{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} Matt Damon mounts defense of Hollywood males who aren’t sexual predators

Matt Damon said on Monday that men in Hollywood who aren’t sexual predators should be talked about more — comments that drew rebuke from celebrities just days after he was criticized for his other statement about recent sexual misconduct allegations.

{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.

{FD} North Korea expected to feel ‘severe’ economic difficulties from UN sanctions by March, South Korean researchers say

Kim Jong Un may seem to keep his regime afloat with missile tests and propaganda depicting happy and healthy citizens despite the tough United Nations sanctions, but by next March North Koreans will be struggling to stay alive because of “severe” economic difficulties, South Korean researchers predicted on Monday.

{FD} Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; at least 3 dead

An inaugural ride on a new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after an Amtrak train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from a highway overpass and killing at least three people, officials said.

{FD} Local Washington mayor feared deadly accidents weeks before Amtrak derailment

An Amtrak train carrying more than 70 passengers derailed in Washington state Monday morning during its inaugural ride on a new route, leaving multiple people dead and injured — but a local mayor predicted the high-speed rail plan would end with a deadly accident.

{FD} Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; at least 6 dead

An inaugural ride on a new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after an Amtrak train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from a highway overpass and killing at least six people, officials said.

{FD} Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; ‘multiple fatalities’ reported

An inaugural ride on Amtrak’s new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after a train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from an overpass onto an interstate highway, officials said.

{FD} Pakistan church suicide attack that killed 9 prompts security increase

Pakistani officials stepped up security across the country on Monday after two suicide bombers stormed a church packed with worshippers attending pre-Christmas service, killing 9 people and injuring dozens of others — an attack the Islamic State claimed responsibility for on Sunday.

{FD} Uber driver with criminal past arrested after British woman diplomat, 30, murdered, left by side of road

A Lebanese Uber driver with “previous criminal violations” was arrested Monday in connection with the murder of a British diplomat, whose body was found on the side of a highway near Beirut over the weekend, according to officials.

{FD} Weinstein brothers stopped Mira Sorvino from being cast in ‘Bad Santa,’ director says

“Bad Santa” director Terry Zwigoff said on Friday he was discouraged to cast Mira Sorvino in his movie by the Weinstein brothers, just hours after director Peter Jackson also claimed he was also barred from hiring the actress and Ashley Judd.