Steve Bannon is no longer a member of the Trump administration, the latest in a string of high-profile aides to leave.Recent interview may have sped exit »
President Trump answers questions about his response to rally in Charlottesville, Va., from the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, Aug. 15, 2017. In the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions. Soon after Thursday’s attack, Trump sent a tweet denouncing the terror and offering “love” to Barcelona.
Police have released CCTV footage showing a woman's struggle to fight off a sexual predator who was pulling her clothes off on the street as people walked past just metres away. Los Angeles Police Department released the video clip and a sketch of the suspect, who is believed to be Hispanic and aged between 40 and 50, after the incident near Van Nuys Boulevard. The victim “fought like a tiger” and screamed “fire” repeatedly until the man ran away, Captain Lilian Carranza said in a news conference.
A 10-year-old Indian girl who said she was impregnated by her uncle gave birth by Caesarean section Thursday after a court denied her request for an abortion in July. The girl gave birth to a baby girl through a Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh, according to The Indian Express.
An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. "There has been a large majority of Australians (who) wish to see the banning of the burqa," said Hanson, an outspoken fan of President Donald Trump, as senators objected.
An 18-year-old who participated in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., said he has chosen to leave Boston University after receiving threats because of his beliefs.
Some remains that may be those of Natalee Holloway have reportedly been found in Aruba, where she vanished without a trace during a school trip back in 2005. Read: Has Natalee Holloway's Body Been Found? The discovery is featured on the Oxygen network's The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
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.
Shkreli, the ex-pharma CEO who gained infamy for price-gouging on HIV and cancer drugs, went on trial in June for securities fraud. A partial transcript of that questioning published by Harper’s Magazine shows that finding jurors who could be fair to Shkreli was quite the challenge. Several potential jurors told stories of family members’ struggles with illness and health care directly affected by Shkreli’s greed.
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 two prongs towards Deir al-Zor province this year, leaving a large jihadist salient stretching back west between them. Its forces have now cut off part of that salient with a pincer movement, enclosing a large Islamic State enclave around the village of Uqairabat, the state news agency SANA reported.
President Trump on Thursday bemoaned the removal of “beautiful” Confederate monuments across the U.S. after last weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacists rallied against the removal of Robert E. Lee statue. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?
Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the state prepared to set an execution date for an inmate. Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office said he planned to schedule an execution for Jack Greene after a request from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Greene was convicted in the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.
In a shocking incident that was caught on CCTV, a bear violently attacked a man after he jumped into the animal’s enclosure in a drunken state to feed it milk. In the incident that occurred Tuesday in Shelekhov district of Irkutsk region in Russia, Andrey Sakharovsky had his hand bitten off by a bear after he ignored the warning signs outside the enclosure containing three bears and climbed over the fence into it. The bears were placed in a caged enclosure in front of a café to entertain customers.
White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments. With more than two dozen relatives who fought for the Confederacy, Robert Castello literally wears his Southern pride. The visor, suspenders and ring he donned Thursday were all emblazoned with the familiar design of the rebel battle flag.
Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive. The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said eight people had been taken to hospital following the stabbings, some of them are in critical condition.
“I have a young lady running in the middle of the road, screaming for someone to help her,” a witness told the 911 dispatcher. Jordan Dinsmore, 20, whom police have nicknanmed "James Bond," says she was held up at 1 a.m. as she was pulling into the parking lot of her apartment complex in Columbia, S.C. A breathless Dinsmore then got on the phone and told the 911 operator what had happened.
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.
At the same time, these genetic tests may actually be exciting to white supremacists because it gives them a scientific argument for the diversity of the European “race,” which helps them appropriate the language of diversity and multiculturalism for hateful purposes. The findings, presented at the American Sociological Association this week and to be published in a forthcoming journal article, are a sober reminder that it takes a lot more than genetic proof of multiethnic ancestry to dissuade hard-core racists from their hateful ideology. “We can’t rely on genetic information to turn white nationalists away from their views,” researcher Aaron Panofsky wrote in an email to HuffPost.
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.
A widely-shared image that appears to show an anti-fascist protester beating a police officer has been revealed to be fake. The image, which shows a man in an “Antifascist Action” jacket beating a fallen police officer, was shared widely after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned violent. People shared the photo as evidence that “many sides” were to blame for the violence, as President Donald Trump had suggested.
Human remains found this past spring have been confirmed to be those of a Missouri teen who vanished in 2007. Kara Kopetsky hadn't been seen since leaving her Missouri high school in May 2007. "I have received both the mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA reports from the FBI for the unidentified skeleton recovered in Cass County. Both reports indicate the remains are that of Kara Elise Kopetsky." said Chief Medical Examiner Diane C. Peterson, M.D.
A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. Police said they arrested two men, a Moroccan and a man from Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, though neither was the driver. Also on Thursday, hours beforehand, a person was killed in an explosion in a house about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Barcelona, in an incident linked to the attack, police added.
One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday, a day after Paladino protesters disrupted the school board's latest meeting with calls for his ouster. Attorney Dennis Vacco said that although Paladino was kicked off the board for writing about confidential board business, the monthslong campaign for his removal has centered on Paladino's "vile" comments about Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
American Airlines faced a lawsuit Tuesday after a woman alleged that the airline's flight attendant deliberately destroyed her wedding dress in August 2015. The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident. Oteh was flying from Philadelphia International Airport to her destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the incident took place.
The solar eclipse won’t take place until Aug. 21, but Oregon has already experienced a serious eclipse-related traffic jam. A narrow stretch of U.S. Highway 26 had a line of 20 to 30 miles of traffic on Thursday for a single eclipse event, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokesperson Dave Thompson tells TIME, until officials helped clear the jam. #Oreclipse traffic backed up for 15 miles on HWY 26, all the way to Prineville now.
A man who says his livelihood in agriculture has been nearly ruined by people who entered the country illegally to work on local farms is facing charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement. Mark Johnson is due in court Thursday in North Hero to answer charges of assault and disorderly conduct from the Aug. 3 spraying at the edge of a farm field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of the Canadian border. Johnson, who does custom manure spreading, said he didn't know the border patrol agent was behind him when he turned on his spreader.