The president bemoaned the removal of statues across the U.S. after violent clashes in Charlottesville at a white supremacist rally against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.'You can't change history, but you can learn from it' »
After the AFL-CIO leader left the president’s manufacturing council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., Trumka slammed the council’s lack of productivity. “The council itself was totally ineffective. Trump disbanded the council Wednesday afternoon following the resignations of several business leaders, writing on Twitter, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both.
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 North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “We need to call it out,” Page Braswell told the Charlotte Observer on Monday. Braswell said she had heard about the flag display being near her Gaston County home and went looking for it.
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.
In an effort to jumpstart diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests.
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. The Press Trust of India news agency said the girl was unaware that she had delivered a child and the parents had decided to put the baby up for adoption.
The former president of the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy says she thinks Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has made a mistake by taking down Confederate monuments. Pugh had four Confederate statues removed overnight Tuesday. Carolyn Billups says she thinks the monuments should stay up, and that Pugh shouldn't have removed them in such secrecy.
Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. Las Ramblas, a street of stalls and shops that cuts through the center of Barcelona, is one of the city’s top tourist destinations.
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” said Susan Bro, dwarfed by the large stage and cinema screen at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The 1,200 mourners in the room rose to their feet and applauded as the mood ebbed between somber reflection, defiance and a celebration of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s life.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich ripped into President Trump’s response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend that left one counterprotester dead. Trump has repeatedly blamed both sides for the violence. Trump gave a much-maligned statement Saturday blaming “many sides” for the violence.
The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot. State-owned Ikhbariya television quoted a Syrian army source as saying an investigation was under way to determine what caused the crash. Saad al Haj, spokesman for the Osoud al Sharqiya rebel group, earlier told Reuters the rebels shot down the jet in the eastern countryside of Sweida province in southern Syria near the border with Jordan.
A Swiss hotel has sparked outrage after posting signs addressed to “Jewish guests”, warning them to shower before going swimming and that they can only use the refrigerator at certain times. A second sign, also addressed to “our Jewish guests”, warned that they could only access the refrigerator at certain times of the day. This is the sign found by a Jewish family in a Swiss hotel in Arosa.
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.
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.
Welcome to 2017, where white supremacists are being called out on Twitter by veterans for wearing disrespectful hats. After photos of the Charlottesville rally went viral this weekend, members of the 82nd Airborne Division discovered that one of the white supremacists at the rally was wearing their division's hat. Would *LOVE* to know the name of Mr. 82nd Airborne Division here rendering Hitler's Nazi salute.
WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their children over to join them. Now they have even fewer, thanks to President Donald Trump ― and about 2,700 people already conditionally approved to come to the country are now stuck. As of Wednesday, the Trump administration will no longer consider parole for Central American minors who are screened for refugee status, shutting down a pathway former President Barack Obama created to deter children and teenagers fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala from attempting to enter the U.S. without authorization.
More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city's skyline, dwarfing old favorites like Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid. Unlike in New York or Chicago, the new 1,070-foot (326-meter) high-rise is a gargantuan presence in San Francisco.
The husband of Utah blogger, Ashlee Swenson, was found dead Sunday, weeks after he went missing. "Our family has learned the heart-wrenching news that the body of our beloved Paul Heiner Swenson has been found. Please pray for us. #lovelikepaul With love, Ashlee Swenson, Reed & Maryanne Swenson, John & Tresa Martindale," his wife wrote on her Instagram account.
President Trump's personal attorney has a message for all the haters: he has many black friends. Or at least he's taken a picture next to many black people. Pretty much everyone in the Trump administration came under fire last night after the president
By Christine Kim and Yeganeh Torbati SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, the North's state media reported on Tuesday as the United States said any dialogue was up to Kim. The United States and South Korea have prepared for more joint military drills, which has infuriated the North, and experts warned Pyongyang could still go ahead with a provocative plan.
Former President Barack Obama's response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend is officially the most liked tweet ever.
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Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. Malvo's attorneys had challenged his life sentences in Maryland and in Virginia, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. The latest ruling means he will essentially continue serving a life sentence even though a different judge ruled he is entitled to a new sentencing in Virginia.
The Spanish island of Mallorca could be virtually razed of vegetation under an EU plan to halt the march of a deadly bacteria known as “ebola of the olive”, farmers in the region have warned. The bacteria Xylella fastidiosa, which has infected thousands of olive trees in southern Italy, is now raging across the Balearic Islands with carrier species multiplying, according to a recent assessment by the European Union. In July, it was detected for the first time on the Spanish mainland in almond trees in Alicante, raising fears it could wreak havoc in the world's largest producer of olive oil.
Venezuelan intelligence officers on Wednesday raided the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, while her replacement urged the arrest of her lawmaker husband. Four motorbikes and seven patrol cars belonging to the SEBIN intelligence service were seen outside the Caracas home of the ex-attorney general, Luisa Ortega, AFP journalists observed. "At this moment SEBIN is searching my home as revenge by this government for my fight against totalitarianism," Ortega wrote on Twitter.