years, celebrated the holidays early on Saturday after telling their families that they were also brothers, KHON2 reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing for 10 years, cat finds his way back to family after California wildfires

A family whose cat who went missing from their California home 10 years ago never expected to see him again — but they were in for the surprise of a lifetime when they received a call he was discovered in the aftermath of the state’s devastating wildf… Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia dog, Poncho, survives emergency surgery after cord found wrapped around his neck, report says

A likely abused stray dog in Georgia survived emergency surgery for injuries he sustained after a cord was wrapped around his neck, FOX5 Atlanta reported Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} China did not export oil to North Korea in November, report says

China reportedly did not export any oil to North Korea in November in an apparent attempt to exceed the terms of sanctions placed on the rogue regime this year by the United Nations. Continue reading

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{FD} Infant dies after dad bent baby’s body in half, cops say

An infant boy, whose body was allegedly bent in half by his father’s efforts to make the baby stop crying, died Tuesday, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah sheriff’s deputy rescues boy from icy water, officials say

A Utah sheriff’s deputy saved an 8-year-old boy who fell through an icy pond while chasing his dog, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Roseanne’ revival promos wink at the show’s plot holes

In the first live-action look at the upcoming “Roseanne” revival on ABC, the show pokes fun at its own plot holes while bringing the Conner family back together in the famed living room. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee family receives Christmas surprise after cop pulls them over for speeding

A family in Tennessee getting pulled over by a police officer was able to get into the Christmas spirit when their traffic stop didn’t turn out as expected. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigrant arrested crossing Texas border previously assaulted a peace officer

Border Patrol agents arrested a man Friday, who served 15 years in prison for Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, for illegally crossing the border back into the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Deputy recalls breaking through frozen pond to pull out boy

A Utah sheriff’s deputy said Tuesday he was desperate and numb from the cold as he punched and stomped his way into a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out an 8-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice while chasing his dog. Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemala FM defends Israel embassy move, says no reversal

Guatemala’s top diplomat is defending President Jimmy Morales’ decision to move the Central American nation’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem amid international and domestic criticism. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Halt to church construction ‘only viable option’

The Latest on the halted construction at a church that was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001 (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Newly-engaged pregnant mom, infant son, killed by alleged drunk driver in Christmas Eve crash

A newly-engaged pregnant woman and her infant son were killed Christmas Eve when a drunk driver rear-ended the car they were riding in, Louisiana officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors: teen accused in slayings mowed swastika in grass

Neighbors say a Virginia teen charged in the fatal shooting his girlfriend’s parents say the youth mowed a swastika about 40 feet (12 meters) across into the grass of a community field. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil kicks out Venezuela’s top diplomat amid tensions

Authorities in Brazil say they are stripping Venezuela’s top diplomat of his credentials and kicking him out in a dispute between the neighboring South American countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas woman accused of $300,000 in damages to artwork at prominent lawyer’s home

A Dallas woman is facing felony charges for allegedly causing more than $300,000 in damages to artwork at the home of a prominent Houston attorney who previously hosted President Donald Trump while he was a presidential candidate. Continue reading

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{FD} Three US cities sue Pentagon over failure to report convictions

Three major U.S. cities on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department for allegedly failing to report criminal convictions of people in the military to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its national gun background check database. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory — mostly since Trump took office, officials say

ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory it once held — with half of that terror group’s so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office less than a year ago, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} John Oliver says he ‘failed’ with Dustin Hoffman

John Oliver has had time to reflect on his heated conversation about sexual misconduct allegations against Dustin Hoffman, and he’s come to a simple conclusion – he failed. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee cites racism as source of United Airlines incident in a statement

Democratic Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee said she was an “easy target” and alleged racism may be behind accusations she received preferential treatment on a United Airlines flight last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Democratic legislator’s flight dust-up is just the latest airline controversy

These incidents are “happening more because airlines feel that they’re empowered to abuse their passengers more and feel that there are no consequences,” one expert says. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Ex-trooper charged had other Taser misconduct

Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man arrested after punching ATM for ‘giving him too much money’

A Florida man was arrested Friday after he reportedly punched an ATM because it “was giving him too much money” during an incident in November. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man wielding ‘battle ax,’ wearing body armor shot by cops, officials say

A Utah man who donned body armor and brandished a “battle ax” was shot Christmas morning after threatening to detonate explosives and attack police officers, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Dustin Diamond stars as Harvey Weinstein in graphic new music video

Dustin Diamond jumped back into acting for TENLo’s latest music video. Continue reading

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{FD} Burglary charges dropped against Nebraska bounty hunter

A judge has dismissed a burglary charge against a bounty hunter who broke into and searched an Omaha family’s home before realizing he was in the wrong house. Continue reading

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{FD} Property manager finds 4 people dead in basement apartment

Police say four people have been found dead and may have been killed in an apartment in New York’s capital region. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man attempted to rob store with fake furniture gun

Police say a man who tried and failed to rob an Ohio convenience store with a fake gun made from pieces of furniture has been charged with robbery. Continue reading

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{FD} Restaurant’s giant aquarium cracks, gushes water into dining room

A Vietnamese restaurant got an unexpected shower when its giant aquarium cracked and started pouring water onto the floor. Continue reading

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{FD} Homemade liquor kills 12, sickens 21 in Dominican Republic

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 21 more have been hospitalized after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Miss America Mallory Hagan on email controversy: ‘Now we have an open door’

A former Miss America winner is speaking out about the current scandal happening in the pageant organization as well as what she hopes it will mean for the future of the show. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump supporter Joy Villa says she filed a sexual assault complaint against Corey Lewandowski

A singer, and Donald Trump supporter, is accusing the president’s former campaign manager of sexual assault following an incident at a Trump International Hotel party last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Fetuses found in Detroit warehouse owned by body broker, report says

Four fetuses allegedly found preserved in liquid alongside human brain tissue were discovered by federal authorities in a Michigan warehouse in Dec. 2013, Reuters reported Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Part of historic Magnolia tree planted by President Andrew Jackson to be removed, White House says

A portion of a historic Magnolia tree planted by President Andrew Jackson centuries ago will be removed due to a safety risk, the White House announced Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean defector had anthrax antibodies in system, report says

Traces of anthrax antibodies were discovered in a North Korean soldier who defected to South Korea at some point in 2017, a local South Korean television station reported Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Defense Dept. won’t comment on gun-check lawsuit

The Latest on U.S. cities suing the Department of Defense (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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