Monthly Archives: December 2017

A New Year’s Eve to remem-brrrr in New York

A temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit as the ball dropped made the welcoming of 2018 the second-coldest New Year’s Eve on record in the Big Apple. Continue reading

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This Week: Fed minutes, Walgreens results, Nonfarm payrolls

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: BETWEEN THE LINES The Federal Reserve releases minutes from the recent two-day meeting of its policymakers on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Mexico: Latest murder highlights blurred lines in journalism

For some, Gumaro Perez was an experienced reporter who got on well with locals and earned the nickname “the red man” for his coverage of bloody crimes in Veracruz, one of Mexico’s deadliest states for journalists and civilians alike. Continue reading

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Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

Costa Rican investigators are working into what caused a charter aircraft carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers to crash in a wooded area in the country’s northwest soon after takeover, killing everyone on board. Continue reading

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Gunman in deadly Colorado deputy shooting identified as Iraq War vet with grudge against sheriff

The rifle-toting man who gunned down a Colorado deputy in a New Year’s Eve “ambush-style” attack ranted about the sheriff and a local police officer in recent online posts. Continue reading

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Oakland Raiders fire coach Jack Del Rio after 6-10 season

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season. Continue reading

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Kim Jong Un claims he has ‘nuclear button’ on his desk

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day, report says

One of Hillary Clinton’s rich friends paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Sunday. Continue reading

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Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States should be aware that his country’s nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. Continue reading

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Trump calls out ‘friends,’ ‘haters,’ ‘Fake News Media’ in New Year’s Eve messages

President Trump on Sunday wished a happy new year to the people who elected him to the White House — and those who kept him in the headlines. Continue reading

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Inmate behind 2015 prison break had a new escape plan

A convicted murderer whose prison break captivated the nation says he uncovered a way to escape from another maximum-security facility in New York. Continue reading

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American family of 5 among 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash, reports say

A small plane carrying 10 foreign passengers and two local crew members crashed and burst into flames in a wooded area in Costa Rica, killing everyone on board, the government reported Sunday. Continue reading

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Indianapolis Colts fire coach Chuck Pagano after 4-12 season

The Indianapolis Colts fired coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday, less than two hours after they ended a 4-12 season with a 22-13 victory over Houston. Continue reading

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Tennessee girl, 12, charged in deadly shooting of her 16-year-old friend

A 12-year-old Tennessee girl has been charged as a juvenile with killing another girl in her grandmother’s apartment with a stolen gun, the Nashville Metro Police Department said Sunday. Continue reading

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Trump fires back at Rouhani slam amid deadly Iran protests

President Trump fired back Sunday at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who’d broken his silence on rare, widespread and deadly protests breaking out inside the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

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US closer than ever to ‘nuclear war with North Korea,’ Mullen says

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen on Sunday gave a dire predication about U.S.-North Korea relations, suggesting the countries are closer than ever to a nuclear war with no diplomatic solution. Continue reading

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Cleveland Browns become 2nd team in NFL history to finish season 0-16

The Cleveland Browns ended its 2017 season Sunday with an embarrassing statistic to its name, becoming just the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16. Continue reading

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Police: Officer shoots man at a Mississippi Walmart

Police say an officer shot a man after receiving call about a shoplifter at a Walmart in western Mississippi. Continue reading

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10 killed in fiery crash along Mexico’s Pacific coast

Mexican authorities say five people visiting from the United States were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico. Continue reading

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Unrelenting cold takes aim at the Deep South as 2017 closes

Bitterly cold temperatures spreading across the Deep South will be potentially deadly, as freezing weather will likely last for several days in a region more accustomed to brief bursts of arctic air than night after night below zero. Continue reading

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