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Mourners To Honor Charlottesville Victim; States Debate Confederate Statues

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car's driver and others.

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:41:00 -0400

Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:18:19 -0400

Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.

Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:44:34 -0400

If you get in a car accident on a rural stretch of highway in Kansas, one volunteer firefighter says, you'd better hope it happens near a county with a well-equipped fire department.

How Eclipses Changed History

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:31:00 -0400

Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time.

Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:18 -0400

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:10:00 -0400

Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore will face incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was endorsed by both Mitch McConnell and President Trump, in a September runoff.

DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:10:00 -0400

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

Transcript: Trump Shifts Tone Again On White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:41:22 -0400

The president discussed the violent protests on Tuesday after giving two earlier statements, the second of which called out racist groups. Trump now says, "There's blame on both sides."

CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:00 -0400

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:38:00 -0400

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

Another Reversal: Trump Now Says Counterprotesters Also To Blame For Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:54:00 -0400

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:33:00 -0400

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.