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  • Florida officer shot dead, another one hurt in possible ambush, police say

    KISSIMMEE, Fla — A Florida police officer was shot dead and a second one critically injured in what may have been an ambush while responding to a call in Kissimmee, authorities said. The injured officer is in “grave critical condition” after the shooting, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said. Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard were responding to a suspicious activity call just before 9:30 pm Friday. Within minutes, gunfire erupted, surprising the officers, who were not able to return […]

  • Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist

    WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, two White House officials told CNN Friday. A source told CNN that Bannon was given the option to resign but was forced out. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Bannon’s departure but did not say whether he was fired or resigned. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and […]

  • Mother of Charlottesville victim to President Trump: ‘Think before you speak’

    The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the President because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists. “I’m not talking to the President now,” Susan Bro said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I’m sorry. After what he said about my child, and it’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the […]

  • At least 13 dead, over 80 injured after van drives through Barcelona crowd

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

  • Here are all the active hate groups where you live

    917.┬áThat’s the number of hate groups operating in the U.S., according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” “Over the course of a year, we have a team of investigators that scours the internet for racist publications and real world activities to […]

  • President Trump says removal of Confederate monuments is ‘so foolish’

    WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as “sad” and “so foolish,” days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “You can’t change history, but […]

  • VP Pence says he stands with the President on Charlottesville

    Vice President Mike Pence avoided directly answering a reporter’s question about whether he thought, like President Donald Trump, that there were “very fine people on both sides” who participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend that resulted in the death of one woman. “What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the President has been clear on this tragedy and so have I. I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia, and I […]

  • 5 crewmen missing after Army chopper crashes near Oahu

    An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down Tuesday night during a training exercise about 2 miles off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, according to the US Coast Guard. Responders are searching for five missing crewmen. The aircraft went down off the largely uninhabited Kaena Point on the west side of the island. Two Black Hawk air crews were training between Kaena Point and Dillingham Airfield, a few miles east, when communications were lost, the Coast Guard said. Three helicopters, […]

  • President Trump doubles down, says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash

    President Donald Trump, in a staggering, impromptu news conference in New York on Tuesday, blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend on both sides of the conflict — equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side — after his top White House aides spent days trying to clean up after Trump’s initial vague response to the violence. The news conference laid bare his unvarnished view of who was to blame for the […]

  • Indiana native joins other executives in leaving Trump’s manufacturing council

    WASHINGTON– The president of a manufacturing association has become the fourth executive to walk away from President Trump after he took two days to denounce white supremacy. Scott Paul, head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, quit Trump’s manufacturing council on Tuesday. The Indiana native said on Twitter it was “the right thing for me to do.” I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do. — Scott Paul (@ScottPaulAAM) August 15, 2017 […]