Daily Archives: February 17, 2018

{FD} Kentucky bill would motivate jobless to find work, proponents say

Kentucky’s Legislature is considering a bill that would cut in half the number of weeks a person can receive unemployment benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter Olympics: Biggest moments in photos from Day 8

Highlights from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Continue reading

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{FD} NY archbishop celebrates funeral for US soldier from Ghana

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in quarte… Continue reading

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{FD} Billboards inspired by Oscar contender challenge Rubio on Florida shooting and gun reforms

In an attempt to spread awareness about Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida, an activist group parked three trucks with political billboards outside Sen. Marco Rubio’s office. Continue reading

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{FD} American International Toy Fair 2018: Holograms and more

Fidget spinners, Fingerlings, Hatchimals; the U.S. toy industry has gotten some serious play over the past few years. What next? Continue reading

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{FD} In closest NASCAR race ever, Tyler Reddick ekes out a win

How close was it? Try a 0.000-second margin of victory, and a race decided by photo. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral held for Chicago officer who made ‘the ultimate sacrifice’

Chicagoans mourned the death of a “model police officer” at his funeral Saturday after he was fatally shot while on duty earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Tyler Reddick wins closest NASCAR race ever at Xfinity Series Daytona race

Tyler Reddick needed five overtimes, a brief red flag and the closest finish in NASCAR history to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane. Continue reading

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{FD} School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Romney, seeking US Senate seat, calls for action against mass shootings

Just hours after announcing plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the stage Friday night in Provo to draw attention to a matter clear across the country: this week’s massacre in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman killed husband, 2 adult kids before killing herself

Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 ways to combat package theft

No matter how major or minor a purchase may be, no one wants to have their deliveries stolen before they even make it inside the house. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump pushes back against ‘Fake News Media’ coverage of Russian meddling

President Trump pushed back Saturday against coverage by what he called the “Fake News Media” on revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 election — saying the meddling began well before he ran for office and citing a Facebook official who said … Continue reading

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{FD} Mueller team alleges Manafort ‘bank fraud,’ in new court filings

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his legal team say they have uncovered additional “bank fraud” and other “criminal conduct” by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Mikaela Shiffrin admits to napping between Olympic skiing runs

That’s one way to go for the gold. Continue reading

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{FD} 13 dead as helicopter assessing Mexico quake damage plummets

Thirteen people were killed and 16 injured when a military helicopter carrying high-ranking officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Chile abuse victim: story is finally heard

The Latest on a Vatican sex-crimes investigator meeting in New York with one of the key victims in the Chilean abuse scandal (all times local): 3 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate’s voting order on immigration plans a likely factor in this week’s failures

The Senate perhaps failed this week to advance any of its immigration/ border-security plans because of the order in which members voted on them. Continue reading

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{FD} The FBI looks like the Federal Bureau of Incompetence after ignoring warning about Florida gunman

Wasn’t there something eerily and disgracefully familiar about the news that the FBI had a highly specific warning about the murderous intentions of Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who has confessed to shooting and killing 14 students and three adults at a Fl… Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. Continue reading

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{FD} Red Stripe buys Jamaican bobsled team new sled after coach quits

Talk about putting it on the tab. Continue reading

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{FD} Marsha Blackburn says she will run for Senate even if Corker reconsiders retirement

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is brushing off reports that Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is reconsidering retirement — saying that she intends to run for the seat regardless and promises that she will win in November. Continue reading

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{FD} Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was jailed this month during an investigation of two alleged cases of rape, has reportedly been hospitalized. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida school shooting suspect investigated by state after he posted video on social media cutting himself

Florida’s child welfare agency investigated Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexicans hold mournful procession for endangered porpoise

Activists and artists in Mexico held a mournful, dirge-like procession for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise Saturday, as the species’ numbers fell below 30. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church shooter avoided arrest in rape case after investigation languished, records show

A young woman accused Texas mass killer Devin Kelley of rape in 2013 but he was never arrested after the investigation languished, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother who had the nation’s first septuplets dies at 63

The mother who made national headlines in the 1980’s after she gave birth to seven children has died. She was 63. Continue reading

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{FD} After the Florida shooting, here’s what the surviving students want us to know

I live in South Florida, just up the coast from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and teachers were gunned down and murdered Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl, 4, fatally shot inside car; suspect arrested

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young siblings and her grandmother in northeastern Ohio has been fatally shot and a suspect is being sought. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel slams Polish PM for WWII ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Israeli politicians accused Poland’s prime minister of anti-Semitism Saturday for equating the Polish perpetrators in the Holocaust to its supposed “Jewish perpetrators,” setting off a new chapter in an angry dispute over Poland’s new bill criminalizin… Continue reading

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{FD} Jordan’s military says it foiled smuggling plot: report

The state news agency Petra reports that Jordan’s military says it has foiled a plot to smuggle in weapons, drugs and terrorists by using an old pipeline linking the kingdom with Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Republicans say Obama ‘failed to act’ on Russian threat, after indictment

The recent federal indictments charging that Russians meddled in U.S. elections since 2014 proves that the Obama administration “failed to act” or at the very least recognize such intelligence, Republicans are saying. Continue reading

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{FD} Couples are delaying marriage because weddings are too expensive, study says

30 percent of couples polled say they delayed their nuptials because of finances. Continue reading

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{FD} Designers spill secrets of Olympic figure skating outfits

“The last thing you ever want to do as a designer is do anything to the dress that would affect the skate.” Continue reading

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{FD} Olympic figure skating outfits have many rules, designers say

“The last thing you ever want to do as a designer is do anything to the dress that would affect the skate.” Continue reading

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{FD} Collision of Greek boat, Turkish vessel caught on video

Video footage has surfaced of the moment a Turkish coast guard vessel collided with a stationary Greek patrol boat near a pair of Aegean Sea islets over which the two countries almost went to war in 1996. Continue reading

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{FD} School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility: report

The younger brother of deranged school shooter Nikolas Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility

The younger brother of deranged school shooter Nikolas Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Bus driver tries dragging off passenger, angered by electronic ticket

One U.K. bus driver tired to eject a woman with a bicycle off his bus, though she had a valid ticket. Continue reading

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{FD} Helicopter assessing Mexico quake damage crashes, 13 killed

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Omarosa asked on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ if she had sex with Trump

Former aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman was asked by her “Celebrity Big Brother” co-star if she ever had a sexual relationship with the commander-in-chief. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 asylum-seekers held after Cyprus reception center damaged

A Cyprus court has ordered the detention of two asylum-seekers on suspicion that they instigated a small uprising at an immigrant reception center, causing extensive damage to offices and setting fire to furniture and trash bins. Continue reading

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{FD} Live ammo found in middle school restroom prompts lockdown

Police in Rhode Island say live ammunition has been discovered by a custodian in a middle school boys’ restroom. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US ‘strongly disagrees’ with Ethiopian emergency

The Latest on Ethiopia’s state of emergency (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Top German diplomat: ‘We no longer recognize our America’

Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday that his country no longer recognizes “our America” as he slammed President Trump’s “America first” foreign policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Wales rattled by magnitude 4.4 quake

The British Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 quake has shaken southern Wales. Continue reading

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{FD} Media react to Florida shooting by targeting Trump on guns, and other overt journalistic biases

Most national journalists seem to hate guns, gun owners and gun defenders. When the media report on a shooting tragedy they often go after all three. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli military strikes Gaza post after border explosion

The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of an explosive device along its border. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue reading

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{FD} Who’s DA? 2 claim the office as own, clouding prosecutions

An unusual struggle for control of a Pennsylvania district attorney’s office has landed in court. Continue reading

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