{FD} Petitions calling for firing prof for provocative ‘dead cop’ tweet gain steam

Two separate online petitions calling for the firing of a New York professor who tweeted that it is a privilege to have “future dead cops” as students have gathered a total of more than 1,000 signatures so far.

{FD} Columbia University law school objects to military recruiters on campus; gives credit for joining anti-Trump group

Columbia University Law School can't prevent the U.S. military from recruiting on campus, but it's welcoming them with “vociferous objection” because of President Trump’s transgender ban, the school's dean wrote in a blistering missive to students.

{FD} New York girl, 10, dragged by car; 4 charged

Four adults were charged in the alleged assault of a 10-year-old girl who was beaten repeatedly, forced to run carrying heavy weighted bags and dragged behind a car, before escaping to ask a neighbor for help, police in central New York said Friday.

{FD} Mexican drug cartel members busted smuggling $1M of meth in genitalia-shaped candles, officials say

Alleged members of a Mexican drug cartel were busted Tuesday trying to smuggle $1 million worth of methamphetamine into New York and New Jersey -- by concealing it in genitalia-shaped candles.

{FD} Oldest historians group on Confederate monuments: Preservation and ‘historical context’ needed

The nation’s oldest historians group called for a nuanced debate regarding the removal of Confederate monuments – and for preserving the controversial symbols in some way.