{FD} New York City suburb on edge over sightings of ‘coywolf,’ a wolf-coyote cross

A mutant animal is terrorizing a suburban New York City community – threatening pets and reportedly stalking residents as authorities try to track down the beast.

{FD} From New Jersey to Puerto Rico, post-hurricane frauds are proliferating

From bogus benefit concerts and counterfeit charities to phony phishing scams, crooks looking to make a quick buck have more and more frequently taken advantage of people’s charity in times of need.

{FD} Uproar over Japan’s brown-hair registry, mandate to dye hair black

A lawsuit by a Japanese high school student has shone a light on the touchy issue of “black hair” policies and brown-hair registries in schools throughout Japan.

{FD} Bikini baristas turn men into Harvey Weinsteins, Washington city claims

It’s a battle of shirts versus skins in one Washington state city as scantily-clad bikini baristas are heading to federal court on Tuesday to argue that their First Amendment rights have been violated when officials implemented two ordinances aimed at curbing the coffee business.

{FD} Trump should embargo all Venezuelan oil imports, Argentina’s president says

Argentina’s president is calling on the Trump administration to implement a total embargo on oil exported from Venezuela to the United States.

{FD} Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

In the aftermath of the shooting, Willeford has quickly become an example for pro-gun advocates to point to when defending their argument that the best defense against mass shooting is a better-armed and better-trained civilian populace that is ready to defend itself, anytime and anywhere.

{FD} Donna Brazile allegations highlight mounting schism within DNC

The allegations by Donna Brazile not only asserted that the Democratic National Committee helped rig last year’s presidential primary in favor of Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but raised a number of troubling questions as the party attempts to regroup ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

{FD} ‘Stunned and upset’: New pressure on NPR bosses over handling of sex harassment allegations against top editor

A petition in the newsroom emerged a day after both the Washington Post and NPR reported that NPR’s vice president of news and editorial director Michael Oreskes, 63, had been accused of numerous incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct that stretches back decades.

{FD} Stopping terrorists, Israel & Europe take steps to prevent lone wolf attacks

Experts and analysts agree that it is all but impossible to prevent a lone wolf-style terror attack like the one carried out in Lower Manhattan, but there are ways to mitigate the damage caused and possibly deter terrorists from attacking in the first place.

{FD} Russian trolls and bots disrupting US democracy via Facebook and Twitter

With top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testifying on Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections and sow discord across the country via social media, many questions remain about how these Russian trolls operate, the veracity of the so-called news they are spreading and what tech giants in Silicon Valley are doing to combat this scourge.

{FD} Russian trolls and bots disrupting U.S. democracy via Facebook and Twitter

With top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testifying on Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections and sow discord across the country via social media, many questions remain about how these Russian trolls operate, the veracity of the so-called news they are spreading and what tech giants in Silicon Valley are doing to combat this scourge.

{FD} Confederate statues find new homes in cemeteries, historical parks and warehouses

Some are collecting dust in warehouses while officials search for a new home for them. Some are being handed over to the same associations that commissioned them over a hundred years ago or plopped down in cemeteries that are the final resting places for Confederate dead. And one massive monument has found a new home along the banks of the Ohio River in a Kentucky historical park.

{FD} Dating site for Muslim polygamists draws heat for exploiting women

Founded by 34-year-old British-born entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala, SecondWife.com functions like any other dating service – with users filling out a questionnaire about their interests and posting photos of themselves in the hopes of finding a match – except the site is meant for married Muslim men looking to start a polygamous marriage.

{FD} MS-13 spreading across US as AG Sessions vows to take down gang

Dismantling the gang, whose numbers are estimated to be around 10,000 nationwide, is no easy task as MS-13 has infiltrated communities across the country – and throughout Central America – since their formation in 1980s southern California.

{FD} Anne Frank Halloween costume pulled after social media uproar

The costume created a huge uproar on social media among users angered at the company using the memory of Frank to sell costumes.

{FD} Conservative students at UC Berkeley face everything from insults to threats of violence

While UC-Berkeley does not keep statistics on its students’ political leanings, the school has long been known as one of the country’s centers for liberal and progressive thought and now – following a slew of high profile, violent protests against controversial conservative speakers on campus – Chow and other likeminded students say that life has become more difficult for anyone whose politics lean toward the right.

{FD} Conservatives students at UC Berkeley face everything from insults to threats of violence

While UC-Berkeley does not keep statistics on its students’ political leanings, the school has long been known as one of the country’s centers for liberal and progressive thought and now – following a slew of high profile, violent protests against controversial conservative speakers on campus – Chow and other likeminded students say that life has become more difficult for anyone whose politics lean toward the right.

{FD} Texas Tech shooter was too young to have gun under campus carry law, police say

Signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015 and going into effect in August 2016, the campus carry law mirrors state policy that stipulates that applicants for a concealed carry permit must be at least 21-years-old and without previous felony convictions.

{FD} Nobel Peace Prize: The odds that Trump, Kim Jong Un, Pope Francis will win coveted prize

From Pope Francis to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un and seemingly everyone in between, bookies have laid out their speculation on who the Norwegian Nobel Committee will choose to take home this year’s prestigious prize.

{FD} Nobel Peace Prize: The odds that Trump, Kim Jung Un, Pope Francis will win coveted prize

From Pope Francis to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un and seemingly everyone in between, bookies have laid out their speculation on who the Norwegian Nobel Committee will choose to take home this year’s prestigious prize.