There were five police officers at the door, two of them carrying submachine guns. And they were ready to smash the door open so it was fortunate Ian Driscoll was in when they pulled up outside his home. They had come in search of a deadly mortar tube – spotted in the background of a picture that Mr Driscoll had posted on Facebook. Mr Driscoll, 43, did indeed have a mortar in the home and promptly showed it to the squad. It was a toy.
Scottish bishops accused of covering-up at least 20 child-sex allegations
Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested outside the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, as prominent environmental leaders tied themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (Ann Heisenfelt /AP)