Rihanna calls Rachel Dolezal 'a bit of a hero'
"Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black?" the pop star tells Vanity Fair. "Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people's perspective a bit and woke people up.â
Deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College
Faculty members embrace as they are allowed to return to Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened to faculty for the first time since Oct. 1, when armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Heavy rains pound the East Coast
Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors seeing if they want to evacuate in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Amtrak derailment in Vermont
Brian Bell tweeted this photo of an Amtrak train derailment in Roxbury, Vt., on Oct. 5, 2015. (Brian Bell via Twitter)
Photos of the day - October 5, 2015
Hunter Baker drives his boat down a flooded East Black Creek Road to his home following heavy rains in Florence, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Flooding continues throughout the state following record rainfall amounts over the last several days. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Palestinian protests amid deadly attacks against Israelis
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli police during clashes in Shuafat, an Arab suburb of Jerusalem October 5, 2015. A Palestinian teenager was killed on Monday in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said. Violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks and the teenager's reported death was the latest in a series of incidents that has raised fears of wider escalation...
Schools around the world
A teacher leads a class session at the ecole primaire Ave Marie in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, April 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)
Photos of the day - October 4, 2015
Emirati officials arrive for the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives project in a ballroom at the Emirates Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sunday, October 4, 2015. The ruler of Dubai is launching the new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually. The project hopes to reach more than 130 million people in at least 116 countries in the coming years, though much of its work will target the Arab world...
Drive-in movie art
Andrew Valko's artwork depicting Marilyn Monroe on the big screen. (Caters News)