Daily Archives: February 15, 2018

{FD} VA Secretary Shulkin to pay back his wife’s Europe getaway expenses

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Thursday he would pay back the U.S. government costs related to a trip to Europe but will not resign following the critical internal-watchdog report. Continue reading

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{FD} FOX NEWS FIRST: Florida community mourns; Did FBI overlook warnings about school shooting suspect?

Plus, Dreamers facing limbo after Senate stalls on immigration Continue reading

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{FD} Mother of suspect in stabbing of teen left for dead says he’s innocent, blames son’s fiancee: report

The mother of one of the suspects arrested in the brutal stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman left for dead on a rural road outside San Francisco reportedly pointed the finger at her son’s fiancee Wednesday night, saying her son did nothing wrong. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man proposes to girlfriend while being arrested, report says

Handcuffed, while sitting in the back of a police car on the day before Valentine’s Day, a Utah man “professed his love” and asked his girlfriend to “marry him,” authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 independents poised to shake up Mexico’s presidential race

The bronco, the jaguar, and the former first lady: These three outsiders appear destined for Mexico’s July 1 ballot as the first independent candidates to seek the presidency in generations, the result of a reform seen as a victory for democracy in the… Continue reading

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{FD} Two teens allegedly brought loaded rifles to Wisconsin HS basketball game

Police found two men carrying five loaded guns, including three assault rifles, and loaded magazines to a high school basketball game in Wisconsin Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 2 years for arranging sex with teen in ‘ridiculous’ welfare scheme: report

A Virginia man was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for attempting to arrange sex with a cop posing as a 14-year-old girl eager to become pregnant to obtain welfare, the Free Lance-Star reported. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Putin foe Khodorkovsky doesn’t want presidency

Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he’s not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

A funeral procession and service are planned for two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. Continue reading

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{FD} South Carolina HS student who allegedly posted ‘Florida Round 2,’ tells cops it was a joke

A South Carolina high school student was arrested Thursday after a threat of “Florida Round 2” was made on social media, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan says it destroyed Indian post, killing 5 soldiers

Pakistan’s army says it has killed five Indian soldiers by destroying their post in the Himalayan region of Kashmir after Indian sniper fire struck a school van, killing the driver. Continue reading

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{FD} Head of anticorruption mission in Honduras resigns

The head of the Organization of American States’ anti-corruption mission in Honduras has resigned citing a lack of support from the regional body and the Honduran government. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect arrested in brutal killing of teen left for dead ‘not mad at her,’ report says

One of the two suspects arrested in the brutal killing of a 19-year-old left for dead on the side of a road outside San Francisco reportedly told a news station in a jailhouse interview that he is not mad at her and did not mean to kill her. Continue reading

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{FD} Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda set to serve 2nd term

The government has nominated Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda to serve a second five-year term as the head of the central bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman claims mayor wanted sex in exchange for speed bumps, report says

A Florida woman has reportedly accused the mayor of her town of trying to exchange sex for the speed bumps she was seeking. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal authorities stay deportation of Connecticut couple

Federal authorities have agreed to stay the planned deportation of a Connecticut couple who’ve been in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Is this the world’s worst attempted robbery?

Arguably the worst attempt at a robbery was caught on surveillance cameras in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Emotional Florida dad, speaking at shooting massacre vigil, recounts seeing his daughter for the last time

Speaking to hundreds of people at a vigil in Florida Thursday night, father Fred Guttenberg described seeing his 14-year-old daughter for the last time Wednesday morning, just hours before she was killed in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern… Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD officer acquitted of murdering mentally ill woman as unions slam charges

An NYPD officer was acquitted by a judge Thursday after being charged in the death of mentally ill woman in her New York apartment. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida high school suspect Nikolas Cruz claimed to hear voices in his head, report says

Nikolas Cruz, who confessed to being the gunman in Wednesday’s deadly Florida shooting, according to his arrest affidavit, reportedly claimed to authorities that voices in his head told him how to carry out the ambush that left at least 17 people dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Alabama mall manager fatally shot, 3 in custody

Police say gunfire at an Alabama mall has left the mall manager dead, another person wounded and at least three people in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police identify members of slain Michigan family

The Latest on a suspected double murder-suicide at a Michigan home (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Michigan authorities have identified members of a family killed in a suspected double murder-suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-New York City teacher, twin brother, arrested for allegedly using students to help make bombs

An ex-New York City high school teacher was charged in a federal complaint Thursday for allegedly using students to assist in making a bomb. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan restaurant cooks up world’s largest delivery pizza

The record breaker weighs 100 pounds of meat, cheese and dough. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Another victim linked to suspect killed on highway

Authorities say they’ve connected another fatal shooting to a gunman who ended a two-day crime spree by killing his girlfriend before he was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy on an interstate. Continue reading

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{FD} Recreational marijuana legalization delayed in Canada

Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Former ‘Survivor’ winner bit a cop after opioid overdose

A winner of the reality TV show “Survivor” bit a police officer after she was found unconscious in the driver’s seat of her running parked car and revived with the opioid overdose antidote drug Narcan, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigrant minor suggests she faced pressure to get abortion on federal dime

The Trump administration is trying to keep another illegal immigrant minor from using federal dollars to get an abortion. Continue reading

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{FD} Mitt Romney expected to announce bid for Utah Senate seat Friday

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is expected to announce his bid to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife guilty of assisting in murder of 2 California deputies

Jurors found a Utah woman guilty of murder Thursday for aiding her husband as he killed two Northern California sheriff’s deputies in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida high school suspect Nikolas Cruz confessed he was the shooter, affidavit says

Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of killing at least 17 people in a Florida high school Wednesday, admitted to being the gunman in the deadly rampage, documents said. Continue reading

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{FD} Jennifer Aniston announces split from Justin Theroux

The romance is over between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, as the Hollywood power couple announced Thursday that they’ve separated. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz reportedly warned student: ‘You’d better get out of here’

Just before an expelled student allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday, he reportedly warned a freshman student to leave as things were “gonna start getting messy.” Continue reading

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{FD} VA Secretary Shulkin to pay back some travel expenses after Europe trip faulted

VA Secretary David Shulkin told lawmakers Thursday that he would repay more than $4,000 that was spent on his wife’s airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe this past summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Honduras opposition denies gang involvement in election

Leaders of Honduras’ political opposition have denied accusations from the president that street gangs tried to swing the November election in their favor through intimidation. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida gun store investigated as officials confirm it’s where school shooting suspect bought AR-15

A gun store near the Florida high school that became the scene of one of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history is reportedly being investigated as law enforcement officials work to find more details about the alleged gunman. Continue reading

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{FD} Disneyland unveils limited-edition rose gold churro

These limited-edition churros are perfect for the ‘gram. Continue reading

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{FD} Fox News Poll: Democrats more politically active than Republicans

A year into the Trump administration, the latest Fox News Poll finds an uptick in political activity among registered voters, with Democrats leading the charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Fox News Poll: More Republicans feeling the jitters

How do voters feel about American politics these days? Pretty nervous. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Karate Kid’ sequel TV series ‘Cobra Kai’ drops teaser trailer reigniting Daniel and Johnny’s rivalry

After more than 30 years away, the rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso is reigniting. YouTube Red released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming “Karate Kid” TV sequel, “Cobra Kai.” Continue reading

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{FD} Victim’s aunt calls for action, not prayers, after shooting

The aunt of a 14-year-old killed in a Florida school shooting is calling for action — not prayers — to prevent more mass shootings. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials say prison safe amid sex abuse scandal

The Latest on allegations prison guards sexually abused inmates (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Officials in a Pennsylvania county insist their prison is safe despite an inmate sexual abuse scandal that’s resulted in criminal charges against seven guards. Continue reading

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{FD} US, UK blame Russia for 2017 ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack

The Trump administration joined the British government Thursday in publicly blaming the Russian government for the “reckless and indiscriminate” NotPetya cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe last year, with London accusing Moscow of “weaponizi… Continue reading

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{FD} Florida gun store investigated as officials confirm it’s where school shooting suspect bought assault rifle

A gun store near the Florida high school that became the scene of one of the deadliest shootings in modern U.S. history is reportedly being investigated as law enforcement officials work to find more details about the alleged gunman. Continue reading

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{FD} California dentist accused of murdering mother in her Beverly Hills home for financial gain

A prominent California dentist plead not guilty to murder Wednesday after prosecutors say he strangled his mother last October for financial gain. Continue reading

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{FD} Fugitive convicted in 2001 killing of Sir Peter Blake nabbed

A man convicted in the killing of yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been caught in Brazil after being on the run for more than 15 years. Continue reading

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{FD} UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says he hopes “some form of agreement” will be signed Friday in Ethiopia’s capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country’s five-year civil war. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado Sen. Gardner to stop blocking some DOJ nominees over pot policy

Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department’s pot pol… Continue reading

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{FD} Turtle survives being frozen in fish tank in abandoned home

A turtle that was found frozen in a fish tank in a vacant Rhode Island home has survived and is recovering. Continue reading

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