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Hollywood Star Bloodied in Dive Bar 'Death Match'

It's part of David Arquette's wrestling comeback

(Newser) - David Arquette's wrestling comeback took an ugly turn Friday when he participated in a so-called "death match" that left him bloodied and clutching an open wound, Fox News reports. The 47-year-old Scream actor faced off against Nick Gage at the Hi Hat bar in Los Angeles, where they... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

Rand Paul: 'I Fear There's Going to Be an Assassination'

Senator cites 'unstable' people amid death threats

(Newser) - Already the target of death threats, including from a person who threatened to chop up his family with an ax, Rand Paul worries the current political climate could spawn deadly violence. "I fear that there's going to be an assassination … I really worry that somebody is going... More »

Leader Arrested as Protesters Attempt Highway Shutdown

The Rev. Gregory Livingston calmly told Illinois State Troopers: 'Arrest me'

(Newser) - Police arrested the organizer of an anti-violence protest that sought to shut down part of an expressway near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Per the AP , the Rev. Gregory Livingston spoke calmly to an Illinois State Police trooper as other protesters and dozens of other... More »

Alex Jones Called for 'Battle Rifles.' Twitter Called for a Suspension

For 7 days, Alex can't tweet, retweet, or like other posts on Twitter—a 'mild sanctioning' to some

(Newser) - The Twitter-Alex Jones saga continues. "We'll enforce [our rules]" if Jones breaks them, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised last week amid backlash on why the conspiracy theorist accused of hate speech is still afforded a platform on Dorsey's site, and it appears Twitter has followed through. The... More »

5 Most, Least Violent States

Louisiana and Maine are on opposite ends

(Newser) - The most violent US states tend to be in the South. They also tend to have the least restrictive gun laws in the country. That's according to 24/7 Wall St. , which determined the most and least violent of all 50 states based on the rate of murder, other violent... More »

More Than 50 Dead as US Opens Embassy

Violence continues in Israel

(Newser) - The US formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, and the historic move triggered a new wave of violence. At least 52 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops as they demonstrated near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, reports the AP . The Washington Post reports that... More »

Rowdy Family Booted After Cruise Turns to 'Bloodbath'

Passengers say several fights preceded unexpected stop Friday

(Newser) - "Bloodbath" is not a word you'd typically associate with a 10-day cruise around the South Pacific. But it's being thrown around now in the wake of what Carnival says were "violent and disruptive acts" committed on its cruise ship Legend. Passengers say a brawl that erupted... More »

Prisons Face 'Unique Challenges' With MS-13

Officials grapple with more fights, attacks, even extortion as MS-13 population rises behind bars

(Newser) - The good news: Hundreds of MS-13 gang members have been arrested over the past few years. The bad news: Those gang members are now wreaking havoc in the prisons they're in, perpetrating acts of violence and extortion to gain control over their locked-down domains. The Washington Post details the... More »

Pa. Teachers: 'Unprecedented' Violence Has Caused Dozens to Resign

They're asking district for help

(Newser) - At least 45 teachers resigned from Pennsylvania's Harrisburg School District between July and October due to misbehavior in classrooms, and more have resigned since then, according to the Harrisburg Education Association. The HEA is asking district administrators to help find a solution; they say the misbehavior is at unprecedented... More »

Pelosi One of First Top Democrats to Blast Antifa

Protesters' violence deserves 'unequivocal condemnation'

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi managed a rare feat this week: She pleased right-wing sites including Breitbart and the Washington Times . How so? The House minority leader condemned "antifa" protesters who turned violent at a weekend protest in Berkeley . "Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public,... More »

Don't Expect 'Antifa' Movement to Go Away Anytime Soon

'More Charlottesvilles, or worse, may be coming,' writes prof in 'NYT'

(Newser) - Sunday's violence in Berkeley has brought renewed attention to the "antifa" movement, general shorthand for groups of black-clad "anti-fascist" protesters who show up at rallies to confront far-right protesters. In his post-Charlottesville remarks, President Trump blamed the antifa movement for contributing to the violence, and Sunday's... More »

After Charlottesville, ACLU Revises a Long-Held Stance

It won't defend groups who come armed to protests

(Newser) - If you're a hate group, you may be able to acquire a permit to hold a protest, but if you come packing firearms, don't expect the American Civil Liberties Union to come to your defense. Per the Wall Street Journal , that's the ACLU's new official position... More »

Trump Promised to Send the Feds Into Chicago. He Just Did

President tweets 'crime and killings' have reached 'epidemic proportions'

(Newser) - Because of "crime and killings" now at "epidemic proportions," President Trump has sent the feds into Chicago, he tweeted Friday morning. His announcement aligns with previous tweets in which he called the city's murder rate "record setting" and the situation "totally out of control,... More »

Riot Lawsuit Against Trump Gets Green Light

Judge says it's 'plausible' he incited violence

(Newser) - The Russia investigations aren't the only fallout from his successful campaign that President Trump is still dealing with. A federal judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit from three protesters who accuse Trump of inciting a riot during a campaign rally in Kentucky last year can go ahead with their... More »

Monkey Blamed for Deadly Havoc in Libya

An attack on a schoolgirl, then 4 days of violence that have left dozens dead, wounded

(Newser) - Three young men turned a pet monkey loose on a schoolgirl, they were then killed in revenge, and now, after four days of violence, nearly two dozen are dead (numbers cited are between 16 and 20 so far) and 50 wounded in a conflict-ridden Libyan city, health officials and activists... More »

Town Reels as 4 Teens Found Murdered in 2 Weeks

Gang MS-13 is making trouble for the small town of Brentwood, New York

(Newser) - September was an awful month for the town of Brentwood, New York. On Sept. 13, two teenage girls were found murdered, their bodies dumped near an elementary school. A week later, authorities discovered the skeletal remains of two male teenagers who had been missing for months. In both cases, authorities... More »

Humans Are Natural Killers But We're Not the Worst

Monkeys and meerkats are far more likely to murder their own, researchers say

(Newser) - Violence comes naturally to humans, but we are far less murderous than we used to be, a new study shows. Scientists in Spain who examined the tendency among more than 1,000 mammal species to kill their own found that humans have been "particularly violent" throughout our history, reports... More »

For First Time in Months, Violence at a Trump Rally

Candidate slams 'hate-filled' Clinton campaign

(Newser) - Monday night saw what the Guardian describes as the "first violent incident at a Trump rally in months" when a Donald Trump supporter punched protesters at a campaign event in Asheville, NC. The New York Daily News reports that the unidentified supporter, possibly angered by an obscene gesture one... More »

America's 10 Least Violent States

New England is the place to be

(Newser) - Looking for a safer neighborhood? Consider a move to Maine. The state is the least violent in the country, according to a 24/7 Wall St. ranking that took into account the number of police officers per 100,000 residents, estimated small-arms ownership, and the rates of violent crime, murder, and... More »

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