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  • Van hits crowd near tourist spot in apparent terror attack in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain — At least 13 people were killed and 80 injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona Thursday in what the Spanish Prime Minister described as a barbaric act of terror. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed down the renowned Las Ramblas avenue in the early evening. Catalan police were treating the incident as an act of terrorism and sealed off the area. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont […]

  • Euclid, Ohio police officer on paid leave after violent arrest recorded by spectators

    EUCLID, Ohio — A Euclid police officer is on paid administrative leave after video of a violent arrest was posted on Facebook Saturday morning. The video shows a violent struggle between a 25-year-old man and a Euclid officer in the middle of East 228th Street. According to Euclid police, if all started around 10:30 a.m. when an officer observed a traffic violation committed by 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III, who was driving a 2011 Silver Hyundai. During the traffic stop, police […]

  • Showing incredible strength and love, Heather Heyer’s mom, dad, boss and friends speak at memorial

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Mourners gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally that descended into violence last weekend. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer’s favorite color, in her memory. The 32-year-old was a Charlottesville resident and legal assistant whose mother described her daughter as a courageous, principled woman and firm believer in justice and equality. Heyer was among the hundreds of […]

  • Baltimore removes Confederate statues

    BALTIMORE — Baltimore removed four Confederate monuments early Wednesday after a white nationalist rally to protect memorials turned deadly over the weekend in Virginia. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to remove the monuments immediately, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. By early Wednesday, video posted on social media showed cranes slowly lowering some of the monuments from their perches. Mayor Catherine Pugh told WBAL that some of the monuments will be sent to Confederate cemeteries. The removals come as cities and states are considering taking down Confederate monuments […]

  • Obama’s Charlottesville tweet is now the most liked in Twitter history

    Former President Barack Obama’s tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the most liked tweet ever on the social network. Obama tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Saturday that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more […]

  • Deputies arrest protester accused of helping topple Confederate statue

    DURHAM, N.C. – Deputies arrested a North Carolina college student for her alleged role in tearing down a Confederate monument during a protest Monday outside Durham County’s former courthouse, WTVD reports. Takiyah Thompson, 22, is charged with two felony counts –  participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 – as well as disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to real […]

  • Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings

    NEW YORK  — Costco’s going to pay for selling “Tiffany” engagement rings that weren’t made by Tiffany. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled on Monday that Tiffany is entitled to $11.1 million in trebled profits — triple the loss it incurred from Costco’s actions — plus interest, in addition to $8.25 million in punitive damages. Overall, Costco owes the luxury jewelry retailer more than $19.3 million. Tiffany said in a statement that the decision “validates the strength of the […]

  • The North Korea threat- Monday’s developments

    GUAM — The Pacific island U.S. territory of Guam is the target of threats from North Korea but officials say the threats are not hurting its popularity as a tourism destination. Guam’s governor says it’s business as usual for the territory. Guam attracted about 1.5 million visitors last year and about a third of its jobs are in the tourism industry. Most visitors are from Japan or South Korea because Guam is a three-hour flight for them. The threat to fire […]

  • Pres. Trump active on Twitter Monday, but not tweeting about Virginia

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to push his political agenda, but none of his messages looked to clear up his vague Saturday statement that failed to condemn white supremacists at the center of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump’s working vacation at his suburban New Jersey private golf club has been dominated by tensions with North Korea and, more recently, violence in Virginia that lead to three people losing their lives, including one woman who […]

  • Virginia troopers killed in chopper crash while working Charlottesville protests leave wives, four children

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he is grieving the deaths of the two troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates, whom he knew personally. State police identified the victims as pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, 40. Both men died at the scene. McAuliffe frequently uses state police aircraft to travel the state and said Cullen, 48, had been one of his regular pilots. Before joining the aviation […]

  • Friend of woman killed at Charlottesville protest likens her to casualty of war

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A friend of the woman killed when a car rammed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville says she’s no different than a casualty of war. Felicia Correa said Sunday that her friend Heather Heyer died standing up for people of color. Correa says Heyer and other counterprotesters put their lives on the line to confront hateful bigotry. She says she doesn’t see the difference between Heyer or someone who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. She […]

  • Charlottesville car crash suspect identified, arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail . Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. One person died and 19 were injured Saturday when a […]