Just before 2pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.
Washington is pushing Venezuela towards a "civil war" because it wants access to the country's rich oil reserves, Bolivian President Evo Morales has warned. The Venezuelan government has also accused the US of fomenting a coup d'état.
Following a series of nine vehicle break-ins in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, the local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has formed a neighborhood watch in the area.