Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

{FD} Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. Continue reading

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{FD} CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Constitution pays tribute to Vietnam War veterans

The USS Constitution is taking a trip across Boston Harbor in honor of Vietnam veterans and to mark the 50th anniversary of full-scale U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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{FD} Empty stomachs drive Venezuela soldiers to desert in droves

He enlisted in Venezuela’s National Guard to earn a ticket out of poverty. Continue reading

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{FD} Ecuador orders removal of extra security at London embassy

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has ordered the immediate withdrawal of extra security assigned to the country’s embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has resided since 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration set to resurrect ban on abortion counseling at federally-funded clinics

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric

The Latest on the trial of radical Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman (all times local): 11 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} FOX NEWS FIRST: Giuliani, Mueller duel over Trump interview; Reagan-era ban on abortion counseling returning

Plus, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ready to say, ‘I do’ Continue reading

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{FD} Las Vegas police say no threat to public after massive mall response

An active shooter was reported Thursday evening at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, 8 News Now reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive police response at Las Vegas mall after ‘person with gun’ call

An active shooter was reported Thursday evening at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas, 8 News Now reported. Continue reading

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{FD} China ends US sorghum anti-dumping probe, OKs Toshiba deal

As China-U.S. trade talks resume in Washington, China says it is dropping an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. Continue reading

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{FD} Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today’s India

Along a bustling road set amid a series of new McMansions in Kashmir’s main city, a half-dozen extended families are camped in an open field in shelters of burlap and plastic. Continue reading

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{FD} Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is calling for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border and all territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. Continue reading

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{FD} Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to major city, health officials confirm

An outbreak of Ebola, once confined to remote rural areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has now spread an area just outside of city of more than one million people, health officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Giuliani: Trump wants to ‘come forward and tell the truth, if he gets a fair hearing’

President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night that he had a “hopeful communication” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team about the parameters for a possible presidential interview. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia boosts security for militant trial after attacks

Indonesian police have deployed dozens of elite officers to guard the trial of radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman following a wave of attacks by Islamic State group-inspired militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-leaders of Bandidos biker gang, involved in 2015 Waco shootout, convicted of federal charges

A Texas jury reportedly convicted two former top Bandidos biker gang members on Thursday of racketeering charges leveled against them. Continue reading

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{FD} Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano explosions could go for weeks, experts say

Scientist predictions from eight days ago of powerful steam-driven explosions at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have come true. Continue reading

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{FD} Yanny or Laurel? Trump says, ‘I hear covfefe’

The White House has jumped in on the “Yanny vs. Laurel” audio debate and it turns out President Trump doesn’t hear either of the names that have split the nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of false rape claim says she never claimed she was raped

A former college student in Connecticut accused of lying about being raped by two university football players testified Wednesday that she never told investigators she was sexually assaulted. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Catwoman’ files for bankruptcy after lavish lifestyle

Jocelyn Wildenstein has gone from billionaire to broke. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago OKs controversial plan for Obama Presidential Center

Barack Obama’s multimillion dollar plan to build a 12-story museum and library dedicated to his presidency has been approved by a city commission. Continue reading

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{FD} California #MeToo leader cleared of groping allegations

Outside investigators on Thursday cleared a California assemblywoman who was once at the forefront of the state’s #MeToo movement of allegations that she groped a male staff member in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE arrests 78 in five-state immigration sweep in Midwest

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have arrested 78 people in a five-state immigration sweep during a six-day enforcement action in the Midwest. Continue reading

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{FD} City offers $20 refunds for thousands of speeding fines

Officials in Providence, Rhode Island, are offering $20 refunds to thousands of drivers ticketed for speeding as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over the city’s use of portable speed cameras. Continue reading

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{FD} WH cancels daily morning communications meetings after Sadler comments

Senior officials in the White House communications office have decided to cancel the large morning meetings, attended by lower-ranking staffers, after a “leak” during a previous meeting ensnared communications aide Kelly Sadler in a controversy after i… Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania Democrat resigns as mayor after allegedly soliciting ‘police informant’ for sex

A Democratic mayor from Pennsylvania has resigned after being arrested on prostitution charges that he claims were fabricated because of his “political position.” Continue reading

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{FD} Female cop in ICU after getting stabbed in the throat, suspect charged, police say

A Connecticut police officer is fighting for her life after she was stabbed in the throat while investigating a disturbance Thursday morning, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in Texas transgender woman strangulation death

A 24-year-old man stopped while driving in southeastern Texas has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a Dallas transgender woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal officials seek accord in recorded calls controversy

Federal prosecutors in Kansas have agreed to work with public defenders to resolve a controversy over recordings of phone conversations between attorneys and clients at a detention center in Leavenworth. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief Wahoo protester admits he stole money meant for Native Americans

A Cleveland man known for his opposition to the Cleveland Indians’ “Chief Wahoo” mascot has admitted to stealing more than $77,000 in federal grant money meant to help Native Americans, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA on Thursday after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit street to be named in Michael Jackson’s honor

The late King of Pop is getting his own street name in Motown, which first launched him into superstardom. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Baby accidentally left in parked car dies in Texas

Police in South Texas say a 7-month-old girl has died after being left in a parked car amid triple-digit temperatures when her father apparently forgot to take her to day care before going to work. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO secretary gen.: Trump talks focused on defense spending

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has insight on his White House meeting with President Trump and credits the president for increase in defense spending among NATO allies. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Portman on Trump’s meeting with China trade officials

Senator Rob Portman weighs in on President Trump’s meeting with China officials on trade, intellectual property and the national security issue posed by ZTE. Continue reading

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{FD} Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz allegedly pointed gun at brother, mother, report says

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people during a Florida high school shooting on Feb. 14, reportedly threatened to shoot his brother and mother during separate past incidents. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ writers reveal Lando Calrissian is pansexual

As “Star Wars” fans far and wide await the release of the highly anticipated Han Solo origin film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” its writers are shining a light on some key information about the character Lando Calrissian that may surprise some fans. Continue reading

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{FD} Police find no evidence that Meghan Markle’s half-sister was involved in a car accident involving paparazzi

Previous reports that Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, was hospitalized with a broken ankle after a car accident involving a paparazzi remain unsubstantiated by police. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother changes son’s name after botched tattoo spells it wrong

A mother’s effort to honor her young children went terribly wrong when the tattoo she got of her son’s name was spelled incorrectly — so she took what some might call an unusual approach and named her son after the tattoo. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-boyfriend of woman killed in California explosion charged over device

The ex-boyfriend of a woman who was killed in a package explosion in a Southern California office building on Tuesday has been charged by federal prosecutors after two improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in his home. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million

A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon could owe more in restitution that he will earn in a lifetime. Continue reading

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{FD} New Niger video shows harrowing escape of US forces

Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape and fighting for their lives after friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. Continue reading

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{FD} Church with $2K in gas driller’s stock wins methane vote

A church with a minuscule stake in Pennsylvania’s largest natural gas driller has won shareholder approval of a resolution to force the company to produce a report on its effort to scale back methane emissions. Continue reading

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{FD} Basketball “escort queen” arrested on forged checks charge

Police have arrested the self-proclaimed “escort queen” at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville’s basketball team. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that they would not support a vote on this year’s federal farm bill until they are given a chance to consider immigration legislation. Continue reading

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{FD} Priest extradited from Philippines pleads guilty to 2 counts

A Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony gross sexual imposition. Continue reading

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{FD} Preakness Stakes positions, past performances and everything else you need to know about the race

When is the post time? Continue reading

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