The president's controversial comments led many CEOs, faith leaders and politicians to distance themselves, and more so-called "alt-right" rallies are coming.
Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday said he would introduce legislation to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol building. "I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building," he tweeted. The Capitol building’s National Statuary Hall Collection features at least a dozen monuments that honor Confederate soldiers and politicians, according to records maintained by the Architect of the Capitol.
The numbers for the $432.5 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Wednesday night -- but there was no winning ticket,The next drawing is Saturday, with an estimated jackpot of $510 million.The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.JUST IN: The winning #Powerball numbers are 64-43-60-09-15. Powerball is 04: https://t.co/CmQUakXKqz pic.twitter.com/PGz4sq8qhC— ABC News (@ABC) August 17, 2017The odds of winning are only one in 292.2 million.Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The reverberations from the violence in Charlottesville continue to echo as President Donald Trump faces further fallout from his handling of the situation. Members of his own party have come out against his response and now two of his economic councils have disbanded as business leaders distance themselves from his remarks about the nature of the crowds in Charlottesville. The planned rally came the next day, and the members of the groups protesting the removal of the statue, including a number of so-called alt-right groups and white supremacists and neo-Nazis, were confronted by counterprotesters.
Not all Confederate statues and monuments are in the South -– or even the United States. On Tuesday, Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company -- which also owns Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue -- removed a plaque dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its downtown Montreal store. Hudson's Bay Company spokeswoman Tiffany Bourre confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday night that the plaque was removed but declined to comment what promoted its removal.
Would Ruby Bridges have been able to go to school safely if Donald Trump were president? Norman Rockwell’s version of that iconic moment even hung in the Obama White House. It’s history now, but history I lived through in New Orleans in 1960 where the federal judge who ordered the schools to comply with the law of the land was one of the key players in promoting racial integration throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
The mayor of Phoenix has a message for the president: Stay away. President Trump is slated to be in Phoenix on Tuesday for a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, but that isn't sitting well with mayor Greg Stanton. "I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville," Stanton said in a statement Wednesday.
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man decided to sell his extensive Nintendo video game collection online, and he reportedly made quite a hefty sum. Charles Amble has loved video-gaming since he was a kid. "It's kind of a nerdy hobby that a lot of people who are my age, you know, that grew up in the late '80s, early '90s can appreciate," Amble told ABC affiliate WISN.
Manchester Arena will reopen on Sept. 9 with a special benefit concert headlined by Manchester native Noel Gallagher and his band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Profits from the concert, dubbed We Are Manchester, will be donated to the Manchester Memorial Fund in order to build a permanent memorial for the victims of the attack.
Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Martin's Park, located next to the Boston Children's Museum at the Smith Family Waterfront, is expected to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release from the office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
In an interview published Wednesday with The American Prospect, a publication whose goal is to "advance liberal and progressive goals," the White House chief strategist dismissed the far-right as irrelevant and downplayed his role in its development. "The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em," Bannon said. In the interview, Bannon also seemed to counter President Trump's incendiary comments about unleashing "fire and fury" upon North Korea if the rogue nation continues to threaten the U.S.
Search-and-rescue crews continue to look for five missing crewmen Wednesday afternoon after a downed U.S. Army helicopter was reported off the coast of Hawaii the night before, a spokesperson for the U.S. Army said. The search was reported late Tuesday night local time, about two miles west of Kaena Point, the westernmost tip of land on the island of Oahu. It will continue into Wednesday evening, the spokesperson said.
Parents are constantly bemoaning their kids for not sleeping enough.That is, unless their kid falls asleep too close to bedtime. Then they'll do whatever it takes to wake them up.Susannah B. Lewis, an author and the woman behind the Whoa Susannah Facebook page, created this hilarious video about "when your kid falls asleep four hours before bedtime."Let's just say she's not having it.
Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, knows she has some pretty big shoes to fill. "I think it was only on my eighth birthday, at Disneyland, that I started to understand what was going on," she told Teen Vogue's Icons issue about being the offspring of a famous supermodel. At 10, she became the poster girl for Young Versace and recently she modeled for Alexander Wang's spring 2016 campaign and Marc Jacobs' Daisy campaign.
A husband and wife in Missouri are celebrating 75 years of marriage with their growing family. Robert Nowell, 93, and Marie Nowell, 89, of Portageville, Missouri, had an early anniversary party with on Aug. 12. "We had quite a few people, and everything turned out all right," Marie Nowell told ABC News of her anniversary celebration.
Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to label the CEOs who defected from his American Manufacturing Council as "grandstanders," business leaders have continued to drop from the panel, citing concerns over inclusivity. "After careful consideration, I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance these goals," Thulin said in a statement. "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place.
Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. Presley was the first rock 'n' roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influential and recognizable cultural icons of the 20th century. Presley's musical talents extended beyond rock to pop balladry, gospel and country.
"Although Heather was a caring, compassionate, person, so are a lot of you. A lot of you go that extra mile," Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said to those at the memorial service. Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, had dialogues on Facebook, her mother said, telling the mourners, "Conversations have to happen.