Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

{FD} Tillerson cancels day’s events in Africa due to illness

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has canceled a day of events in Kenya due to illness. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman, 3 hostages reported dead at California veterans home

A gunman and three female hostages were dead Friday evening after an hourslong “active shooter situation” at a veterans home in Napa County, Calif. Continue reading

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{FD} Time’s really flying this weekend across most of the US

Time’s really flying this weekend across most of the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Police beating case shows body camera use shortcomings

A white police officer shown on video beating a black pedestrian has been charged with felony assault in a North Carolina case that sparked outrage over use of excessive force. Continue reading

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{FD} Karate instructor accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old may have other victims, police say

A New York Karate instructor that was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old in the studio’s bathroom for hours, could have victimized more children, police said on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} At the border’s cloudy edge, Rohingya insist they will stay

From their home, a tent hastily erected in a grassy field, the young Muslim Rohingya couple can see the village they left behind last year, fleeing attacks by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar security forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman at Veterans Home of California in Yountville has 3 hostages; no contact with shooter

An armed man took three hostages during an “active shooter situation” at a California veterans home Friday afternoon, officials confirmed, enacting a lockdown of the facility. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline of Xi Jinping’s rise as China’s leader-for-life

Below are major events in President Xi Jinping’s rise as China’s potential leader-for-life as the ceremonial legislature prepares to amend the constitution to remove presidential term limits. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Victim’s words should be used against Durst

Prosecutors in the Los Angeles murder case against eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst say his victim’s words should be used against him in court. Continue reading

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{FD} China silences critics of move to make Xi president for life

The day China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn’t sleep. Continue reading

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{FD} UN: Some rape victims of Islamic State ‘like living corpses’

The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq says she found “a gross lack” of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met “were like living c… Continue reading

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{FD} 2 men sentenced in Denver train station killing

A judge sentenced two men on Friday to decades in prison for the shooting death of a man at a Denver train station that sparked debate about illegal immigration. Continue reading

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{FD} NRA files lawsuit saying Florida gun bill approved by Gov. Scott violates 2nd Amendment

The National Rifle Association on Friday filed a federal lawsuit after Florida lawmakers approved gun legislation that would raise the age to buy guns, saying it violates the Second Amendment. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge won’t yank plea in burglary where accomplice died

A judge has rejected a woman’s request to withdraw a plea in connection with a burglary during which officers shot and killed her partner. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump getting Washington military parade, but without tanks

It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may have to settle for no tanks. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets prison for phony filing that drove up Fitbit stock

A Virginia man who invented a bogus buyer to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock has been sentenced to two years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman at Veterans Home of California in Yountville has 3 hostages; motive remains unclear

An armed man took three hostages during an “active shooter situation” at a California veterans home Friday afternoon, officials confirmed, enacting a lockdown of the facility. Continue reading

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{FD} At Veterans Home of California in Yountville, gunshots and hostage drama; suspect’s motive unclear

An armed man took three hostages during an “active shooter situation” at a California veterans home Friday afternoon, a fire official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Brown men’s swim team suspended after hazing investigation

Brown University says it has suspended its men’s swimming and diving team after an investigation found multiple violations of alcohol and hazing policies. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian prosecutors sue to shut church over forced labor

Brazilian labor prosecutors have filed suit to shut down a church and school with ties to the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship, saying the church and its leaders “reduced people to a condition analogous to slavery.” Continue reading

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{FD} ACLU sues US, alleging systematic separation of parents and children

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump says Australia could be exempt from steel, aluminum tariffs

President Trump said Friday Australia could be exempt from the newly imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, suggesting Australia’s commitment to a “very fair” and “reciprocal” relationship. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota professor may face deportation to Kenya

A professor at Augsburg University in Minnesota was told Friday to report back to immigration authorities next month and begin making plans for his deportation to Kenya. Continue reading

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{FD} State lawmaker Bible study touts president’s ‘righteousness’

Some Kentucky lawmakers are upset about a self-described Capitol chaplain’s invitation to a Bible study in a government building about “Why the President is righteous and those against him are wicked.” Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters in mental battles with faith and community

They’re on the front line, battling blazes and more. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Newsbreak: Sherman Alexie declines literary award

The American Library Association tells The Associated Press that Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom of emaciated girls sentenced to probation

The mother of two toddlers found so severely malnourished that a pediatrician compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration camps was sentenced to probation for abandoning the children with relatives whom she knew were unfit to care for them. Continue reading

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{FD} Disney launching new cruise from Rome

A more magical way to see Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman guilty but mentally ill in daughter-in-law’s death

A 64-year-old Georgia woman has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the death of her son’s estranged wife. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rejects polygamy law challenge in Canada

A judge has rejected a challenge of Canada’s polygamy laws that was launched after two men were found guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman takes 3 hostages at largest US veterans home

A gunman took at least three people hostage at a large veterans home in California on Friday and police locked down the sprawling grounds, Napa County Fire Capt. Continue reading

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{FD} White House says meeting with Kim Jong Un will not happen without ‘concrete’ actions by North Korea

The White House said Friday that the highly anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will not happen without “concrete actions” from the rogue regime. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma ex-principal gets probation for not reporting abuse

A former principal of a northern Oklahoma elementary school has been sentenced to five years’ probation for not reporting child abuse by a teacher’s aide. Continue reading

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{FD} Twitter refuses to comment on Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic tweets

Twitter has refused to comment on anti-Semitic tweets from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, including one where he writes “the Jews have control over those agencies [FBI] of government.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: County paying $6M to estate of slain black man

The Latest on a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white former reserve deputy in Oklahoma (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sex offender sues hospital that won’t let him visit son, 9

A registered sex offender filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital because he’s barred from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son. Continue reading

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{FD} New York Times mocked over reminder why Louis Farrakhan is back in news

The New York Times was widely scrutinized on Friday for publishing a story headlined, “Why Is Louis Farrakhan Back in the News?” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump triangulates early

Could he avoid a major wipeout? Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Gunman takes hostages at California vets home

The Latest on an armed man at a veterans home in Northern California (all times local): 12:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Martin Shkreli controversies: A timeline of events

Martin Shkreli, the former biotech CEO known for hiking up the price of a life-saving drug, was convicted on federal charges he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey: 2 opposition journalists released until trial ends

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court in Istanbul has ordered two journalists for the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper released from prison pending the conclusion of their trial on terror charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Medieval mystery: Bizarre porpoise burial baffles experts

A bizarre medieval grave containing the remains of a porpoise is still baffling experts months after its discovery. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs gun bill following Parkland massacre, in break with NRA allies

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a school safety bill passed by the Legislature in response to the Valentine’s Day mass shooting that killed 17 people at a high school. Continue reading

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{FD} How did tip to FBI in advance of Parkland shooting get botched?

In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, one of the poignant questions remaining is how the FBI unit that received a tip about the potential shooter in early January failed to pass it along. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania House candidates target those impacted by coal industry’s demise

The future of coal mining has become center stage in the District 18 House race in Pennsylvania – with both candidates, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone trying to win over coal mining workers who have struggled to find jobs after the ind… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump to attend Summit of the Americas meeting in Peru

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the Summit of the Americas regional meeting of Western Hemisphere leaders in Peru. Continue reading

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{FD} Break out the bell bottoms because a Chevrolet dealer resurrected the 1970s Cheyenne Super 10

Wells is the kind of sleepy little Minnesota farming town where you’d expect to see everyone driving around in old pickup trucks. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans Home of California in Yountville on lockdown after reports of shots fired, officials say

An armed man took three hostages during an “active shooter situation” at a California veterans home Friday afternoon, a fire official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

Kristian Saucier, the former sailor who served one year in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC News star Joy Behar: Hanging with Farrakhan ‘baggage’; talking to Jesus ‘mental illness’

ABC News star Joy Behar and former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett sparked outrage on Friday when they defended Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, who has been criticized for the controversial anti-Jewish Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Continue reading

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