Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

{FD} Traveling with Pompeo on secret mission to North Korea

It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. Continue reading

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{FD} US hopes North Korea will become close partner, Pompeo says

The United States aspires to have North Korea as a “close partner” and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, noting that the U.S. has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. Continue reading

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{FD} East Timorese vote in second election in less than a year

East Timorese are voting in their second election for parliament in less than a year after the collapse of a minority government. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi polls open in first elections since victory over IS

Polls have opened across Iraq in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib barred from leaving

The Latest on Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 12 p.m. Malaysia’s Immigration Department says former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are not allowed to leave the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Ukraine computer involved in Tennessee elections attack

Investigators found evidence of a “malicious intrusion” into a Tennessee county’s elections website from a computer in Ukraine during a concerted cyberattack, which likely caused the site to crash just as it was reporting vote totals in this month’s pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Fraud charges filed against 2 members of secretive sect

Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Friday in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church despite the struggling economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Tax charges lead to suspension of Baltimore’s police leader

Baltimore’s top police official has been suspended after being charged with failing to pay his taxes, and a deputy commissioner has been tapped to replace him for the time being. Continue reading

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{FD} Defeated Malaysian leader to go on holiday, denies fleeing

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will take a short holiday to spend time with his family after a shocking electoral defeat that ended the 60-year rule of his coalition. Continue reading

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{FD} Army vet sentenced to 55 years in jail for murdering his wife, burying her with strange objects

An Army veteran, who served three tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday for the murder of his wife, whom he also admitted to burying behind his parents’ home. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma governor signs adoption law opposed by LGBT groups

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon shines as he drives diplomacy with Pyongyang

To his supporters, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a master negotiator who’s fixing decades of bad nuclear diplomacy with North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans group mistakenly suggests McCain has passed, accidentally emailing draft of a news release

The VFW erred in announcing the death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday after sending out a drafted email to reporters with a subject line that read, “VFW Remembers Sen. John McCain.” Continue reading

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{FD} 4 Oklahoma troopers injured, suspect dead after shooting, fire, authorities say

Four Oklahoma troopers trying to execute a warrant on Friday were injured after getting shot at and a fire broke out at a potentially “*****-trapped” house, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Fast-growing fire destroys homes in northern Arizona

A quickly-growing wildfire in north-central Arizona destroyed two homes, up to a dozen outbuildings and was threatening another 400 structures Friday in a rural area near Prescott. Continue reading

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{FD} Central Indiana man charged in killing of 3-legged deer

A central Indiana man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a three-legged doe that other hunters had agreed to spare. Continue reading

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{FD} 3rd local candidate in Mexico’s July 1 voting killed in week

Gunmen killed a mayoral candidate in central Guanajuato state Friday, the third local candidate in Mexico’s July 1 elections murdered in the past week and one of more than a dozen during the entire campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} Centers look to new Facebook tools for help during disasters

Community health centers that helped thousands of people in Texas during and after Hurricane Harvey have new Facebook tools that could help them offer aid during the upcoming hurricane season. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-speaker of NY Assembly guilty in public corruption case, report says

Sheldon Silver, a former politician in New York, was reportedly found guilty Friday after facing charges of public corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force looking for can of explosives lost in North Dakota

Authorities in northwestern North Dakota are searching for explosives that belong to the U.S. Air Force. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 members of secretive sect charged in unemployment scheme

Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Friday in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of plan to keep money flowing into the church despite the struggling economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Des Moines woman sentenced for leaving kids in filthy home

A Des Moines woman who pleaded guilty to leaving her three young children alone in a filthy, feces-covered home has been sentenced to probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Stormy Daniels’ lawyer threatens to release new info on Michael Cohen and Trump

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, said in a scathing tweet on Friday that he planned to release “more evidence and facts” on President Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico faces prospect of failure in NAFTA talks

The top trade representatives of the United States, Mexico and Canada have ended the latest round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade without a deal, days before an unofficial deadline to get any deal through the U.S. Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won’t he sweep Iraq’s elections?

During four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements that would make most politicians envious. Continue reading

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{FD} Search for remains of Michigan girls will resume Monday

Police in suburban Detroit say they’ll take a weekend break after digging for the remains of up to seven girls who have been missing for years. Continue reading

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{FD} $10 billion campaign launched to educate every child by 2030

A campaign to raise $10 billion to ensure that every child gets a secondary school education by 2030 has received support from the U.N. chief, global and regional banks, and 11.5 million young people who are calling for the biggest education investment… Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man charged in deadly church bus crash back in jail

A 21-year-old Texas man is back in jail after authorities say he violated his bond while awaiting trial for a 2017 crash that killed 13 people in a church minibus. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Indiana 11-year-old

Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting an 11-year-old northwestern Indiana boy. Continue reading

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{FD} The 2018 Honda Accord Sport is a stirring sedan

It’s worth the effort. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea will receive US economic assistance if it gives up nuclear weapons, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday extended America’s potential economic assistance to North Korea, under the assumption that it’ll get rid of its nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea will receive US economic assistance if they give up nuclear weapons, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday extended America’s potential economic assistance to North Korea, under the assumption that they get rid of their nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Lacrosse season canceled after player accused of racial slur

Officials in a New Jersey school district canceled the remainder of the boys’ lacrosse season Friday after allegations that a white team member used a racial slur against a black female athlete from another school. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Last Man Standing’ renewed by Fox; Tim Allen ‘excited’ for Season 7

“Last Man Standing” was resurrected at Fox for Season 7 on Friday after ABC canceled the beloved series. Continue reading

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{FD} 60 dead cats among 100 animals discovered at Minnesota home

Authorities say a Minnesota woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after investigators found about 100 animals at her home, including 60 dead cats. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama man paralyzed, ‘fighting for his life’ after coral snake bite, family says

An Alabama who was recently bitten by a venomous coral snake is now fighting for his life, his family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in break-in at NFL star’s home waives extradition

A third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at the home of New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowsi has waived extradition from Maine, where he’s in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} SpaceX successfully launches satellite with new upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX successfully launched its upgraded ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon, carrying Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Unprecedented tension between Iran and Israel

In the escalating confrontation between Israel and Iran, Israel’s defense minister called on Syria’s President Bashar Assad on Friday to rid his country of Iranian forces based there — warning their presence will only cause more trouble to the already … Continue reading

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{FD} Sudden death of Baltimore politician rattles Md. gov race

What will happen to the political landscape? Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. wants Germany to halt trade with Iran

Richard Grenell, the new U.S. ambassador to Berlin, came out swinging this week by reiterating the Trump administration’s position that European companies should stop working with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Continue reading

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{FD} SpaceX successfully launches rocket one day after failed attempt

SpaceX successfully launched a rocket Friday afternoon, carrying Bangladesh’s first satellite, in a second attempt to launch its upgraded workhorse rocket. Continue reading

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{FD} Second victim of Sao Paulo building collapse identified

The Sao Paulo Public Security Department says a second victim has been identified among remains recovered from the rubble of a downtown building that caught fire and collapsed last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo: US hopes to have NKorea as ‘close partner’ not enemy

The United States aspires to have North Korea as a “close partner” and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, noting that the U.S. has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. Continue reading

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{FD} Nation’s oldest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: ‘He’s a crackerjack’

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest veteran celebrated his 112th birthday on Friday, May 11. Continue reading

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{FD} Lincoln’s stovepipe hat and bloody gloves may be on the block as foundation struggles with millions in debt

Rare artifacts belonging to the 16th president are in danger of being sold off after the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation announced it is struggling to pay off a $10 million loan used to acquire them. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury suggests life with parole in family killing

The Latest on sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted in the deaths of five family members(all times local): 2:55 p.m. Jurors have recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for the younger of two Oklahoma brothers convic… Continue reading

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{FD} 2 trips to North Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Agency investigating errant tsunami message

The Latest on an mistaken tsunami test message sent on Alaska’s emergency alert system (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeless man charged in ‘horrific’ NYC sex assault after arrest in South Carolina

The suspect in a “horrific” sexual assault in New York City has been captured in South Carolina, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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