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Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, several hurt: witnesses


CHARLOTTESVILLE, vA. (Reuters) - At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee. [Source]

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.


Six people killed in mortar attack at Damascus fair: monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least six people were killed on Sunday when a mortar bomb hit the entrance to a major trade fair being held in the Syrian capital, a war monitor said.


Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who once took to Twitter to welcome Syrian refugees into the country, said on Sunday that there would be "no advantage" to entering "irregularly."

Yale University

Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.


Australian PM urges developers to design protection from vehicle attacks

Melbourne (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public.


Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.


Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

(Reuters) - Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on Saturday, days after it was vandalized.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

Does he blow up the fire of controversy over Charlottesville or put it out?

More than most men who've had his job, President Donald Trump is familiar with the feel of a controversy, its life cycles, how it grows, how it goes out. Instead of climbing the political ladder as a state legislator or US House member before becoming a senator or governor to audition for the top role in politics, he worked in show business, first as a brash tabloid real estate tycoon, later a reality show host, and most recently, the leader of the debunked "birther" movement. Controversies are like fires, and he's played with them before.


After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at 'Free Speech' rally

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a "Free Speech" rally with right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest.


Florida officer killed in one of several shootings at law enforcement

(Reuters) - Six U.S. police officers were shot and one was killed in three separate encounters with suspects in Florida and Pennsylvania on Friday, and two suspects in those shootings also died, according to officials and local media.


Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter said on Friday.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.


Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

Charlottesville fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories concerning counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, have begun to circulate in the wake of the weekend's violence. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

'White supremacists by default': How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible

Blame President Trump for his tepid moral response. Call the neo-Nazis and white nationalists thugs. Fill your Facebook and Twitter accounts with moral outrage.


No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court

(Reuters) - The Wayne County jail in downtown Detroit is not liable to inmates who were subjected to group strip searches when the number of inmates awaiting processing made individual searches impractical, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Monuments targeted in wake of Charlottesville

Many monuments, particularly Confederate ones, have been vandalized in the wake of Charlottesville.


California mass killer spared death penalty over prosecutor misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man convicted of the worst mass killing in Orange County history was spared the death penalty on Friday after a judge found that serious misconduct by prosecutors had violated his rights to a fair trial.


What's in a name? Virginia school enters Confederate symbols battle

MANASSAS, Va. (Reuters) - In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade.


Three girls under 10 found slain in Maryland home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three girls under 10 years of age were found slain on Friday in a Maryland home and police have launched an investigation into the killings, officials said.


Platinum founder's lawyers ordered not to contact U.S. government witnesses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ordered lawyers defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht in a $1 billion fraud case not to communicate with U.S. government witnesses or their lawyers, after prosecutors claimed Nordlicht's lawyers tried to intimidate a key witness.


Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses.

Charlottesville mayor: It's time to remove these lightning rods

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Friday called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville.


U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones from homes

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday the widespread prevalence of mobile devices means that it is insufficient as a basis for obtaining a warrant to search someone's home for a cellphone.


BRIEF-General Motors names Jeffrey Massimilla as new Vehicle Safety Chief ‍​

* Says Massimilla is currently GM’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer‍​


Big city biotechs decamp for suburbs as property costs rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock.


Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.


SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.


In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis.

Several people stabbed in Finland, police say

Several people have been stabbed in the Finnish city of Turku, according to national police. The public is urged to avoid the downtown area.


Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several people were stabbed in an attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, warning people to stay away from the city as they reinforced security around the country.


Tillerson says one American dead in Spain attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday an American citizen was confirmed dead in attacks in Spain.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, said that after hearing what Mr. Trump had said about the protests on Tuesday, she did not wish to talk to him.


Statue of 19th century slavery advocate removed in Maryland

(Reuters) - Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States.

Dramatic video shows people scramble as shots are fired

Five armed attackers were shot dead while attempting to enter a tourist area in the small coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, police said. CNN's Becky Anderson has more.

Tina Fey's suggestion for coping with Charlottesville

Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared on NBC's "Weekend Update Summer Edition" to discuss the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the removal of Confederate statues.

Witness: Attack sent 'tidal wave' of people running from scene

People on the scene recount what it was like as a van plowed through a crowded plaza in a popular Barcelona area


U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns: WSJ

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to march with firearms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, a policy change that comes on the heels of protests by white nationalists and counter-protesters over the weekend in Virginia.

Barcelona, Spain, Attack (August 2017)

The Interpreter: As Vehicle Attacks Rise, an Ordinary Object Becomes an Instrument of Fear

A sense of menace becomes part of daily urban life if anything — even something as ubiquitous as a van — can be a weapon.

Do you know them? Man tries to ID people in these photos

My dad's first Instagram post went up on January 10, 2015.


U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

Witness saw people 'flying into the air'

Witnesses of Barcelona's van ramming attack on Thursday described victims "flying into the air" and a "tidal wave" of people running, as a van plowed into a crowd on one of the city's busiest streets.


Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

(Reuters) - Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said.


Solar eclipse coming with nearly $700 million tab for U.S. employers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.

Barcelona, Charlottesville, Robert E. Lee: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Bergen: Vehicle attacks have taken a horrific toll since 2014

The attack on one of Barcelona's historic streets Thursday is the latest in a series of vehicle ramming incidents in the West that have killed 128 people since 2014.


Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton student: university

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday.


Governor urges Trump to drop Virginia from offshore drilling plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday.


Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.


Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

(Reuters) - The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said.

News and News Media

How the Media Captured Charlottesville and Its Aftermath

A memorable photograph, a stunning video, a jaw-dropping news conference and more. The media’s coverage of recent events proved noteworthy itself.

Raw video shows horror, witness sees 'a bunch of people dead here'

An eye witness films the immediate a scene after a van struck pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain.


Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.


Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona, media say two killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the center of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media said at least two people were killed.

Van plows into Barcelona crowd, police say. Armed men have entered a restaurant, according to a report

Van plows into crowd in central Barcelona, police say

A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say.


Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona: police

MADRID (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the centre of Barcelona on Thursday and several people were injured, police in the Spanish city said.


Heartland Bank of Arkansas needs capital, must remedy in 90 days: Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heartland Bank of Little Rock Arkansas is "significantly undercapitalized" and must increase shares, sell itself or otherwise satisfy regulators, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’

Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.


Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.


Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war Confederacy.


Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.


Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president's response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a "moral equivalency" between white hate groups and counter-protesters.

Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Joshua Wong: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Why historian thinks Charlottesville is pivotal moment in Trump's 'political collapse'

Amid the white supremacist-fueled violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's assertion that "both sides" bear responsibility for it, there's an active debate about whether any president has ever behaved like this before in the face of a national crisis. Hoping to find some answers -- and some much-needed historical context -- I reached out to Tim Naftali, a history professor at New York University. Naftali is also the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and is a CNN contributor. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.


Man falls to his death from Los Angeles port crane after police standoff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man fell to his death on Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles after he led police on a chase before he climbed a crane where he stripped, danced and did acrobatics during a hours-long standoff, local media reported.

Apple's Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville

Woman rear-ended by Charlottesville suspect: God put me there for a reason

The two women who were in the car hit by the Charlottesville attacker detail their experience moments after the crash and say God put them there for a reason.


UPDATE 1-Hyundai Motor to launch electric vehicle with 500 km range after 2021

* Increases planned eco-friendly product range with 3 plug-ins

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.


Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said.


Possession of small amounts of narcotics now minor offense in Oregon

(Reuters) - Possession of small quantities of narcotics like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are no longer felonies in Oregon under a measure signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, who said on Wednesday that it undoes laws that had unfairly targeted minorities and the poor.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures)

Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.


Hyundai Motor to launch electric vehicle with 500 km range after 2021

SEOUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021, seeking to address investor concerns that it is lagging rivals in the green car race.


Violence prompts U.S. Congress to discuss militant threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.


UPDATE 1-Trump's Virginia comments last straw for disenchanted CEOs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Several U.S. chief executives had been considering resigning from Donald Trump's business advisory councils for months after the president said he would pull out of the Paris climate accord and ban transgender people from the military, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, long before Trump's comments on racial violence this week pushed them over the edge.

These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville

Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Cannot Be Silenced, Mother Says

At a memorial service, Ms. Heyer was remembered for a quality described as her most frustrating, and most admired — a passion for fighting injustice.


Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles.

House Democrats push to censure Trump over 'both sides' comments on Charlottesville

Three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure President Donald Trump for saying Tuesday that "both sides" shared responsibility for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman protesting hate groups, as well as injuring more than a dozen people.

Charlottesville, China, Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Far-right sites face lawsuits after naming wrong man as Charlottesville driver


New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

(Reuters) - The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.

Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.


Trump's Virginia remarks frustrate Republicans' tax push

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump's controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet?

President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."

Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - America's closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.


U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Nebraska state prison system on Wednesday to remedy what it says is overcrowding that has fueled riots, assaults and created unconstitutional conditions for prisoners.


U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says

(Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.


Reporter's Notebook: Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House

Ruminating on a storied German opera festival’s troubled past, only to learn at intermission that Nazi sympathizers were on the march back home.

Charlottesville victim's mom has a message to white nationalists

Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death:


Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.


U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp's U.S. business has halted for 90 days the lawsuits brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators against automakers, a ruling that temporarily smooths its efforts to exit bankruptcy.


Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for rally violence victim

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - With tears and tributes, hundreds of purple-clad residents packed an historic Charlottesville theater to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left React to Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Comments Blaming ‘Both Sides’

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s news conference, Confederate monuments, and responding to the violence of hate groups.


UPDATE 1-Merkel reaffirms her million e-vehicles pledge

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to speed up Germany's transition to electric vehicles, saying in an interview on Wednesday that efforts would need to be increased if a target of having a million such cars on the roads by 2020 were to be met.

Trump's failure of leadership on Charlottesville violence is another sign of a presidency in peril

Donald Trump's insistence Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse.


Virginia city holds memorial service for woman killed in violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was being remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.

Source: McConnell upset at Trump over latest Charlottesville remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been publicly silent so far over President Donald Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville, is privately upset with the President's handling of the episode, according to a source close to the Kentucky Republican.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.

Top military brass condemn Charlottesville violence

In a rare move, top commanders in the US military are speaking out in the wake of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

Social Media

Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.

Serena WIlliams: 'People think I'm mean because I'm black'

Serena Williams may be about to become a mother for the first time, but the tennis great has admitted to having an "outrageous plan" to defend her Australian Open title next January. In a wide-ranging interview, she talks about pregnancy, race and power.

The father of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer urges people to stop the hate and forgive each other


U.N. experts condemn racist violence in U.S., urge investigations

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on the United States on Wednesday to combat rising racist violence and xenophobia and to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes.


Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore: media

(Reuters) - Work crews took down Confederate monuments in Baltimore overnight into Wednesday, days after white nationalists led a deadly protest over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.


White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

2 Sisters in Charlottesville Sue Far-Right Leaders Over Car Attack

The lawsuit names 28 defendants, including the man suspected to be the driver and organizers of the white nationalist rally.


Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) - A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday, but will still have enough votes to advance to a run-off, local news projected.

After years of not waiting for the facts, Trump blames Charlottesville vagueness on just that

President Donald Trump, a man who has quickly and bluntly called out terrorist attacks for years and slammed his opponents for being too sheepish in the face of terror, said Tuesday that he gave a vague statement about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday because he wanted to wait for the facts.


Jurors begin deliberating in trial of four Bundy supporters in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Jurors at a federal court in Nevada began deliberations on Tuesday in the retrial of four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in the 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities.

At least 30 people killed in triple suicide attack

At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured in a triple suicide attack Tuesday in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria's Borno State, according to civilian vigilantes fighting Boko Haram Islamists in the area.

Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests

Charlottesville: hate crimes are public health issue

As a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, doctors and public health leaders were among those watching events unfold on their television screens and social media.


U.S. court strikes down two Republican-drawn Texas congressional districts

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. court struck down two Republican-drawn U.S. congressional districts in Texas on Tuesday, calling them discriminatory and ordering a remedy ahead of elections in 2018, court papers showed.

These Confederate memorials will be removed after Charlottesville

More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.

Donald Trump, Charlottesville, North Korea: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


Accused bomber fails to keep notebook mentioning bin Laden out of NY trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man accused of setting off bombs in New York City and New Jersey last September has failed to persuade a federal judge to keep a notebook that refers to bombs and former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden out of his upcoming trial.


Kushner Cos faces lawsuit claiming rent overcharging in New York

(Reuters) - Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos on Tuesday sued the real estate company belonging to the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, alleging the it overcharged them for rent in violation of New York law.


NY Times must face defamation lawsuit over professor's slavery comments

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad."

Trump touts winery when talking Charlottesville

When asked by a reporter if he had any plans to visit Charlottesville, Virginia, after the unrest that erupted following protests by white nationalists, President Trump touted the winery and home he owns in the city.


Swiss firm settles charges it helped Americans evade taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Swiss asset management firm agreed to pay $5 million to settle charges it helped American clients evade U.S. taxes by opening undeclared foreign bank accounts for a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.


Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletive

(Editor's note: Please be advised that paragraph 2 contains language that some readers may find offensive)

United States Politics and Government

A Combative Trump Criticizes ‘Alt-Left’ Groups in Charlottesville

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.


Trump again blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force.

United States Politics and Government

Trump: ‘Not All of Those People Were White Supremacists’

President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.

Discord, a chat app for video game players, became a digital home for the alt-right before deciding to ban their chat rooms on Monday.

One side in Charlottesville was bad and one side was violent, Trump says

In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the "alt-left" on the other side.


Trump says both left- and right-wing groups to blame in Virginia clashes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia over the weekend, adding that protesters on the political left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.


Ex-South Carolina trooper sent to prison for shooting unarmed black motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A former South Carolina state trooper will serve a total of five years behind bars for shooting and injuring an unarmed black driver during a 2014 traffic stop, an incident that added to the debate roiling the country over the treatment of black men by law enforcement officers.

Obama's Charlottesville tweet gets 2.5 million likes

Former President Barack Obama's tweet reacting to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, is one of the biggest ever on the social network.


Former Miss America launches bid for Illinois attorney general

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Miss America and Harvard Law School graduate said on Tuesday she would seek the Republican nomination in Illinois' attorney general race next year.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, said the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.”


Four Boston Teamsters acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot

BOSTON (Reuters) - Four Teamsters union members in Boston were acquitted on Tuesday of charges they tried to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" in 2014, using thuggish tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi.


House tax chairman confident on reform, others less so

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top tax law writer in the U.S. House of Representatives insisted on Tuesday that tax reform will happen this year, despite concerns among some experts that an overhaul of the tax code could drag into 2018, or even collapse altogether.


Trade groups call on U.S. to investigate CSX rail disruptions

(Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. trade groups have asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX Corp's "chronic service failures," saying problems at No. 3 U.S. railroad have rippled across the North American rail network, according to a letter seen by Reuters.


Monsoon floods kill more than 200 people across South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.


Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Tuesday at business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to a rally by far-right groups that turned deadly in Virginia, calling the executives "grandstanders."


UPDATE 1-Trump hits back at CEOs over response to Virginia violence

* AMA president quits manufacturing jobs initiative (Adds Dent, Summers, Trump tweets, Scott Paul, Confederate statues)

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

How White Supremacists in Charlottesville Branded Hate

We decode the symbols of hate that white supremacists, Nazis and alt-right groups display at their marches, including the violent gathering in Charlottesville, Va.


U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.


Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist: sources

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra-secretive ex-Soviet republic.

Governor's painful gaffe on Charlottesville

Three CEOs walk away from Trump after Charlottesville

Late night tackles Trump on Charlottesville

Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert criticize President Trump's response to white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Trump faces business backlash over handling of Charlottesville upheaval

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a mounting political furor and backlash from business leaders, has explicitly condemned neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists two days after a rally by hate groups in Virginia turned deadly.

Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Taylor Swift: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Flooding kills more than 160 people across South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.


Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.


California sues Trump administration over sanctuary policy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, continuing a legal counterattack by Democrats against President Donald Trump's administration.


Merck and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.


UPDATE 9-Merck and Under Armour CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

Aug 14 (Reuters) - The chief executives of Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

How the Violence Unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia

White nationalists and counterprotesters blamed each other and the police for the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. Amateur video verified by The New York Times paints a picture of how the events led to one death and multiple injuries.

Watch Obama surprise concert crowd

Former President Barack Obama surprised the crowd at Chance the Rapper's concert in Chicago with an empowering message.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?

The counterprotesters were united against white supremacy, but they advocated a wide array of beliefs, tactics and goals.


Jury reaches verdict in Taylor Swift groping trial

DENVER (Reuters) - Jurors in federal court in Denver announced on Monday that they had reached a verdict in the trial of dueling lawsuits between Taylor Swift and a radio personality she accused of groping her during a photo shoot.

Charlottesville, China, Kenneth Frazier: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire

An Arkansas professor 1,100 miles away from the white nationalist gathering in Virginia woke up to find himself wrongly exposed as a racist. Then the online abuse began.


Texas 'bathroom bills' stall in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed after moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills and hundreds of businesses opposed them.

Race and Ethnicity

Merck’s Frazier Is Lonely C.E.O. Voice Challenging Trump on Charlottesville

Kenneth C. Frazier, the head of one of America’s biggest drugmakers, emerged as a rare corporate leader Monday when he quit an advisory group to protest President Trump’s first remarks on racially motivated violence.


NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

Protesters blame police for not stopping Charlottesville fury

As Charlottesville begins to heal after this weekend's violence, many are wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

As an immigrant, I found the best of America in Charlottesville

United States Politics and Government

Right and Left on the Violence in Charlottesville

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum reacted to the outpouring of racial tension over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville activists: Love trumps hate, eventually


Sears, Whirlpool win fee reduction in washer lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp and Whirlpool Corp must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated.

Charlottesville: Tracking Trump's response

On Saturday, President Trump failed to mention white nationalists after the attack in Charlottesville. Two days later, he directly condemned the groups.

Freedom of Speech and Expression

GoDaddy Severs Ties With Daily Stormer After Charlottesville Article

The neo-Nazi website had published a highly derogatory article about Heather Heyer, a Virginia woman who was fatally run over during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.


Trump says may pardon Arizona ex-sheriff Arpaio: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff found guilty last month of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case, Fox News reported on Monday.


U.N. panel urges end to detention of would-be immigrants in U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights panel urged the United States on Monday to end widespread detention of would-be immigrants including asylum-seekers, saying the practice has "grown exponentially" and violates international law.

Charlottesville (Va)

Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Transcript and Video: President Trump Speaks About Charlottesville

Mr. Trump once again addressed the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend after white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters.


Neo-Nazi site moves to Google after GoDaddy dumps it

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer moved its domain registration to Google after hosting firm GoDaddy said it would sever ties with the site that promoted Saturday's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fringe Groups and Movements

Before Charlottesville, a String of Killings Raised the Specter of Far-Right Violence

Suspects linked to white supremacist groups or with a history of anti-immigrant rhetoric have been charged in a string of lone-wolf attacks this year.

Charlottesville rally violence: How we got here

Despite the outrage and uproar, everyone had to know the protests were coming to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend -- and that they would get out of hand.

Trump, Donald J

Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Racism Is Evil’

After blaming violence from protests on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, President Trump condemned the K.K.K., neo-Nazis and white supremacists during a White House speech on Monday.

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Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack Is Denied Bail in Court Appearance

On Monday, a judge said he would not grant bail to James Alex Fields, Jr., suspected of ramming his car into a crowd in a deadly attack in Virginia on Saturday, at least until he meets with a court-appointed attorney.


Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank: court filing

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man attempted to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank building in Oklahoma City as part of an anti-government plot, according to a criminal complaint.


Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

Former Virginia attorney general to CNN pundit: 'Shut up'

A debate about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, got heated Monday morning as a former Virginia attorney general asked a CNN political commentator to "shut up."


Merck CEO pulls out of Trump panel, demands rejection of bigotry

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - Merck's chief executive resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia.


Merck CEO resigns from Trump council after Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.


UPDATE 2-Merck CEO resigns from Trump council after Charlottesville

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism.

Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville


‘Evil Attack’ in Virginia Is Domestic Terrorism, Sessions Says

The “domestic terrorism” language is largely symbolic, but the debate over the term has raged for more than a decade.

President condemns Charlottesville attack after facing days of criticism, calls white supremacists 'repugnant'

Sessions vows 'vigorous' action in wake of Charlottesville tragedy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Monday that the Justice Department will "take the most vigorous action" to protect Americans against "racism and bigotry" in the aftermath of the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

Suspect in Charlottesville car attack set to appear Monday in court via video link

The man suspected of killing a woman as he allegedly mowed down a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Virginia is set to appear Monday in court via video link.

Charlottesville mayor: Trump 'whiffed' at chance to denounce white supremacists

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, slammed President Donald Trump Monday for his unwillingness to forcefully condemn white separatists behind the racial unrest that left one woman dead over the weekend in the city.

Charlottesville mayor: Trump missed his chance

Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer said President Donald Trump had the opportunity to call out Nazis and white supremacists and "he whiffed." CNN's Chris Cuomo has more.

Charlottesville, Burkina Faso, Shonda Rhimes: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Oliver slams Trump's Charlottesville response

On HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver slammed President Donald Trump's response to the violent attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a gathering of white nationalists.


Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence faces court hearing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the U.S. Army was due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

U.S. Rallies Behind Charlottesville

Vigils were held across the country on Sunday to honor the life of Heather D. Heyer, who was killed a day earlier while protesting a rally of white nationalists.

Europe Edition: Charlottesville, Kenya, Soccer: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.