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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:18:07 GMT2017-08-19T01:18:07Z

 



Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:18:07 GMT2017-08-19T01:18:07Z

BOSTON (AP) - On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend's deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat.



A neo-Nazi's rage-fueled journey to Charlottesville

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:12:50 GMT2017-08-19T01:12:50Z

Late in his senior year of high school, James Fields Jr. was excitedly mapping his future, hoping to join the Army right after graduation. Although his political and social views ran counter to American values - he much preferred authoritarianism and the racial purity dogma of the Third Reich - Fields looked forward to soldiering in democracy's most powerful military.



Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:45:22 GMT2017-08-19T00:45:22Z

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - California resident Jared Tucker and his new bride had just sent joyful pictures from their first trip to Europe, a vacation they'd saved for to celebrate their 1-year anniversary. The last pictures arrived a day before tragedy struck.



Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:36:06 GMT2017-08-19T00:36:06Z

CLEVELAND (AP) - A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described.



At last, the Indian children have come home

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:34:19 GMT2017-08-19T00:34:19Z

Northern Arapaho people gather to witness their reburial in Wyoming, to grieve their loss anew, and to celebrate their return at last.



Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:45:22 GMT2017-08-18T23:45:22Z

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which Islamic State claimed as its own.



Barcelona's victims include US man celebrating anniversary

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:45:17 GMT2017-08-18T23:45:17Z

PARIS (AP) - The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations - testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city.



Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:40:24 GMT2017-08-18T23:40:24Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor.



California mass killer spared death sentence

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:29:47 GMT2017-08-18T23:29:47Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California judge ruled Friday that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants.



Bannon's next move: A return to Breitbart News, with more reach than ever

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:14:23 GMT2017-08-18T23:14:23Z

The former chief strategist for President Donald Trump is returning as executive chairman of the Mercer-backed Breitbart News, the pugilistic conservative website he helped guide before joining Trump's campaign last August, the company announced.



Man accused of cutting off woman's nipples pleads guilty

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:40:33 GMT2017-08-18T22:40:33Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man accused of sitting on a woman and slicing off her nipples with a pair of scissors has pleaded guilty.



Federal judge delays sentencing man who plotted US attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:40:07 GMT2017-08-18T22:40:07Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge on Friday delayed a sentencing hearing for a man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S., with the judge saying he needed more information, including the man's current state of mind.



Subway tiles that look like Confederate flags to be altered

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:39:28 GMT2017-08-18T22:39:28Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag.



Sheriff: Coyote that bit woman on New York trail had rabies

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:38:36 GMT2017-08-18T22:38:36Z

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies.



Cities seek creative ways to prevent car or van attacks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:35:16 GMT2017-08-18T22:35:16Z

PARIS (AP) - From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair.



State Department email restored after worldwide outage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:45:08 GMT2017-08-18T19:45:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - State Department email service has been restored after a nearly 12-hour worldwide outage hit its entire unclassified system.



In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:54:06 GMT2017-08-18T17:54:06Z

BERLIN (AP) - Given Germany's grim history as the home of National Socialism and the efforts it has made since then to atone for its genocidal past, it might seem surprising that far-right extremists who glorify a dead Nazi official are allowed to march in his honor this weekend.



The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:39:58 GMT2017-08-18T16:39:58Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold brooch.



Trump approves plan to create independent cyber command

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:21 GMT2017-08-18T16:37:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command in order to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State group and other foes.



West Point names new barracks after shunned black graduate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:35:54 GMT2017-08-18T16:35:54Z

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Military Academy has opened a new barracks named after a graduate who was shunned by fellow cadets at West Point because he was black.