Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

{FD} SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Mystery, a faux pas, wordy Breyer

Spring is the season of mystery at the Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Critic’s jailing shows hushed dissent since ’08 China quake

A decade after a massive earthquake devastated parts of China’s Sichuan province, an outspoken critic of the government’s response is languishing in jail, his health deteriorating. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s instinct in Korea crisis and elsewhere is ‘go big’

The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single when you can swing for a home run? Continue reading

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{FD} Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems’ ‘blue wave’ fears

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Jury recommends life with parole in Oklahoma family killings

A jury that convicted the younger of two Oklahoma brothers in the fatal stabbings of their parents and three siblings still needs to decide whether he should have a chance of being paroled. Continue reading

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{FD} FEC votes to allow congressional candidate to use campaign funds for child care

The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to allow a Democratic New York congressional candidate to earmark campaign funds for child-care expenses, a move considered a “game changer” for mothers eyeing a run for office. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman whose Great Danes were seized faces little jail time

A woman found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to be sentenced on animal cruelty charges. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 adults, 4 children found dead on property in Western Australia

Three adults and four children were found dead in Western Australia early Friday in what authorities were calling the country’s worst mass slaying in more than two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentines haunted by memories of crisis oppose IMF’s help

It seemed like a collective moan could be heard across Argentina as President Mauricio Macri uttered three words that many in this country associate with the worst of times: International Monetary Fund. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Philippine top court votes to oust chief justice

The Latest on the removal of the chief justice of the Philippines (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Guatemala asks Swedish, Venezuelan ambassadors to leave

Guatemala asked Venezuela and Sweden on Thursday to remove their ambassadors from the Central American country, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs. Continue reading

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{FD} Seoul to re-examine arrival of North Korean women

South Korea says it will look closer into the circumstances surrounding the arrival of a dozen North Korean restaurant workers in 2016 after a television report suggested some of the women might have been brought to the South against their will. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian police find 7 dead with gunshot wounds

Police say seven people have been found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters warn democracy at risk if Filipino justice ousted

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have massed in front of the Philippine Supreme Court to rally for the chief justice ahead of an expected vote by fellow justices on a petition to oust her in a move she calls unconstitutional. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio police recreate murder scene of black councilwoman

Nearly two months after a black councilwoman was shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro, police are recreating the murder scene in hopes of discovering clues about who did it. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputy helps save ‘unresponsive’ baby, rushes him to hospital, authorities say

A sheriff’s deputy in Florida helped save a baby’s life after a mother said her son was “unresponsive,” authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 people killed in explosion at hotel in northwest Pakistan

Police say an explosion at a hotel has killed five people from one family and wounded two other people in northwest Pakistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Hope, anger for relatives of S. Koreans kidnapped by North

North Korea’s release of three American detainees is both hopeful and disheartening for the relatives of hundreds of South Koreans abducted by the North. Continue reading

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{FD} Now is a terrible time to buy a phone

Even in the fast-paced world of tech, where companies are constantly one-upping each other to be on the bleeding edge, you’re bound to hit a lull now and then. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in Missouri Guard member’s stabbing death

A 58-year-old convicted killer from northwestern Missouri is charged in the death of a Missouri Air National Guard member who was stabbed in what authorities are calling a road rage incident. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty Arkansas officer

Authorities say two men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer inside his Arkansas home. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season 11 finale recap: Sheldon and Amy’s wedding gets a big shocker

It’s all been leading to this, after proposing at the top of the Season, Sheldon and Amy’s wedding date finally arrived in Season 11, Episode 24. Fans finally learned how it all ended in the big wedding-day finale titled “The Bow Tie Asymmetry.” Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest person in US dead at 114

The oldest person in the U.S. passed away Wednesday at the age of 114, according to a Pennsylvania funeral home and the state’s governor. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump vows US ‘will not be walked into an Iran deal’ at next month’s North Korea summit

President Trump told supporters in Indiana Thursday evening that the U.S. would not agree to a redux of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal when he sits down with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma man found guilty of killing 5 family members in attack with older brother

An Oklahoma man, described as “a gentle young man,” was found guilty Thursday of fatally stabbing five family members. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano’s next eruption could spew lethal gas and boulders big as fridges

Residents near one of the world’s most active volcanos were warned Thursday of rising levels of toxic gas, as concerns on the ground grew that Kilauea could blow at any moment. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli organization reveals Trump coin in expression of ‘gratitude’ over embassy move

An Israeli nonprofit announced Wednesday that it will be releasing a celebratory coin in honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence and it will feature the face of President Donald Trump as an expression of “gratitude” for his decision to m… Continue reading

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{FD} Homeland secretary denies report she was close to resigning

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is pushing back against a report that she told colleagues she was close to resigning Wednesday after President Donald Trump scolded her at a cabinet meeting. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Big Bang Theory’ actor Johnny Galecki says guest star Mark Hamill is obsessed with ‘Roseanne’ trivia

“Big Bang Theory” finally landed one of nerd-culture’s biggest guest stars for its Season 11 finale, but for star Johnny Galecki, it was more of a win for “Roseanne” than the long-running CBS sitcom. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man hid legless fugitive girlfriend in plastic tote

A Florida man is accused of hiding his legless fugitive girlfriend from police by stuffing her into a plastic storage container. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s National Guard begins Border Patrol training

California National Guard troops have started training with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, intelligence analysts and fill other support roles to free up more agents to patrol the Mexican border. Continue reading

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{FD} DHS denies report Secretary Nielsen considered resigning after Trump criticism

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security denied a New York Times story on Thursday saying Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen nearly resigned this week after President Trump “berated” her in front of other Cabinet members. Continue reading

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{FD} KemPharma: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) _ KemPharm Inc. (KMPH) on Thursday reported a loss of $26.2 million in its first quarter. Continue reading

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{FD} White House official mocked ‘dying’ McCain after Haspel criticism, sources say

A White House communications official mocked Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis in a meeting after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, sources told Fox News on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma man accused of killing 2 dogs to punish daughter

The ex-wife of an Oklahoma man facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly killing his teenage daughter’s two dogs to punish her for not doing the dishes said Thursday both of the couple’s children were stunned by the incident. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 more murder counts filed in California serial killing case

Prosecutors have filed four additional murder charges against a former police officer who authorities suspect was the Golden State Killer. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor license on hold over fat storage, syringe allegations

North Carolina’s Medical Board has suspended the license of a doctor who they say reused syringes and dermatology products on multiple patients and stored human fat in plastic bags in a closet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury to consider sentences for teen in deaths

The Latest on sentencing for an Oklahoma teen convicted in the deaths of five family members (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of Lindsey Baum, girl who went missing in Washington in 2009, found

The remains of a Washington girl who went missing in 2009 were discovered by hunters in September 2017, police revealed Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore police commissioner admits he failed to file taxes in wake of federal charges

Baltimore’s top cop admitted Thursday that he failed to file federal and state income tax returns for three consecutive years after federal prosecutors hit him with misdemeanor charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri high school ring returned after almost 60 years

Two historical surveyors returned a high school class ring to its owner nearly 60 years after it went missing in a southwestern Missouri cave. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Indianapolis officers cleared in unarmed motorist death

A civilian police merit board began deliberations Thursday evening over whether to fire two Indianapolis officers who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist last year following a brief pursuit. Continue reading

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{FD} Southwest hero pilot wasn’t supposed to be on the flight, she says

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the pilots responsible for the safe landing of a Southwest plane last month after one of its engines exploded mid-air, leaving one passenger dead, was reportedly not initially scheduled to pilot the flight. Continue reading

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{FD} Supermarket called ‘sexist’ for Mother’s Day ad

A German supermarket chain is in hot water for a Mother’s Day advertisement that some people are slamming as “sexist.” Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114

A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home. Continue reading

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{FD} Southeast Texas church damaged by explosion

A package left at the front door of a Southeast Texas church exploded, causing minor damage and marking the second time in two weeks that a device has been found in the city of Beaumont. Continue reading

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{FD} UN votes to take first step toward a global environment pact

The U.N. General Assembly has voted to take a first step toward establishing a Global Pact for the Environment, a decision the United States opposed. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: ‘Defecating’ school chief wants to correct record

The attorney for a school superintendent charged with public defecation says his client wants to correct some falsehoods about his behavior. Continue reading

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{FD} Is Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano going to explode? What Mount St. Helens and other eruptions have taught us

For days, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has devastated the Big Island, oozing chunks of 2,000-degree lava and opening more than a dozen cracks (fissures) in the ground that spit out toxic gas and steam. Continue reading

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