Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

{FD} No anthem? No problem — Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

What happens when the national anthem isn’t played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway — a cappella. Continue reading

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{FD} No longer driven by conflict, Colombians vote for president

For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics. Continue reading

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{FD} A glance at Colombia’s presidential election

Colombia’s presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Storm Alberto prompts emergency declarations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

The governors of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi have each declared a state of emergency in their states as Subtropical Storm Alberto spreads north and west. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump optimistic about North Korea summit as Moon, Kim hold surprise meeting

President Trump said talks regarding a possible summit with North Korea were “going along very well,” just days after he canceled next month’s highly anticipated meeting with the rogue nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah’s Joshua Holt from Venezuela jail

A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

One of Japan’s most prominent former leaders, Yasuhiro Nakasone, has turned 100, fitting in a country known for longevity. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump says Korea talks ‘going along very well’

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

South Korea’s president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit with President Donald Trump and to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Vintage pair of Levis, 125 years old, go for close to $100,000

The vintage look just got a whole lot more expensive. And you thought your jeans were pricey. Continue reading

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{FD} Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons — Here they are

Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Continue reading

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{FD} George H.W. Bush says he met with veterans at pancake breakfast in Maine

Former President George H.W. Bush said he was “delighted” to spend some time with veterans in Maine on Saturday, while there over the Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Yemeni officials say airstrike in Sanaa kills at least 4

Yemeni security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the capital has killed at least four civilians and wounded over 10 others. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire started by rioting inmates in Iraqi jail kills 7

The local government of a Kurdish province in northern Iraq says seven inmates have died of asphyxia in a fire started as part of a prison riot instigated to cover a foiled breakout attempt. Continue reading

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{FD} Campaign contributor helped Obamas score Netflix deal

Barack and Michelle Obama are raking in the cash, thanks to the influence of a former campaign supporter. Continue reading

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{FD} White House team heading to Singapore amid signs North Korea summit could be back on

The White House said Saturday that a pre-advance team is heading to Singapore in case a much-anticipated summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the latest sign that the summit could be back on despite its cance… Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency due to subtropical storm

Amid an approaching subtropical storm over a busy holiday weekend, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties. Continue reading

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{FD} J.Crew comes under fire for selling feminist T-shirt for young boys

A popular retailer has come under fire after sharing a photo to Instagram featuring a young boy in a pink shirt that reads, “I am a feminist too.” Continue reading

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{FD} We can’t ignore Venezuela’s crisis

Last weekend’s controversial presidential election in Venezuela has reminded Americans of an economic and humanitarian crisis we have ignored for far too long. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 germiest places in your hotel room

Listen up, vacationers. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative groups, congressional Republicans appear poised for another try at ObamaCare repeal

Congressional Republicans appear poised to take another shot at repealing and replacing ObamaCare — in an critical, election year in which Democrats are blaming the GOP for escalating health insurance costs. Continue reading

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{FD} Steve Hilton: Are you ‘triggered’ by the joyless, puritanical, xenophobic authoritarians of the left?

What does Memorial Day bring to mind? Continue reading

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{FD} California cottage under 600 square feet asking nearly $1 million

It’s about five blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Man barges onto school bus, holds knife to driver

Authorities say a Southern California man barged onto a school bus carrying about a dozen children and held a knife to the driver’s head before witnesses dragged him away. Continue reading

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{FD} Head of Chilean church’s anti-abuse panel resigns

The president of the Chilean Catholic Church’s Commission for the Prevention of Abuses has resigned after acknowledging he was slow to investigate allegations of misconduct in his diocese. Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana advocate known as NJ Weedman acquitted in retrial

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been acquitted of witness tampering in his retrial. Continue reading

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{FD} Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth man to walk on moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, has died at age 86, his family and NASA announced on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

Police say a large glass panel fell on two workers during construction of one of New York City’s tallest skyscrapers, killing one and sending the other to a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania officials remove black bear from homeowner’s tree

Pennsylvania officials on Friday removed a young black bear from a tree outside a home in Hanover. Continue reading

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{FD} Train gets ‘lost’ in England when driver ‘went the wrong way’

One passenger voiced her frustration on Twitter. Continue reading

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{FD} Right-wing activist Tommy Robinson reportedly jailed after filming outside child grooming trial

UK right-wing activist and journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested and jailed Friday after he filmed members of an alleged Muslim “grooming” gang entering a court for trial — but the details of his sentence are murky after the judge slapped an order on… Continue reading

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{FD} 7 bodies found in central Mexico

Mexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have met for talks in Moscow that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli soldier badly wounded in West Bank arrest raid dies

The Israeli military says a soldier who was seriously wounded in action this week has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Ireland votes to repeal abortion ban: A look at the referendum

Irish citizens voted in favor of a landmark referendum that would repeal the nation’s strict anti-abortion laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Gym manager slams fat shamer in viral Facebook video

“If you see someone in the gym … and they don’t look the part, you don’t know where they’ve been, what they’ve accomplished. I beg you, please, show kindness, show empathy.” Continue reading

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{FD} Texas officer arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty deputy

A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check. Continue reading

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{FD} White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family

A neighbor accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to two to four years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Meeting with North Korea? That requires some cold-eyed realism

A surprise meeting Saturday between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shows the two are working hard to resurrect a much more important summit between Kim and President Trump, just two days after the U.S. presiden… Continue reading

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{FD} Ireland voters repeal abortion ban as prime minister hails ‘quiet revolution’

In a historic vote, Ireland has chosen overwhelmingly to repeal a constitutional ban on abortions, election officials announced Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Restaurant shooting victims recovering

The Latest on a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City that left the gunman dead (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officers attend boy’s 5th grade graduation in place of fallen father

Officers with the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida attended a young boy’s 5th grade graduation ceremony in place of his father, a former police officer with the department who died of a heart attack in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado school admins suspended for urging playground fight

Four administrators at a Denver charter school have been suspended after a playground fight captured on video showed the school’s restorative justice coordinator encouraging the students to throw punches. Continue reading

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{FD} Hero teacher who bravely stopped Indiana school shooter gets praise from White House

President Trump thanked Jason Seaman, a science teacher who was credited with averting a school shooting on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey Weinstein gruesome courtroom sketches revealed

Gleeful and vengeful courtroom drama fans took to Twitter today to mock the unflattering sketches emerging from movie mogul Harvey Weinsten’s arraignment. Continue reading

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{FD} As Dems focus on big state-level wins, GOP’s Hogan mounts impressive reelection bid in Maryland

Maryland Democrats were shocked in 2014 that Republican Larry Hogan had won the governorship in their deep-blue state and have since been determined to deny him a second term.. Continue reading

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{FD} Denny’s customer arrested after allegedly slapping waitress’ ****

His wife was in the bathroom. Continue reading

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