Protesters gather outside SNL studio ahead of Donald Trump’s controversial appearance

Protesters gather outside SNL studio ahead of Donald Trump’s controversial appearance

Bethania Palma Markus Protesters gathered outside NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York on Saturday night to show their anger that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was hosting the weekly sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Latino groups in particular have been angered by Trump’s appearance on the program, highlighting his racist statements about

Hillary Clinton wants to loosen federal laws to allow medical research on marijuana: report

Hillary Clinton wants to loosen federal laws to allow medical research on marijuana: report

Reuters Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug’s potential

Nebraska cops waited a year to press charges in rape case — in spite of witnesses and DNA evidence

Nebraska cops waited a year to press charges in rape case — in spite of witnesses and DNA evidence

David Ferguson Omaha, Nebraska authorities are under scrutiny for the prosecution of a rape case in which an unconscious 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by multiple attackers and photos of the incident were distributed on social media. According to the Omaha World Herald, the Omaha Police Department bungled the investigation into the rape and failed

Pentagon chief: More US troops possible in Syria

Pentagon chief: More US troops possible in Syria

Agence France-Presse More US troops could “absolutely” be deployed to Syria if Washington identifies more “capable local forces” as partners in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in an interview aired Sunday. Carter’s comments to ABC News came about a week after the White House announced the deployment

‘Shut the f*ck up’: Video shows Alabama cops violently arresting students over noise complaint

‘Shut the f*ck up’: Video shows Alabama cops violently arresting students over noise complaint

Travis Gettys Police officers barged into an off-campus apartment near the University of Alabama and used a nightstick and Taser to violently arrest students over a noise violation. Tuscaloosa police were called about 3 a.m. Saturday to the apartment after a neighbor complained about loud music, and video recordings show students refusing to let officers

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

International Business Times

The faculty at University of Missouri plan to walk out of classes on Monday and Tuesday to support the ongoing student protests demanding action against racial incidents on campus, Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, reported Monday. The decision by the faculty members comes as over 150 students gathered late Sunday to protest alleged discrimination and slurs…