{FD} Lyft driver pulled gun on passengers, used homophobic slur, lawsuit alleges

Two men filed a lawsuit against Lyft after its driver allegedly drew a gun and chased them out of her vehicle while shouting a homophobic slur.

{FD} China’s DNA database in Xinjiang is in ‘gross violation’ of global norms, rights group says

China is collecting DNA and other biometric data from the population in western Xinjiang in a “gross violation” of global norms, Human Right Watch said Wednesday

{FD} 9-year-old donates life savings to help sick kids

A 9-year-old’s act of selfless generosity has resulted in a flurry of donations to a children’s hospital in Iowa.

{FD} Putin announces Syria withdrawal, says ISIS destroyed

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered his country’s forces to begin withdrawing from Syria, saying the country’s two-year campaign to destroy ISIS is complete.

{FD} Netanyahu slams Turkey’s Erdogan for claiming Israel is ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and said that it “kills children.”

{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} Israel is ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children,’ Turkish president says, as violence flares in Lebanon after Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and said that it “kills children.”

{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} Some see echoes of ’68 civil rights court case in same-sex wedding cake dispute

The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue.

{FD} Europe’s HIV epidemic growing at ‘alarming pace,’ WHO warns

The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016, showing the epidemic growing at an ‘alarming pace,’ global health officials said Tuesday.

{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} Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 50 in mosque

At least 50 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, police said.

{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.

{FD} Syria tries ‘terrorist rehab’ to de-radicalize ISIS militants

Is it possible to deprogram a terrorist? A group recently formed outside Aleppo is working to find out.

{FD} Syria tries ‘terrorist rehab’ to deradicalize ISIS militants

Is it possible to deprogram a terrorist? A group recently formed outside Aleppo is working to find out.

{FD} Dallas puts brakes on Confederate task force’s recommendations after swiftly removing Lee statue

A month and a half after Dallas rushed to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, its City Council opted to put the brakes on implementing the 13 recommendations put forward by the mayor’s task force on Confederate monuments.

{FD} 21 NY college students charged with hazing frat pledges with alcohol, vomit, *****

Twenty-one students at a New York college were charged with hazing pledges to the Pi Alpha Nu fraternity by forcing them to drink large quantities of alcohol and other liquids, making them eat food off the floor and vomiting on them.

{FD} 21 NY college students charged with hazing frat pledges with alcohol, vomit and *****

Twenty-one students at a New York college have been charged with hazing fraternity pledges by making them drink alcohol, forcing them to eat food off the floor, and vomiting and urinating on them.