As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
08/16/2017 - 12:46 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
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
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
Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer: 'They tried to kill my child to shut her up'
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
08/16/2017 - 02:25 PM
Van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona injuring several people
A white van plowed into a packed summer crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing some people and sending dozens fleeing. Barcelona police called it a terror attack and local media reported up to 13 dead.
08/17/2017 - 11:58 AM
The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with Korea
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):
08/17/2017 - 10:11 AM
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
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
AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it
President 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
South African borders on alert to ensure Grace Mugabe does not flee
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Police have put a "red alert" on South Africa's borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Mrs Mugabe, 52, has asked for diplomatic immunity in the case, but has not been charged. The alleged victim, 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels, has accused Mugabe of barging into a hotel where Engels was meeting with Mugabe's sons, and whipping her with an electric cord.
08/17/2017 - 11:19 AM
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
Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
Three 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
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
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
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
'I'm terrified': White nationalist Christopher Cantwell cries in video about Charlottesville protest
A 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
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
Trump's business council had 'decided to disband before Trump claimed he had disbanded it'
President Donald Trump has taken credit for disbanding his Strategic and Policy Forum, but a new report claims the business council members made the decision for themselves, before the President ever announced his intentions. Members of council decided on Wednesday morning that they would disband the group, a person familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Hours later, Mr Trump tweeted that he had decided to disband the group himself.
08/16/2017 - 05:25 PM
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
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
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
Dear Ivanka: It's Time To Decide Which Side Of History You're Going To Stand On
I know you’ve probably got a lot on your plate right now but we really need to talk about your father and what a shit show this week has been.
08/16/2017 - 12:46 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
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
Asylum seekers to Canada from U.S. tripled in July: Canadian government
By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants fled in fear of U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown. More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said. Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province.
08/17/2017 - 12:08 PM
Targeting American Diplomats, Cuba Is Up to its Dirty Old Tricks
It's hard to believe the level of harassment U.S. officials face in Havana.
08/16/2017 - 02:19 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table
By Michael Martina and Christine Kim BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland has fueled a rise in tensions in recent months. U.S. President Donald 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 at the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
08/17/2017 - 09:15 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
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
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
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
A Ferrari-Powered Toyota 86 Is a Wacky Street Car
We're not sure how drift star Ryan Tuerck got this car registered, but we're glad he did.
08/15/2017 - 04:14 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
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08/16/2017 - 07:22 AM
Ronald Reagan Once Showed Republicans Exactly How To Handle Racists And Bigots
Former President Ronald Reagan spoke to the NAACP’s annual convention in 1981 when he was commander in chief, and his comments stand in sharp contrast to Trump’s tepid response to racist violence. You are the ones who willfully violate the meaning of the dream that is America.
08/16/2017 - 04:49 AM
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
German Car Companies Are Driving the Country Off a Cliff
"Made in Germany" used to mean reliability. Now it means collusion.
08/16/2017 - 03:01 PM
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