A father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.
A 13-year-old boy who recently received a new heart tragically collapsed and died as he arrived for his first day of school.
Donald Trump sent shock waves through the political world with his broad defense of participants in a white supremacist rally last weekend, praising them for obtaining a permit and describing some as “very fine people.” He previously put Nazis, the KKK and white nationalists on the same moral plane as those who showed up to protest them, casting blame on “many sides.” Some have been repelled by Trump’s conduct. Two White House business councils disbanded as some of the nation’s top CEO found any association with Trump too toxic to maintain. Scores of charities have canceled scheduled events at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-lago. A small but growing group of Republican members of Congress have criticized
Players on the roster bubble need to make good impressions during the NFL preseason. Dallas Cowboys rookie wideout Noah Brown apparently didn’t get that memo, though. During the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason tilt between the Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts, Brown inexplicably cheap-shotted Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez. Check out the boneheaded play in the video below: Seriously? On the punter? This isn’t a good look for Brown, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But it might’ve been a learning experience for Sanchez, who’s battling for the opportunity to replace the recently retired Pat McAfee as the Colts punter. But if this type of punishment is part of the job, we’d be surprised
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. Bodies, many motionless, were left strewn across the avenue and authorities said the toll of dead, which included several children, could rise, with more than 100 injured. Hours later in the early hours of Friday, as security forces hunted for the van’s driver, police said they killed five suspects in Cambrils, 120 km (75 miles) south along the coast from Barcelona, to thwart a separate attack. The five men attempted to drive into tourists on the Cambrils seafront, police said. Their car overturned and some of them began stabbing people. Four were shot dead at the scene and the fifth was killed a few hundred meters away, police said. Police said they had arrested a Moroccan and a man from Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, though neither was the driver of the van. He was seen escaping on foot and was still at large. A third man was arrested in the town of Ripoll on Friday. Police said later they had made a fourth arrest in connection with the attacks but gave no details. A Spanish woman was killed in the Cambrils incident while several other civilians and a police officer were injured. Police destroyed explosive belts the men had been wearing, though they turned out to be fake. Of the 130 people injured in both attacks, 17 were in a critical condition and 30 were serious, an emergency services spokesman said. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Basketball superstar Charles Barkley called pushing for the removal of Confederate statues "wasted energy." "I'm not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who's gonna hate me no matter what," the NBA Hall of Famer told WRBC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. “I’m 54 years old,” Barkley said. “I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues.” Barkley has not minced words when pointing out what he sees as his black community's problems, such as last year when he spoke about violence against cops. “The cops have made some mistakes. Black people have made some mistakes,”
Six police officers in Florida and Pennsylvania were shot in a string of attacks overnight. One of those officers was killed in a suspected ambush. Officials are investigating the incidents. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports for TODAY.