Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

{FD} Two West Virginia officers wounded after responding to report of suicidal man

Two West Virginia police officers were wounded in a shooting Wednesday night, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Miss America Organization plans to enlist past winners to help determine future leadership

The Miss America Organization said Wednesday the group is enlisting former title winners and state directors to help determine the future of the pageant’s leadership structure. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official says roadside mine kills 6 children

An Afghan official says a roadside mine has exploded, killing six children in northern Balkh province. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska man captured in Tennessee after allegedly killing parents, niece, cops say

A man was arrested Wednesday in western Tennessee after allegedly killing both his parents and his niece in Nebraska, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas police use discarded cigarette to link man to Mother’s Day 2016 murder

A discarded cigarette **** helped police charge a Texas man in a Mother’s Day 2016 murder of a 50-year-old woman, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 7th person charged in teen forced labor case at egg farm

Federal prosecutors say a fourth person is in custody and charged with taking part in a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and force them to work at an Ohio egg farm. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona judge praises teen’s progress made since murdering two men when he was 8 years old

An Arizona judge and the family of a teenager who shot and killed two men in 2008 when he was 8 years old praised him Wednesday for the progress he made during his time on probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelans abroad panhandle with their useless cash

Jorge Gutierrez leaps onto a packed bus in Colombia’s capital, proudly announcing that he comes bearing gifts from neighboring Venezuela. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania police officer plotted to blackmail his wife; she plotted his death

A Pennsylvania police officer pleaded guilty to blackmailing his wife over having sex with a minor, while she pleaded guilty to plotting to kill her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop’s wife plots murder over blackmail scandal

A Pennsylvania police officer has pleaded guilty to blackmailing his wife over having sex with a minor while she has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if millions of us worship government-as-god and miss the true God?

What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? Continue reading

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{FD} Israel passes law that critics say is meant to shield PM

Israel’s parliament has passed legislation ending a police practice of recommending indictments, a bill pushed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party as he faces corruption allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump may get train station near Western Wall named after him in Jerusalem

Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending at the Western Wall with a station named after President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} West Virginia man allegedly beat pregnant woman, injected her with meth

A West Virginia man was charged Thursday after he allegedly hit a pregnant woman with a baseball bat and injected her with methamphetamine without her consent earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korean president calls sex slave deal with Japan flawed

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (MOON JAY’-een) says the country’s 2015 agreement with Japan to settle a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery is seriously flawed. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam jails 2 dozens on charges of terrorism, subversion

Vietnamese courts have handed down harsh prison sentences to two dozen people after finding them guilty of terrorism and subversion including a case linked to an exiled group. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man arrested after allegedly punching girlfriend over chocolate chip cookie, report says

A man in Florida was arrested after allegedly punching his girlfriend following a fight over chocolate chip cookies, police told FOX13. Continue reading

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{FD} Jenny Slate and Chris Evans fuel reconciliation rumors after spending Christmas together

Looks like it’s getting serious: Jenny Slate spent Christmas with boyfriend Chris Evans and his family. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas authorities nab murder suspect with cigarette ****

A breakthrough in a long-stalled murder case in Baytown, Texas, has come in the form of a discarded cigarette ****. Continue reading

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{FD} Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee once named ‘meanest’ member of Congress

Years before she was accused of receiving preferential treatment and costing a passenger her seat on a United Airlines flight, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was named the “meanest” member of Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Friend says shooting victim had cordial call with suspect

Iris Ross had a cordial telephone conversation with her estranged husband on Christmas Day before she left to pick up their two children at his apartment in Phoenix, a friend said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} As China smothers Xinjiang, even mild critics are silenced

Chinese authorities have not only imposed a massive crackdown on Uighur (WEE’-ghur) activists in the far western region of Xinjiang (SHIN’-jee-ang), but also punished even moderate critics. Continue reading

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{FD} FX orders ‘Pose’ to series featuring the largest LGBTQ cast in TV history

The FX Network has officially ordered the scripted dance musical series “Pose” to series, featuring a cast with the most LGBTQ characters in history. Continue reading

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{FD} Wendy’s customer smacks California thief with chair, prevents robbery, report says

A man is being heralded a hero after he stopped a Christmas robbery at a Wendy’s in California by bashing the thief over the head with a chair, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Wendy’s customer smacks Utah thief with chair, prevents robbery, report says

A man is being heralded a hero after he stopped a Christmas robbery at a Wendy’s in Utah by bashing the thief over the head with a chair, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Border Patrol agent, 2 others dead after collision with hog

A U.S. Border Patrol agent and two other people have died after a sport utility vehicle collided with a wild hog in Southwest Texas, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Girls’ star Jemima Kirke calls her wedding ‘pointless’ following divorce

Jemima Kirke once blamed her divorce on acting, but the “Girls” alum has revealed why she and ex-husband Michael Mosberg split in summer 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} 911 calls show chaos of Amtrak train derailment

Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said “tons of people” had been hurt. Continue reading

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{FD} House Intel Committee subpoenas McCain associate over Trump dossier sources, committee confirms

A former State Department official with ties to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday because of his reported firsthand knowledge of the sources behind the salacious dossier on President Trump, the comm… Continue reading

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{FD} Explosion at Russia supermarket injures at least 10, reports say

At least 10 people were hospitalized Wednesday after an explosion ripped through a supermarket in St. Petersburg, Russia, local investigators said. Continue reading

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{FD} Olympics in mind, South Korea deports 17 foreigners ‘who could pose a terrorist menace’

South Korea has reportedly deported 17 foreigners as an antiterror measure ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in ?Pyeongchang in January. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis

Two more senior officials have left Peru’s government amid a political crisis in the South American country. Continue reading

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{FD} DA won’t file charges against officers in Kansas man’s death

The local district attorney does not plan to file criminal charges against two Kansas police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this year. Continue reading

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{FD} BuzzFeed News fires White House correspondent after employee alleges he sent inappropriate message

BuzzFeed News fired its White House Correspondent on Wednesday after a coworker alleged he sent an inappropriate message. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘The Office’ star Jenna Fischer posts lengthy apology after spreading misinformation about GOP tax bill

Jenna Fischer issued a lengthy apology to her fans on social media after receiving negative feedback from them when she tweeted incorrect information about the recently-passed GOP tax bill. Continue reading

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{FD} Tel Aviv poised to break record with world’s tallest Lego tower

A 118-foot Lego tower built in Tel Aviv is on its way to smashing a world record. Continue reading

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{FD} China spotted illegally selling oil to North Korea, report says

U.S. spy satellites reportedly captured photos of Chinese ships illegally selling oil to North Korean boats some 30 times since October. Continue reading

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{FD} House Intel Committee subpoenas McCain staffer over Trump dossier sources, committee confirms

A former State Department official with ties to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday because of his reported firsthand knowledge of the sources behind the salacious dossier on President Trump, the comm… Continue reading

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{FD} Boy, 8, rescued from frozen Utah pond is awake, doing well

Authorities say an 8-year-old Utah boy who was rescued after falling through the ice on a frozen pond on Christmas is awake and doing well. Continue reading

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{FD} Heightened security expected in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas Boulevard. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee statue of former Confederate general painted pink

A Confederate statue on private property along an interstate in Tennessee has been painted pink in the latest act of vandalism there. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Homicide victim was picking up sister from home

The Latest on a triple slaying in Nebraska (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Authorities say they have located an Omaha man suspected of killing his parents and a niece. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: No arrest after passenger got on wrong flight

The Latest on a Tokyo-bound flight that returned to Los Angeles (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Survivor of World War II Bataan Death March dies at 100

A San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Disneyland power outage shuts down a dozen rides with park at full capacity

A power outage at Disneyland Resort in California shut down about a dozen rides Wednesday, prompting numerous guests to seek refunds. Continue reading

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{FD} Comedian sued for turning men with tickets away from her women-only show

Former “Last Comic Standing” winner Iliza Shlesinger is reportedly being sued after hosting a comedy show in Los Angeles that didn’t allow men to attend. Continue reading

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{FD} Claire’s pulls 17 makeup products that tested positive for asbestos

The retailer plans to launch a full investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroic mother dies saving daughter during Christmas morning stabbing

A U.K. mother died saving the life of her daughter during a Christmas Day stabbing that left the woman dying in her child’s arms. Continue reading

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{FD} Golden Globes to kick off 2018 award season: What to know about the show

Everything to know about the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Continue reading

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