The couple, Mark D'Amico and Kate McClure, along with homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, will face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for allegedly conspiring to run the GoFundMe campaign, which raised more than $400,000 from about 14,000 donations, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported Wednesday. read more
The four Democratic senators facing competitive races who voted against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh lost their seats in Tuesday's midterm elections, while the sole Democratic senator who supported the judge -- West Virginia's Joe Manchin -- claimed victory. Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Missouri's Claire McCaskill, North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp, and Florida's Bill Nelson all lost their re-election bids. read more
"Negative views of the opposing party are a major factor" in why people belong to political parties, Pew Research agreed this spring. In the U.S., many Democrats and Republicans alike say "a major reason they identify with their own party is that they have little in common with members of the other party." Pew had already found that "sizable shares of both Democrats and Republicans say the other party stirs feelings of not just frustration, but fear and anger." Why such fright and rage? Is it all about mean words?No. Heated rhetoric is nothing new. read more
Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday after allegedly punching someone in the West Village. Law enforcement sources told News 4 the dispute was over a parking spot. Further details were not immediately available.
Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week. Nigeria's defence spokesman John Agim told AFP that the army posted the video in response to criticism that its security forces had acted unlawfully. read more