Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Democrats risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:05 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

  • Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:03 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which Islamic State claimed as its own.

  • California tightens rules on pesticide
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday.

  • Barcelona van attack kills 13
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:16 PM

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.

  • Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:14 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.

  • Trump digs in on Confederate icons
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:10 PM

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

  • Five missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:13 AM

    HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

  • Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:10 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) — The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandanna-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year.

  • North Korea threats revive nuke fears
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history.

  • Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:56 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.

  • In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but workers aren’t
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:50 PM

    NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.”

  • More than 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:47 PM

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.

  • Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother
    Monday, August 14, 2017 8:50 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.

  • Young man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:43 PM

    FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his “deeply held, radical” convictions on race, a former high school teacher said Sunday.

  • White House scrambles to explain Trump’s response to clashes
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:41 PM

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after the altercations.

  • ‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions
    Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:37 PM

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: “Questions and answers about being Muslim.”

  • Trump says he won’t rule out military response to Venezuela
    Friday, August 11, 2017 11:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab.

  • Navy: Only woman in SEAL training pipeline drops out
    Friday, August 11, 2017 11:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The only woman in the Navy SEAL training pipeline has dropped out, a Navy special warfare official confirmed Friday.

  • Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell
    Friday, August 11, 2017 11:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday rallied in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.

  • Trump threatens North Korea
    Friday, August 11, 2017 12:03 AM

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Not backing down, President Donald Trump warned Kim Jong Un’s government on Thursday to “get their act together” or face extraordinary trouble, and suggested his earlier threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea was too mild.

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