Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

{FD} Official: 1 district police chief killed in Taliban ambush

An Afghan official says a district police chief has been killed in a Taliban attack in the western Farah province. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian seaplane wreck to be raised from river this week

An accident investigator says the wreckage of a seaplane that crashed in a river north of Sydney will be raised this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Universities that do and don’t track student suicides

Close to half of the nation’s largest public universities do not track suicide deaths among their students, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Continue reading

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{FD} Gaucho grill: Argentine cuisine glows with wood-fire cooking

Flames glow, smoke billows and the aroma of slowly burning logs blends with the flavors of lightly charred calamari with broccoli and aioli cooked inside a handmade wood-fired oven. Continue reading

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{FD} Customs outage at US airports stalls passengers for hours, triggering big headaches

U.S. Custom and Border officials confirmed that “a temporary outage” occurred at various airports across the country Monday evening but said the system is back online and the failure was not “malicious in nature.” Continue reading

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{FD} Customs processing outage delays international travelers

An outage of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s processing system briefly led to delays Monday night for international travelers arriving in the U.S. A spokeswoman for the agency says a two-hour delay starting around 7:30 p.m. EST forced Customs … Continue reading

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{FD} 42 survive boat capsizing off Indonesia’s Borneo; 8 dead

Rescuers have found 42 survivors and are searching for one man still missing after a speedboat capsized off Indonesia’s part of Borneo island. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia beats Oklahoma in dramatic, record-breaking Rose Bowl

Beating Oklahoma and the newly crowned Heisman Trophy winner, Georgia is going to the national championship game. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-harassment group ‘Time’s Up’ launched by Hollywood insiders to support victims

More than 300 people in the entertainment business, including Hollywood elites Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, signed a “letter of solidarity” Monday, launching a coalition working to combat harassment in the workplace “across all industries.” Continue reading

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{FD} Frigid weather in New York doesn’t stop Coney Island Polar Bear plunge

Frigid temperatures did not seem to faze the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, and others, who braved the sub-zero wind chills to sprint into the ocean this New Year’s Day. Continue reading

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{FD} Gang of youth attacks cops near Paris; video of assault posted online

A female police officer and her boss were attacked in a suburb of Paris by a group of young people who then posted videos of the attack online, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Flight ‘travels back in time’ due to takeoff delay, time zone quirks

A flight managed to take passengers “back in time” to 2017 on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco truck crash injures 7 people, officials say

Seven people were injured in San Francisco on Monday after a truck reportedly crashed into another car and two pedestrians, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida family of 4, basketball standout among newly identified victims of Costa Rica plane crash, reports say

A New Year’s Eve plane crash in Costa Rica that killed all 12 people on board included a college activist and a young basketball standout, investigators and local media have revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: ‘God help us’

A leaked report provided to Fox News shows how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with political leaders and heads of the country’s security forces to discuss how to tamp down on the deadly nationwide protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Video catches alleged cookie-snatching squirrel taunt police as they retreat in hysterics

Police in New York couldn’t help but laugh while they attempted to apprehend an alleged cookie-eating, trespassing squirrel from a woman’s home. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump withholding $255M in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving ‘safe haven’ to terrorists

The Trump administration has decided to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan as the president accuses the Muslim-majority nation of harboring terrorists and telling “lies” to the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 deaths reported after inmates battle at Brazilian prison

Authorities in Brazil say a prison riot in the state of Goias has resulted in at least nine deaths and 14 injured people. Continue reading

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{FD} UCF ends season 13-0 with Peach Bowl win over Auburn

McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for 116 yards with another touchdown, leading No. 10 Central Florida to a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over No. 7 Auburn on Monday that capped the Knights’ perfect season. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother of teen accused of slaughtering family pens tribute to parents, sister

An older brother of the New Jersey teen who allegedly gunned down his parents and sister on New Year’s Eve penned a touching tribute to his slain family members on social media, urging others “to give the ones you love an extra kiss or I love you.” Continue reading

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{FD} Policeman shot dead in chaotic Iran protests, report says; at least 13 killed in all

A policeman in Iran was killed when an assailant using a hunting rifle allegedly shot the officer during a demonstration in Najafabad, a city roughly 200 miles south of Tehran. Continue reading

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{FD} Newsweek slammed by Martin Luther King’s daughter for tweeting casket photo of civil rights icon

Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., criticized Newsweek magazine for sharing a photo on Twitter of her father in his casket. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump accuses Pakistan of ‘lies’ and ‘deceit,’ says US has ‘foolishly’ given them aid

President Trump took aim at Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, accusing them of harboring terrorists while expressing frustration that the United States has “foolishly” sent billions in aid to the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Trader Joe’s just released shelf-stable French fries to satisfy all your snacking needs

Potato fans just got a whole new way to enjoy their beloved spud Continue reading

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{FD} Rogue Chinese space station expected to hurtle toward Earth in 2018, researchers say

The new year could bring a major scare: the expected crash of an 18,740-pound Chinese space station headed toward Planet Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore broke homicide record in 2017

Baltimore has set a new per-capita homicide record as gunmen killed for drugs, cash, payback – or no apparent reason at all. Continue reading

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{FD} NBC star Debra Messing praises 13-year-old son’s national anthem protest

“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing outraged many after she proudly posted a photo of her son protesting the national anthem at a hockey game. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Dogs’ may soon be called ‘doggos’ according to the dictionary

Merriam-Webster has taken notice of this social media name for our furry friends Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Vigil set Monday evening for Colorado deputy

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy in Colorado (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds take part in frigid Coney Island Polar Bear plunge

Hundreds of people have participated in Coney Island’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Plunge despite the temperature outside sitting at a frigid 17 degrees (minus 8 Celsius) and the water temperature estimated at 37 degrees (almost 3 Celsius). Continue reading

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{FD} Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving ‘safe haven’ to terrorists

The Trump administration has decided to withhold millions in military aid to Pakistan as the president accuses the Muslim-majority nation of harboring terrorists and telling “lies” to the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama fan’s response after RV bursts into flames: ‘Roll Tide’

An Alabama fan attending the Sugar Bowl lost her RV after it caught fire Monday morning near the Superdome in New Orleans. Continue reading

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{FD} Is a dry January actually good for your health?

Considering going sober for a month? Read this first. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief Justice Roberts promises review of sexual harassment policies in federal courts

Saying the federal courts are not immune to the nationwide focus of sexual misconduct in the workplace, Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered a “careful evaluation” of the judiciary’s standards of conduct and policies. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare, 2,700-year-old clay seal discovered in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists made a rare discovery in the Western Wall Plaza, unveiling a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that experts say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan pre-empts UN-banned group activities in capital

Authorities in the Pakistani capital has imposed a temporary law pre-empting the activities of groups banned on a U.N. watch list for terrorist activity. Continue reading

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{FD} CNN revels in pot smoke during New Year’s Eve report from Denver

CNN put the “J” in journalism Sunday night, with a marijuana-themed New Year’s Eve show many viewers found downright doobie-ous. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt: Gunman attacks liquor store, killing 2 Christians

Egyptian security officials say a gunman has killed two Coptic Christian brothers in an attack on a liquor store in Giza province, just days after nine people were killed in an attack on a church and store in Cairo. Continue reading

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{FD} London man arrested in killing of 22-year-old pub worker

London police have arrested a 31-year-old man in the killing of a young pub worker who was last seen alive on Christmas Eve. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 ways to make you 2018 resolutions stick in the new year

Don’t let them fade away by March. Follow these smart steps to keep up your resolutions all year long. Continue reading

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{FD} Actress praises 13-year-old son’s national anthem protest

“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing outraged many after she proudly posted a photo of her son protesting the national anthem at a hockey game. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

An Israeli military court has indicted a teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore breaks city record for killings per capita in 2017

Baltimore has broken its per-capita homicide record. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas police seek girls, 14 and 7; may be with person of interest in suspicious death

Texas police have issued an Amber Alert for two girls, 14 and 7, who may be with a man described as a “person of interest” in a suspicious death. Continue reading

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{FD} Police in Alabama say 4 injured in New Year’s Day shooting

Police in north Alabama say four people suffered gunshot wounds in a New Year’s Day shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities say deputy shot man who pointed weapon at him

Authorities in northwest Georgia are investigating after they say a sheriff’s deputy responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

Chicago police says there was less gun violence in the city in 2017 compared to the year before, but the total number of homicides still topped the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Comey provokes social media stir after hoping for ‘more ethical leadership’ in 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey caused a stir on social media by calling for “more ethical leadership” in 2018, even as his leadership of the bureau has come under intense scrutiny over the last year. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: State media says Syrian president reshuffles gov

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Syria’s state news agency SANA says President Bashar Assad has reshuffled his government replacing the ministers of defense, information and industry. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: US VP Pence visit to Israel postponed again

Israel’s Foreign Ministry says an expected visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been postponed again. Continue reading

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