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Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:48:24 -0400

(Reuters) - Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, following demonstrations and fierce debate in the United S....
U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes on

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:38:06 -0400

Ships, aircraft and divers from an international search-and-rescue operation were still looking for 10 missing U.S. sailors on Tuesday after a collision between a U.S. warship and a merchant vessel in....
Bergdahl to have U.S. Army desertion case heard by judge, not jury

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:52:01 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and endangerment of U.S. troops for leaving his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has chosen to have a judge hear the case instea....
U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:57:24 -0400

By Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced on Monday a fleet-wide probe and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety, as it search....
'Print' on Texas family wall is original Rockwell, sells for $1.6 million

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:49:58 -0400

A Texas family who discovered their old Norman Rockwell work of baseball umpires was an authentic painting sold the work at auction for $1.6 million, Heritage Auctions said on Monday. It became one o....
A majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:45:15 -0400

A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. ....
Coast Guard suspends search for five Army aviators off Hawaii

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:09:18 -0400

"Suspension of a search and rescue case without resolution is a very, very difficult decision and it weighs heavily, particularly on the hearts of the Coast Guard," Rear Admiral Vince Atkins, commande....
Father of Ohio football player convicted of rape shoots judge

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:34:23 -0400

The suspect killed at the scene was Nathaniel Richmond, Jefferson County prosecutor Jane Hanlin told a news conference. Richmond was the father of Ma'Lik Richmond, one of two high school football pla....
Car crashes into Kentucky crowd watching eclipse, woman killed: report

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:30:04 -0400

In the incident in Leslie County, Kentucky, which appeared to be an accident, a driver lost control over her car and hit a utility pole, WLKY-TV in Louisville reported. A 23-year-old woman was pronou....
U.S. Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:04:45 -0400

By Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced on Monday a fleet-wide probe and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety, as it search....
Navy chief says no sign USS McCain collision intentional

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:04:45 -0400

There was no indication that the collision between a U.S. Navy ship and a tanker near Singapore on Monday was intentional, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told reporters at....
Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:54:53 -0400

By Harriet McLeod and Lee van der Voo CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon (Reuters) - As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar ec....
Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:01:36 -0400

Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said, in the latest development amid demonstrations and fierce debate about ....
More video emerges of Baltimore police staging evidence: prosecutors

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:53:47 -0400

In the previous two episodes, video showed officers apparently placing illegal drugs at crime scenes. The Baltimore Police Department said it was investigating charges that some officers were plantin....
Wisconsin teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slenderman attack

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:13 -0400

Anissa Weier, 15, appeared in a Waukesha court on Monday to plead guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime with use of a deadly weapon, as part of a plea agreement, court recor....
Chalked messages show Charlottesville's shock after weekend violence

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:36:02 -0400

As Charlottesville reeled from the killing of a woman during a white-nationalist rally, well-wishers left flowers at a makeshift shrine nearby in the heart of downtown. Many of the city's 47,000 resi....
JPMorgan pledges up to $2 million to fight racism, support human rights

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:54 -0400

JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it will contribute up to $2 million to fight racism and support human rights in light of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to violenc....
U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:59:00 -0400

A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nea....
Norway's wealth fund takes 48 percent stake in New York property

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:57:26 -0400

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $975-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has bought a 48-percent stake in a New York City property, it said on Monday.....
Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:19:32 -0400

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billi....
USS John S. McCain suffered flooding after collision: U.S. Navy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:28:29 -0400

The USS John S. McCain, a U.S. warship that collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore after suffering damage to its hull that caused flooding i....
'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:15:52 -0400

Anti-immigration demonstrators faced off against a much bigger crowd of counter-protesters in the Southern California town of Laguna Beach on Sunday, as police kept the opposing sides apart. Around 2....
Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:59 -0400

By Elly Park CARBONDALE, Ill. (Reuters) - The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the ....
No oil pollution reported after U.S. warship, tanker collide off Singapore

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:16:52 -0400

No oil spill was reported after a collision between a U.S. guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel in Singapore waters, authorities in the city-state said on Monday. Ten sailors from the USS J....
U.S. Navy says USS John S. McCain sailing to port under own power

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:24:29 -0400

A U.S. warship damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday is sailing under its own power and heading to port, the U.S. Navy said. "Search and rescue efforts are underw....
Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:54:15 -0400

By Doina Chiacu and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white na....
Canada's Trudeau warns against entering country 'irregularly'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:03:49 -0400

"Canada is an opening and welcoming society," he told reporters in Montreal following talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. More than 3,100 p....
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:40:35 -0400

"It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C.," his son, Ch....
Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:52:16 -0400

By Scott Malone and Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a ....
No winner of Powerball jackpot - prize grows to $650 million

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:32:11 -0400

By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nobody won a Powerball jackpot of $535 million in a draw on Saturday night, meaning the grand prize will grow to about $650 million, the second-highest level in ....
U.S. warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:12:22 -0400

(Reuters) - Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.5 kilometers) below ....
South Carolina aquarium to monitor animal behavior during eclipse

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:08:11 -0400

By Nathan Frandino CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afterno....
Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:35:14 -0400

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demo....
Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:32:43 -0400

By John Walcott and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's....
Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:09:25 -0400

The sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience for a celestial event in human history. "It wi....
Two Florida police officers fatally shot, suspect arrested

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:56:58 -0400

In an unrelated shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, a man who shot and wounded two officers was killed when police returned fire, authorities said, while two Pennsylvania state troopers suffered gunsho....
Boston police arrest 27 people during protests around 'Free Speech' rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:46:47 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston police arrested 27 people in protests surrounding a "Free Speech" rally, Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters on Saturday. Most of the arrests were for ....
Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:29:19 -0400

As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of t....
Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:15:07 -0400

By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after ....
Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:33:46 -0400

The decision to take down the statue followed discussions among students, faculty, staff and alumni about maintaining safety on campus, university President Vincent E. Price said in a statement. "I t....
Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:35:49 -0400

A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. The Multi-State Lottery Associatio....
Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:37:33 -0400

"His resilience & strength is incredible," Meghan McCain, who is a host on the Fox News program "Outnumbered," wrote on Twitter about her father. McCain, 80, who is known for his political independen....
Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:21:54 -0400

The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right ra....
Far-right protests leave U.S. cities scrambling to balance safety, free speech

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:50:18 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cities across the United States are seeking ways to head off the kind of violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend when white n....
California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victims

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:09:43 -0400

A 43-year-old California man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed when a van plowed through a popular pedestrian area in the Spanish city of Barcelona, his family said on Friday. Jar....
Far-right protests leave U.S. cities scrambling to balance safety, free speech

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:38:21 -0400

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cities across the United States are seeking ways to head off the kind of violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend when white n....
Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:32:24 -0400

By Nathan Frandino CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, p....
Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:18:08 -0400

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. The ruling follows the first appea....
Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:42:36 -0400

Six Flags Over Texas, faced with criticism over its longstanding display of a Confederate flag at its main amusement park, has decided to remove the item and display U.S. flags instead, local newspape....
Tillerson says one American dead in Spain attack

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:51:19 -0400

A San Francisco area man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed in Thursday's attack in Spain, his family told a local television station on Friday, hours after U.S. Secretary of State ....