Daily Archives: August 10, 2018

{FD} Alaska Airlines reports ‘unauthorized take-off’ at SeaTac airport in Washington state

An unauthorized person reportedly took control of a jet Friday evening and took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Waqshington state, though authorities have not yet confirmed the reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge OKs $3.5M settlement between IRS, tea party groups

A judge this week approved a settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, in which the federal agency agreed to pay out $3.5 million, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Taiwan’s Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she’ll be traveling to a region she’s already visited three times in two years. Continue reading

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How To Use Our App 2.0

We may be expanding this mini-manual over time. Click on titles for more. Once you have a single article on screen, you can usually swipe the screen left or right to get the next article. Click on the three short … Continue reading

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{FD} Sinkhole in Pennsylvania parking lot reportedly engulfs six cars

A parking lot in Pennsylvania reportedly collapsed due to a sinkhole on Friday, consuming multiple parked cars. Continue reading

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{FD} Dying California groundskeeper awarded $289 million after jury finds popular weed killer caused cancer

A California man dying of cancer was awarded $289 million after a jury ruled that a popular weed killer product gave him cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Nebraska’s first execution since 1997 will proceed after judge rules in favor of inmate’s wishes to continue

Nebraska’s first execution since 1997 will be carried out after a judge ruled Friday in favor of the inmate’s wishes, despite a German pharmaceutical company’s lawsuit claiming the state illicitly obtained its drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump praises Kanye West for being ‘willing to tell the truth’

President Trump on Friday took to Twitter to praise Kanye West following the rapper’s recent “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appearance, in which he defended his decision to support Trump during his bid for the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} Pink shares her first selfie following hospitalization

It looks like Pink is on the mend! Continue reading

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{FD} Northwestern journalism prof resigns after investigation

A Northwestern University journalism professor has resigned after being accused of misconduct by former students and employees. Continue reading

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{FD} Price of Johnny Carson’s former home reportedly cut by millions

Johnny Carson fans flush with cash can reportedly score a deal of sorts on the late “Tonight Show” host’s former home after the price dropped more than $10 million. Continue reading

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{FD} UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

U.N. experts say “predatory behavior” by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region. Continue reading

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{FD} United Launch Alliance preps for the return of manned space missions from Cape Canaveral

Space company United Launch Alliance is busily preparing for the return of manned missions from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘RHONY’ stars react to Bethenny Frankel’s on-off boyfriend Dennis Shields’ death

The cast members of the “Real Housewives of New York City” are mourning the loss of Dennis Shields, Bethenny Frankel’s on-again-off-again boyfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge dismisses case against suspected LA ‘Skid Row Stabber’

A judge agreed Friday to dismiss murder charges against a man suspected of killing 10 homeless men in Los Angeles in the 1970s because he only has six months to live. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 cars swallowed by sinkhole under outlet mall parking lot

Six cars are trapped by a sinkhole that’s opened up in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania outlet mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump mocks Nancy Pelosi as ‘wonderful person,’ who ‘should definitely be given a 4th chance’

In the midst of a contentious midterm election season, President Trump took aim at Nancy Pelosi on Friday, pleading with Democrats not to “distance” themselves from her. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials probing Salve Regina football hazing allegations

Officials have launched an investigation into allegations of hazing of football players at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Allegations of misconduct at seminary under investigation

Allegations of misconduct made by seminarians in Boston will be investigated. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado woman comes home to mountain lion trapped inside, and a dead house cat

A Colorado woman was surprised to find that a mountain lion had entered home Thursday, becoming trapped and ultimately killing her house cat. Continue reading

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{FD} Jessica Alba on her Honest Company: ‘Everyone’ told me there was ‘no way’ I’d be ‘successful’

Jessica Alba has always been at the top of her health-minded and eco-friendly company, Honest Co., but most people didn’t know that until recently. Continue reading

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{FD} UN condemns rising incitement to hatred in CAfrican Republic

The U.N. Security Council on Friday strongly condemned “the rise of incitement to ethnic and religious hatred and violence” in the Central African Republic and attacks by Boko Haram and the Islamic State extremist groups in the broader region. Continue reading

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{FD} Mastodon skeleton reassembly gets underway at U. of Michigan

Remains of a mastodon that perished millennia ago are being put back together at the University of Michigan. Continue reading

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{FD} Eco-terror defendant arrested in Cuba after 12 years on run

Prosecutors say a former Seattle man wanted in connection with an eco-terrorism conspiracy dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA cables detail interrogation at base run by CIA director

Newly declassified documents graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped *****, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly over… Continue reading

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{FD} Kobach recuses himself as Kansas’ top election official as he clings to lead in governor’s race

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Friday said he is recusing himself from serving as the state’s chief elections official as he holds a razor-thin edge in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary. Continue reading

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{FD} Ben Shapiro hits Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on ‘catcalling’ claims: ‘She didn’t want to look like she was afraid’

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro responded Friday to accusations by democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that he catcalled her in his debate challenge, arguing that she didn’t want to come across as being “afraid.” Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Star Trek’ star Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with dementia: report

“Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia. Continue reading

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{FD} Parker Solar Probe: NASA spacecraft is its first named after a living person

NASA’s probe to the Sun, which is scheduled to launch early Saturday, is expected to rack up a number of historic firsts for the space agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII pilot’s remains return home after 7 decades

The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil. Continue reading

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{FD} Black bar association adds LGBTQ division

The nation’s oldest and largest association for African-American lawyers and judges has created an LGBTQ division for its members. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s staffer resigns after old inflammatory tweets surface

The leading Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona has reportedly accepted the resignation of a campaign staffer after a conservative blog uncovered some inflammatory tweets. Continue reading

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{FD} South Dakota declines to reveal drug to be used in execution

South Dakota’s Corrections Department is refusing to disclose the specific lethal injection drug it will use in the planned execution this fall of a man who admitted to killing a prison guard. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran test-fires ballistic missile for first time in 2018, officials say

For the first time in more than a year, Iran test-fired a ballistic missile in a brazen display of defiance months after President Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal and days before his administration slapped new sanctions on… Continue reading

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{FD} Study suggests mainstream media double standard at work after arrest of Rep. Chris Collins

Mainstream media has often been accused of focusing on the flaws of Republicans while looking the other way when it comes to Democrats. Consider this week’s coverage of the arrest of Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida woman killed while ordering at McDonald’s drive-thru

A Florida woman was ordering food at a McDonald’s drive-thru when authorities say someone walked up and fatally shot her. Continue reading

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{FD} Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on Sept. 4

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley announced Friday that a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is scheduled to begin on Sept. 4. Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement that he expects the hearing to go on for t… Continue reading

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{FD} Contaminated Goldfish crackers left Mississippi woman sick, hospitalized, lawsuit claims

A Mississippi woman who claims she was hospitalized with salmonella after eating Goldfish crackers is now suing, seeking damages from Pepperidge Farm and its ingredient manufacturer, Associated Milk Producers, Inc. Continue reading

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{FD} Justin Timberlake to release his first book

Justin Timberlake can add writer to his resume! Continue reading

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{FD} How much of a problem will Pelosi be for Dems in 2018?

Does the limit exist? Continue reading

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{FD} Cross-border shootings and a border agent’s immunity: Will the Supreme Court make final decision?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the mother of a teenager shot and killed in Mexico by a Border Patrol agent standing in Arizona can sue for damages, and that the agent does not have immunity. Continue reading

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{FD} Lisa Marie Presley talks about her past struggles with drug addiction: ‘I’ve come a long way’

Lisa Marie Presley is opening up about her past struggles. Continue reading

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{FD} Nikki Haley says Colombia anti-drug efforts are a ‘priority:’ ‘It needs to be eradicated’

The U.S. has spent billions in anti-drug efforts in Colombia yet cocaine production is at an all-time high. Continue reading

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{FD} OMG, 007! Gordon Ramsay bought James Bond’s truck

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay appears to have to have purchased himself an incredible James Bond motor. Continue reading

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{FD} NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. Continue reading

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{FD} 5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Continue reading

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{FD} NOT REAL NEWS: Polygamy not widespread among Danish Muslims

Polygamy is not becoming a common practice in Denmark due to an influx of Muslim immigrants, as some online outlets have reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Marvel reportedly trying to convince Disney to bring back axed ‘Guardians’ director James Gunn

Marvel is reportedly hoping that Disney executives will consider bringing back recently fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn for the third installment of the franchise less than a month after being axed over controversial tweets about ra… Continue reading

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{FD} Manafort trial judge delays testimony for hours, without explanation

Judge T.S. Ellis III mysteriously delayed testimony in the case of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for five hours on Friday, pushing off the day’s proceedings as prosecutors once again complained about his criticism of them. Continue reading

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