Daily Archives: February 16, 2018

{FD} One of Seattle ex-mayor’s accusers found dead in motel room

A man who sued former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over sexual abuse claims was found dead in a motel room early Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong quake rekindles memories of past disasters in Mexico

A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Qaeda ‘warrior’ gets life for killing 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

A Saudi-born follower of al Qaeda who was convicted in March of killing two U.S. service members in Afghanistan received a life sentence Friday in a New York courtroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Al-Qaida ‘warrior’ gets life for killing 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

A Saudi-born follower of al-Qaida who was convicted in March of killing two U.S. service members in Afghanistan received a life seentence Friday in a New York courtroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore County jury awards $37M to family of police shooting victim

The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police in 2016 after a six-hour standoff in her apartment was awarded more than $37 million Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican investigator meets with Chile abuse victim in NYC

A Vatican sex-crimes investigator is meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Poodle dashes off, stops New York subway line

It doesn’t take much to slow down the New York subway system. Continue reading

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{FD} Freeway crash near Los Angeles kills at least 5

A semi-truck broke through the center divider of a freeway in Southern California on Friday afternoon, killing at least five people and injuring others. Continue reading

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{FD} Republican Kevin Cramer announces bid to challenge Heitkamp for Senate in North Dakota

North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer announced Friday plans to run for Senate against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 5.8 aftershock shakes buildings in Mexico City

The latest on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit southern Mexico (all times local): 7 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong quake rumbles near Mexico City

The quake registered at magnitude 7.5, according to reports. Details were still coming in. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems. Continue reading

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{FD} Sometimes it feels good to be a dupe

Even if it’s unknowingly. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 construction workers hurt in LA elevator shaft fall

Authorities say four construction workers have been hurt, three critically, after plunging 30 feet (9.1 meters) down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida school shooting site could be demolished, official says

The site of Wednesday’s deadly Florida school shooting may be demolished, according to a Friday report. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Guatemala prosecutor arrested in property seizure scheme

Guatemalan authorities have arrested the country’s former organized crime prosecutor as a purported participant in a network that allegedly seized properties illegally. Continue reading

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{FD} The latest Mueller indictment does not show Russian collusion by the Trump campaign

The criminal indictment of 13 Russians for allegedly trying to influence “U.S. political and electoral processes” provides no evidence of any collusion between these Russians – or any other Russian officials – and the Trump campaign in the 2016 preside… Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of kidnapping 4-year-old girl returning to SC

A man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old South Carolina girl is headed back to that state after a court hearing in Mississippi. Continue reading

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{FD} Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attack

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking two brothers at the Mall of America. Continue reading

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{FD} VA’s chief of staff steps down after travel flap

The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency’s chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin’s wife accompanying him on a European trip at taxpayer expense. Continue reading

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{FD} Cavuto: The markets are easier to take stock of than life

Who can think of college savings if the child for whom you were saving is gone? Continue reading

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{FD} Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list

Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Former US ambassador Glendon resigns from Vatican bank board

The former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon, has resigned from the board of the Vatican bank in the latest vote of no-confidence in the bank’s efforts to turn itself around. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Ontario conservative leader joins race amid allegations

The former leader of Ontario’s conservative opposition party is running for his party’s leadership just three weeks after resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl Scout Cookies get new twist from chefs competing in ‘Dessert Challenge’

From Samoa trifles to Thin Mint milkshakes and more. Continue reading

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{FD} Vandals torch at least 25 trucks in southern Chilean region

At least 25 trucks were torched in a southern region of Chile that the Mapuche indigenous community claims as its ancestral territory, authorities said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Indictment reveals Russians also organized anti-Trump rallies after election

The Russians indicted for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest were also behind anti-Trump rallies after the election, prosecutors said Friday, revealing another aspect of Russia’s alleged interference as it worked to sow discord in the United Sta… Continue reading

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{FD} Embarrassment as NBC News struggles to cover Florida school shooting from South Korea

NBC’s much vaunted news division struggled badly to cover the tragic Florida school shooting on Thursday and Friday, because its entire team of news stars was half way around the world promoting NBC’s Olympics coverage. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE sweep leads to dozens of arrests in L.A.

A sweep in a sanctuary city, coming as lawmakers grapple with immigration legislation. Continue reading

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{FD} Who is FBI Director Christopher Wray?

Here’s what you should know about Christopher Wray. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Charges filed in fatal stabbing of father, son

The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a man and his son in Missouri (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Two people are charged with murder in a stabbing attack that killed a suburban St. Louis man and his toddler son and critically injured the man’s young daugh… Continue reading

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{FD} White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tightens security clearance process in wake of Rob Porter fiasco

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed off Friday on an overhaul of security clearance procedures in the wake of criticism over his response to the Rob Porter affair. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. officials visit Utah man in Venezuelan jail, cite health concerns

A U.S. State Department official told Fox News Friday the agency remains concerned about the health and fate of a Utah man who has been jailed in Venezuela since 2016 on what his attorney and family characterize as trumped up charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Math teacher charged in bomb case accused of raping student

A math teacher now charged with building a bomb suddenly stopped showing up for classes after his school received a December bomb threat called in by an underage student he later was charged with raping, law enforcement officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in wake of Parkland school shooting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau ignored a Jan. 5 tip about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 in a Wednesday attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Haley calls for UN to act after report finds Iranian weapons in Yemen

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. act in the wake of damning report that founds Iranian weapons and ballistic missile were taken into Yemen even after a 2015 arms embargo — the latest evidence of Iran’s broader di… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Oldest Dutchman’ discovered: Fishermen find prehistoric skull in North Sea

Fishermen off the coast of Holland made a startling discovery when they hauled in a skull fragment belonging to the “oldest Dutchman.” Continue reading

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{FD} Haley calls for UN to act after report finds Iranian weapons in Yemen, violating sanctions

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. act in the wake of damning report that founds Iranian weapons and ballistic missile were taken into Yemen even after a 2015 arms embargo — the latest evidence of Iran’s broader di… Continue reading

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{FD} Guilty plea for teen accused of sparking Oregon wildfire

A teenager who started a massive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge last fall by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods pleaded guilty Friday in a deal that spares him time in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own weapons because of limited weapons laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement’s failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Chemical thrown on students was ‘concentrated acid’

St. Louis police say the substance used in an attack on three high school students by a classmate was “concentrated acid.” Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with police in Bologna

Italian police have turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. Continue reading

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{FD} Militias in Syria could next attack Israel and launch a new war

The Iranian drone launched from Syria that violated Israeli air space this past weekend sent an unmistakable message to the Jewish state: Iran has opened a new front on Israel’s northern border that could eventually erupt into war. Continue reading

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{FD} What is norovirus? 2018 Winter Olympics plagued by vomit-inducing bug

Everything to know about the norovirus, the stomach bug impacting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Continue reading

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{FD} Leading Venezuelan opposition party shuns presidential vote

A leading opposition party in Venezuela says it has ruled out taking part in the April presidential election against President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Pence says nation prays for victims, families

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the mass shooting at a Florida school is “every parent’s nightmare” and says the nation is praying for the victim… Continue reading

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{FD} 3 men accused of trying to export drone parts to Hezbollah

A federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted three people on charges that they conspired to export drone parts and technology to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. Continue reading

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{FD} Sports Illustrated model Paulina Porizkova says photographer sexually assaulted her at 15

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Paulina Porizkova has revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of 15 while working in Paris. Continue reading

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{FD} Kate Middleton stresses importance appreciating ‘childhood while it lasts’

Before Kate Middleton became Duchess of Cambridge, the British royal was an aspiring photographer looking to make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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