The president responded to the news of a terror attack in Spain by telling Americans to "study" a discredited story about U.S. Army General Pershing.Bullets dipped in pig's blood? »
Then CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State, June 16, 2016. Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over statements the president made at Tuesday’s defiant, impromptu news conference in New York at which he spoke at length about the violence that followed a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Brennan wrote a letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his impressions of Trump’s performance, the network said, in which he took issue with the president’s “ugly” and “dangerous” rhetoric.
More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration that toppled a Confederate statue in North Carolina, and more monuments were vandalized as well. The statue in Durham came down Monday night when a protester climbed a ladder to attach a rope and others on the ground pulled the bronze soldier from its pedestal. On Wednesday morning, Dante Strobino and Ngoc Loan Tran were led away in handcuffs when they came to a court hearing for Takiyah Thompson, the woman who climbed the ladder.
Rachel Maddow reports on the surprising departure of Peter Strzok, a prominent counter-espionage investigator who had been working on Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.
Terror returned to the streets of Europe on Thursday when a van ploughed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100 others. Footage of the scene showed dozens of bodies sprawled across the pavement in Las Ramblas, a street popular with tourists. In the early hours of Friday morning, in the town of Cambrils, 70 miles away, at least six people were hurt when "alleged terrorists" drove into pedestrians before being shot dead by security forces.
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.
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.
An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.
Far-right “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec tweeted videos and photos Wednesday showing him leading a group of people protesting a Vladimir Lenin statue in Seattle. Video shows Posobiec leading the group in a chant of “tear it down, tear
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces are strongly condemning the resurgent white nationalism that has shocked the country the past few days — in what many read as an implicit rebuke of their commander in chief. President Trump has vacillated between blaming “both sides” and specifically condemning the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., that left one counterprotester dead. On Tuesday, Trump insisted there were some “very good people” at the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, which opposed the removal of a Confederate statue from the city.
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.
“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.
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that
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.
Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff.
By Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.
Celebration is in order in Texas and around the country, as an attempt to pass a transgender “bathroom” bill went down in flames in a special session. It was a major embarrassment for the homophobic, transphobic GOP lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, who zealously pushed for a broad bill. It was, perhaps more of an embarrassment for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who bowed to Patrick in calling the special session primarily to pass the bathroom bill after similar bills failed in the regular session.
President Trump lashed out at a pair of Republican senators on Thursday morning, disparaging Sens. Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham after they dared to criticize his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. “Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate,” the president tweeted.
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.
A nine-foot long alligator attacked and killed a woman’s 75-pound dog Wednesday in Florida, leading authorities to warn local residents about the dangers of allowing pets to wander off leash. Pinellas County police got the call regarding the attack in
"Despite their best efforts, her health and appetite significantly declined over the past several days despite continually tailored treatments,” SeaWorld said in a statement. There are now 10 orcas in the San Diego theme park, including five males and five females.
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 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.