Two witnesses describe what they saw as a car plowed into protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. [Source]
Like the thousands of tourists who flock to Washington, D.C., every summer, the visitors who strolled through the national mall in humid weather this week came to marvel at the monuments devoted to iconic US leaders and events.
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.
In a stunning development, Steve Bannon -- one of the masterminds behind Donald Trump's presidency -- was fired Friday from his job as chief strategist. But we should not overestimate the impact that Bannon's departure will have on this White House. To paraphrase the Who -- the new boss is the same as the old boss.
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.
BEIJING (Reuters) - With one national language often spoken poorly and thousands of regional dialects and ethnic minority tongues, China is having to employ multilingual officials as it embarks on its latest round of environment inspections across the country.
Charlottesville is where I learned what history is and isn't, and who I wanted to become. I posed for graduation and wedding photos in the shadow of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, elated to be starting a new life pursuing further post-graduate study and building a family. It's a campus and a town that will always feel a bit like home to me.
In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.
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.
(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.
It's easy -- or should be -- to denounce neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But holding to account a president who so relentlessly channels the grievances of violent racists has been, for many top Republicans, a bridge too far.
President Donald Trump's combative defense of far-right protesters packs a nausea-inducing punch when you listen to it in Europe -- in territories that were occupied and ruled by a fascist regime. Territories that were liberated only when free people -- including Americans -- fought the Nazis forcefully and violently.
CNN's Anderson Cooper analyzes President Trump's staggering news conference in New York where he blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the conflict, comparing the President's words to the events that took place.
All our hearts -- and most of America's news crews -- have been in Charlottesville, Virginia this week. It's hard to quite fathom the darkness that comes from seeing neo-Nazis marching in a college town, a counterprotester brutally killed and the US President blaming "many sides" for bigotry and violence.
Days after bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counterprotester dead, President Donald Trump denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis by name, calling those and other hate groups "repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans."
LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.
A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.
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.
The North Korea crisis is deadly serious and President Donald Trump is pursuing a dangerous path, escalating tensions with his "fire and fury" and "locked and loaded" comments. His unpredictable behavior is being met with predictable criticism from the left.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans.
LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists.
Political upset and change -- the twin themes dominating Western politics of late -- have led to Britain's voting to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and, most recently, in Emmanuel Macron's ascendancy to the ElysÃ©e Palace in France.
The eclipse of the century is fast approaching on August 21, and it will be a show for the ages. It has been nearly 100 years since a total eclipse has moved from coast to coast across the United States. This one will be unique, as it travels more than 3,000 miles over land, where tens of millions of Americans will be able to view it, a vast difference from many eclipses that occur over oceans or remote regions of the Earth.
ZURICH, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Adecco said positive hiring momentum had continued into the second half of 2017 as the world's largest staffing company reported second-quarter profit roughly in line with expectations.
The President's approval rating is at its lowest, and only 24% trust what the White House says, CNN poll finds
Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump's overall approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN polling, while three-quarters of Americans say they can't trust most what they hear from the White House.
The cast of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 is still taking shape, and while former White House communications director Sean Spicer won't be among those hitting the ballroom this year, executive producer Deena Katz is leaving her options open as she rounds out the lineup.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called newly approved sanctions on North Korea "a gut punch" to that country Saturday and warned of possible military action should the regime continue its aggressions.
The Washington Post says it has obtained the transcript of a call between President Trump and Mexican President Nieto in which Trump urged the Mexican President to stop publicly saying that Mexico wouldn't pay for Trump's border wall.
After the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is gearing up to combat "intentional race-based discrimination" in schools, many were left wondering whether we're about to see a new push to dismantle affirmative action.
At 91, Queen Elizabeth II of England is the longest-serving monarch in British history, having celebrated 65 years on the throne this year. A glance at her calendar is like entering a Jane Austen novel -- with a multitasking heroine. Her list of duties includes attending banquets and jubilees, appointing officials to obscure high offices, and receiving and entertaining visitors including assorted ambassadors, archbishops, ministers, generals, chiefs of state and various excellencies.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp's talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business.
TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp's talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service to rival Facebook Inc's WhatsApp by the end of this month, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Politics is a family business in Pakistan and ousted leader Nawaz Sharif has looked no further than his brother Shahbaz for a successor, but the prime minister-in-waiting is no carbon copy and is likely to usher in a new style at the top of government.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell uttered five significant words at 1:45 a.m. ET Friday morning, just minutes after the GOP leadership health care bill failed in the Senate in a stunning twist of events.
After debating into early hours of the morning, Senator McCain shocked his colleagues by voting "no" on the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. CNN's Brooke Baldwin points out the various reactions across the room.
By now, the events related to Republicans' plans for health care early Friday morning have reverberated across Washington. Three GOP senators voted down a so-called "skinny repeal" plan, a devastating blow to President Donald Trump and Republican leadership.
Tardigrades, often called the "water bears" or "moss piglets," are starting to reveal more secrets about their ability to survive extreme conditions that humans can't, according to a new study in the journal PLOS.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's memoir about her failed attempt to win last year's U.S. presidential election will be called "What Happened," a declaration rather than a question, her publisher said in the run-up to its September 12 release.
The Senate will enter the home stretch of a dramatic debate to overhaul Obamacare on Thursday, with lawmakers bracing for what could be a long and grueling marathon series of votes that extends well into the night and morning.
Three weeks ago, a group of children with disabilities and their parents chartered a bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and headed to Washington to protest proposed cuts in Medicaid, the government health insurance they all rely on.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar will try to carry the momentum from his near-miss at the British Open into this week's Canadian Open in Oakville where world number one Dustin Johnson hopes to rediscover the solid form he enjoyed earlier this year.
(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By James Regan and Melanie Burton SYDNEY/MELBOURNE July 25 (Reuters) - London copper struck its highest level since mid February on Tuesday after a unexpected strength in China's economy and a weaker dollar fanned upside technical momentum. Sentiment towards copper from the physical market has picked up as fabricators in China have replenished their inventories, Citi said in a report. "Bonded warehouse premiums returned to $72/t, the highes
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner released a statement Monday morning to the Hill intelligence committees about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition.
Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.
The news about President Donald Trump and Russia just keeps on coming. After the President had to deal with the fallout from his son's controversial June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, we keep learning that there were more and more people in the room. The meeting is beginning to feel like a clown car -- one more person keeps jumping out just when you think the vehicle is empty.
President Donald Trump's new communications director and a member of his legal team said Sunday that Trump has no need to use his pardoning power as it relates to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Clandestine meetings. Special counsels. Congressional probes. Sound familiar? The constellation of headline-driving drama in today's news recalls the machinations that engulfed Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton for years of their respective tenures. Those episodes offer insight to understanding the still fresh events unfolding around the Trump administration.