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Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages
Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages
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  • 2017-08-19 02:21:54Z

The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly. Mayor Mike Signer issued his appeal amid an increasingly contentious debate over what to do with memorials to Confederate figures, who fought for the preservation of slavery during the U.S. Civil War, that are seen by opponents as offensive. In what has become the biggest domestic crisis of his presidency, Donald Trump has been sharply criticized, including by fellow Republicans, for blaming Charlottesville's violence not only on the white nationalist rally...

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone
Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president
Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out ...

Far-right protests leave U.S. cities scrambling to balance safety, free speech
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  • 2017-08-19 00:50:18Z

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cities across the United States are seeking ways to head off the kind of violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend when white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a Civil War-era statue. As they step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces and brace for a right-wing backlash, municipalities are re-evaluating their approaches to crowd control, permits, weapon regulation and intelligence gathering. White supremacists have been emboldened by statements from President Donald Trump.

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons ...

Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers
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  • 2017-08-18 22:42:36Z

Six Flags Over Texas, faced with criticism over its longstanding display of a Confederate flag at its main amusement park, has decided to remove the item and display U.S. flags instead, local newspaper reports said on Friday. A Confederate flag at the park located between Dallas and Fort Worth has been on display since it opened in 1961. The theme park had six sections, each under a flag representing the nations that had sovereignty over the territory or the state of Texas.

Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House
Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House

Steve Bannon says now that he has left the White House, he will go to war against President...

Billionaire Carl Icahn quits advising Trump
Billionaire Carl Icahn quits advising Trump

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is no longer advising President Donald Trump. Icahn, who had been...

The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penalty
The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penalty

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a court hearing to determine if a convicted mass killer should be spared the death penalty (all times local):

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain
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  • 2017-08-18 20:53:30Z

Women back-pain sufferers and those with depressive symptoms were the most vulnerable to spousal criticism, whether the harsh attitude was just perceived or overtly expressed, the study authors report in the journal Pain, online August 8. "Most studies of spouse and family interactions with people with

S&P 500 ends down after latest White House turmoil
S&P 500 ends down after latest White House turmoil

U.S. stocks ended down slightly after another volatile session on Friday following the latest White House shakeup and increased focus on the outlook for the Trump administration's agenda and post-election rally. While the day's losses were small, Friday marked the first time stocks haven'

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug
Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug - in a small amount and at a cheap price - suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.

Far-right protests leave U.S. cities scrambling to balance safety, free speech
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  • 2017-08-18 20:45:41Z

Cities across the United States are seeking ways to head off the kind of violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend when white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a Civil War-era statue. As they step up efforts to pull such monuments from

California mass killer spared death penalty over prosecutor misconduct
California mass killer spared death penalty over prosecutor misconduct
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  • 2017-08-18 20:37:13Z

A California man convicted of the worst mass killing in Orange County history was spared the death penalty on Friday after a judge found that serious misconduct by prosecutors had violated his rights to a fair trial. The ruling means that, barring a successful appeal, former tugboat worker Scott Dekraai, 47, will be sentenced to life in prison for killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon. "If this case had been prosecuted from the outset by the Orange County District Attorney within the most fundamental parameters of prosecutorial propriety, this defendant would likely be living alongside other convicted killers on California's Death Row," Superior...

Three girls under 10 found slain in Maryland home
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  • 2017-08-18 20:26:34Z

Three girls under 10 years of age were found slain on Friday in a Maryland home and police have launched an investigation into the killings, officials said. A family member who returned to the home in Clinton, a suburb of Washington, discovered the bodies and called police at about 7:30 a.m. EDT. The girls were pronounced dead by fire department personnel, Prince George's County police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said.

The US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China
The US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China

The US has initiated an investigation into China's theft of US intellectual property (IP) using...

Citing Trump remarks, entire president
Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits

NEW YORK (AP) - Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up.

The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress Code
The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress Code

Students from San Benito High School in Hollister, California, are protesting their school's sexist dress code in a pretty awesome way.

Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times
Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times
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  • 2017-08-18 19:24:44Z

By Alessandra Prentice DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) - The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles. Workers at the plant have had their

Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue
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  • 2017-08-18 19:04:56Z

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charlottesville's mayor called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities determine the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally that turned deadly there last weekend.

White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe
White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year. The lawyer, Ty Cobb, who joined the White House staff on July 31, made the comments in interviews with Reuters on Tuesday and Wednesday.

One Day, Many Years From Now, Total Solar Eclipses Will No Longer Be Possible
One Day, Many Years From Now, Total Solar Eclipses Will No Longer Be Possible

The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, and one distant day, it will be too small to block the sun entirely.

Brutal photo shows how much turnover there has been in Trump
Brutal photo shows how much turnover there has been in Trump's top ranks

Steve Bannon is out of the White House after seven chaotic months clashing with both members of...

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues
One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues

A tweet about Confederate statues is resonating with hundreds of thousands of people. Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will "erase" history.

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

By Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections. The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners. "I am calling on all my countrymen in Germany: the Christian Democrats, SDP, the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey.

Trump, top aides seek to overcome divisions delaying Afghan strategy
Trump, top aides seek to overcome divisions delaying Afghan strategy
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  • 2017-08-18 17:54:36Z

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump huddled with his national security team on Friday to try to agree on a strategy for Afghanistan which includes options ranging from a pullout or reduction of U.S. forces to a modest troop increase. It was unclear if the meeting at

We did the math to see if it
We did the math to see if it's worth buying a ticket for the $535 million Powerball jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing, after no one won on Wednesday, is up to $535...

Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions
Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions

By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general restated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us". Fears about North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs have grown in recent weeks. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have delayed the decision.

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump
Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White House

Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, ...

U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon
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  • 2017-08-18 17:17:16Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will start a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) on Aug. 21 lasting through Aug. 31, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions had escalated over North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program. The statement said about 17,500

Syrian army, Hezbollah allies attack IS near Lebanon border

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces and allied Lebanese militant Hezbollah fighters have captured several Islamic State positions on strategic hilltops along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a military outlet said Friday.

Steve Bannon is leaving the White House and may be returning to Breitbart
Steve Bannon is leaving the White House and may be returning to Breitbart

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration, according to...

Why GOP Congress will soldier on with Trump
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  • 2017-08-18 16:38:59Z

It is perhaps the most serious, direct criticism of President Trump by one of his fellow Republicans in Congress since his remarks about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Va. On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters in his home state of Tennessee that Mr. Trump has yet to demonstrate the "stability" or "competence" to be a successful president - which the world needs, he said.

A new report says 39 million contact lens wearers are at risk for severe eye damage - but it
A new report says 39 million contact lens wearers are at risk for severe eye damage - but it's largely preventable

When people ask me why I don't wear contacts, I typically come up with some excuse to avoid...

Police: Attacks in Spain are linked, took long time to plan
Police: Attacks in Spain are linked, took long time to plan

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell - and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday.

In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history
In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history
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  • 2017-08-18 15:44:33Z

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis. By honoring those who died doing forced labor for Adolf Hitler's regime and learning their stories, pupils

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens
Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. It comes back bearing a large haul of tilapia and carp -- and that is exactly the problem. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fishermen who remain in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, an idyllic network of lakes, canals and artificial islands improbably tucked into the urban sprawl of Mexico City.

Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for
Roadblocks, weapons bans as Boston braces for 'Free Speech' rally
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  • 2017-08-18 15:37:29Z

Boston officials are planning road blockades and even banning food vendors from the historic Boston Common as they step up security around a "Free Speech" rally on Saturday featuring right-wing speakers, aiming to avoid a repeat of last weekend's violence at a white supremacist rally in

Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man
Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him.

Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers
Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers
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  • 2017-08-18 14:51:47Z

By Joseph Nasr GESCHER, Germany (Reuters) - As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey. In the 1960s, hundreds of

Uber
Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded

Uber's ousted chief executive and company founder Travis Kalanick is asking for the dismissal of an investor lawsuit against him, calling it part of a personal attack aimed at sidelining him. A response Thursday to a lawsuit filed last week by early Uber investor Benchmark Capital said the litigation was part of a "shameful" effort to remove Kalanick from any role at the ridesharing giant. The Benchmark lawsuit filed in a Delaware court accused Kalanick of fraud, breach of contract and of plotting to manipulate the board of directors to allow him to return as CEO following his resignation in June.

Kansas
Kansas' forward Dedric Lawson cleared of walking out on $88 bar tab

Dedric Lawson was accused of walking out on an $88 tab, according to a police report obtained by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, but the general manager of the restaurant released a statement clearing the player of wrongdoing. Here's what was alleged to have happened: Lawson was at a restaurant in Overton Square in Memphis at 1:30 a.m. when he was handed a bill for more than $88 by a waitress. Appearing on 92.9 FM, an ESPN radio station in Memphis, he said that he ordered two drinks worth a total of $10.50 and gave the waitress $12, but she wanted him to pay for drinks that were ordered by other people for other people.

Mitt Romney Pens Powerful Message Calling On Trump To Apologize For Charlottesville Remarks
Mitt Romney Pens Powerful Message Calling On Trump To Apologize For Charlottesville Remarks

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump to "acknowledge that he was wrong" and apologize for his remarks about the violent Charlottesville rally.

Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance
Syrian army encircles Islamic State in central Syria advance
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  • 2017-08-18 13:31:21Z

Syria's army and its allies have encircled an Islamic State (IS) pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hezbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday. President Bashar al-Assad's military has advanced against Islamic State along

Heather Heyer
Heather Heyer's mother says she won't talk to Trump 'after what he said about my child'

Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed amid the Charlottesville, Virginia, violence last...

Hero police officer shot dead four terrorists in Cambrils and saved injured partner's life
Hero police officer shot dead four terrorists in Cambrils and saved injured partner's life

An outnumbered police officer shot dead four of the five terrorists who attacked the seaside city of Cambrils last night, saving his injured partner's life, according to a dramatic account of the shootout. The officers were carrying out a routine check at a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils when the terrorists launched their attack, which, it was confirmed today, killed one woman. Their white Audi A3, coming from the direction of the city, ploughed through four pedestrians before smashing into the police car and overturning. The crash left one officer with a broken tibia and an injured head. According to a report in the La Vanguardia newspaper, the five men got out of the...

Syrian city
Syrian city's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory
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  • 2017-08-18 11:40:43Z

By Dahlia Nehme HOMS, Syria (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's victory in Homs is still evident in the rubble of Baba Amr, a former symbol of the rebellion where five years later only a handful of people live among ruins. Across town, the bustling markets of the pro-Assad district of Zahraa

Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after driver kills 13 in Barcelona
Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after driver kills 13 in Barcelona

By Andrés González, Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others. Islamic State said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday's rampage along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season. Hours later in the early hours of Friday, as security forces hunted for the van's driver, police said they killed five suspects in...

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Five terrorists shot dead in Spanish resort - latest news
Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Five terrorists shot dead in Spanish resort - latest news

Second terror attack in Spain at coastal resort of Cambrils Five terrorists shot dead by police after ramming civilians Attack comes after 13 people killed in van attack in Barcelona Manhunt under way for driver who targeted Las Ramblas Investigators fear terror cell had planned gas canister attack Who are the victims? Three-year-old reported among dead Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years Five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts have been shot dead by police after ramming civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town in a second attack to hit the country, as officials revealed they believe a gas canister...

Quiet seaside resort of Cambrils emerges from a terrifying night
Quiet seaside resort of Cambrils emerges from a terrifying night

Markel Artabe had just finished his shift as a waiter in Cambrils and was heading off for an ice-cream when he heard shots: only a few hours after the carnage in Barcelona, the Catalan coast was suffering another attack. "Then we heard shots and thought 'it must be fireworks'... But it was gunshots," said the waiter in the seaside resort 120 kilometres south of Barcelona in the northeastern region of Catalonia.

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