The city of Charlottesville covered two Confederate statues with giant black veils today in remembrance of 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer, who was killed at a rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazis earlier this month. The Charlottesville city council voted unanimously to place coverings
President Donald Trump's tone at today’s speech at the National Convention of the American Legion in Reno, Nevada struck a softer tone than his bombastic speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night. "There is no country like the United States of America. Because in America, we never lose faith.
Kammen also argued that by pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Trump has "abdicate[d] the leadership opportunities and the job creation benefits" participating in the agreement could have represented. This is a move similar to the resignation letter from members of the President’s Committee
Former FBI Director James Comey has been appointed an endowed chair in public policy at Howard University and will deliver a convocation address to incoming freshmen in September, the school announced Wednesday. In a press release, the historically Black university said that Comey, who was controversially
The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has apologized after lashing out at a critic on Instagram before making her account private on Tuesday. Louise Linton, a Scottish actress-producer, married Mnuchin in late June, and has been by his side for a number of work-related trips. A photo Linton
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both declined to say how many more troops will be deployed in Afghanistan after President Trump's announcement Monday night of his decision to continue the long-running U.S. military engagement there. Mattis said he and Gen. Joseph
Anissa Weier, 15, one of two teens accused of stabbing Leutner 19 times, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, with the use of a dangerous weapon as part of a plea deal.
Authorities in the Kansas City, Missouri, area have responded to at least 160 water rescues after heavy rains produced deadly flooding, officials said. Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the Kansas City metro area overnight, drenching the roads, flooding rivers and stranding residents. At least one person
This Trump trip was a bust. German authorities arrested a father and his teenage son for allegedly carrying bags full of the psychedelic party drug ecstasy that featured President Donald Trump's likeness, police said in a statement. Five thousand orange tablets with an estimated street value of
It was as close as President Trump ever really gets to admitting he was wrong. It was only after intense meetings and behind-the-scenes wrangling with his "Cabinet and generals," he said, that he landed on a strategy that recommits American forces to the nation's longest-running war.
As President Donald Trump marked his 214th day in office on Monday, ABC News looked at how he has divided his time among his many private properties and the White House. As of Sunday, with the his return to Washington, D.C., from a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, he has visited at least
Tonight he will unveil his long-awaited plan for Afghanistan -- the moment the war will truly become Trump's War. More than 2,400 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and other top brass want Trump to essentially
The Kremlin announced today that Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Anatoly Antonov as Russia’s ambassador to the United States, replacing Sergey Kislyak. Antonov, a former deputy defense minister who has been sanctioned by the European Union for his role in Russia's takeover of Crimea in
A stabbing in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday that left two people dead and eight others injured is now being investigated as acts "with terrorist intent," Finland's national police announced Saturday morning. "Due to info received during the night, the Turku stabbings are now
Fourteen people are dead, including one American, and more than 100 others are injured following a series of terror attacks in Spain.Police have linked four events in Spain to the same group of individuals: a home explosion in the town of Alcanar; a driver who mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona; an
One person was killed and one person was injured in a stabbing incident in the German city of Wuppertal-Elberfeld today, according to police.Wuppertal police are still searching for one or more suspects related to the stabbings.A police spokeswoman told ABC News that the stabbing had "absolutely
"Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn," Romney wrote in a post on Facebook this morning. Testify that there is no conceivable comparison or moral equivalency between the Nazis -- who brutally
"The following information and argument President Trump should put forth concerning Charlottesville and General Robert E. Lee," wrote Jerome Almon, the author of the email. Almon's email praises Lee's actions ending the Civil War but doesn't go into the divisive issue of slavery
President Donald Trump has yet to speak with the family of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Saturday's violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, the White House said, despite his assurances on Tuesday that he would do so. Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters told reporters in New Jersey
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. The United States is about to experience something it has not seen in nearly 100 years: a total solar eclipse stretching from coast to coast. As with the last total eclipse of the sun, the country is already experiencing dark times.