Daily Archives: February 18, 2018

{FD} Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

A Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Child, 4 adults shot outside Texas restaurant

A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. Continue reading

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{FD} Republicans to use Pelosi against vulnerable Dems in midterm elections

Republicans are set to use the unpopularity of House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch scathing attacks on vulnerable Democrats in contested seats in the upcoming midterm elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Masked gunman shoots 4, including 6-year-old, outside Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

Four people were shot, including a 6-year-old, when a masked suspect opened fire Sunday night outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan cricketer-turned-politician Khan marries 3rd time

Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives. Continue reading

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{FD} Tim Tebow ‘will play in the major leagues,’ Mets GM says

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday he believes Tim Tebow will play in the majors. Continue reading

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{FD} Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect

Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Fergie’s national anthem at NBA All-Star Game draws laughs

Former “Black Eyed Peas” singer Fergie sang the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night — and even the all-stars couldn’t hide their laughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says

The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation’s system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Activists crash BAFTAs in protest of British domestic violence bill

Female activists backing the “Time’s Up” movement took to the 71st British Academy Film Awards’ red carpet Sunday night to call on the British government to change its domestic violence policies. Continue reading

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{FD} Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers’ deaths in Niger, report says

A new bombshell report details the latest worldwide oversight in The War on Terror that lead to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed on Oct. 4 in Niger — the largest loss of American troops during combat on the continent of Africa since the 1993 “Bl… Continue reading

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{FD} Hero Florida teacher gave fiancée instructions if he died in a shooting

The Long Island native who died saving students in Florida last week gave his fiancée specific instructions about his funeral — should he ever die in a school shooting, the weeping woman said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Joel McHale reveals E! said to stop making fun of the Kardashians after Kris Jenner complained

Joel McHale has a new show on Netflix, which means he’s finally able to talk about his time hosting “The Soup” on E!. Continue reading

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{FD} The desperate cry of America’s boys

America’s boys are broken. And the reasons go far deeper than politics or policies. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP candidate in Maryland raffles off AR-15 in fundraiser

A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser celebrating the Second Amendment — only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Broward sheriff visits hospitalized Florida school shooting victim who was shot 5 times

The Broward County Sheriff on Sunday visited one of those who remains hospitalized after being shot last week when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Doug High School. Continue reading

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{FD} First Olympian to win skiing medal for UK was born in US

Skier Izzy Atkin made history Saturday as she won the United Kingdom its first-ever Olympic skiing medal at a Winter Games — a huge honor for an athlete who happened to be born in the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} John Kelly, Chinese officials caused commotion over nuclear football in Beijing, report says

President Donald Trump has boasted repeatedly about his big and powerful “nuclear button” — but, a new report says, it almost got away from him last year in China. Continue reading

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{FD} Omarosa explains why she left Hillary Clinton’s campaign for Trump’s on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Omarosa Manigault Newman is discussing her time in the White House from the comfort of the “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” house once again. Continue reading

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{FD} Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in race that saw several NASCAR stars crash

Austin Dillon won the 60th Daytona 500 in overtime on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Junior ROTC leader shocked that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was his cadet

Although some students said they weren’t surprised by the alleged gunman of last week’s Florida shooting, Jack Ciaramello was. Continue reading

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{FD} Uncertainty about voter demands, impact of new laws has Congress in inertia over gun violence

Congress’ ability to stop gun violence — as America has demand — is far more complex than act laws, amid such questions as would more restriction really work and what to voters come Election Day truly want. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran flier texted before deadly plane crash: ‘May God protect us’

A passenger killed in the deadly Iranian commercial plane crash on Sunday reportedly channeled his faith just moments before take-off, sending his girlfriend one last text. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Bob Casey: Mueller would be ‘mistaken’ to release final Russia report close to midterms

Sen. Bob Casey believes it would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election near the fall midterm elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts woman accused of fatally shooting driver for cutting her off

A Massachusetts woman allegedly shot a driver for cutting her off — and bragged that she’d warned her victim, “don’t make me spank you,” on Facebook, according to local reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia church shooting kills 5 after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

Five women were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia’s Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Jackson’s family isn’t happy about Quincy Jones’ song theft allegations

Quincy Jones has a history of dropping hits — having produced Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller” and countless other iconic songs. But the music legend dropped a bomb when he recently spoke to Vulture.com. Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanches kill 11-year-old girl and her father in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Black Panther’ screening accidentally plays ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ and the audience freaked out

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” toppled “Fifty Shades Freed” over the weekend, but for one Atlanta theater, the steamy romance flick wasn’t going out without a fight. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida cold case reheats after murder in Jamaica, report says

A woman’s cold-blooded murder in Jamaica last month has reignited interest in a 10-year-old Florida cold case, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Mayim Bialik slams NRA, calls for ‘civil disobedience’ to change gun laws

“The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik has made an impassioned plea in a video post for fans to take tangible steps against the National Rifle Association. Continue reading

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{FD} Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis

The virus of the opioid crisis in America has no borders or boundaries. Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanches kill 2 skiers in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia allows first woman to star in theatrical play

It has been a whirlwind of change for the staunchly conservative Arab country, but on Friday Saudi Arabian a sold-out audience in Riyadh was treated for the first time to a female taking the stage alongside male counterparts. Continue reading

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{FD} McDonald’s guest left ‘devastated’ over missing snack ingredient

The woman had been “really looking forward” to her salty snack. Continue reading

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{FD} California road rage incident ends with flipped SUV, assault charges

A case of road rage on a California highway Thursday ended with a flipped SUV — and assault charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down

Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko. Continue reading

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{FD} Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

Bolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico’s main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded race. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Black Panther’ exceeds high expectations, becomes fifth highest-grossing debut ever

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. Continue reading

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{FD} Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakers

The Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting. Continue reading

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{FD} Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Flights delayed, canceled after man breaches security at Illinois airport

The man was taken into custody and to a hospital after the incident early Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Terror plot to assassinate Israeli defense minister foiled, operatives arrested

Israel’s security service, the Shin Bet, revealed Sunday that it had arrested two members of Islamic Jihad terror cell (PIJ) who had been plotting to assassinate Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

Israeli police say they have arrested senior officials at the country’s national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal of Florida school delivers emotional message promising to hug every student

The principal of the Florida school where 17 people were gunned down delivered an emotional message Saturday night, promising to hug every student “as many times” necessary to help them get through last week’s tragedy. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight over man’s flatulence forces flight to make emergency landing

A row of passengers were removed from the plane after a man allegedly refused to stop *******. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanche hits hikers in Switzerland, local police say

Hikers were reported missing on Sunday after they were swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, reports said. Continue reading

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