Police officials in Bakersfield, Calif., have received numerous reports of 'clowns standing in public holding machetes and baseball bats.' The copycats apparently were inspired by a photography project in nearby Wasco.
Some Facebook users have reported a potentially embarrassing story about President Obama as spam, making it difficult for some others to access the article from their news feeds or post the story themselves.
Michael Grimm's congressional seat looked like a prime pickup, after the two-term GOP incumbent came under a federal indictment. But with his rival still trailing in the polls, it could be just another sign of a tough midterm election for Democrats.
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Students from St. Andrews University are covered in foam as they take part in the traditional 'Raisin Weekend' at St Andrews in Scotland. The weekend, which begins on Sunday, involves rituals for new students, culminating in a foam fight.
Scientists first noticed the largest methane hotspot in the US years ago, but the readings were so extreme they thought it might be instrument error. Emissions are 80 percent higher than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
An Illinois teen has been charged with allegedly attempting to provide "material support or resources" to the Islamic State – the seventh American indicted after attempting to join IS this year, a legal expert says.
The defense for Robel Phillipos, who allegedly saw friends removing evidence from the accused Boston Marathon bomber's dorm room, argued Phillipos lied to investigators because his state of mind was impaired after smoking marijuana.