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Thugs spray-paint at least 20 vehicles outside Trump rally in Bangor
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Thugs spray-paint at least 20 vehicles outside Trump rally in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine -- Several attendees left Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Saturday rally in Bangor to find their parked cars vandalized with white spray paint. A Bangor police spokesman said officers were "seeking witnesses and reviewing video"...
Clown sightings: hysteria in the US reaches a fever pitch
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Clown sightings: hysteria in the US reaches a fever pitch

“Send in the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here,” goes the Stephen Sondheim song. And now hysteria over creepy clown sightings has been rising to fever pitch in America since August and is spreading internationally. But the situation is so absurd that p...
GOP County HQ in NC Firebombed
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GOP County HQ in NC Firebombed

The weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters drew national attention Sunday, with one state GOP official calling it an act of "political terrorism." Hillsborough police say the incident at the Orange County GOP headquarters occurred w...
Is this still America? A blue line draws accusations of racism
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Is this still America? A blue line draws accusations of racism

A handful of South Jersey towns have painted a blue line on roads near their police departments to express support for officers, drawing mostly praise from residents but also concerns from critics that the lines could be polarizing rather than unifying. The...
Who has severed Julian Assange's Internet link?
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Who has severed Julian Assange's Internet link?

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- WikiLeaks announced Monday co-founder Julian Assange's Internet link was severed by what it described as a "state party." "Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropr...
Judge dismissed civil suit by Sandy Hook families against gun-maker, dealer
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Judge dismissed civil suit by Sandy Hook families against gun-maker, dealer

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (UPI) -- A superior court judge on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by the families of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings four years ago. Judge Barbara Bellis ruled that the suit against the Remington...
Poll shows America divided by color and age on respect for the national anthem
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Poll shows America divided by color and age on respect for the national anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) -- White Americans by large numbers disapprove of athletes protesting during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," according to a new poll. Black Americans approve of the protests by even wider margins. Some athletes have been refusing ...
San Antonio cops face discipline for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats in Twitter video
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San Antonio cops face discipline for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats in Twitter video

SAN ANTONIO2 (UPI) -- The San Antonio police chief said more than a dozen officers will face disciplinary action after appearing in a video with Donald Trump shaking hands and wearing his signature "Make America Great Again" hats. Police Chief William McMan...
ACLU, Human Rights Watch calls for legalization of all personal drug use
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ACLU, Human Rights Watch calls for legalization of all personal drug use

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union jointly called on all states and the federal government to decriminalize personal drug use and possession, instead to focus on prevention and harm reduction. The human-rights organizations said one o...
A 'basket of deplorables' to Hillary, a 'swamp of crazy' to Obama
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A 'basket of deplorables' to Hillary, a 'swamp of crazy' to Obama

COLUMBUS, D.C. (UPI) -- President Barack Obama blamed the rise of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Republicans who have been "feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years." Obama, speaking at an Ohio Democratic Party fundraiser Thursday ni...