{FD} Oklahoma superintendent resigns amid high school football team sex assault case

An Oklahoma superintendent resigned Tuesday amid an investigation of accusations that several school administrators failed to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates.

{FD} Mexico sends accused money launderer for ‘El Chapo’ to US for trial

Mexico has sent one of the top alleged traffickers for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel — a close associate to drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — to the U.S. to face charges.

{FD} US urges UN to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” but Russia says what is needed is dialogue not threats or sanctions.

{FD} Amtrak engineer in deadly wreck may have been distracted, official says

Federal investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer operating a train which derailed and killed three people Monday morning in Washington state was distracted by an employee-in-training, an official told The Associated Press.

{FD} New York Christmas security ratchets up after global string of terror attempts

In this era of escalating terrorism around the globe, one of the world’s major cities — known for some of the tightest security possible — is stepping up its vigilance to keep busy locals and unacquainted tourists safe.

{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} Amtrak train derailment victims identified as transit employee, rail advocate

A transit employee and a man described as a “rail advocate” were among the three people killed on Monday when an Amtrak train in Washington state derailed during its inaugural ride on a new route, leaving more than 70 people injured as investigators search for clues on why the celebratory trip turned deadly.

{FD} College student accused of defiling roommate’s belongings isn’t charged with hate crime

A Connecticut university student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings in what police initially labeled a “hate crime” pleaded not guilty on Monday and won’t face additional bias charges.

{FD} Amtrak train derailment victim was ‘rail aficionado,’ transit employee

A transit employee described as a “rail aficionado” was one of the three people killed on Monday when an Amtrak train in Washington state derailed during its inaugural ride on a new route, leaving more than 70 people injured as investigators search for clues on why the celebratory trip turned deadly.

{FD} Deputies watched dogs ‘eating rib cage’ of Virginia woman, 22, during mauling, sheriff says

Deputies found a Virginia woman in the woods and saw her two pit bull dogs “eating [her] rib cage,” the sheriff said on Monday about the “grisly” mauling of the 22-year-old who was found dead after taking her pets for a walk.

{FD} Deputies watched dogs ‘eating ribcage’ of Virginia woman, 22, during mauling, sheriff says

Deputies found a Virginia woman in the woods and saw her two pit bull dogs “eating [her] ribcage,” the sheriff said on Monday about the “grisly” mauling of the 22-year-old who was found dead after taking her pets for a walk.