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6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded

6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 WoundedThree police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 11:39 AM

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spreePolice shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.




POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 11:39 PM

Moroccan suspect in Barcelona attack turned more conservative in past year: family

Moroccan suspect in Barcelona attack turned more conservative in past year: familyBy Samia Errazzouki MRIRT, Morocco (Reuters) - A suspect still at large after the Barcelona van attack began showing more religiously conservative behavior within the past year and refused to shake hands with women during a visit to his birthplace in Morocco in March, family members say. The relatives expressed shock and anger on Sunday after discovering the alleged involvement in the Barcelona attack of Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, as well as his brother and two cousins, all originally from the small Moroccan town of Mrirt. Abouyaaqoub is one of 12 suspects in Thursday's attack on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous boulevard, in which a van plowed into holidaymakers, killing 13 people.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 4:37 PM

Boston 'free speech' rally dwarfed by thousands of counter-protesters

Boston 'free speech' rally dwarfed by thousands of counter-protestersEight people were arrested at a "Free Speech Rally" in Boston that organisers said "fell  apart" after it as dwarfed by a counter-protest against white nationalism. About 30 people attending the rally huddled on Boston Common's bandstand, their words drowned out by more than 10,000 counter-protesters. The two sides were kept more than 50 metres apart by fencing and police.  Trouble flared only briefly. At the end of the hour-long rally when the speakers were hustled into a police van that was quickly surrounded by a mob shouting "make them walk".  After a tense standoff police cleared a route away with a rolling blockade of motorbikes and bicycles.  Police said they made 27  arrests.  State and city police inspect people arriving for a "Free Speech" rally on Boston Common Credit: Michael Dwyer/AP  American police had feared radical bands of counter-protesters were adding acid to their arsenal of extreme violence as they tried to disrupt far Right rallies and protests. The US has endured a hot week of demonstrations and soul-searching as the country re-examines its troubled racial history and the fall-out from Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency. Counterprotesters hold signs before conservative organizers begin a planned "Free Speech" rally on Boston Common, Saturday Credit: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer As free speech campaigners and counter-protesters gathered in Boston for the latest potential flashpoint on Saturday, officers said they were worried militants were armed with acid. “We think it’s what they had in Charlottesville,” said one policeman, dressed all in black and equipped with a body camera, referring to violence last weekend in Virginia. “They are using hydrochloric acid or battery acid. “Their tactic now seems to be to cause so much trouble that the event just gets shut down before it can even begin.” Counter protesters gather in Roxbury before marching to the 'Free Speech Rally' on Boston Common Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images A law enforcement official told the Boston Globe that officers were investigating reports that radical counter-protesters were planning to throw acid. More than 600 officers yesterday patrolled fences and concrete blockades arranged on Boston Common to keep two rival rallies apart as crowds began gathering. Among them were more than 100 so-called antifa Left-wingers, wearing black scarves over their faces who paraded across the common chanting: “Nazi scum, off our streets.” Police stand by as thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images They are becoming a familiar sight as white supremacists assert their right to rally, one side in a bitter summer of discontent. The Boston event had been three months in the planning but took on greater significance after clashes in Charlottesville where a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, died when a car crashed into a crowd. Organisers of a the counter protest in Boston urged people to attend amid fears that members of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups would be among those at the free speech rally. Although the rally organizers stress that they are not associated with any alt-right or white supremacist groups, the city of Boston and Police Commissioner William Evans are preparing for possible confrontations  Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images John Medlar, spokesman for Boston Free Speech which organised the rally, said such groups were not welcome. “We have made sure that one of the groups invited is not coming and have been clear that we are not neo Nazis. This has been misreported. We are only about free speech and have people from Left and Right speaking,” he said, referring to the part of the US constitution that guarantees free expression. Charlottesville far-right rally organiser is literally chased out of town 00:59 Among the confirmed guests were Joe Biggs, who used to work for the conspiracy-mongering website Infowars, as well as Shiva Ayyadurai, a scientist who claims to have invented email and is now running for the Senate. Police set strict limits banning protesters carrying anything that can be used as a weapon, as well as dogs and personal protection gear. However, that was not enough to prevent dozens of counter-protesters arriving with scarves over their faces and helmets. “It’s for protection,” said one man, who asked not to give his name. Charlottesville far-right protest In Dallas police used  horses to  break up a scuffle at a cemetery between people rallying against white supremacy and supporters of Confederate monuments. Officers riding on horseback had waited as the confrontation became more intense, but they moved in to break it up around 9 p.m. It happened at Pioneer Park, a Civil War cemetery that houses the memorial to Confederate soldiers. About 2,300 people, according to police estimates, showed up for a rally against racism at City Hall Plaza, not far from the cemetery. The group shouted," Take them down," referring to the monument.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 12:36 PM

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, OregonSISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 6:16 PM

Boston 'free speech' demonstrators outnumbered by counter-protesters

Boston 'free speech' demonstrators outnumbered by counter-protestersRight-leaning groups, made up of "libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberals, [and] Trump supporters" gathered in Boston for a "free speech" rally on Saturday. However, the rally ended earlier than organizers planned after ten of thousands of counter-protesters made their presence known and their voices heard.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 7:05 AM

Man Caught Smuggling 13 Pounds of Meth Into US Via Drone

Man Caught Smuggling 13 Pounds of Meth Into US Via DroneDrones generally haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 1:44 PM

Behind olive trees, Spain terror cell's bomb factory

Behind olive trees, Spain terror cell's bomb factory"I should have listened to him," said Groby, who saw all the windows of her home in Spain shatter when a massive explosion detonated in the house next door on Wednesday. It turned out that house hidden behind olive trees was likely the bomb factory of suspected jihadists who used vehicles to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils hours later.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 12:57 PM

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

Solar Eclipse Safety TipsMany areas of the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017, but there are some important safety concerns when it comes to experiencing an eclipse. A total solar eclipse will start in Oregon and stretch across the country all the way to South Carolina -- find out if you are in the eclipse's path of totality HERE -- with most people getting to see a partial eclipse. According to NASA, the only safe way to look at the sun during this event with special-purpose solar filters, commonly called “eclipse glasses” or a hand-held solar viewer.




POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 10:40 PM

The interview that got Steve Bannon fired

The interview that got Steve Bannon firedSteve Bannon was forced out of the White House after he labelled members of the white supremacist movement "clowns". Mr Bannon downplayed the danger posed by Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi sympathisers and revealed his ambition to dominate anti-Trump groups focused on "race and identity" in an interview with left-wing magazine The American Prospect on Tuesday. The Breitbart News boss's combative remarks came as Republicans and Democrats called for him to be removed from his post following Donald Trump's controversial response to the Charlottesville attacks which left one dead and dozens injured on 12 August.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 8:35 AM

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Follow live: Bucs take on Cards in series finale
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 12:50 PM
Sources: Magic focus of PG-13 tampering probe
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 3:52 PM
Umps end protest of 'abusive player behavior'
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 3:17 PM
Source: RB Bell likely out for preseason Week 3
Source: RB Bell likely out for preseason Week 3

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 3:17 PM
Sumlin 'proud' A&M nixed white nationalist rally
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 9:27 AM
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 6:31 PM
Indiana mistake costs freshman eligibility in '17
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POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 5:49 PM
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 10:58 AM
Fantasy Football 2017: Sign up
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The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 2
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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 10:50 AM

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