News archive from 13 May 2016

Man accused of killing Jessica Chambers returning to Mississippi

A man accused in the burning death of a north Mississippi teenager will head back there after pleading guilty in Louisiana on Thursday to a theft charge related to the death of another woman. Quinton Tellis pleaded guilty in Monroe to one count of...

 

The Latest: Authorities: No signs that young girl was harmed

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Latest on the abduction of a 9-year-old girl in East Tennessee (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. Authorities say the 57-year-old man accused of abducting his niece from school more than a week ago was captured by two men who...

Fox News, 19:05 in Crime
 
Maricopa County now testing mosquitoes for Zika

Maricopa County now testing mosquitoes for Zika

The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department announced Thursday that it is now able to test mosquitoes for the Zika virus. “We have been working diligently with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand our...

 
Facebook tries the open book approach, explaining its Trending Topics feature

Facebook tries the open book approach, explaining its Trending Topics feature

NEW YORK — Will “Trending topics” become a “trending” topic on Facebook? The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a report in the tech blog Gizmodo that claimed Facebook...

 
Suspended Brazil leader blasts critics; fill-in urges unity

Suspended Brazil leader blasts critics; fill-in urges unity

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff vowed Thursday to use "all legal means" to fight her permanent ouster in an impeachment trial, raising the specter of continued political turmoil as acting leader Michel Temer...

 
The Latest: Brazil's acting president names all-male Cabinet

The Latest: Brazil's acting president names all-male Cabinet

BRASILIA, Brazil — The latest on the debate on impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (all times local): 6:35 p.m. All 21 members of Brazil's new Cabinet named by acting President Michel Temer look just like him: white men. Suspended...

 
Al-Qaida, hard-line rebels seize Alawite village in Syria

Al-Qaida, hard-line rebels seize Alawite village in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria — Al-Qaida fighters and other ultraconservative Sunni insurgents seized a predominantly Alawite village in central Syria on Thursday, sparking fears of sectarian violence as families from the village were reported missing by...

 
Iran declines to take part in hajj over dispute with Saudis

Iran declines to take part in hajj over dispute with Saudis

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj, an Iranian official said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the pilgrimage last year killed at least...

 
IS bombings highlight Iraqi capital's vulnerability

IS bombings highlight Iraqi capital's vulnerability

BAGHDAD — A wave of Islamic State bombings in Baghdad has killed nearly 100 people in two days, exposing lingering gaps in the capital's defenses, which are manned by an array of security agencies and militias that don't always cooperate. The attacks...

 
The Latest: French general faces fine in anti-migrant rally

The Latest: French general faces fine in anti-migrant rally

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the migrant influx in Europe (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A French prosecutor has asked a northern court to fine a former Foreign Legion commander for taking part in an outlawed anti-migrant protest in Calais. Four-star...

 
France's government survives vote over labor reform

France's government survives vote over labor reform

PARIS — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday survived a no-confidence vote prompted by a divisive labor reform, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in the country's major cities to protest against the law. Facing almost...

 
US missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

US missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

DEVESELU, Romania — A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational Thursday, drawing an angry reaction from Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former...

 
Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff vowed Thursday to use "all legal means" to fight permanent ouster in an impeachment trial, raising the specter of continued political turmoil as interim leader Michel Temer tries...

 
US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree

US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree

LONDON — The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic...

 

Shake Shack beats Street 1Q forecasts, shares rise

NEW YORK –  Shake Shack shares rose in extended trading Thursday after the hamburger chain posted better-than-expected results in its first quarter. The New York-based company said it earned net income of $1.5 million, or 7 cents per share, for the...

Fox News, 19:24 in Business
 

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