Daily Archives: June 6, 2018

{FD} Pompeo, Pakistan army chief discuss relations, Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken by phone with Pakistan’s army chief to discuss political reconciliation in Afghanistan and other issues. Continue reading

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{FD} MLB teams pass again on college pitcher linked to molestation of child

A top college baseball prospect, who pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative in 2011, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for a second straight year. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago officer fatally shoots suspect who had fled on foot

Chicago police say an officer has fatally shot a suspect after an armed confrontation. Continue reading

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{FD} Tempest in a Tea Party: Rhode Island seeks Revolution credit

Rhode Islanders feel slighted that Bostonians get all the glory for helping spark the American Revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen kill 4 praying at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

Officials say four people praying at a mosque have been shot to death in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen boogie boarder missing off Oregon coast, father found dead, authorities say

A teenage boogie boarder was missing off the Oregon coast and presumed dead, while a man believed to be his father was found dead after jumping in the water to save his son, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering search and rescue efforts around Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas the death toll has continued to rise. Continue reading

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{FD} Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing

Sitting on a mattress strewn across the floor with white sheets, Pamela Moronci closes her eyes while a traditional healer starts to chant in the indigenous Shipibo language. Continue reading

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{FD} Singapore foreign minister to visit N. Korea ahead of summit

The foreign minister of Singapore is making a two-day visit to North Korea ahead of next week’s U.S.-North Korea summit in the Southeast Asian city-state. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii’s Kim vows to rebuild from volcano with help of FEMA, as scientists say the worst is yet to come

Like hundreds of others on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s home has been devoured by the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano eruption in the past month. Continue reading

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{FD} Ramone the pig rescued from locked BMW in California

Authorities in Orange County rescued a disgruntled pig in a hot car Wednesday afternoon.  Continue reading

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{FD} LeBron’s dunk sets social media on fire, but Warriors win Game 3

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 on Wednesday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals. But on social media, much of the chatter early in the evening was about LeBron James’ first-quarter dun… Continue reading

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{FD} Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano

The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Father, son dead in murder-suicide

The Latest on missing 2-year-old and father found dead in Virginia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say a 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him amid a bitter custody dispute are believed dead in Virginia in an apparen… Continue reading

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{FD} Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii’s Big Island had disappeared by Wednesday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea. Continue reading

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{FD} Carrie Underwood makes CMT Awards history as Blake Shelton takes home top award

Blake Shelton may have taken home the top honor at Wednesday night’s CMT Awards, but it was Carrie Underwood that made history with her 18th win. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump wishes Muslims ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ at White House iftar dinner

Wishing Muslims around the world a “Ramadan Mubarak” — a blessed holiday — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he ski… Continue reading

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{FD} Man accidentally shot by FBI agent’s weapon said he believed it was an ‘idiot’ with ‘a firecracker’

The man in Colorado who was hit with a stray ****** fired inadvertently from an off-duty FBI agent’s weapon has recalled the moment he realized he’d been shot at a nightclub over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Lindsey Vonn reveals who ‘really has my heart’ at CMT Awards

Hours after Lindsey Vonn walked the red carpet at the CMT Awards with boyfriend P.K. Subban, the Olympian revealed who “really has my heart.” Continue reading

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{FD} US: Consulate workers in China suffer mysterious medical issue consistent with what befell Americans in Cuba

The State Department announced Wednesday that “a number of individuals” have been sent back to the United States from the American consulate in China after they suffered illnesses similar to those experienced by government personnel in Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal-immigrant apprehensions at the border spiked in May compared to 2017

The number of people illegally trying to enter the U.S. through the southern border skyrocketed in May compared to one year ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Media report of DOJ watchdog chastising Comey puts fired FBI boss’ leadership style under the microscope

A media report that the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz chastises James Comey for defying authority at key moments is putting the former FBI boss’ leadership style under the microscope. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll from destructive Guatemala volcano jumps to 99, with almost 200 still missing

At least 99 people are dead and nearly 200 others unaccounted for following the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} CEO says she’s devoted to keeping the ‘Girl’ in Girl Scouts

The head of the Girl Scouts says that while the organization is disappointed that the Boy Scouts have decided to accept girls it is focused on growing the number of female participants. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinals’ Red Schoendienst dies at 95, oldest living member of Baseball Hall of Fame

Cardinal great Red Schoendienst passed away Wednesday at the age of 95. Continue reading

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{FD} Carly Pearce thanks ‘guy that broke my heart’ in emotional CMT Awards acceptance speech

Carly Pearce thanked an unexpected person as she accepted Breakthrough Video of the Year at Wednesday night’s CMT Awards. Continue reading

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{FD} CMT Awards 2018 list of winners

A list of winners from the 2018 CMT Awards. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin heads to China to bolster ties as US pressure grows

Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close. Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd suspect arrested in killing of Mexican reporter Valdez

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office says another person has been arrested for alleged involvement in last year’s killing of respected journalist Javier Valdez. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney demands action vs. police seen on video hitting man

An attorney for an Arizona man whose beating by police was caught on camera says the Mesa Police Department officers should be suspended and disciplined. Continue reading

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{FD} Son who wrote viral revenge obituary about his mom explains why he did it

The son who wrote a harsh obituary about his late mother spoke out on Wednesday about why he and his sister decided to reveal why they felt “this world is a much better place without” Kathleen Dehmlow. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut man cops to trafficking in endangered sperm whale teeth

An artist who created works carved from bone admitted Wednesday that he smuggled dozens of sperm whale teeth into the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} DOJ tells Graham Rosenstein won’t recuse from Mueller probe unless officials deem it necessary

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation unless advised to do so by Justice Department officials, the department told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected killer had history of abuse, mental health issues

The man suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area last week had been committed to a behavioral health facility after a domestic violence incident and was restricted from seeing his son during a contentious divorce, which police say has connec… Continue reading

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{FD} San Francisco woman accused of dismembering roommate

A San Francisco woman is facing a murder charge in the slaying of her roommate, whose dismembered body prosecutors say was discovered rotting inside a plastic storage container. Continue reading

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{FD} Norman Reedus reunites with ex Helena Christensen at son’s high school graduation: ‘We’re so proud’

“The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus and his former partner, Danish model Helena Christensen, reunited to celebrate their son’s high school graduation this week. Continue reading

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{FD} CMT Awards kick off with royal wedding spoof as Carrie Underwood is poised to make history

Royal wedding fever has hit Nashville. Continue reading

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{FD} CMT Awards 2018: Best and worst looks

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{FD} Snake in car vent reportedly spooks Virginia woman

A woman in Virginia reportedly got spooked earlier this week after a garden snake appeared from inside her car’s air vent. Continue reading

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{FD} Parkland high school monitor who saw Nikolas Cruz before shooting is barred from grounds

Two campus monitors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been barred from school property and reassigned after it was reported one of them warned school staff members that Nikolas Cruz was acting suspicious as he entered the campus on Feb. 14. Continue reading

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{FD} Kendra Wilkinson shares vulgar explanation for live tweeting a fight with her estranged husband

Former ******* model Kendra Wilkinson put an end to her public spat with her estranged husband on Twitter in a curt and somewhat vulgar way. Continue reading

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{FD} Man sentenced in killings of Muslim cleric and assistant

A New York City man convicted of killing a Muslim cleric and his assistant in broad daylight has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Continue reading

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{FD} Chris Farley family settles lawsuit over bike name

Trek Bicycle says the family of the late “Saturday Night Live” star Chris Farley has settled a federal lawsuit against the Wisconsin-based company for naming its fat-tired bikes Farley. Continue reading

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{FD} Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes’ list as highest-paid athlete

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is the richest athlete in the world – again. Continue reading

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{FD} Taco Bell tests new Frosé

Yes way, frosé! Continue reading

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{FD} Eagles coach was ‘looking forward’ to White House ceremony, says it’s time to ‘move on’

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson made it clear Wednesday the team is ready to move on from the disinvitation controversy, choosing not to engage in a back-and-forth war of words with the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} Kate Spade’s husband Andy releases statement following her suicide, dispels misconceptions

Andy Spade, the husband of famed fashion designed Kate Spade who died on Tuesday of what police are labeling a suicide, has broken his silence on the matter. Continue reading

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{FD} UN Security Council says include youths in peace efforts

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for increased representation of young people in efforts to prevent conflict and to negotiate ends to fighting and implementation of peace agreements. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump forced Kim Jong Un to ‘beg’ for meeting, Giuliani says

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “begged” for the summit with President Trump to go on after Trump canceled it last month, Rudy Giuliani reportedly said Wednesday. Continue reading

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