Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

{FD} Super Bowl fan event in Minneapolis replaces security firm: report

The company providing security to Super Bowl Live, a nightly fan event in Minneapolis connected to Sunday’s NFL championship game, has been replaced because of insufficient background checks on its employees, according to a published report. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump taking tougher stance on Russia nuclear threat

The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Gay marriage ruling boosts evangelical in Costa Rica vote

An international court ruling saying Costa Rica should allow same-sex marriage has upended the Central American nation’s presidential race, turning an evangelical candidate who opposes it from an also-ran with just 2 percent in the polls into the leadi… Continue reading

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{FD} Timing is Everything

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{FD} Trump to Democrats: Stop dragging your feet on DACA

President Donald Trump attacked top Democrats Thursday night, saying they are not working with him and will be to blame if a deal on so-called Dreamers is not made by next month’s looming deadline. Continue reading

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{FD} Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dead at 74

One of the leading members of the American vocal group the Temptations died Thursday of complications from meningitis. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun in Los Angeles school shooting went off in suspect’s backpack accidentally, police say

The handgun that a 12-year-old middle school girl allegedly shot in her classroom on Thursday was fired accidentally from inside her backpack, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri soldier returns home early and surprises son at school

A Missouri soldier surprised his son at school Wednesday on his birthday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii man who sent false missile alert was ‘100 percent sure’ attack was real

The Hawaii man who was fired after issuing the false ballistic missile alert in mid-January told reporters Friday that he was very upset over the incident but remained adamant that it appeared, at the time, to be a real-life attack. Continue reading

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{FD} California woman pleads not guilty in crash that killed man

A Northern California woman has pleaded not guilty in a head-on highway crash that killed a man in an oncoming car as she was allegedly trying to attempt suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Maduro picked as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate

Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has officially tapped President Nicolas Maduro as its candidate for this year’s election. Continue reading

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{FD} Following release of House memo, FBI director says ‘talk is cheap’ in letter to bureau

FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly sent a letter of support to his employees at the bureau Friday following the earlier release of the much-hyped FISA memo, Business Insider reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges for man who sold Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock ammunition

An Arizona man, previously identified as a person of interest in the Las Vegas shooting investigation, was charged by authorities Friday for manufacturing armor-piercing bullets without a license. Continue reading

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{FD} Nunes tells Fox News memo was released out of public obligation

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Friday that the controversial memo alleging intelligence abuse during an investigation into the 2016 campaign was released out of “an obligation to the American people” and that there is… Continue reading

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{FD} Humane Society head steps down after harassment allegations

The chief executive director of The Humane Society of the United States resigned following sexual harassment allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} UN experts: North Korea flouts UN sanctions earning millions

U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions on oil and gas, engaging in prohibited ballistic missile cooperation with Syria and Myanmar, and earning nearly $200 million in just nine months last year from illegal commodity exports. Continue reading

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{FD} Video of Tom Brady kissing son on the lips sparks internet outcry

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady couldn’t escape the internet’s fury this week after a Facebook video showed him in what some described as an “uncomfortably long kiss” on the mouth with his young son. Continue reading

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{FD} Jon Huntsman Sr., billionaire philanthropist and businessman, dead at 80

Jon Huntsman Sr., a billionaire philanthropist and businessman whose son Jon Jr. is ambassador to Russia has died at age 80, a spokesperson at the Huntsman Cancer Institute confirmed on Friday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Officers not charged in death of woman in 2014

A grand jury has declined to charge two Ohio police officers in the death of a mentally ill woman who collapsed while handcuffed and struggling with police in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Californian pleads not guilty to killing student

The Latest on the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Researchers find thousands of Maya structures in Guatemala

Researchers using an aerial mapping technique known as LiDAR have found previously undetected Mayan defense works, irrigation channels and the remains of tens of thousands of structures in the dense woodlands and jungles of Guatemala’s Peten region. Continue reading

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{FD} Jeremy London arrested for domestic violence, says report

Jeremy London has been arrested for domestic violence, TMZ reported Friday Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis team keeps immigrants informed during Super Bowl

Military Humvees, officers in combat gear and the occasional F-16 flying over downtown Minneapolis are all part of the beefed up security measures that come with hosting the Super Bowl. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 wrongfully convicted immigrants face uncertain future

Freedom was short-lived for two Mexican immigrants recently released after nearly 20 years in an Illinois prison when a judge ruled their confessions in a gruesome double-murder case were likely coerced. Continue reading

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{FD} Doug Schoen: Releasing the Republican memo risks the integrity of our criminal justice system

With the release of the House Republican memo Friday accusing the FBI and Justice Department of improperly using their surveillance authority against the Trump presidential campaign, I have a number of serious concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Louisville detective shot in face is out of hospital

A Louisville police detective shot in the face during a drug bust is out of the hospital a day after the shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} K.T. McFarland, Trump nominee for ambassador to Singapore, withdraws nomination

President Donald Trump says K.T. McFarland has withdrawn from consideration to be ambassador to Singapore. Continue reading

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{FD} Shocking memo reveals how Comey disgraced an honorable FBI

The information contained in the memo released by House Republicans on Friday that accused FBI and Justice Department officials of improperly obtaining permission to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser shows a tragic failure of leadership on the pa… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman claims ‘blow torch’ hair dryer burned her

“Talk about a bad hair day!” Continue reading

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{FD} Settlement reached in lawsuit over sweltering Texas prison

A tentative settlement agreement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit in which attorneys for inmates at a Southeast Texas prison said sweltering summer heat was endangering the inmates’ health. Continue reading

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{FD} New data: child abuse deaths rise, notably in Texas, Indiana

Newly released federal figures show a sharp rise in child abuse fatalities in the U.S., with the bulk of the increase occurring in two states — Indiana and Texas — where child-welfare agencies have been in disarray. Continue reading

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{FD} Clerk gets probation in unarmed teen’s death during heist

A Las Vegas smoke shop clerk who fatally shot an unarmed 13-year-old in an apparent grab-and-run theft more than a year ago has been sentenced to probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas youth prison guards allegedly choked teen unconscious

Two Texas youth prison guards are accused of choking a teenager in custody until he became unconscious and asking him if he was “ready to go sleep.” Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl LII location, frigid temps complicate security efforts

Downtown Minneapolis has probably never seen this much security. Continue reading

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{FD} Some takeaways on memo-mania

Is the memo a smoking gun, or a nothing-burger? Continue reading

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{FD} Texas couple charged with selling teenage girl for sex

A Texas couple has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-year-old girl to an Illinois family. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Bachelor’ contestant Rebekah Martinez was originally reported missing, but later spotted on reality TV series

Rebekah Martinez, who was once listed as a missing person, was just busy filming “The Bachelor.” Continue reading

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{FD} Alan Dershowitz: The Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation. Time for a nonpartisan commission

The memo made public by House Republicans on Friday accusing the FBI and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in investigating a former Trump campaign adviser constitutes probable cause for further investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Finland’s president Niniisto announces the birth of a son

Finland’s president, 69-year-old Sauli Niniisto, has announced the birth of a son. Continue reading

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{FD} Mainstream media reacts angrily to memo, while playing down its contents

The mainstream media didn’t get its way on Friday when a controversial memo was released, revealing alleged government surveillance abuse and evidence that the FBI and DOJ would not have secured surveillance warrants without the infamous Trump dossier…. Continue reading

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{FD} The Patriots are America’s team now, whether you like it or not

The Patriots are almost a Hollywood cliché of the definitive NFL team put together by central casting. They’ve become an American ideal. Continue reading

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{FD} Zara accused of cultural appropriation over its plaid ‘check mini skirt’

The retailer has received a wave of backlash online. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Woman who cut baby from neighbor gets life term

The Latest on the sentencing of a North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Vote in Ecuador turns into heated showdown on term limits

Sitting in his wheelchair on a brightly lit stage, Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno launched into a sermon about why no political leader should be allowed to remain in office for years on end. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump nuclear doctrine takes tougher stance on Russia

The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Defendants get life in prison in teen football hero’s death

One defendant has received a life sentence and his two co-defendants have been given prison terms of more than 100 years each for their roles in the 2015 death of a teenage football player in Tennessee who shielded friends from gunfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland police chase leads officers to find massive ammo stash

A Maryland police chase led to officers uncovering 9,000 rounds of ammunition hidden inside a suburban home, with bullets ranging from shotgun shells to rifle rounds. Continue reading

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{FD} James Comey slams FISA memo as ‘dishonest’ and ‘misleading’

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed the “dishonest” and “misleading” memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the White House on Friday, saying it “inexcusably exposed” classified investigations. Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanche kills 3 Indian army soldiers in Kashmir

The Indian army says three soldiers were killed when an avalanche struck their Himalayan post in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona man who sold ammo to Las Vegas shooter is charged

An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said Friday that his one-time customer was well-dressed, polite and didn’t raise suspicions that he was planning any crimes. Continue reading

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