Daily Archives: June 15, 2018

Pakistan: Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief ‘significant’

Pakistani caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk has described the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan as a “significant development in the fight against terrorism.” Continue reading

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Criminal charges filed against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and also defrauded doctors a… Continue reading

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HS receptionist belts out Etta James classic over PA system

A North Carolina school receptionist on Wednesday stunned students on the last day of school when she belted out the Etta James classic “At Last” over the PA system. Continue reading

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Rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pound Mexico’s coast

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pounded Mexico’s Pacific coast east of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall early Saturday. Continue reading

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California reinstates controversial right-to-die law

California on Friday reinstated a controversial law allowing assisted-suicide, a move likely to deepen the divisions between advocates and opponents of the practice. Continue reading

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Czech president burns giant pair of red underwear in bizarre press stunt

The president of the Czech Republic stunned journalists at a press conference on Thursday where he set a giant pair of red underwear on fire. Continue reading

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Shots fired at Georgia police officer’s home in ‘act of gang violence’

A Georgia police officer, new to the force, returned home over the weekend to find that somebody had fired bullets into his home, piercing a window and walls. Continue reading

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Giuliani floats idea of ‘presidential pardons’ to ‘clean up’ Russia probe

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Friday suggested that the president might try to “clean up” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — in the form of pardons. Continue reading

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Florida driver chugged can of Busch during DUI stop, cops say

A Florida man pulled over by police on Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving continued to drink even after being stopped by a sheriff’s deputy, police said on Friday. Continue reading

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Missing scholar bound for Harvard is found dead

The search for a missing Missouri teen who was set to attend Harvard University in the fall, has ended tragically after police announced Friday evening that he was found dead. Continue reading

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Law to ban ‘upskirting’ photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK

A law that would make it a criminal offense in the U.K. to take “upskirting” photos was blocked Friday in Parliament despite receiving backing from the British government. Continue reading

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Chubbs the 29-pound cat is too big for shelter kennel

The Pasadena Humane Society is trying to find out who owns a massive, 29-pound cat, which officials say is so big it can’t fit comfortably in a kennel. Continue reading

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Famed Glasgow art school ravaged by fire again

Firefighters are battling a large blaze that is ripping of a renowned art school in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Continue reading

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Charges dropped against Florida college students accused of gang rape

Charges were dropped Thursday against two University of Central Florida students who were accused of gang-raping a woman at a frat party. Continue reading

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Former Trump attorney: DOJ report not nearly tough enough given Comey’s ‘appalling behavior’

President Trump’s former attorney John M. Dowd told Fox News that the Justice Department watchdog’s report on the FBI’s actions in the Clinton email investigation wasn’t nearly tough enough on fired FBI Director James Comey. Continue reading

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Border Patrol investigating after SUV seen striking man

The Border Patrol says it’s investigating an incident involving an indigenous man who is seen on video being struck by an agent’s vehicle. Continue reading

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Man surrenders after barricade on bridge near Hoover Dam

A man who stopped traffic in a tactical-style vehicle on a high span bridge on the Arizona-Nevada border near the Hoover Dam was taken into custody Friday afternoon. Continue reading

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Last Camp Minden defendant agrees he owes US $149,000

The last defendant has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site. Continue reading

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California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

California health officials proposed a regulation change Friday that would declare coffee doesn’t present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers. Continue reading

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Convicted killer walks away from North Dakota halfway house

A convicted killer in North Dakota walked away from a halfway house where he had been temporarily transferred for a psychiatric evaluation, according to authorities. Continue reading

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