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NEW YORK — President Trump appeared at his Manhattan skyscraper to deliver a statement on infrastructure on Tuesday and ended up in a heated debate with reporters over the protests and violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Trump said there was “blame on both sides” for the clashes, which involved white nationalists and neo-Nazis fighting against counterprotesters. Trump told Yahoo News the question of whether Confederate memorials should stay standing should be left up to local officials, and suggested that eliminating Confederate memorials would open the door to the removal of other historical monuments such as those honoring George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
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
A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths. Photos and video of the beating inflicted on 21-year-old DeAndre Harris have gone viral. Police said Tuesday they are investigating the incident, portions of which were captured on video.
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.
An orca at SeaWorld San Diego was euthanized Tuesday evening after a long battle with a bacterial respiratory infection. The park said it had been treating Kasatka for a respiratory infection, also known as lung disease, for several years. It’s the same illness that ultimately killed Tilikum — the orca featured in the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” who died last year at the age of about 35.
Taiwan suffered a massive power blackout on Tuesday evening that hit businesses and residential homes, affecting close to seven million households on the heavily industrialized island amid sweltering heat.
Emergency room personnel didn't see the situation as quite so comedic and immediately sent Bergeson to a medical center better equipped for such emergencies. At Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Bergeson encountered Dr. Alexander Roitstein. "A wrong heartbeat, a wrong position and he would have had a much more complicated problem than he was bargaining for," said Dr. Roitstein, a cardiothoracic surgeon.
The North Korean military has shown their leader Kim Jong Un plans to strike the U.S. territory of Guam, with carefully staged pictures released by the state-controlled North Korean media on Monday. The undated photos, taken at an undisclosed location, portray the North Korean ruler surrounded by army generals inspecting maps of the Pacific. The men appear to be discussing one particular map, titled “Strategic Force's Firing Strike Plan,” which showed a flight path for the missiles launching from the east coast of North Korea, flying over Japan and heading south to the island of Guam, which lies around 2,100 miles away from Pyongyang.
University of Virginia librarian Tyler Magill was among the counter-protesters surrounded by torch-bearing white supremacists Friday night at the school's famous Thomas Jefferson statue. On Sunday, Magill was shouting down and disrupting a press conference by Jason Kessler, who organized Saturday's so-called Unite the Right rally that devolved into violence, including the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. By Tuesday, Magill's vision was failing.
President Trump appeared to accidentally promote a user who called him a “fascist” Tuesday and left the insult visible on his page for several minutes before it was removed. The user who called Trump a fascist was responding to a story that Trump was considering a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Donald agrees with me, he RTd it.
"There's no place for that," Robert E. Lee V tells Newsweek, referring to the white supremacist protesters who carried torches and marched through Charlottesville on Friday. The statue of Lee, which has stood in Charlottesville since 1924, is now at the center of a racially charged conflict that has gripped the city and resulted in one woman's death. In February, the local city council decided to remove the statue from the park, noting that for many people, such Confederate monuments are "painful reminders of the violence and injustice of slavery and other harms of white supremacy that are best removed from public spaces." In May, white supremacist Richard Spencer organized a demonstration in support of the monument, and on Friday evening, a large group of torch-bearing white nationalist marchers descended on Charlottesville to protest the decision to remove the statue.
Minneapolis police said Tuesday they are investigating a video which appears to show an incident from early Sunday morning in which two on-duty police officers watch a bouncer punching a handcuffed man three times in the face. By Tuesday morning, it had been viewed over 16,000 times on Facebook and had more than a hundred shares. A police report claimed the incident occurred at 2:17 a.m. EDT on Sunday.
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.
The 82nd Airborne Division fought several campaigns against Nazi Germany during World War II. “Anyone can purchase that hat,” 82nd Airborne wrote on its official Twitter page. The infantry unit, nicknamed the All American Division, was reacting to a photograph that Brandon Friedman, a former Obama administration official, shared of the demonstrator on Twitter.
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking Gabriella Engels on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where the first lady's two sons were staying. Engels has registered a police case alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.
Some human remains that could be that of the missing Alabama teen have reportedly been found in Aruba, where she vanished without a trace during a school trip back in 2005. Holloway's father, Dave Holloway, says a new informant may have revealed the spot where longtime suspect Joran van der Sloot and an accomplice disposed of the body of the 18-year-old. “We actually found human remains,” Dave Holloway said.
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Greek authorities say a forest fire is threatening homes in a village on the western island of Kefallonia, but no injuries have been reported. The fire service says 18 firefighters, assisted by nine fire engines, 10 water tankers and earth-moving machinery are trying to contain the blaze.
The FBI has reportedly reopened an investigation into a meeting between Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch - a runway tarmac encounter during the election campaign that Donald Trump claimed was an attempt to influence a probe into his rival's use of a private email server. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) made a request for the FBI to reopen its consideration of their push for documents relating to the meeting. The chief counsel for the ACLJ is Jay Sekulow, one of the people on Donald Trump's legal team.
The mother of the woman who was killed during a protest against white supremacists in Charlottesville has delivered a powerful eulogy at her memorial service, urging America to not allow her death to be in vain. Heather Heyer, 32, died on Saturday when James Fields, a white supremacist reportedly obsessed with Hitler, ploughed his car into a crowd protesting against the neo-Nazi rally. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro.
The growing tension and threats between the United States and North Korea have suddenly thrown the U.S. territory, Guam into the limelight. According to the new guidelines, in case of exposure to radioactive material, don’t reach for hair conditioner as it could bind radioactive material to your hair. The reason why conditioner is so hazardous is because of the physical characteristics of human hair.
China on Wednesday urged India to protect the peace and stability of their border after Indian sources said soldiers of the two Asian giants were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas. Troops from the two countries have been embroiled in a seven-week standoff on the Doklam plateau in another part of the remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she did not know details of the most recent incident.
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. A Columbia County jury found David Elliot Moran, 49, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 45, guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Tuesday. “These Klansmen plotted to murder a black inmate after he was released from prison, but swift action and clever investigative tactics on behalf of investigators foiled their plot and may have saved a life,” Bondi said in a statement.
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. "Both sides stressed that if the referendum would be held, it will be the basis for the start of a series of tensions and conflicts inside Iraq, the consequences of which will affect neighbouring countries," Bagheri was quoted as saying.
Russia has an image problem -- and not only in the U.S. International opinion of Russia leans negative, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. Among 37 countries surveyed, a median of only 34 percent of people reported favorable views of Russia.