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Durham County, North Carolina, officials said Tuesday, Aug. 15, they arrested a woman in connection with the vandalism and toppling of a Confederate statue in North Carolina. A 22-year-old woman was charged with participation in a riot with property damaging exceeding $1,500 and inciting others to riot, which are both felonies, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said. She was also charged with two misdemeanors of damage to property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, CNN reported.
PHILADELPHIA - Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street every morning to buy heroin.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members - planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to "take America back" - clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the spate of violence unfolding in Charlottesville and called for "a swift restoration of law and order" -- but avoided placing blame on any particular party for the hate-fueled upheaval.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Police in Charlottesville came under criticism for failing to keep apart warring white nationalists and counterprotesters who battled it out in the city streets on Saturday amid what at first seemed an anemic response from authorities. Anger over the how police responded came from all directions and intensified after the deaths of a woman struck by a car that plowed into a group of counter protesters. Experts said police appeared outnumbered, ill-prepared and inexperienced.
While the rest of us were enthralled by the "Bachelorette" finale on Monday night, six women in Washington, D.C., became unwitting participants in an epic dating game of their own. Lisette Pylant met up with Justin Schweiger for a first date over drinks that evening, only to discover 45 minutes in that he'd double-booked. Or rather, she learned as the night went on, that he'd planned six consecutive dates at the same bar.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know by now that the sun and the moon will be the stars of the Great American Eclipse of 2017. It happens Aug. 21, when the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, and, depending on where you are in the United States and a few other countries, the moon can be seen completely, or partially, blocking the sun. But how much do you really know — or how much do you remember from science class — about the sun and moon, both of which make life on Earth possible?
Americans are drinking more than they used to, a troubling trend with potentially dire implications for the country's future health-care costs. The number of adults who binge drink at least once a week could be as high as 30 million, greater than the population of every state save California, according to a published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. A similar number reported alcohol abuse or dependency. Between the genders, women showed the larger increase in alcohol abuse, according to the report.
It's August, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been to Tuva -- the place where he is usually photographed shirtless. The slow news cycle certainly accounts for some of the attention that the latest Kremlin-released photo session has received from global media. But something else accounts for most of it: Putin's incredible success as a troll.
Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just after midnight on Aug. 13, 1967, when a woman's voice suddenly crackled over his two-way radio. It was another ranger, and she had a horrifying message: A grizzly bear had mauled someone at the popular Granite Park guest chalet. Gildart called for help, setting in motion an urgent medical mission. Hours later, as he slept in his apartment at park headquarters, a colleague knocked on his door.