Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

President Donald Trump’s most popular tweet to date is a video showing him fake-pummeling a personification of CNN. Last week, reality star Rob Kardashian became a worldwide trending topic after attacking his former fiancée with a flurry of explicit Instagram posts.

Experts say the popularity of such lurid posts is affecting social interactions in real life.

Congress returns to battles over health care, budget

The GOP campaign to repeal Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law is bogged down in the Senate and flirting with collapse. Efforts to pass a budget are stuck, there’s no tax code overhaul package, spending bills are in limbo and it’s unclear how leaders will find the votes to avert a federal default.

Inmate’s escape: Phones, wire cutters, a drone and $47,000

A South Carolina inmate used wire cutters that were apparently dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash, authorities said Friday after his capture.

Woman charged with killing family smiles in court

A woman charged with killing four of her young children and their father smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday before telling a judge she doesn’t want an attorney.