{FD} Louisiana mom, ACLU claim school district promoted Christianity

A Louisiana parent is suing her daughter’s district, alleging it is violating the Constitution by “promoting and inculcating Christian religious beliefs.”

{FD} Friends and kin deny Canadian billionaire and wife died in murder-suicide

Friends and neighbors of a Canadian billionaire and philanthropist who was reportedly found dead alongside his wife last week in their Toronto-area mansion are casting doubt on whether it was a murder-suicide as homicide investigators continued to work the “suspicious” case Tuesday.

{FD} State Department investigating injuries, deaths linked to alcohol consumption in Mexico

As cases continue to pile up showing U.S. citizens suffering injury, sexual assault or even death after drinking potentially tainted booze at Mexican resorts, the U.S. Office of Inspector General is taking another look at how the State Department is handling the ongoing deluge of vacation horror stories.

{FD} Philadelphia business owners cry foul at bill targeting bulletproof glass

Some Philadelphia small business owners say they’re being put in the crosshairs as a bill making its way through city hall aims for the removal of their bulletproof glass as part of a larger effort to crack down on loitering, public urination and potential drug sales.

{FD} Frantic search for teen girl soccer player, 17, feared to have run off with male soccer coach, 27

A 17-year-old Florida high school soccer player believed to have run away with a boy’s soccer coach erased all of the data off her cell phone before escaping through a window at her home, according to police and a missing person’s report.

{FD} Student chaos in classrooms has teachers looking to yoga mats, ‘conflict circles’ for solutions

Students reportedly are flipping “over tables, desks and chairs” in one Pennsylvania district, leading to calls for help from teachers, and similar behavior in schools nationwide is causing educators to look at alternative ways to cut down on misbehavior and unruliness — including swapping detention for yoga mats and holding one-on-one discussions.