Daily Archives: April 8, 2018

{FD} New York high school bus crash seriously injures 6 returning from spring break

A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip has struck a bridge overpass on Long island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Hero’ Humbolt Broncos player taken off life support, to donate organs

The family of a Humbolt Broncos hockey player who was on a bus when it slammed into a semitrailer in western Canada– killing 15– said he was taken off life support and his organs will be donated, The Global News reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel

President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an “animal” and said there would be a “big price to pay” for resorting to outlawed weapons of mass des… Continue reading

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{FD} Canada town grieves after road crash decimates youth team

This shattered town mourned its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong quake cracks streets in western Japan, injuring 5

A strong earthquake in western Japan has cracked streets, cut water and power to a number of homes and caused slight injuries to five people. Continue reading

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{FD} Grant helps scholars mine church records for hidden history

The history of the Congregational Church is the history of Colonial New England. Continue reading

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{FD} Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

Read carefully through the fine print of YouTube’s terms of service and you might notice that you’ve affirmed you are old enough to watch it. Continue reading

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{FD} Airstrikes hit Assad air base after deadly chemical attack, state TV reports

Syrian state TV and witnesses said late Sunday that airstrikes had hit a military airport near the city of Homs shortly after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in a suburb of the capital city, Damascus, over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8, Episode 15 recap: Negan returns to set things right in The Sanctuary

With just two more episodes before Season 8 of “The Walking Dead” comes to a close, things took shape in the penultimate episode, “Worth.” With the Saviors’ loyalties split, Negan had to step in to retake control. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona mom arrested after toddler ate THC-laced mac and cheese, cops say

An Arizona mother was arrested Thursday after her young daughter ate THC-laced macaroni and cheese. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ debuts new trailer featuring surprising Chewbacca reveal

After a much maligned and talked-about production, Lucasfilm and Disney dropped the newest trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and it gives fans some pretty exciting information, including Chewbacca’s age. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump national security spokesman Michael Anton to leave White House

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration, the White House confirmed Sunday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?

It appears those in power here who have championed policies that continue to steer California further and further left may now have overplayed their hand. Continue reading

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{FD} London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes: ‘There is never a reason to carry a knife’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who oversees London’s Metropolitan Police, took to Twitter to announce tough new policies to combat the city’s surge in violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Hungary leader Viktor Orban sweeps to re-election win with super majority

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his “decisive” re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were “an opportunity to defend Hungary.” Continue reading

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{FD} Sergei, Yulia Skripal to get new identities to live in the US, report says

A Russian ex-spy and his daughter, who nearly died last month after they were exposed to a rare nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury, will be offered new identities and the chance to be resettled in America, The Times of London reported Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Manhunt for Tennessee man, 23, who admits he killed his mother and his friend

Police in Tennessee were searching Sunday for a 23-year-old man who admitted in a long Facebook post that he killed his mother and his friend before escaping the scene — possibly leaving the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Kyle Busch gets first win at Texas NASCAR race

Kyle Busch finished ahead of Kevin Harvick and the rest of the field this time, winning at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday to give Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory of the season. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman caught with cocaine in purse blames it on windy day, police say

Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse. Continue reading

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{FD} Patrick Reed holds off Fowler, Spieth to win Masters

Patrick Reed held his nerve and held off Sunday charges by Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to win his first major championship at the Masters. Continue reading

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{FD} Gas prices jump to $2.74 per gallon

The price for a gallon of gasoline jumped 8 cents over the past two weeks to hit a nationwide average of $2.74 for regular-grade. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks Facebook data breach affected more users than reported

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower believes the political consulting firm harvested data from more than the previously reported 87 million users of Facebook, according to reports Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman, 23, killed by lightning at mud bog site

Victim Kourtney Lambert, 23, was reportedly at Woodpecker Mud Bog in White Springs on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Conor McGregor was ‘causing trouble’ in hotel room after release on bail, report says

UFC superstar Conor McGregor was “being rowdy” in his Manhattan hotel Saturday night, one day after he was released on bond following his arraignment in connection with a backstage melee earlier this week, the New York Post reported Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

North Korea’s government has communicated directly with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear program with President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Burning effigy of Judas an Easter tradition in Greek town

A town on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula has observed Orthodox Easter by burning an effigy of Judas. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Deutsche Bank CEO Cryan out, Sewing in

The Latest on the new CEO at Deutsche Bank (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Deutsche Bank’s supervisory board has appointed Christian Sewing as chief executive officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Parkland massacre survivor says she hid under dead classmate’s body

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student on Saturday said that as one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history unfolded at her high school nearly two months ago, she used a dead student’s body to shield herself from gunman Nikolas Cruz. Continue reading

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{FD} Pruitt slammed as unfit to lead EPA by 2 GOP senators; one calls him ‘chucklehead’

Two Senate Republicans said Sunday that President Trump, not them, must decide whether to keep Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator but sharply criticized some of his questionable actions since joining the administration, with one even calling him a “chuc… Continue reading

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{FD} Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to give away largest HQ Trivia prize ever

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is hoping to dominate yet another medium – mobile. The star of the new film “Rampage” has revealed he’ll take his talents to the popular app HQ Trivia for a special promotion to give away its biggest cash prize to date. Continue reading

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{FD} Kim Jong Un willing to discuss getting rid of North Korea’s nukes, US says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said he’s willing to talk with President Trump about getting rid of North Korea’s nuclear weapons as part of a denuclearization across the Korean Peninsula, a Trump administration official confirmed to Fox News on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill parish priest in eastern Congo after Sunday Mass

A Catholic leader in Congo says gunmen have killed a parish priest after a Mass in Congo’s eastern region. Continue reading

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{FD} Delta passenger suffered ‘painful’ cartilage damage after child on flight repeatedly kicked her, she claims

The woman said a flight attendant accused her of being the problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Crowley says GOP attacking Pelosi because ‘bankrupt on ideas,’ mum on plan to lead House caucus

New York Rep. Joe Crowley, the House’s No. 3 Democrat, declined again Sunday to say whether he’ll challenge Democrat Nancy Pelosi for her post as the chamber’s top Democrat — amid increasing calls within the party for her to step down and support for … Continue reading

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{FD} Stranger goes on ‘adventure’ to retrieve woman’s passport after she posted a desperate plea on Reddit

Other Redditors were intrigued as he documented the experience on the forum website. Continue reading

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{FD} Country star Merle Haggard memorialized with post office in California hometown

About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard in his hometown. Continue reading

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{FD} Cocaine in purse? Woman blames it on a windy day, police say

Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook must shape up, or it will be ‘broken up,’ senator warns

With Mark Zuckerberg’s grilling on Capitol Hill looming this week, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned Facebook that it must make major changes—or else. Continue reading

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{FD} New York man charged with DWI with baby daughter in car

A New York man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving drunk with his 9-month-old daughter in the car. Continue reading

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{FD} Anheuser-Busch debuts summery new Bud Light Orange

The refreshing beer has already been spotted at some grocery stores. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Jeff Flake’s son seeks new civil trial against Joe Arpaio

The adult son of outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will seek a new civil trial against a candidate seeking to replace Flake — Joe Arpaio — based on allegations that the then-sheriff brought a trumped-up criminal case against him in the deaths of 21 dogs at… Continue reading

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{FD} Luann de Lesseps claims Russell Simmons groped her

Luann de Lesseps says Russell Simmons sexually harassed her in an elevator several summers ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Moose kicks man in Alaska — after he kicked first

A moose kicked a man’s foot last week in Alaska — after he’d already given it a kick, KTVA-TV reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Army identifies 2 killed in helicopter crash in Kentucky

The Army on Sunday identified the two soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead, 30 wounded in raid by UN-C. African Republic forces

The United Nations mission in Central African Republic says at least three people have been killed and 30 wounded during a joint operation with the military to dismantle the bases of armed groups inside the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Jimmy Kimmel defends mean-spirited dig at Melania Trump, apologizes for lewd Hannity joke

After a heated back-and-forth between Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity, the late-night host released a statement Sunday apologizing for a lewd shot at Hannity seen as mocking the gay community — but Kimmel was unapologetic about his controversial on-air … Continue reading

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{FD} ‘A Quiet Place’ surprises with second-biggest opening of 2018 behind ‘Black Panther’

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year’s second-best weekend after “Black Panther,” according to studio estimates Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police respond to disturbance at juvenile detention facility

Charges are pending after a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryland in which at least three staffers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Survivors of Syria chemical attack ‘forced to leave or die’

Those in the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Douma say they immediately knew their region had again been assaulted by chemical weapons — and something stronger than just chlorine. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: ICC says Israel, Hamas acts may be war crimes

The Latest on Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Continue reading

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