Monthly Archives: February 2018

{FD} New Jersey high school mulls cancellation of Nerf gun tournament over shooting fears

A New Jersey high school has considered canceling its annual Nerf gun tournament in wake of the Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead in February. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma school first in US to use bulletproof shelters to keep kids safe

An Oklahoma town installed bulletproof shelters in its school classrooms to protect students in the wake of Florida’s Valentine’s Day massacre and its similar copycat threats. Continue reading

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{FD} Arnold Sports Festival has host city pumped

The city of Columbus, Ohio, is pumped – for the 30th anniversary edition of the Arnold Sports Festival, named for the world’s most famous bodybuilder-movie star-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali bombers’ spiritual leader hospitalized in Indonesia

A radical Islamic cleric who was the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers and a force behind a jihadist training camp raided in 2010 has been transferred from prison to a Jakarta hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother testifies about horror of finding kids slain by nanny

A defense lawyer says it was an act of madness. Continue reading

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{FD} $20 million in scholarships offered to DACA students

In an effort help young immigrants who are living in the country illegally earn a college degree, a New Hampshire university announced Thursday it is teaming up with two organizations to offer $20 million in scholarships. Continue reading

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{FD} Kevin Smith forced to defend Chris Pratt after actor offered prayers for recovery

Kevin Smith, the director who suffered a “widow-maker” heart attack early Monday, was forced to come to the defense of actor Chris Pratt who wished him well and said that he was praying for him. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir

Pakistan’s military says Indian troops have killed two Pakistani soldiers in the latest “unprovoked” fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators should be armed. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin man behind anti-Trump manifesto, stolen guns gets more jail time

A Wisconsin man who sparked a statewide manhunt last spring after he mailed an anti-government manifesto to President Trump and confessed to stealing a huge cache of firearms in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown, was sentenced Wednesday to an addition… Continue reading

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{FD} Reporter killed while investigating ties between mafia, Slovakian PM’s office

A Slovakian journalist and his girlfriend were mysteriously found dead Sunday while he was working on a story about possible links between the Italian mafia and people close to Prime Minister Robert Fico. Continue reading

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{FD} Unlicensed day care worker reportedly tells cops she would ‘rather be deported than go to jail’ after allegedly breaking child’s legs

An unlicensed day care worker in Utah allegedly told police she would “rather be deported than go to jail” after a child in her care was taken to the hospital with two broken legs. Continue reading

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{FD} White Wake Forest student cries racism, but liberal university refuses judicial case

A conservative Wake Forest University student has accused the school of bias after it declined to pursue a “school judicial case” against fellow students who photoshopped his face onto a saltine cracker and handed him a box of the salty snacks after he… Continue reading

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{FD} Who is Thomas Homan? Meet the acting ICE director vowing to crack down on sanctuary cities and build a wall

From campaigning for a new border wall to cracking down on sanctuary cities, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan says he’ll “never back down” from safeguarding the border and advancing President Trump’s agenda… Continue reading

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{FD} Australian amnesty nets 57,000 firearms and rocket launcher

An Australian government report says more than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty. Continue reading

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{FD} Commanding officer initially ordered responding deputies to ‘stage’ not enter Stoneman Douglas, sources say

Fox News has learned that in the critical moments as first responding deputies were searching for an active shooter on the property of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer on scene apparently ordered some of the initial responders… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, WH officials say farewell to Hope Hicks: ‘I will miss having her by my side’

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s longest serving aides, resigned from her post on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Unlicensed daycare worker reportedly tells cops she would ‘rather be deported than go to jail’ after allegedly breaking child’s legs

An unlicensed daycare worker in Utah allegedly told police she would “rather be deported than go to jail” after a child in her care was taken to the hospital with two broken legs. Continue reading

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{FD} Multiple bodies found within minutes in Port St. Lucie, Florida; cops say deaths connected

Three dead bodies were found in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Wednesday — each within minutes of each other —and the sheriff’s office believes the incidents are connected. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing dog reunited with Florida family of crash victim, 19

Thanks to the kindness of a stranger, a missing dog has been reunited with its family, after it had run away from the scene of a crash that killed his owner. Continue reading

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{FD} Grad student claims she tipped off police to serial killer a year ago

A criminal profiler said she tried to warn Toronto cops about a serial killer terrorizing the city’s “Gay Village” almost a year before they nabbed a landscaper accused of slaying at least six men and hiding their remains in potted planters. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Major California storm could hit burn areas

The Latest on a winter storm bearing down on California (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities say a storm headed for California will be most intense early Friday and residents in wildfire burn areas along the coast should be prepared to evacuate. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: State agency says it can’t comment on death

The Latest on death of 10-year-old girl in Maine (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago school board OKs closings and consolidation

The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close four high schools in the city’s mostly poor Englewood neighborhood despite protests and emotional testimony from opponents. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Hitler socks’ produced by Polish company spark outrage

A Polish sock company has drawn the ire of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for creating and selling a pair of socks that look like Adolf Hitler. Continue reading

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{FD} California woman pleads guilty in deaths of 2 children

A California woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to torture and murder in the deaths of two young children who had been left in her care and disposing of their bodies in a rented storage unit. Continue reading

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{FD} Fixing ‘broken boys’ – not stripping gun rights – would stop mass shootings, experts say

Most humans cannot fathom — or choose not to fathom — the depths of depravity that would allow a young man to shoot up a school filled with children. Continue reading

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{FD} Chris McDaniel announces candidacy challenging incumbent Roger Wicker in Mississippi

Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel announced his bid to replace U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) on Wednesday in what could be a contentious primary campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger for suggesting rock legend get a vasectomy

The Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards apologized Wednesday for the “completely out of line” comments he made in an interview with The Wall Street Journal about longtime bandmate Mick Jagger. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Brazilian couple flight risk in kidnapping case

Prosecutors are asking that a Brazilian couple accused of helping their daughter kidnap their Texas grandson and keep him in Brazil for the last five years be held without bond, alleging they would use their vast wealth to flee the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Brooklyn man targeted NYPD cops with exploding package, feds say

Authorities on Wednesday charged a Brooklyn man in connection with a deadly package explosion that was meant for a cop but instead killed a landlord in Queens in 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} Red Sox ask Boston to change Yawkey Way’s name back to Jersey Street, in nod to racial inclusion

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have asked city officials to change the name of the street that runs in front of the ballpark, Yawkey Way back to its original designation, Jersey Street. Continue reading

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{FD} LHC meets 4Q profit forecasts

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ LHC Group Inc. (LHCG) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.4 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Reform or else: Rich donor countries threaten money cutoff to end sexual abuse in aid organizations

Rich countries that donate the lion’s share of money to U.N. operations are demanding action on continued reports of sexual abuse in aid organizations. Continue reading

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{FD} Women are marrying trees to help save them

The grooms seem a bit stiff. Continue reading

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{FD} Peru president signaled for taking money from Odebrecht

Accusations of corruption are again enveloping Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after a high-ranking executive from scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht allegedly said he contributed money to the leader’s 2011 campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ lawmakers push for ‘red flag’ gun law that would disarm at-risk people

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has reignited an outcry for more rigorous gun control. Continue reading

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{FD} Unlicensed day care worker accused of breaking baby’s legs

Police say an unlicensed daycare worker in Utah broke both a baby’s legs when she slammed the child on a bathroom floor. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Drowned college student was disoriented after crash

Authorities say they’ve closed their investigation into the death of a bible college student who drowned in a Tennessee creek after a car crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Senator Joe Manchin talks Trump’s bipartisan meeting on gun control

Trump met with Democrats and Republicans about solutions for preventing mass shootings; Senator Joe Manchin says on ‘Your World’ that Trump supports common sense back ground check changes. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake

A Russian native from Brooklyn has been accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake and then stealing her identity and other property. Continue reading

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{FD} Man caught with red sauce on his face charged with meatball theft

The man had red sauce smeared on his face and clothes, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Attorney General Mukasey: Trump’s criticism of Sessions is wrong

Trump criticized Sessions for asking the inspector general to investigate potential FISA abuse; former attorney general Michael Mukasey says the IG is the right person for the job. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in connection with 2017 exploding package

Authorities say a New York City man has been arrested on charges he built an explosive to attack a police officer and instead killed an innocent bystander. Continue reading

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{FD} Senior House member, Alaska’s Don Young, suggests more guns might have saved lives in Holocaust

The most senior member of the House of Representatives argued against tougher gun laws in a speech last week, rhetorically wondering how many victims of the Holocaust might have survived had they been armed. Continue reading

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{FD} This artist turned his sour grapes into a wine boyfriend

Taking the term “social drinker” to a new level, a Portland artist made a boyfriend who would be as loyal as his favorite wine. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents charged in death of adult son with Down syndrome

A Kentucky couple has been charged with murder in the death, by neglect, of their adult son with Down syndrome. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida House issues subpoenas as it ponders ‘what went wrong’ in Parkland shooting response

The Florida House issued subpoenas on Wednesday as a part of the state’s ongoing investigation into the way Broward and Palm Beach Counties and the City of Coral Springs responded “prior to, during and immediately following” the Parkland high school sh… Continue reading

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{FD} Returning jihadis from West belong in criminal justice system, not counseling, Heritage report says

The issue of how to deal with Islamist fighters returning to their western home countries from battlefields abroad has been one of contentious debate since the rise of ISIS four years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Major winter storm could threaten burn areas of California

A powerful winter storm was bearing down Wednesday on California and forecasters warned of heavy snowfall in the northern mountains while predictions of widespread rainfall elsewhere raised concern about flash flooding near wildfire burn scars. Continue reading

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