President Bush flashes a "thumbs-up" after declaring the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast, in this May 1, 2003 file photo.  Six months after he spoke on an aircraft carrier deck under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," President Bush disavowed any connection with the war message. Later, the White House changed its story and said there was a link.

Former head of US special forces admits: Islamic State would not exist if Bush didn’t invade Iraq

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn says Americans allowed their anger over the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to lead them into disastrous military policies that failed to address the root causes of terrorism.
Image: Illustration of Robert Louis Dear (Reverb Press)

Former wife says Planned Parenthood terrorist is conservative, religious and anti-abortion

“He was the kind of person you had to watch out for,” a neighbor told The Washington Post.
An image of Officer Chris Kohrs from a 'Hot Cop Of Castro' fanpage (Facebook)

Internet famous ‘Hot Cop’ arrested over off-duty hit-and-run that injured two

Earlier his year, officer Christopher Kohrs, 38, was deemed “Hot Cop of Castro” and quickly became an internet celebrity.
White man shooting rifle (Shutterstock)

Muslim cab driver shot by passenger ranting about ISIS terrorists: ‘This is extreme — this has to stop’

A Muslim taxi cab driver was shot in Pittsburgh by a man who ranted against Islamic State militants before running into his house to grab a rifle instead of paying his fare.
Trump piñata used to mock American candidate in Mexico

Trump shunned by Hispanic GOP lawmakers as black pastors make him change campaign plans

Still reeling from the cancellation of a press conference with black pastors, 2016 GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump also has a Hispanic problem.
Image: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX (Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons)

Ted Cruz says Planned Parenthood terrorist was ‘transgendered leftist activist’

In a frantic effort to pin blame on the Planned Parenthood terror attack on anyone but the anti-choice right, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that Christian extremist Robert Louis Dear was “registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist” at a press conference on Sunday.
Image: Jennifer Markovsky, the third victim in the Planned Parenthood killings (Twitter.com)

Third victim in Planned Parenthood shootings identified as 36-year-old mom of two

A 36-year-old stay-at-home mother of two has been identified as the third person murdered by Christian extremist Robert Louis Dear at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado Springs on Friday.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump, pictured on August 17, 2015 in New York City, is growing increasingly competitive in a general election match up against Hillary Clinton (AFP Photo/Don Emmert)

Trump campaign forced to cancel press conference with black pastors after they shred him in the press

Faced with a potential disaster on their hands should the attending pastors address the reporters in front of the candidate, the Trump campaign called off the press conference and stated the meeting would remain private — no press allowed.

World’s most ‘adorable drug kingpin’ is actually the daughter of Texas DEA head honcho

Owing to her privileged status, Sarah Furay has a very good chance to escape the ruinous punishment that would be inflicted on most defendants in her situation.
Farrel Police Chief Thomas Burke (WICU/screen grab)

Pennsylvania police chief resigns over email that said ‘N****rs gotta learn how to read’

The newly-sworn-in police chief of police in Farrell, Pennsylvania has handed in his resignation after stirring controversy when an email containing a racial slur went public last week.
Image: Heavily armed counterterrorism personnel on patrol (a katz / Shutterstock.com)

University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after counterterrorism alert from FBI

Classes at the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus will be suspended on Monday after counterterrorism officials at the FBI warned of a credible threat of gun violence from an unknown individual or group.