Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

{FD} Feinstein calls on Trump to close Gitmo amid legal challenge from 11 prisoners over ‘perpetual detention’

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced to death for killing 10-year-old Missouri girl

A former middle-school football coach convicted of abducting and killing a 10-year-old Missouri girl has been sentenced to death. Continue reading

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{FD} Crowd rallies for Louisiana teacher after her removal from board meeting

About 100 people rallied Thursday in Abbeville, La., in support of an elementary school teacher who was forcibly handcuffed and removed from a school board meeting Monday night after questioning a superintendent’s pay raise. Continue reading

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{FD} Police to issue report on response to Newtown shooting

Connecticut State Police are planning to release a report assessing the agency’s response to the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese university sacks professor over sexual harassment

A Chinese university has sacked a prestigious scholar following accusations of sexual harassment against him by multiple women. Continue reading

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{FD} Rob Lowe slams Bella Thorne over tweet after Santa Barbara mudslides

Actor Rob Lowe took to Instagram on Thursday to slam actress Bella Thorne, who complained on Twitter that the road closures in Santa Barbara, Calif., forced her to miss her boyfriend’s concert performance.. Continue reading

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{FD} Blue Jackets stymied by goalie Linus Ullmark in 3-1 loss to Sabres

Columbus had a 45-29 advantage in shots on goal, but could only muster one score against the Buffalo goalie. Continue reading

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{FD} Lightning lose to Flames, defenseman Victor Hedman suffers lower-body injury

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman midway through the second with a lower-body injury. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher: Lawsuit over her forcible removal seems likely

A Louisiana teacher ejected from a school board meeting and roughly handcuffed in a video-recorded arrest after she questioned her superintendent’s pay raise says she thinks a lawsuit is likely in the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Heavy snow strands 430 people overnight on train in Japan

A Japanese railway official says about 430 people were stuck on a train overnight because of heavy snow that blanketed much of the country’s Japan Sea coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland historian pleads guilty to stealing hundreds of military dog tags, historic items, officials say

A historian in Maryland pleaded guilty Thursday to theft after being accused of stealing more than 200 military dog tags and other historic items belonging to the U.S. government, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office. Continue reading

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{FD} Shifting numbers and definitions of ‘missing’ after mudslide

The number of missing after a California mudslide has fluctuated wildly, due to shifting definitions, the inherent uncertainty that follows a natural disaster, and just plain human error. Continue reading

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{FD} Final Sutherland Springs church shooting victim, 6, returns home

The last victim still hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in November left the hospital Thursday, receiving a grand ride home in the front seat of a firetruck. Continue reading

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{FD} Chip and Joanna Gaines share secret trick to get kids to clean

HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have shared their secret to new year decluttering. Continue reading

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{FD} Young Sheldon recap: Science and religion clash

“Young Sheldon” finally addressed the first bit of friction the young genius had with his mother’s religious upbringing in episode 11 of the breakout hit series. Unfortunately for her, it didn’t go at all the way she planned. Continue reading

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{FD} Pit bull kills woman at Louisiana pet ‘hotel’

A woman was attacked and killed by a pit bull at a pet boarding facility in Louisiana. Continue reading

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{FD} Mr. Trump, fund, start, and finish the wall before you tackle DACA, illegal immigration

Before Congress passes any legislation on DACA or a broader amnesty bill for those who are in the United States illegally, we must fund, start, and complete building of the border wall. Continue reading

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{FD} Injured Florida safety Marcell Harris declares for draft, leaves school early

Florida safety Marcell Harris is forgoing his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. He missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. Continue reading

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{FD} Several quakes rattle Myanmar’s largest city, no damage seen

Several earthquakes caused some panic in Myanmar’s largest city early Friday, but no serious injuries or major damage has yet been reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Seal calls out Oprah Winfrey for hypocrisy, calls her ‘part of the problem’

Internationally renowned musician Seal trashed Oprah Winfrey days after her widely praised speech at the Golden Globe Awards on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, calling her a “part of the problem for decades.” Continue reading

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{FD} Fergie says she’s ‘living proof’ that dreams can come true

Fergie said she never imagined she’d be where she is today – hosting Fox’s new singing competition show, “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” Continue reading

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{FD} Blaze Bernstein’s ‘fight club’ friend was nervous in police interview, had ‘dirt under’ nails, affidavit says

A former classmate of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found Tuesday in a California park, was reportedly nervous when he was interviewed by detectives, who have launched a homicide investigation into the 19-year-old’s… Continue reading

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{FD} Girl Scouts launch Cookies-4-Heroes program for Hurricane Harvey first responders

Girl Scout cookie season is here to break your New Year’s resolutions – but this year you can indulge while giving back. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI releases ‘age-progressed’ pictures of Pan Am Flight 73 attack suspects

The FBI has posted new “age-progressed photographs” of the individuals who allegedly hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986, the bureau’s Washington office announced Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Dr. Oz had to rescue a sick passenger on his flight

Dr. Mehmet Oz sprang into action Wednesday night when a passenger on his flight from New York to Las Vegas collapsed. Continue reading

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{FD} Rapper with song ‘Sell Drugsz’ gets prison for selling drugs

A Rhode Island rap artist whose songs include a tune titled “Sell Drugsz” was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday — for selling drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump laments immigration from ‘s—hole countries’ in Oval Office negotiations

President Trump railed against “shithole countries” during immigration negotiations on Thursday with lawmakers in the Oval Office, Fox News has confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season 11, Episode 13 recap: Sheldon needs a new project

The gang on “The Big Bang Theory” has never been busier, except for its most difficult member. When Sheldon cracks down on finding a new project, the rest of the group pair off in unexpected ways to accomodate in Season 11, Episode 13. Continue reading

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{FD} School board member resigning over jerseys deemed offensive

A school board member whose son played on an Ohio youth basketball team that wore jerseys printed with names some deemed racist says he is resigning to be accountable for his son’s involvement. Continue reading

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{FD} Pilots of ex-military planes honor veterans through flight

Arizona’s Falcon Warbirds is made up of a retired Air Force General who was a fighter pilot, a retired General Motors engineer, an airline pilot, a doctor, six others, and their 10 military trainee planes. All with one goal—to take care of veterans. Th… Continue reading

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{FD} Pelosi mocks ‘white guys’ leading DACA talks, prompting Hoyer anger

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took a shot at immigration negotiations involving her top deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, slamming them as “the five white guys” — and drawing a rebuke from Hoyer himself. Continue reading

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{FD} David Letterman’s post-retirement life after “The Late Show”

David Letterman may have ditched his signature striped ties and spectacles as host of “The Late Show,” but his days in the spotlight are far from over. Continue reading

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{FD} Historian pleads guilty to stealing WWII dog tags

A French historian pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing dog tags and numerous other documents of U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed during World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Deadpool 2’ and other ‘X-Men’ projects see release dates changed after Disney and Fox shakeups

A lot of the upcoming “X-Men” inspired movies are seeing a major shakeup in the wake of the Disney purchase of some 21st Century Fox properties. Continue reading

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{FD} Several alleged MS-13 gang members indicted on murder, drug charges, officials say

More than a dozen alleged members of the violent MS-13 gang, including a person believed to be an operation leader on the East coast, were indicted by a grand jury in New York on Thursday, officials announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Jurors begin deliberations in Quebec oil train disaster

Jury deliberations began Thursday in the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death for a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec. Continue reading

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{FD} Christmas pot couple make appearance in Nebraska court

An elderly California couple arrested in Nebraska last month for carrying 60 pounds of marijuana Christmas presents has appeared in court after again being arrested in the state, this time for allegedly carrying drug money. Continue reading

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{FD} California mudslide nightmare: Homes destroyed, lives lost

The mudslides that ravaged neighborhoods in Southern California have killed more than a dozen people, turning homes into piles of muck and debris. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Until we meet again’: Thousands mourn Mormon president

Thousands of Mormons are paying respects to their deceased president and prophet during a public viewing in Salt Lake City that comes a day before the funeral. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris police say all stolen jewels and watches worth millions recovered at scene of botched Ritz Hotel robbery

A group of thieves attempting to rob one of Paris’ most high end hotels appeared to have botched the heist as police reported Thursday all of the $5.4 million worth of stolen jewels and watches were found scattered at the scene and in a bag that was dr… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump signals he’s open to talk to Kim Jong Un

President Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday that “I probably have a very good relationship” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, potentially opening the door to diplomacy with the rogue nation. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Armchair’ psychiatry in the media should end, medical group says

The nation’s psychiatrists should stop analyzing public figures in the media unless they’ve actually examined the person, the American Psychiatric Association warned Wednesday, stating that the practice stigmatizes patients and can “negatively impact” … Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Boy is last church shooting victim to go home

The Latest on the hospital discharge of a 6-year-old boy, the last victim from the Nov. 5 church massacre (all times local): 4 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says he ‘probably’ has ‘very good relationship’ with Kim Jong Un

President Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday that “I probably have a very good relationship” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, potentially opening the door to diplomacy with the rogue nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia negotiator: New cease-fire still not out of reach

Colombia’s chief government negotiator in peace talks with the nation’s last remaining rebel group said Thursday officials are still committed to reaching a new cease-fire agreement despite fresh guerrilla attacks that put a pause on the dialogue. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore teens charged for allegedly attacking elderly man, driving over him with his own car

Four teens in Baltimore County have been arrested after police allege they brutally attacked an elderly man and drove over him with his own car before they stole it. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pilots: Controllers effectively redirected jet

The Latest on the investigation into a plane that nearly landed on an occupied runway at San Francisco airport (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pilots and safety experts say air traffic controllers did a good job when they quickly redirected an Aeromexico… Continue reading

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{FD} AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop

The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year’s sabbatical — a revelation that comes j… Continue reading

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{FD} Guard will not face jail time in grandson’s gun death

A New Orleans security guard whose 3-year-old grandson was killed when a handgun under her pillow went off while both slept will not face any jail time. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: American serving life imprisonment kills himself

Czech news agency CTK has reported that an American who was convicted of killing four of his Czech relatives has killed himself in prison. Continue reading

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