Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

{FD} Pentagon to take over security clearance checks

The Defense Department is poised to take over background investigations for the federal government. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama to headline pricey LA fundraiser for Democrats later this month

Democrats hoping to see former President Barack Obama at a fundraiser in Los Angeles later this month might want to start setting aside some cash now. Continue reading

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{FD} Lingerie purchases lead to ex-Apple employee’s prison term in $243G embezzlement case

A former Apple employee’s penchant for Victoria’s Secret merchandise led to her arrest and conviction in a $243,000 embezzlement scheme, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} House Leader McCarthy slams Google over ‘Nazism’ error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet of the California Republican Party. Continue reading

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Are Psychiatrists Scientists?

No, psychiatrists are not scientists but they do know some science.

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{FD} New York millennial finally leaves his parents’ home, but first calls cops on his dad over Legos

Michael Rotondo, 30, left his parents’ suburban home on Friday after a court ordered him to vacate. Continue reading

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{FD} Construction on San Diego section of US border wall begins, CBP says

Construction on a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border wall kicked off Friday in San Diego, Calif., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump-Putin summit in the works

A possible summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in the works. Continue reading

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{FD} UN office impartial in Mexico elections, despite letter

The United Nations is stressing that it is “impartial” in the presidential race of Mexico’s July 1 elections, after one of its agencies said it would be willing to help the front-runner clean up government purchasing and other issues. Continue reading

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{FD} CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce

Health officials announced on Friday that five people have now died after consuming tainted lettuce from Arizona, making this the nation’s largest E. coli outbreak in a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Afghan hostage Joshua Boyle granted bail

Former hostage Joshua Boyle will be released from a Canadian jail with strict bail conditions that include an electronic tracking bracelet, a judge ruled Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Canada hoping its tariff threat will prompt US backdown

Canada’s finance minister says he is hopeful the threat of retaliation against U.S. trade measures will persuade the Trump administration to back away from the steel and aluminum tariffs it has imposed on its G7 allies. Continue reading

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{FD} US votes down Arab-backed UN proposal condemning Israeli force in Gaza

The United States shot down an Arab-backed resolution on Friday that condemned Israel’s use of force in Gaza while calling for the protection of Palestinian civilians, and instead authored a proposal that omitted its ally’s involvement in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Google lists GOP NC state senator as ‘bigot’ in controversial image

Google search results for a Republican politician from North Carolina on Friday displayed a photo of the woman with the word “bigot” written across the bottom before it was taken down. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man goes past checkpoint, crashes into hard lava

The Latest on Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Police say they have arrested a 55-year-old man after he went past a traffic checkpoint and crashed his vehicle into hardened lava on Hawaii’s Big Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano lava burns 2 buildings at geothermal plant

The company that owns a geothermal plant near Hawaii’s erupting volcano says lava has burned down a substation and adjacent warehouse that stored a drilling rig at the complex. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican federal prosecutors take over border disappearances

Mexican federal prosecutors are taking over the investigation into the disappearances of 28 people in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo in recent months. Continue reading

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{FD} Religious leaders oppose proposed Minnesota oil pipeline

Hundreds of religious leaders are opposing a proposed oil pipeline that would run across northern Minnesota. Continue reading

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{FD} US poet laureate Smith tells graduates to be guided by love

America’s poet laureate is challenging college graduates to be guided by love, not just tolerance, as they tackle the world’s problems. Continue reading

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{FD} Detective fatally shoots child **** suspect during attack

Authorities say a Florida detective fatally shot a suspect who was attacking another detective. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: DNA from tissue led to Golden State Killer arrest

Court records show DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities to arrest a former California police officer suspected of being the Golden State Killer. Continue reading

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{FD} America’s ‘last’ silk mill in danger of demolition

History could be destroyed in months after a years-long effort to save the historic Lonaconing Silk Mill in Maryland fizzled. Continue reading

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{FD} Busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy shares senator’s last words

Roughly 50 years after the death of Robert F. Kennedy, the busboy who held the dying senator detailed his last words in a Friday report. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey Weinstein hit with rape allegation in new lawsuit

A new lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein on Friday reportedly details allegations from three women, one of whom claims the disgraced Hollywood producer raped her. Continue reading

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{FD} Tariffs could push Europe toward Russia, critics say

President Trump’s critics charge his tariffs on European steel and aluminum needlessly antagonize valuable allies. The United States and Europe also disagree on climate change policy, the Iran nuclear deal and defense spending. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-cheerleaders sue Houston Texans, alleging they were underpaid and body-shamed by NFL franchise

The Houston Texans have come under fire by five former cheerleaders who accused the NFL franchise of “a systemic pattern of disparity” that included a hostile work environment in which they were underpaid, harassed and body-shamed. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Incoming Missouri governor holds prayer service

The Latest on the resignation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Glamorous Aussie model led vast black market steroid operation

A double life as a model, and as a purveyor of illegal substances aplenty. Continue reading

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{FD} On North Korea, Trump is wisely following Reagan’s example

Now that his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12 in Singapore, President Trump will benefit from some important lessons he appears to have learned by studying the success of President Reagan in dealing with the Soviet U… Continue reading

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{FD} Busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy reveals senator’s last words

Roughly 50 years after the death of Robert F. Kennedy, the busboy who held the dying senator detailed his last words in a Friday report. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Angry’ shark takes South Carolina fisherman’s kayak for a 10-minute spin around Murrells Inlet

A shark took a fisherman for a spin last week when it grabbed a hold of the South Carolina’s line and wouldn’t let go. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook ditches ‘trending’ section

Facebook is retiring Trending—the box that displayed all the latest news—because, it says, the feature had outlived its usefulness. Continue reading

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{FD} Hilaria Baldwin stirs controversy with her post-pregnancy advice

Alec Baldwin’s wife sets tongues wagging. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems start to get serious about 2020

How early is too early? Continue reading

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{FD} California’s biggest-ever wildfire declared extinguished

The largest wildfire in recorded California history is officially out nearly six months after it began. Continue reading

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{FD} ABC reportedly looking to reboot ‘Roseanne’ with focus on Sara Gilbert

ABC is reportedly looking into rebooting “Roseanne,” but this time the series will be focused on Sara Gilbert. Continue reading

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{FD} Forensic psychiatrist who aided JonBenet Ramsey probe killed

A forensic psychiatrist who assisted in the investigations into the 1996 death of JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado and a string of killings in Phoenix more than a decade ago was fatally shot outside his Arizona office. Continue reading

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{FD} Boyfriend faces immigration charges after woman’s body found

A farm worker who admits to burying the body of his girlfriend has been charged with having counterfeit citizenship documents and re-entering the country after twice being deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: Fired officer must stand trial for killing black man

A judge ruled that a Florida police officer must stand trial for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska mom allegedly got drunk, smothered 3-week-old in her sleep

A Nebraska mom was “highly intoxicated” when she suffocated her 3-week-old son who was sleeping in the same bed, deputies said this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Pedophile can run for Congress, thanks to McAuliffe decision restoring felons’ rights

An admitted pedophile and convicted felon who spent more than a year in prison for threatening to kill then-President George W. Bush is legally able to run for Congress in Virginia this year because of a 2016 decision by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe to re… Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts’ buildings in dry New Mexico

A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as heat and wind threatened to drive the flames. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty firefighter finds dead baby in ocean off Florida

Authorities say a dead baby has been found in the ocean near the Florida coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Tom Cruise posts first ‘Top Gun 2’ photo from movie set

Filming of the long awaited sequel to “Top Gun” is under way – and lead star Tom Cruise has already shared a photo from the set of the air force action flick. Continue reading

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{FD} Trooper involved in fatal shooting returns to full duty

The Vermont State Police trooper who participated in the fatal shooting of a distraught man who was holding a pistol to his head by the side of a busy interstate is returning to full duty. Continue reading

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{FD} Man found dead, pinned underneath manure spreader

Authorities say a Maine farmer repairing a manure spreader became pinned under the machine and died. Continue reading

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{FD} A $5 million nickel? Extremely rare 1913 coin up for auction

Described as the most valuable U.S. nickel in existence, a rare nickel from 1913 is expected to sell for between $3 million and $5 million at auction. Continue reading

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{FD} Spotify CEO Daniel Ek admits company’s missteps in introducing new, stringent content policy

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek acknowledged that his company botched a new content policy designed to root out hate speech or punish artists for misconduct, which produced backlash from artists and even some employees. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Bachelorette’ frontrunner apologizes for ‘hurtful and offensive’ Instagram likes

“Bachelorette” contestant Garrett Yrigoyen may have snagged the “first impression” rose from Becca Kufrin during the Monday night premiere of the hit ABC dating show, but the rest of “Bachelorette Nation” didn’t appear to be too thrilled with the pick. Continue reading

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