abcnews.go.com Archives - 29 September 2016, Thursday

  • Man Who Used Wheelchair in Rolex Theft Pleads Guilty

    abcnews.go.com 29 Sep '16, 12pm

    A Connecticut man who pretended he needed a wheelchair so he could steal a $37,000 watch from a jewelry store is heading to prison. The Connecticut Post ( http://bit.ly/2dC4jOn ) reports that 36-year-old Larry Johnson of Waterbury pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery, larceny and assau...

  • Locally Transmitted Zika Virus Infects 41 in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 28 Aug '16, 12pm

    More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore , but most have fully recovered, officials said Sunday. Singapore announced its first Zika infection in May, with the virus imported by a 48-year-old man who had traveled to Brazil. On Sunday, the Ministry o...

  • Interesting, via @ABC: How #Military Robots Can Save Lives.

    How Military Dummies Can Save Lives

    abcnews.go.com 08 Aug '16, 3pm

    Saving a life can be hard enough, and doing it in the middle of a battlefield with bullets flying can seem nearly impossible. But military programs like the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) at Fort Carson in Colorado are training military medics so they're prepared for almost...

  • OMG! Trump’s first response to #Army Gold Star father Khizr Khan: "I've made a lot of sacrifices" https://t.co/r4BZBfdUHb

    Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: 'I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices' -

    abcnews.go.com 30 Jul '16, 5pm

    In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because ...

  • Singapore Website Founder Jailed for Anti-Foreign Content

    abcnews.go.com 28 Jun '16, 9am

    A court in Singapore on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that published anti-foreign content to eight months in jail after he pleaded guilty to sedition. Yang Kaiheng, 27, set up "The Real Singapore" website together with his Australian wife, Ai Takagi, and helped distribute...

  • 4 Bangladeshi Men Convicted of Terror Financing in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 31 May '16, 8am

    Singapore's State Court says four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country have been convicted of financing terrorism. Authorities said the men, who pleaded guilty, had raised money to buy firearms to launch attac...

  • Louis Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil

    Vuitton Show Draws Fashion World to Crisis-Hit Brazil

    abcnews.go.com 29 May '16, 8am

    The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus , an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton . Around 500 guests, including A-listers Jaden Smi...

  • Feds Arrest Virginia Woman for Unique Million-Dollar Handbag Scheme

    abcnews.go.com 27 May '16, 1pm

    Federal authorities arrested a Virginia woman on Thursday for a unique handbag-related scheme that targeted several major department stores and involved brands such as Gucci, Burberry and Fendi. The scheme was so prolific that at one point she was a major department store’s top online...

  • Death Row Convict in Singapore Granted Last-Minute Reprieve

    abcnews.go.com 20 May '16, 1am

    Singapore's Supreme Court has given a last-minute reprieve to a Malaysian murder convict hours before he was scheduled to be executed. Kho Jabing was to be hanged early Friday but the Supreme Court granted a stay on his execution after accepting an appeal by his lawyer, Jeannette Arul...

  • Singapore Probes Hyundai Cars for Sudden Acceleration

    abcnews.go.com 17 May '16, 4am

    Singapore's Land Transport Authority said Tuesday it is investigating Hyundai vehicles following reports of accidents involving sudden acceleration while reversing. In a statement, the authority said it was looking into cases of Hyundai vehicles having "unintended acceleration in reve...

  • Singapore: Colonial Heritage, Cool Modern Architecture, Food

    abcnews.go.com 11 May '16, 4pm

    At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before. The tiny city-state with a living standard the envy of many nations recently celebrated 50 years of independence since ...

  • Australia Welcomes Investment in Singapore Military Training

    abcnews.go.com 06 May '16, 3am

    Singapore will spend up to 2.25 billion Australian dollars ($1.67 billion) to double the capacity of its military training facilities in northern Australia under a new bilateral deal, Australia's prime minister said Friday. Malcolm Turnbull said that the investment should be seen in t...

  • Singapore Detains 8 Bangladeshis Suspected of IS Group Links

    abcnews.go.com 03 May '16, 10am

    Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday The Ministry of Home Affairs said the eight construction and marine workers were detained last month for allegedly being ...

  • Singapore Man Charged With Illegal Exports to Iran

    abcnews.go.com 04 Apr '16, 4pm

    A Singapore man accused of helping to export technology to Iran that was later found in unexploded improvised explosive devices has been extradited to the United States to face charges, the Justice Department said Monday. Lim Yong Nam, who is also known as Steven Lim, had been detaine...

  • Dance into the wknd with @MaksimC & his "salsa" spring break party workout! WATCH-

    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! Video

    abcnews.go.com 25 Mar '16, 6pm

    Maks Chmerkovskiy Leads the Ultimate Dance Party Workout, Live on 'GMA'! More The "Dancing With the Stars" alum and his partner, Teresa Garcia, heat up the studio with a salsa-inspired workout, then Chmerkovskiy weighs in on Ginger Zee's "Dancing" debut with his brother, Val. 3:40 | 0...

  • 2 Singapore Transit Workers Die After Being Hit by Train

    abcnews.go.com 22 Mar '16, 9am

    Two maintenance staff working on elevated tracks in Singapore's mass transit system were hit and killed by a train Tuesday, an official said. It was a rare tragedy on a train system that has experienced a string of disruptions in recent years, denting the city-state's reputation for e...

  • Ha Na Jang Takes LPGA Singapore Title by 4 Strokes

    abcnews.go.com 06 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang enhanced her growing reputation as one of the hottest players on the LPGA Tour by winning the HSBC Women's Champions tournament by four strokes on Sunday. Playing like a seasoned veteran, the 23-year-old South Korean fired six birdies and an eagle in a brillia...

  • Jang Takes 1-Stroke Lead Into Last Round at LPGA Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 05 Mar '16, 7am

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang shot a flawless 4-under 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions tournament. Chasing her second LPGA title this year, the 23-year-old racked up four birdies and her second straight bogey-free round to ...

  • Singapore Economy Showed Moderate Expansion in 2015

    abcnews.go.com 24 Feb '16, 2am

    Singapore's economy expanded moderately last year, amid concerns of a global slowdown and weak manufacturing data, official figures showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product expanded by 2 percent in 2015, a drop from 3.3 percent a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Trade and In...

  • Singapore Says Deports 4 Indonesians for Links to IS

    abcnews.go.com 23 Feb '16, 6am

    Singapore said Tuesday that it had deported four Indonesians it says were on their way to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Ministry of Home Affairs said the four "were deported to Indonesia after investigations revealed that they had plans to make their way to Syria to fight...

  • What exactly are #bitcoins? Learn all about this exciting new currency.

    What Are Bitcoins? Virtual Currency Explained (Like You're an Idiot)

    abcnews.go.com 06 Feb '16, 7am

    Members of Congress today will get a crash course on bitcoin, the digital "currency" that allows users to conduct transactions online. In just five years the virtual currency has gone from being worth pennies to nearly $600 apiece. It has funded nascent democracy movements as well as ...

  • Singapore Seizes Bank Accounts in Malaysian Fund Probe

    abcnews.go.com 01 Feb '16, 3pm

    Singapore announced Monday that it has seized a large number of bank accounts in a probe into alleged misappropriations related to an indebted Malaysian state investment fund. Investigations of "possible money laundering and other offenses carried out in Singapore" in connection with ...

  • Rolex 24 Driver Takes Odd Detour Through Daytona Infield

    abcnews.go.com 31 Jan '16, 6pm

    Patrick Lindsey took the strangest and most entertaining Sunday drive ever. At famed Daytona International Speedway of all places. During the prestigious Rolex 24 no less. And in the midst of thousands of spectators, many of them shocked to see a race car veering so far off track. Aft...

  • Spieth Loses More Ground on Final Day at Singapore Open

    abcnews.go.com 31 Jan '16, 2am

    Jordan Spieth's woes with the putter continued to stall his momentum at the Singapore Open on Sunday as he fell five shots off the lead heading into the final round. Returning to the Sentosa Golf Club shortly after sunrise to finish his third round due to rain delays on previous days,...

  • Spieth Closer to Lead After Marathon Day in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 30 Jan '16, 12pm

    Jordan Spieth inched closer to the top of the leaderboard after a long and frustrating day for the American at the weather-hit Singapore Open on Saturday. Despite not playing his best in the sweltering humidity of Southeast Asia, the top-ranked Spieth kept himself in contention by end...

  • Singapore Firm Fined for Aiding N. Korean Arms Shipment

    abcnews.go.com 29 Jan '16, 9am

    A Singapore court on Friday fined a shipping company nearly $127,000 for wiring money used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013 in violation of bans on helping Pyongyang build up its weapons programs. The haul, hidden under heap...

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    Human-Like Robot 'Nadine' Who Has a 'Personality, Mood and Emotions' Unveiled in Singapore

    abcnews.go.com 31 Dec '15, 7pm

    Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled "Nadine," a socially intelligent, human-looking robot complete with "her own personality, mood and emotions," according to a university news release. The humanoid "receptionist" was presented at a new media show...

  • Worker Shot in NY Mall Outside Rolex Dealer; 1 in Custody

    abcnews.go.com 22 Dec '15, 7pm

    Pandemonium erupted Tuesday at a Long Island mall filled with holiday shoppers when an attempted robbery led to gunfire, sending crowds of people running and screaming and leaving a mall employee in serious condition with a gunshot wound, authorities said. A suspect was in custody. Ac...

  • Via @ABC: #Military, #Veterans Use #iwillprotectyou After Muslim Child Says She's Afraid.

    Armed Forces Members,Veterans Use #iwillprotectyou After Muslim Child Says She's Afraid

    abcnews.go.com 21 Dec '15, 4pm

    Veterans and current service members are using social media to reassure Muslim Americans that they will fight for their rights as citizens. On Facebook and Twitter, military service members and veterans have started using the hashtag #iwillprotectyou after one mother's post went viral...

  • Singapore Firm Convicted of Aiding N. Korean Arms Shipment

    abcnews.go.com 14 Dec '15, 1pm

    A Singapore-registered shipping company was found guilty Monday of transferring tens of thousands of dollars used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013. The haul, hidden under heaps of sugar and discovered by Panamanian authoriti...