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Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee

Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs fleeAs 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

 

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

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

 

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?

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

 

KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards

KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison GuardsTwo 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

 

North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home

North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his homeA 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

 

Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement

Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movementThese 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

 

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girlA 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

 

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues OvernightAll four of Baltimore’s Confederate statues were removed overnight, just days after a white nationalist rally erupted into chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.



08/16/2017 - 07:48 AM

 

AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it

AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving itPresident Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.



08/16/2017 - 11:09 AM

 

White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant

White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrantA 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

 

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in ParliamentCANBERRA, 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

 

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in S.Africa after wife is accused of assault

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in S.Africa after wife is accused of assaultVeteran 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

 

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection car

Man charged with spraying manure on US Border Protection carMONTPELIER, 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

 

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.



08/15/2017 - 11:10 PM

 

Natalee Holloway Disappearance: New Human Remains Found In Aruba

Natalee Holloway Disappearance: New Human Remains Found In ArubaHer father discovered the remains in an unspecified location provided to him by an informant.



08/16/2017 - 03:14 PM

 

Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US general

Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': top US generalPeace 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

 

None Of The 10 Best Cities To Live In The World Are In The U.S.

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

 

Remains Found In April Have Been Identified As Those Of Teen Missing Since 2007

Remains Found In April Have Been Identified As Those Of Teen Missing Since 2007Kara Kopetsky hadn't been seen since leaving her Missouri high school in May 2007.



08/17/2017 - 08:33 AM

 

Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'

Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Trump over statements he made at a press conference concerning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.



08/16/2017 - 07:50 PM

 

82nd Airborne calls out white supremacist for wearing their hat at Charlottesville

82nd Airborne calls out white supremacist for wearing their hat at CharlottesvilleWelcome 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

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

 

Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentenceLee 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

 

Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.

Trump Says Kids Shouldn't Come To U.S. Illegally. He's Also Limiting Their Legal Options.WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them.



08/16/2017 - 05:22 PM

 

Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found Dead

Utah Blogger's Missing Husband Found DeadPaul Swenson, 30, disappeared in late July after acting strangely for days, his family said.



08/16/2017 - 09:18 AM

 

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talksBy 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

 

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probe

Investigators likely slain by Congolese militia: UN probeTwo 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

 

Charlottesville is a target for the alt-right. Its Jewish mayor is emerging as a national voice.

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

 

Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd Expect

Two Kids Got Locked In A Grocery Store And Did Exactly What You'd ExpectIt's right out of a TV show.



08/16/2017 - 06:10 PM

 

Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report

Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU reportThe 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

 

US: 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018

US: 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year.



08/15/2017 - 08:35 PM

 

Take a look at the world's top 10 most liveable cities 2017

Take a look at the world's top 10 most liveable cities 2017



08/16/2017 - 07:22 AM

 

Donald Trump's lawyer makes collage of himself with black people to show he isn't racist

Donald Trump's lawyer makes collage of himself with black people to show he isn't racistDonald 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

 

Natalee Holloway's Dad Having Human Remains Tested For DNA

Natalee Holloway's Dad Having Human Remains Tested For DNAThe 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

 

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China SeaThe "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday. Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of China's powerful Central Military Commission, told Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, that mutual trust mechanisms between the two militaries had continued to improve, China's defense ministry said.



08/17/2017 - 07:19 AM

 

Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of Cancer

Woman Arrested for Running Raffle Ticket Scam Using Image, Name of Boy Who Died of CancerTracey 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

 

What to Do With a Heinous Statue

What to Do With a Heinous StatueLessons for Trump from post-Nazi Germany and post-Soviet Eastern Europe.



08/17/2017 - 08:26 AM

 

American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding Dress

American Airlines Accused Of Destroying Woman's Wedding DressThe 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

 

Barcelona terror attack: Multiple casualties as van ploughs into crowd at Las Ramblas - latest

Barcelona terror attack: Multiple casualties as van ploughs into crowd at Las Ramblas - latestTerror in Barcelona as van hits crowd in Las Ramblas Hostage situation underway in nearby restaurant 'Several dead' - Spanish media reports Barcelona attack: Everything we know  At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a suspected terrorist crashed  into a crowd of people on a pavement in a popular tourist area of Barcelona.  There are also reports of a live hostage incident at a Turkish restaurant near the scene.  Police corden off scene in Barcelona where van ploughed through a street 00:45 The vehicle hit pedestrians in Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city, the Ministry of the Interior said. Barcelona police have said they believe that the attack is terror-related.  Pictured: the van reportedly used in the attack "Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an individual driving a van, many injuries," a statement from Catalan police added. Barcelona terror attack, in pictures ​ The street is one of the most well-known and popular parts of the city, visited by tourists and locals alike. Images posted on social media appear to show people being tended to as they lay on the street. Mapped: Barcelona van attack While full details of the incident were not immediately clear, since July 2016 vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of militant attacks across Europe, killing well over 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm. More to follow   6:16PM 'There was a mini stampede'  Ethan Spibey, a charity director on holiday in the city, said he had taken shelter in a nearby church with several others after Thursday's van ramming. "All of a sudden it was real kind of chaos... people just started running screaming," he told Sky. "There was kind of a mini stampede. "It seems like a lot of people have taken refuge in shops and local cafes." A woman cries as she phones after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring several others on the Rambla in Barcelona Credit:  AFP/Getty Images A video circulating on social media showed at least 19 people lying injured on the pavement down the centre of Las Ramblas. Many victims can be seen bleeding, some heavily, while being tended to by passersby. Souvenirs are strewn across the path, having apparently been knocked over in the chaos. Armed police are visible in the background. 6:12PM One death confirmed by police A police official in Barcelona has said that one death has been confirmed, and 32 others have been injured in the van attack, ten of which are seriously injured.    6:08PM Van 'was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way' TV3 says it now has official confirmation that thirteen people are dead. It also says there are dozens of injured. Eyewitness Lourdes Porcar told TV3 television station that she saw the van running people over. “It was going very fast, without caring about who was in its way,” she said. Police have set up roadblocks around the city amid reports that a second van was involved in the attack and fled the scene. Injured people are treated in Barcelona, Spain There are also reports that at least on attacker is holed up in a Turkish restaurant on Carrer Hospital, which leads off from the spot in which the van appears to have come to a halt. Television pictures show that a van came to a halt on top of a Joan Miro mosaic, half-way down Las Ramblas - meaning that it would have covered more than 500 metres. 5:59PM Las Ramblas potentially deadliest attack since 2004 bombing The deadliest recent attack in Spain was in March 2004, when Islamist militants placed bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and wounding more than 1,800.   5:55PM Death toll 'could be as high as 13' Reuters reports that at least 13 people have been killed in the attack, citing local media.  5:52PM President has been informed, says White House The White House's chief of staff said it was keeping President Trump closely informed about the situation. 5:49PM 'Second van' linked to attack Police are looking for a second van that may have been involved in the attack, Sky News reports 5:49PM Tourists speak of shock  Police stationed at the cordon a block away from Plaza Catalunya, on Passeig de Gracia, say they have no information what is happening inside. Confused tourists, shoppers and business owners gathered at its edges, awaiting some word or direction as to what to do.  Ines Prauka, a 49 year old tourist from Berlin arrived with her 14 year old daughter Adel for a one week holiday just an hour or two before the attack. Injured people are treated by emergency services at the scene They had just checked in to an apartment at the top of the Ramblas and come out in search of a supermarket to find pandemonium on the street. "Everybody was running and panicking and crying," she said. Ambulances arrived and police told them to run away, but they did not understand as the orders came in Spanish, she said, and had to ask.  Ms Prauka was clearly in shock and struggled to speak at times. "It's unbelievable. Two hours in Barcelona and this. We are shocked. Policemen accompany an elderly woman near a cordoned off area Credit:  PAU BARRENA "It's the first time we've been in a situation of everyone crying and panicking around us, we didn't know if it was terrorism, a bomb." Berlin had been touched by terrorism but they had never experienced it personally, she said, adding that she did not know where to take her daughter now.  "A one week summer holiday in Barcelona and that was the start," she said.   5:45PM Barcelona police to hold press conference Local police are expected to begin a press conference in around ten minutes. Stay with us for the latest updates.  5:39PM 'There was panic everywhere," says eyewitness Daksha Dixit, a 28 year old tourist visiting from Mumbai with family, said they had been on a tourist bus which had just dropped them off one block from Plaza Cataluña when they heard the news. "We got off and people were panicking, no one knew what was going on. There was panic everywhere." An injured person is carried in Barcelona, Spain Credit:  Oriol Duran/AP The family arrived just yesterday for a one week trip and their hotel is on the Ramblas inside the cordon. They were unclear as to what exactly was unfolding, with Miss Dixit adding: "I don't know what to do". 5:32PM Attacker used rented van Catalan police say they are treating the crash as a suspected terrorist attack but cannot yet confirm the motive.  It has also been reported that the attack vehicle was a rented van.  That would suggest, if this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, that same terrorists are imitating the perpetrators of the London Bridge attack, where a rented van was also used.  Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona,   5:26PM 'We heard gunshots...there was screaming and shouting'  Steve Garrett was in a nearby market and sheltered in a bakery with several others after streams of people ran inside. One member of the group, who took refuge with him, said she had heard gunshots after the incident. Armed police officers patrol an empty street after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona Credit:  REUTERS Mr Garrett told the BBC: "A very large number of people ran into the market area in a big kind of way, lots of screaming, lots of shouting. "The security guards immediately responded. We ran into the bakery with four or five other people and ran straight upstairs and hunkered down whilst an enormous wave of people went through the market. An armed policeman arrives in a cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla "Obviously coming from England it was reminding me a great deal of what happened in London, so we were very concerned about what might be going on next. Police speak to an injured person at the scene. Local media report the van driver ran away "The lady that was with us said she heard some gunshots." Mr Garrett said a "second wave" of people then entered the market, followed by armed police.  Screengrab taken with permission from video posted on twitter by @pawilerma of the scene in Las Ramblas He said: "They seemed to sweep through the market area. They seemed to be looking for someone. They were going very carefully, very cautiously, stall to stall." Jordi Lino was on a bus going down the Ramblas when he saw the attack: "First I saw people running and then the van. There were injured people in the middle of the Ramblas." 5:20PM Footage appears to show crash vehicle Footage appears to show damaged vehicle in cordoned-off Barcelona street 00:31   5:16PM Confusion and panic in Las Ramblas Telegraph reporter Hannah Strange has arrived at Las Ramblas, where she says there is a very heavy police presence,  confusion, and helicopters flying overhead.  Local media is reporting is that several people have died.   The Spanish newspaper El Pais quoted unnamed police sources as saying the perpetrators of the crash were holed up in a bar in Tallers Street. There was no immediate police confirmation of the report. Inside the glossy stores of Passeig de Gracia, shoppers and staff sheltered behind glass windows. Many streamed away from the cordon but others stayed on the street in an eerie limbo, the ambulances racing past the only clue as to the status of the situation.   5:14PM Armed police pictured at scene Omg �� #barcelonapic.twitter.com/p0jZd25oxx— sommermädchen (@_corazondelsol) August 17, 2017   5:12PM Restaurant hostage situation is ongoing Two armed men have entrenched themselves in a Turkish bar and restaurant in Barcelona's city centre after a van mowed down dozens of people, El Periodico newspaper reported on Wednesday. El Periodico reported gunfire in the area of La Boqueria Market, although it did not cite the source of the information. It was not immediately clear that the men were the drivers of the van.  5:06PM Several bodies lay in street in aftermath of attack In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain Police cordoned off the broad, popular street, ordering stores and nearby Metro and train stations to close. They asked people to stay away from the area so as not to get in the way of emergency services. A helicopter hovered over the scene. 5:02PM 'It was chaos...everyone was in panic mode' Aamer Anwar was walking down Las Ramblas at the time, which he said was "jam-packed" with tourists. He told Sky News: "All of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids. "Police were very, very quickly there, police officers with guns, batons, everywhere. Then the whole street started getting pushed back." Panicked onlookers at the scene of the attack Mr Anwar described the scene as "chaos", with everyone in "panic mode". He added: "Police officers who got there just started screaming at people to move back, move back. "One of the shopkeepers tried to speak to him. He said he saw five or six people seriously injured on the ground, a van had driven into people. "And literally within probably 30 seconds, police vans, ambulances, police officers with guns, were piling out and we were being sectioned off and then being pushed rapidly back down Ramblas." 4:51PM Eyewitness: It was terriyfying One witness told Sky News: "It was quite terrifying. All of a sudden scores of people ran towards us, hysterical, children hysterical... first of all they said someone had been shot. ��Atropello múltiple en las #Ramblas. Se solicita a los ciudadanos no transitar por la zona de Plaza Catalunya. +info @emergenciescat— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 17, 2017 "All of a sudden a second wave of people came down the street, we just ran, I lost my husband in the melee. The shops went into lockdown mode." She added: "We really had no idea what was going on other than that we needed to get ourselves out of there very quickly... there was just hundreds of people running away very quickly."  Police at the scene of the crash Another said: "We were just told to run, it must have been quite close because... there was an immediate stampede to run away. We were just a minute away from it." 4:50PM Local media: Armed men have entered a restaurant Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place.  4:48PM Emergency services  - close nearby train and metro stations Catalan emergency services have asked that nearby metro stations be closed. Here are some images of the scene.  A policeman stands next to an ambulance after a van ploughed into the crowd, injuring several persons   4:43PM Suspected driver 'fled on foot' The suspected driver has fled the vehicle, according to local police. It remains unclear whether the crash is terror-related.  4:41PM Reports suggest the crash happened outside a Kosher restaurant After seeing photos, does appear that the van hit people outside Barcelona's Kosher restaurant, Maccabi, but also in a much wider area.— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) August 17, 2017   4:39PM Several victims treated on the ground In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street and were apparently being helped by police and others. Police cordoned off the broad street and shut down its stores  4:38PM The scene in La Rambla The scene in La Rambla   4:35PM Las Ramblas Las Ramblas is an iconic avenue in the centre of Barcelona, visited by millions of tourists every year 4:31PM Area evacuated The local police force was said to be evacuating the area including the nearby main square the Plaza de Catalunya. Shops have put up their shutters with shoppers inside, newspaper La Vanguardia reported.



08/17/2017 - 01:16 PM

 

New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San Francisco

New tower fuels concerns over changing face of San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.



08/16/2017 - 06:31 PM

 

Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in Alaska

Scary video shows a bear charging a dog in AlaskaA 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'

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

 

Christian School Reportedly Told 12-Year-Old His Alleged Rape Was ‘Boys Being Boys’

Christian School Reportedly Told 12-Year-Old His Alleged Rape Was ‘Boys Being Boys’A prestigious Christian school in Tennessee is under fire for allegedly doing nothing after a male student reported that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by four older classmates.



08/16/2017 - 03:31 PM

 

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear programTEHRAN, 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

 

'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protest

'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protestA white nationalist who was featured in a Vice News documentary about the "Unite the Right" Charlottesville marchers at the weekend has posted a video in which he tearfully complains about his current plight. Christopher Cantwell took part in the rally in support of Confederate hero Robert E Lee in Virginia on Saturday, which escalated to violence and ended in the death of a woman.  “I have been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest,” he said while crying on the video. “With everything that’s happening, I don’t think it’s very wise for me to go anywhere. There’s a state of emergency. The National Guard is here!” “I want to be peaceful. I want to be law-abiding. That was the whole entire point of this,” Cantwell continues. “I’m watching CNN talk about this as a violent, white nationalist protest. We have done everything in our power to keep this peaceful!” he added. He also said urged police to contact him if there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I am armed, I do not want violence with you. I’m terrified, I’m afraid you’re going to kill me, I really am,” he said. “If I gotta go to jail today, you know it won’t be the f------* first time… I honestly believe I have been law-abiding. I have been engaged in violence, I have, there’s no question about it and I’ve done nothing to hide that but it was in defence of myself and others and I would not have done it for any other reason,” he added. Cantwell was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, while a page connected to his podcast was removed. Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja also said at least eight pages connected to the white nationalist movement were taken down over what Budhraja said were violations on the company's polices on hate speech and organisations. Cantwell, of Keene, New Hampshire, was listed on rally flyers and labelled an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. A former information technology worker who moved to New Hampshire from New York in 2012, the 36-year-old Cantwell describes himself as a white nationalist and said he voted for President Donald Trump. He has a podcast and blog that promote his views. Cantwell says Facebook shut down his account in an attempt to silence him for his views. He also said his PayPal account had been closed. The company wouldn't confirm that because it has a policy of not commenting on the status of accounts. "I'm not surprised by almost any of this because the whole thing we are complaining about here is that we are trying to express our views, and everybody is going through extraordinary lengths to make sure we are not heard," Cantwell told AP in a phone interview from an undisclosed location. "Frankly, whatever you think of my views, that is very scary to me," he said. "Facebook and Instagram is one thing but not being able to participate in the financial system because of your political opinions is something that, you know, people should worry about in America." 



08/16/2017 - 08:16 PM

 

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08/16/2017 - 12:46 PM

 

Video Shows Minneapolis Police Watching As Bouncer Punches Handcuffed Man

Video Shows Minneapolis Police Watching As Bouncer Punches Handcuffed ManA 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

 

Targeting American Diplomats, Cuba Is Up to its Dirty Old Tricks

Targeting American Diplomats, Cuba Is Up to its Dirty Old TricksIt's hard to believe the level of harassment U.S. officials face in Havana.



08/16/2017 - 02:19 PM

 

 

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