News archive from 11 August 2016

Garland couple mistook killer for Lyft driver before stabbing, police says

Garland couple mistook killer for Lyft driver before stabbing, police says

A Garland man was stabbed to death in front of his girlfriend last month by a man they believed was the driver they had requested. Police released a detailed sketch Wednesday of the suspect in the July 31 fatal stabbing of Garland resident Arnold...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Crime
 

California officials: Faulty hot tub caused deadly 2015 fire

SAN FRANCISCO –  California officials say a hot tub's faulty wiring is to blame for one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last year. The California Department of Forestry and...

Fox News, 19:12 in Crime
 

NYC police grab man as he climbs Trump Tower using suction cups

NEW YORK — Police on Wednesday evening removed a man from the facade of the 58-story Trump Tower in New York City after he scaled the front using suction cups. Special operations officers could be seen grabbing the unidentified climber into an opened...

 

NYC police grab man as he climbs Trump Tower using suction cups

NEW YORK — Police on Wednesday evening removed a man from the facade of the 58-story Trump Tower in New York City after he scaled the front using suction cups. Special operations officers could be seen grabbing the unidentified climber into an opened...

 

Ferris wheel company had troubled history before fair spill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The organizers of the eastern Tennessee fair where three girls fell from a Ferris wheel kept their ride operator despite an incident across the state line that injured five and caused the owners' son to be jailed. Private...

Fox News, 19:35 in Crime
 
Richardson woman's cause of death unclear; boyfriend indicted on murder charge

Richardson woman's cause of death unclear; boyfriend indicted on murder charge

The death of a Richardson woman found near Lake Lavon in May remains a mystery as authorities pursue criminal charges against her boyfriend. Jason Michael Lowe, 27, was indicted Tuesday by a Collin County grand jury on one count of murder in the death...

Dallas News, 19:37 in Crime
 

US family says son died fighting for Kurdish militia

The parents of a Colorado man reported killed fighting against the Islamic State group says their son joined Kurdish forces to "fight the evil that is ISIS." Jordan MacTaggart, 22, was believed to be killed on Aug. 3 while fighting in a...

 

Australia census to go back online 2 days after cyberattack

CANBERRA, Australia –  Australia's prime minister says his country's first attempt to conduct a census online will resume two days after it shut down due to system failures that left it vulnerable to cyberattack. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on...

 

Fires ravage southern France, Portugal, 4 dead, 1,000s flee

MARSEILLES, France –  Fires whipped by high winds ravaged swaths of southern France and Portugal on Wednesday, killing at least four people, burning scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands, including tourists. In France, multiple fires...

 

4 Marketing Strategies You Need to Make HR Better

HR pros play a lot of roles -- employee liaison, culture keeper, people leader, coach. But here’s a new idea -- the best ones are also marketers. They boost employer brand and improve the overall experience for employees. And when HR adopts...

Fox News, 19:55 in Business
 
How can DISD stave off sending millions back to the state in a few years? A 13-cent tax hike is key

How can DISD stave off sending millions back to the state in a few years? A 13-cent tax hike is key

With property values up, a 13-cent tax hike is a tough sell for voters. But Dallas ISD leaders hope giving them choices - while promising accountability - will win their votes in November. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and his leadership team have...

 

Belize supreme court says anti-gay law unconstitutional

BELIZE CITY, Belize –  Belize's Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a portion of the small Central American country's criminal code that outlawed gay sex. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin announced the decision Wednesday. The criminal code...

 

Canadian police say they thwarted possible terrorist threat

OTTAWA, Ontario –  Canada's national police force says it has halted a possible terrorist threat, but it is providing few other details. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they received credible information of a potential terrorist threat earlier...

 

Trump shrugs off polls, vows he'll win Pennsylvania 'easily'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed Wednesday that his campaign would win Pennsylvania "easily", despite a recent poll showing him trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by double digits.  "I think we're going to do...

Fox News, 20:18 in Politics
 
Let’s be clear about Social Security, Medicare and welfare

Let’s be clear about Social Security, Medicare and welfare

Can you write a column that is headlined "Welfare in Trouble"? There must be potential shortfalls in the future for welfare since it is a totally unfunded program, unlike Social Security and Medicare, which are 100 percent prepaid by its...

 

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