{FD} UK Christmas markets feature armed police and bollards to counter terror threat

A year after a terrorist rammed a truck into a bustling Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 56, British authorities have said the country’s crowded holiday markets are safer now than any time in recent years.

{FD} Ashes of woman’s father stolen from front porch of Arizona home, reward offered

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the postal service after someone stole a package containing a man’s ashes from the doorstep of his daughter’s Arizona house.

{FD} Millionaire heir found guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, burning her body in an incinerator called ‘the eliminator’ to satisfy lover

A jury in Canada found two men guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was burned inside an animal incinerator that was called “the eliminator.”

{FD} Rutgers announces punishment for professor accused of making anti-Semitic remarks

A Rutgers University professor accused of posting anti-Semitic rants on his Facebook page will lose his role as a director and will no longer be allowed to teach required classes, the school announced.

{FD} Trump’s Jerusalem decision triggers violent clashes in Palestinian areas

Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops who deployed tear gas and stun grenades during a second day of demonstrations against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plan to relocate the American embassy.

{FD} ‘Brilliant’ Columbia doctoral student shot in the head, killed by his boyfriend, police say

A promising Columbia University graduate student described by colleagues as ‘brilliant’ and ‘kind’ was killed after an argument with his boyfriend at his home in Houston Sunday night, according to police in Texas.

{FD} Will Cyntoia Brown be paroled? Ace lawyer joins team to free sex-trafficked teen serving life sentence for killing john

A high-powered Los Angeles attorney has joined the cadre of lawyers fighting to free Cyntoia Brown from the life sentence she received for shooting a man to death who had solicited her for sex when she was 16 years old.

{FD} China jails prominent rights lawyer for 2 years for inciting subversion

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict passed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism that has drawn widespread international criticism.

{FD} MS-13 terrorizing American small towns and suburbs ill-equipped to fight back

Away from urban areas that have seen a rise in gang-related activity, MS-13’s brutality is turning up in small towns and communities that are sometimes strapped for resources or ill-equipped to deal with the threat.