Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

{FD} Authorities call off search for survivors from Pacific ferry

Authorities have called off an aerial search for survivors of a ferry that sank last month while sailing between two islands in the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE raid hits 77 businesses in Northern California

Less than a month after federal immigration officials raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted another sweep this week in Northern California, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Opponents of California’s coffee-cancer warnings to face mediation next week

A mediation session is scheduled for next week for coffee retailers — including Starbucks and BP — that haven’t yet agreed to comply with the state of California’s plan for informing consumers about the beverage’s potential cancer risk. Continue reading

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{FD} US diplomat: Utah man jailed in Venezuela blocks dialogue

The Trump administration’s top diplomat in Venezuela pressed for the release of a jailed Utah man Thursday, saying the case is the main obstacle to improving strained relations between the two countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan dog receives notice he’s eligible for unemployment benefits

Every dog truly has its day. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida’s ban on voting by ex-felons is unconstitutionally enforced, federal judge rules

Florida is unconstitutionally enforcing its ban on voting by ex-felons, an Obama-appointed federal judge ruled Thursday in a decision that could potentially upend this year’s elections. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police believe Shanghai crash was accidental

The Latest on a vehicle crash in Shanghai (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump torches Evan McMullin, calling him a ‘clown,’ ‘guy that nobody ever heard of’: Report

Without disclosing names, President Trump appeared to take a jab at Evan McMullin, who ran as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election, on Thursday night at a Republican National Committee meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Wa… Continue reading

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{FD} ICE chief warns illegal immigration ‘not going to be OK anymore’: report

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement excoriated the political enablers of illegal immigration on Wednesday, saying he’ll “never back down” from safeguarding the border. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoking driver causes fire, crash in Shanghai, police say; pedestrians hurt

At least 18 people were hospitalized Friday morning after a minivan plowed into pedestrians in a busy section of downtown Shanghai, Chinese state media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas dad who killed daughters while on phone with estranged wife taunts her at execution

A Dallas man on death row for nearly two decades after being convicted of killing his two young daughters was executed in Texas on Thursday night after his last-minute appeals failed. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man executed for 2001 murders of young daughters

A Dallas man on death row for nearly two decades after being convicted of killing his two young daughters was executed in Texas on Thursday night after his last-minute appeals failed. Continue reading

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{FD} January was hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand

January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand, and experts say climate change is one factor. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Maldives opposition demands prisoners’ release

The Latest on turmoil in the Maldives after a Supreme Court ruling ordered the release of political prisoners (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Van carrying gas tanks plows into pedestrians in Shanghai

A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 people to hospitals. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii twin accused of driving off cliff to kill sister is acquitted of murder

A yoga instructor who was accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her twin sister after a hair-pulling argument in 2016 was acquitted of murder Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria may be developing new chemical weapons, senior US officials say

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be developing new chemical weapons in addition to keeping some of the country’s stockpile that was supposed to be handed over and destroyed under a 2014 deal brokered by the United States and Russia, senior U.S. off… Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a medical doctor to 4 years in prison for writing and posting dozens of articles on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country’s leaders and instigated people to demonstrate and boycott… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek mocks contestants over their lack of football knowledge

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, Thursday night’s episode of “Jeopardy!” tried to bring some football knowledge to the screen. However, much to the surprise of host Alex Trebek, none of the contestants were having it. Continue reading

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{FD} Haley tells Hill Republicans ‘Russia is not our friend,’ at GOP retreat dinner

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made clear Thursday night to congressional Republicans that Russia is no “friend” of America and doubled-down on President Trump’s recent request that Congress help stop giving money to countries that d… Continue reading

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{FD} Clashes in Maldives after court orders politicians released

Opponents of the Maldives government have clashed with police on the streets of the capital as they demanded the release of imprisoned politicians whose convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} Fidel Castro’s oldest son commits suicide, Cuban state media report

The oldest son of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro committed suicide at the age of 68, Cuban state media announced on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Rise of ‘morality schools’ for Chinese women sparks outcry

The video shows students at the so-called “female morality school” in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if their husbands beat them. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas parents of newborn discovered with 100 rat bites sentenced

An Arkansas couple was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison after their newborn daughter suffered more than 100 rat bites in her first two weeks of life. Continue reading

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{FD} Stan Lee, 95, reportedly rushed to hospital

Comic book legend Stan Lee was reportedly rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after suffering heart trouble. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Young Sheldon’ reveals the origin story of the ‘Soft Kitty’ song

The boy-genius finds himself forced to confront his germophobia when the flu comes to town in the latest episode of “Young Sheldon.” However, it’s not long before germs become the least of his worries. Continue reading

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{FD} Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} James Franco’s high school removes his art after allegations

James Franco’s former high school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art donated by the celebrity alumnus who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season 11, Episode 15 recap: Sheldon’s arch nemesis returns

“The Big Bang Theory” cannot stop putting Sheldon Cooper through the ringer. The latest episode finds him dealing with the fact that his greatest enemy is replacing his greatest hero. Continue reading

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{FD} France looks to sidestep US sanctions by offering Iran export loans

France is looking to side step U.S. Sanctions by offering export credits to Iranian buyers later this year, according to the head of a state-owned investment bank, Bpifrance. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida nurse calls ER ‘a cesspool of funky flu’ in viral video rant

A frustrated nurse coming off a long shift in the emergency room shared a bit of unsolicited advice in a Facebook video over the weekend, warning people not to come to the “cesspool of funky flu at the ER” unless they really have to. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen sentenced in plot that left 14-year-old shot in head

A Utah girl shot by a teenage boy and left in a ditch to die at 14 said Thursday the ****** still in her brain touches almost everything she does, but her determination has kept her alive. Continue reading

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{FD} Rex Tillerson defies predictions, marks 1 year as Trump’s secretary of state

As President Trump boarded Air Force One to the Republican retreat in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia Thursday morning, by his side was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a man who has outlasted predictions of his imminent demise. Continue reading

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{FD} Editor: Guatemalan journalist found dead in cane field

A Guatemalan journalist and another person have been found dead in a cane field with signs of violence in the southwestern department of Suchitepequez. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge grants Christian Indonesians time to fight deportation

A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from deporting dozens of Christian Indonesians who fear persecution if returned home, until they’re given a chance to fight their removal. Continue reading

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{FD} Justin Timberlake talks Halftime show expectations, says N’Sync won’t reunite

Justin Timberlake was asked about a bromance with Tom Brady, a possible ‘N Sync reunion and serenaded with “Happy Birthday,” but the superstar didn’t get a question about the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world during a press conference Thursday… Continue reading

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{FD} Comey rips ‘weasels and liars,’ invokes Joe McCarthy in Twitter rant

Former FBI Director James Comey lashed out at unnamed “weasels and liars” on social media late Thursday, hours before President Trump was expected to declassify a controversial memo about purported surveillance abuses over the objections of Democrats. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon, Washington want to hike taxes to combat global warming

When President Trump was candidate Trump, he called climate change a hoax. Continue reading

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{FD} Republicans rally for memo release at retreat, as Dems savage Nunes

Congressional Republicans closed ranks Thursday behind the push to release a controversial memo that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses, as the raging debate overshadowed policy discussions on tax cuts and infrastructure at the GOP’s an… Continue reading

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{FD} Mark Salling death officially ruled a suicide by L.A. coroner

A coroner’s official in Los Angeles says former “Glee” actor Mark Salling’s death has been ruled a suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} How to watch Groundhog Day festivities, and a look at the accuracy of Punxsutawney Phil

Phil may be the most famous groundhog in the U.S., but is he the most accurate? Continue reading

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{FD} Appliance from ‘Law & Order’ set causes NYC bomb scare

A suspicious device resembling a pressure cooker set off a bomb scare in downtown Manhattan Thursday morning, prompting street closures as dozens of cops flooded the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Zeldin: Americans can feel economy’s strength for themselves

New York congressman discusses the impact of tax reforms on ‘Your World.’ Continue reading

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{FD} NBC’s ‘Law and Order: SVU’ inflames conservatives with episode featuring right-wing pundit’s rape

NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU” infuriated conservatives on Wednesday when a fictional right-wing political pundit was raped, providing liberal characters with an excuse for partisan dialogue. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescuers try to save 100 saffron finches found in Peru bus

Rescuers are trying to save about 100 bright yellow finches after they were found stuffed in cages with no food or water in a bus near Peru’s border with Bolivia. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Child Killed-Louisiana story

A Louisiana man who told police God instructed him to kill his 18-month-old daughter so he’d be executed and resurrected has been indicted. Continue reading

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{FD} Man guilty of attempted murder in ambush shooting of officer

A man accused of ambushing a Philadelphia police officer with a hail of gunfire in the name of the Islamic State group has been convicted of attempted murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines see Afghan forces improve in Helmand battles

A senior Marine commander says Afghan forces backed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s turbulent Helmand Province have gained ground in recent months, but the Taliban still maintains control over roughly half the province. Continue reading

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{FD} Ryan Seacrest sexual misconduct investigation over after E! News due to ‘insufficient evidence’

E! News has confirmed that it has officially completed its investigation into Ryan Seacrest for sexual misconduct. The outlet notes that it had “insufficient evidence” to move forward based on a third party investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl, 12, opens fire inside Los Angeles middle school, police say; 4 wounded

A young female student allegedly opened fire inside a classroom at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday, leaving four students wounded — including one in critical condition, police said. Continue reading

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