Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'
Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was "blame on both sides."
08/15/2017 - 05:18 PM
Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
08/15/2017 - 03:21 PM
North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
08/15/2017 - 02:06 PM
KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards
Two former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release.
08/16/2017 - 01:20 PM
10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
08/17/2017 - 06:36 AM
Van mows down crowd in Barcelona, 13 reported killed
By Pilar Suarez and Jordi Rubio BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van plowed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media reported at least 13 people were killed, in what police said they were treating as a terrorist attack. Spanish newspaper El Periodico said two armed men were holed up in a bar in Barcelona's city center, and reported gunfire in the area, although it did not cite the source of the information. A source familiar with the initial U.S. government assessment said the incident appeared to be terrorism, and a White House spokeswoman said President Donald Trump was being kept abreast of the situation.
08/17/2017 - 01:14 PM
Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement.
08/16/2017 - 06:11 PM
82nd Airborne calls out white supremacist for wearing their hat at Charlottesville
Welcome to 2017, where white supremacists are being called out on Twitter by veterans for wearing disrespectful hats. Don't you miss the election now? After photos of the Charlottesville rally went viral this weekend, members of the 82nd Airborne Division discovered that one of the white supremacists at the rally was wearing their division's hat. The veterans rightly pointed out that supremacists probably shouldn't wear their hats, since, you know, the entire point of their division was to destroy Nazis like him. SEE ALSO: 80 totally benign things Trump condemned more harshly than neo-Nazis Irony, amirite? Would *LOVE* to know the name of Mr. 82nd Airborne Division here rendering Hitler's Nazi salute. The 82nd jumped into Normandy on D-Day. pic.twitter.com/oObJNgXzEI — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 13, 2017 "Anyone can purchase that hat,” the 82nd Airborne wrote on Twitter. “Valor is earned.” The 82nd Airborne, an elite division, was critical to America's victory at Normandy. Their hats can easily be purchased online and on Amazon. Our WWII Airborne forefathers jumped into Europe to defeat Nazism. We know who we are. We know our legacy. — All American (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 U really think that guy is an active member of the 82nd just because he has that hat? My mom has that same hat. She's 78 & has never served — All American (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Andy - Respectfully, anyone who thinks this man represents our culture and values has never worn the maroon beret...and never will — All American (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Anyone can purchase that hat. Valor is earned. pic.twitter.com/qk6rQHBwui — All American (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 It appears that the man photographed, who has yet to be identified, was not a member of their division and was in fact, making a KKK salute. For all of his tough guy military fatigues, the man hasn't exactly given his life to defeat fascism — which many members of the 82nd division did. The group made sure to highlight the raging hypocrisy on Twitter. Who knows? THIS is what an All American Paratrooper looks like. Rock Merritt jumped into Normandy on D Day, Njiemgen, fought in Bulge pic.twitter.com/vaps5fU0jb — All American (@82ndABNDiv) August 14, 2017 Apparently, there's more to being a hero than purchasing a clearance rack hat on Amazon. Who knew? WATCH: 'The Terminator' is back in this homemade recreation of the sequel
08/15/2017 - 02:37 PM
Seaworld: Another killer whale dies after suffering from a bacterial infection for 10 years
"Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.
08/16/2017 - 12:51 PM
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
08/16/2017 - 11:49 AM
Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee
As CEOs of major corporations began fleeing President Trump’s two business advisory councils yesterday to protest his remarks about the neo-Nazi violence in Virginia, Trump disbanded both groups.
08/16/2017 - 01:35 PM
Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US general
Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit to Beijing that the US has no plans to "dial back" military exercises with South Korea, which have angered both China and North Korea. Dunford made the remarks on the last day of a trip to China that included a visit on Wednesday to a northern military zone near China's border with North Korea.
08/17/2017 - 06:54 AM
Remains Found In April Have Been Identified As Those Of Teen Missing Since 2007
Kara Kopetsky hadn't been seen since leaving her Missouri high school in May 2007.
08/17/2017 - 08:33 AM
None Of The 10 Best Cities To Live In The World Are In The U.S.
Donald Trump’s policies are partly the reason that none of the 10 most liveable cities in the world are in the U.S., according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
08/16/2017 - 04:49 PM
Van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona injuring several people
Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores. Las Ramblas, a street of stalls and shops that cuts through the center of Barcelona, is one of the city’s top tourist destinations.
08/17/2017 - 11:58 AM
Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
08/16/2017 - 04:58 PM
Jeff Sessions says Charlottesville car attack 'could be a hate crime'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the attack on counter-protesters at a neo-Nazis rally in Charlottesville "could be considered a hate crime". Mr Sessions said federal authorities were waiting for more details from the investigation before filing charges over the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed when a car ploughed into a group of anti-fascist protesters at the white supremacist event last week.
08/16/2017 - 02:02 PM
White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant
A white supremacist who helped organise the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has appeared on camera crying as he describes his fear of arrest. Chris Cantwell, a racist who previously claimed he and others would "f***ing kill" anti-fascist demonstrators for interfering with their right to express their views, sobs uncontrollably in the clip. The blogger was featured in a Vice News documentary filmed before, during and after the rally in Virginia turned violent.
08/17/2017 - 08:03 AM
Donald Trump refuses to back Steve Bannon as he springs to the defence of the 'alt-right'
President Donald Trump offered a lukewarm endorsement of his chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday, answering a question about Mr Bannon's future with: "We'll see." On the day that the New York Times published an account of Rupert Murdoch's meeting with Mr Trump, at which Mr Murdoch reportedly said the president should get rid of his controversial adviser, Mr Trump could only offer a meek backing. "I like Mr Bannon," he said, answering with the decidedly tepid language he used to describe Reince Priebus. Mr Priebus was fired as chief of staff. The president continued: "He's a friend of mine." Profile | Steve Bannon He then attempted to downplay the significance of Mr Bannon. "But Mr Bannon came on very late, you know that. "I went through 17 senators, governors, and I won all the primaries. Mr Bannon came on very much later than that, and I like him. "He's a good man. He is not a racist, I can tell you that. He's a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. "But we'll see what happens with Mr Bannon, but he's a good person, and I think the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly." He then defended the cause close to Mr Bannon's heart - the so-called "alt right". Mr Bannon has described Breitbart, the website he formerly ran, as a platform for the white supremacists and neo-Nazis known as the "alt-right". Mr Trump said that, in the chorus of condemnation against the white supremacists, they were ignoring the "very violent" counter protest. "What about the alt-Left?" he said. "They came charging. They came swinging with clubs in their hands. Do they have any semblance of guilt? As far as I am concerned, they do. "You had a group one one side that was bad, and another side that was very violent."
08/15/2017 - 05:04 PM
Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks
By Parisa Hafezi and Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff. Turkey's ties with Washington have been strained by U.S. support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, and the visit by Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri is the latest sign that Ankara is increasing cooperation with other powers such as Iran and Russia. Baqeri met his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday and Turkey's Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday in what Turkish media said was the first visit by an Iranian chief of staff since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
08/16/2017 - 10:27 AM
Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement
These dizzying images use oil, soap and paint to create movements that feel otherworldly, and seem to psychedelically burst from their surroundings.
08/15/2017 - 04:07 PM
Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers.
08/17/2017 - 10:53 AM
Natalee Holloway's Dad Having Human Remains Tested For DNA
The father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway says he is awaiting the results of DNA testing on bones found in Aruba.
08/16/2017 - 05:17 PM
Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe
Two UN investigators killed in March likely died at the hands of Congolese militia members, a UN inquiry found, adding that further investigation will be required to "fully ascertain the identity" of those involved. Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swedish-Chilean dual national, were found murdered in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo while on a UN mission investigating violence and mass graves in the country's restive Kasai province. "A group of Congolese, likely militia members from the Kasai Central province, was responsible," read the board's executive summary, obtained Wednesday by AFP.
08/17/2017 - 01:25 AM
American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding Dress
The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident.
08/17/2017 - 03:10 AM
Charlottesville is a target for the alt-right. Its Jewish mayor is emerging as a national voice.
Michael Signer has emerged as a fierce critic of the president — and also as an important voice for the new South’s reckoning with its difficult history.
08/16/2017 - 08:02 AM
Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report
The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil. The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force eradication of all vegetation within a 100 metre radius of infected plants, Spain’s El Confidential newspaper reported. With infections confirmed at 156 separate points across Mallorca, agricultural groups say the measure would mean the almost complete destruction of the island’s plant life. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil Credit: PAUL GROVER “If we comply with what Europe is asking us, it would be starting to fell at one end of the island and finishing at the other. I don’t know if eradicating all the plant life is the solution, but I am sure that, in Mallorca, this is impossible to apply,” Gonzalo Rodríguez, head of the Camp Mallorquí cooperative of 1,000 producers, told the paper. The Balearics authorities had won a reprieve from the eradication measure after the bacteria was detected on the islands late last year, arguing that it would be a “disaster” for the local environment. The bacteria, which can infect some 300 species, was first discovered in a cherry tree in a Mallorca garden centre in October. After tests elsewhere on the Balearic Islands came back positive, the local government declared the entire archipelago an outbreak zone, banned the export of live plants and began destroying infected specimens. But a June assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) came back with alarming news: the response had been too limited, and even with the total application of EU measures, eradication will now be “very difficult” to achieve. The number of carrier plants was also growing, it said, now taking around a dozen species including grape vines, almond and plum trees and lavender. In Alicante, local authorities and agricultural groups have backed eradication as the only option. But resistance among some farmers is growing: last week protesters blocked machinery brought in to fell trees around an infected plant, El Confidencial reported.
08/16/2017 - 02:02 PM
Donald Trump's lawyer makes collage of himself with black people to show he isn't racist
Donald Trump's lawyer has been ridiculed online after making a collage of himself pictured with black people to prove he is not racist. Michael Cohen tweeted a selection of selfies in an apparent bid to distance himself from anger over the President's response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. "As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for racism," Mr Trump's personal attorney wrote alongside eight pictures of himself with African Americans.
08/16/2017 - 12:00 PM
Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer
Tracey Jacqueline Weir is accused of selling phony raffle tickets to support children's cancer research in the name of 4-year-old Nolan Scully.
08/16/2017 - 04:02 PM
Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues "threats and sanctions" against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015.
08/15/2017 - 06:22 PM
Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect
It's right out of a TV show.
08/16/2017 - 06:10 PM
Zimbabwe's Mugabe in S.Africa after wife is accused of assault
Veteran Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa, state media said on Thursday, for a regional summit overshadowed by accusations his wife assaulted a 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable. Zimbabwe's Herald newspaper, the government's main mouthpiece, said 93-year-old Mugabe arrived at a military air base near Pretoria late on Wednesday.
08/17/2017 - 05:34 AM
Mom Tracks Pregnancy With Hilarious Letter Board Messages
Vorderstrasse posts photos on Instagram of herself and sometimes her partner alongside a letter board that sums up what she’s thinking. While pregnant with her now 2-week-old, Hazel, Vorderstrasse posed with the board at different stages of her pregnancy, touching on everything from swollen feet to food cravings to her incessant need to pee.
08/16/2017 - 02:18 PM
Video Shows Minneapolis Police Watching As Bouncer Punches Handcuffed Man
A video showing a bouncer punching a handcuffed man as two Minneapolis police officers look on has gone viral on Facebook with the views ranging up to 16, 000. The post was shared more than a hundred times.
08/16/2017 - 05:50 AM
Kentucky Governor Echoes Trump: 'All Sides' To Blame For Charlottesville Violence
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R), like President Donald Trump, has said that both white supremacists and counterprotesters are to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
08/16/2017 - 01:55 PM
Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in Alaska
A mama black bear was caught on camera charging a Siberian husky at a campground in Alaska. The recently released clip, from a campground in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, shows a bear and her three cubs approaching a trailer from the woods on July 5. When the bear spots the dog it delivers a bluff charge, and the bear and husky get into a brief fight off camera. A woman can then be heard yelling at the bear, which returns to its cubs and runs away. Tom Henderson, who uploaded the video earlier this month, said in an email that his wife is the person heard yelling in the clip. Fortunately, the dog was unharmed in the scuffle, despite its screams. Henderson also said that bear sightings are not uncommon in the camp, though they have not had a problem like this before. Unfortunate interactions between humans and wildlife are unfortunately common in the area. In June a man was mauled after brown bear with a sow got defensive.
Mashable has reached out to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for additional information.
08/15/2017 - 07:55 PM
FBI 'reopens investigation into Clintons at Trump lawyer's request'
The FBI has reportedly reopened an investigation into a meeting between Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - a runway tarmac encounter during the election campaign that Donald Trump claimed was an attempt to influence a probe into his rival's use of a private email server. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) made a request for the FBI to reopen its consideration of their push for documents relating to the meeting. The chief counsel for the ACLJ is Jay Sekulow, one of the people on Donald Trump's legal team.
08/16/2017 - 12:43 PM
Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
Check out where and when the next total solar eclipses will take place
08/16/2017 - 09:00 AM
India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcry
NEW DELHI (AP) — A day after the U.N. chief voiced concern about Indian plans to potentially deport tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees, an Indian government official said Wednesday that authorities are only working to identify those who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar — not expel them.
08/16/2017 - 11:29 AM
The O.J. Bronco was for sale on "Pawn Stars," but didn't sell
The second Bronco was the white one that Al Cowlings used to drive O.J. on that dramatic slow-speed highway chase. Originally owned by Cowlings, the Bronco was sold to O.J.'s manager Mike Gilbert. Now Gilbert is ready to part with the Bronco and he wants to see if the "Pawn Stars" will pony up his asking price.
08/15/2017 - 02:00 PM
Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady's two sons were staying. Engels has registered a police case alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.
08/16/2017 - 03:40 PM
'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade turns up on garden carrot
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot. The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground. Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again. "I recognized it right away," she said. Mary Grams, 84, got her missing ring back when her daughter-in-law found it while harvesting carrots on the family farm in Alberta, Canada. Credit: CBC News She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden. "We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news. "We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it." Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman. Mary, 84, says she didn't know if they were kidding or not, but when her granddaughter brought the carrot over - she knew: "It's mine!" #yegpic.twitter.com/Ft7IMUeSMR— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm. "I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot." A few weeks after losing her engagement ring, Mary bought herself this one, much smaller, to replace it. #Camrosepic.twitter.com/sg9WN4y1Pb— Sarah Kraus Global (@SarahNKraus) August 15, 2017 Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.
08/16/2017 - 06:46 AM
Meth-Taking Brick-Throwing Man Thought 'The Purge' Was Happening
A Kansas City man was arrested after allegedly hurling rocks from a building to protect himself from "The Purge."
08/16/2017 - 10:52 AM
PayPal Shuts Down Access For Richard Spencer, Other Right-Wing Extremists
PayPal says it will cut off its services to hate groups and other users collecting donations to promote violence and racial intolerance in the wake of Saturday’s deadly clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
08/16/2017 - 05:53 PM
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08/16/2017 - 07:22 AM
Trump praises N.Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam
By Ben Blanchard and Tim Kelly BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries. Reclusive North Korea has made no secret of its plan to develop a missile capable of firing a nuclear warhead at the United States to counter what it perceives as constant U.S. threats of invasion. Trump warned North Korea last week it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States, prompting North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire missiles towards the Pacific island of Guam.
08/16/2017 - 09:17 AM
Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma
KIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group.
08/16/2017 - 02:12 AM
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