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In the wake of deadly clashes outside a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, plans for a “free speech” rally in Boston Saturday featuring speakers with links to the “Unite the Right” event in Virginia sent a wave of anxiety through the city, which despite its progressive reputation and historical association with abolition also has its own history of racial animosity. “Free speech” has become a rallying cry for some on the right, in opposition to what they say is censorship of their views in the media and on college campuses.
Three police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.
Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea. The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it located the wreckage of the Indianapolis on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) below the surface, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Saturday.
A wildfire that began Tuesday has already burned about 6,888 acres right in the middle of the Great American Solar Eclipse’s path of totality. Authorities are saying the wildfire is a public safety priority as the eclipse approached, according to CNN. The area is expected to see about 34 seconds of totality. More than 200 state and local fire fighters are working on containing the wildfire.
Hopes were fading for seven-year-old British boy Julian Cadman on Saturday as Spanish authorities revealed they were no longer searching for any missing youngsters. His father Andrew made the long flight from Australia and landed on Saturday afternoon
In Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a majority of registered voters give President Trump's job approval a negative number and say they are "embarrassed" by his conduct.
A couple aboard a Southwest Airlines flight who engaged in a sexual act mid-flight was questioned by local authorities upon landing but will not face charges, according to reports. The airline told International Business Times that the incident occurred on a Saturday flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight. “On Saturday, two passengers traveling on Southwest flight 3246 from Atlanta to Las Vegas were engaged in inappropriate activity,” Southwest Airlines told IBT by email.
Antonio Williams, 25, of Clinton, has been arrested on three counts of first-degree murder and other related charges in the slaying of the girls. Williams was reportedly babysitting the girls but when a relative returned home from work at 7:30 a.m. she found the girls suffering from stab wounds in a basement bedroom, police. Williams, 25, was taken into custody by local police late that night in connection with the gruesome slayings.
An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors. The family court in the northwestern state of Rajasthan ruled on Friday in favour of the woman, who argued that her husband's failure to provide an indoor toilet during their five years of marriage amounted to cruelty. Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma said women in villages often endured physical pain waiting until darkness to relieve themselves outdoors.
By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies. The arrest of the German national in Granada was part of a "targeted hunt against critics of the Turkish government living abroad in Europe," Akhanli's lawyer Ilias Uyar told magazine Der Spiegel, which first reported Akhanli's detention. Any country can issue an Interpol "red notice", but extradition by Spain would only follow if Ankara could convince Spanish courts it had a real case against him.
As the official start time of the contentious “Free Speech Rally” in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between organisers and counter-demonstrators had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at Boston Common park, it was not audible at one of the largest rallies being held just one week after the deadly demonstrations in Charleston, Virginia, where neo-Nazis marched bearing torches, and where one woman was killed. The small group of “free speech” demonstrators crowded in the stone veranda in the centre of the Boston Common park – a few dozen people separated from the thousands of counter-protesters by a heavy police force, barriers, and hundreds of feet of open grass – did not have it.
A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday afternoon at a hospital where he had been taken following Friday night's attack in Kissimmee, Florida, located south of the theme park hub of Orlando. Officer Matthew Baxter died Friday night, a short time after authorities say he was shot by 45-year-old Everett Miller.
On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it. Historic Charleston, with its cobblestone streets and elegant antebellum mansions, was a-bustle on Sunday in full pre-eclipse mode. Weather predictions for Monday were iffy -- with clouds and scattered thunderstorms predicted through the hours when the eclipse is due, from the moment when the moon first obscures a small arc of the sun, to totality, and through the end of the whole cosmic viewing experience.
These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images.Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, 49, from Switzerland, the images show all types of breeds, from an American pit bull to a Doberman.Each photo shows the canines
Elon Musk, Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and 114 other leading AI and robotics experts have joined together to ask the UN to ban the use of so-called killer robots in an open letter published today. The group is concerned about the potential use of lethal autonomous weapons and how they might be applied in the future, and they penned a short note released by the Future of Life Institute. The text was made public to kick off the opening of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017) in Melbourne, Australia, according to a press release.
The Arizona senator marked a major milestone Friday, with the completion of his first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “My father completed first round radiation/chemo,” Meghan McCain tweeted Friday. Doctors diagnosed McCain with glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, in July while he was undergoing surgery for a blood clot.
The wife of the California man who died after a van attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday said she feels “empty” without him
Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing. Chicago police escorted fired Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 43, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, 56, from Northern California, where they surrendered peacefully on Aug. 4 after an eight-day, nationwide manhunt. The men are accused of killing Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been living in Chicago, last month in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo.
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts. Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has been credited with the boost in Iran's crude output since many global sanctions were lifted last year and with a multi-billion-dollar deal with France's Total to develop South Pars, the world's largest gas field. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was Iran's lead negotiator in the landmark 2015 agreement in which Western powers agreed to rescind sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for curbs on its disputed nuclear program.
Donald Trump's ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon has spoken out against divisions in the White House, claiming "no administration in history has been so divided among itself". Within hours of leaving the Trump administration, Mr Bannon returned to the helm of Breitbart News, a far-right news site he ran before becoming the main architect of Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Mr Trump appeared to support the move, tweeting: "Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at Breitbart News... maybe even better than ever before.
Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants. While police have identified the 12 members of the cell, three people remain unaccounted for: two believed killed when the house where the plot was being hatched exploded Wednesday, and a suspected fugitive, Catalan police official Josep Lluis Trapero told reporters Sunday. Trapero declined to confirm that Younes Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was the one at large and the suspected driver of the van that plowed down Barcelona's Las Ramblas promenade Thursday, killing 13 people and injuring 120.
Taiwan has long seen its international allies switching allegiance to an ascendant Beijing, but now there are also fears of a brain drain of the island's youth as they pursue careers in rival China. Cross-strait tensions have soared since China-sceptic Tsai Ing-wen took power last year, with Beijing cutting all official communication. China still sees the self-ruling island as part of its territory to be reunified, but young people in particular have increasingly developed a sense of pride in their Taiwanese identity.
A total solar eclipse will block out the sun across the U.S. on Aug. 21 in a major event that’s been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” — but it won’t be the first or last time the country will see the astronomical phenomenon. To witness the next total solar eclipse in the U.S., though, Americans will have to wait another seven years. The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is unique in that it will be visible all across the U.S., with the moon appearing to completely blot out the sun in parts of 14 different states at different times throughout the day.
Two months into a bitter Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia's use of a previously unknown Qatari royal family member has opened a new -- and bizarre -- front in the conflict. On August 17, it was announced that Saudi's King Salman had ordered the reopening of the Qatar border to allow pilgrims from the emirate to join the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The decision, at first glance an apparent thawing in a crisis ongoing since June 5, was apparently taken after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met an obscure member of Qatar's ruling dynasty, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani.
Alexis Ohanian posted a video on Saturday to document his shock over what his fiancé, sports icon Serena Williams, was craving. “I was told there would be cravings, I was not told they would be these,” Ohanian said.