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  • Mother of man accused of driving into crowd in Charlottesville shocked

    James Alex Fields, Jr., texted his mother Friday to say he had dropped his cat off at her Monclova Township home so he could go to an “alt-right” rally in Virginia. It shocked Samantha Bloom that the 20-year-old Maumee man is now accused of plowing into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town – killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in a violent confrontation. […]

  • No Powerball winner, jackpot climbs again

    Didn’t win the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday? A massive Powerball grand prize is still up for grabs. There was yet again no Powerball winner after a drawing Saturday night, so the jackpot will roll over to the next drawing on Wednesday night. Powerball officials estimate the jackpot for the Wednesday drawing at $430 million. The Powerball prize pool has been building since June 10. One player in Illinois won the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night. The […]

  • Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

    North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days. In a statement last week, Gen. Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army, said the plan to fire “four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets … to signal a crucial warning to the US” would be ready by “mid-August.” Recent days have […]

  • Vehicles as weapons: Charlottesville crash is part of a deadly trend

    When a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters who had gathered to oppose a rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups on Saturday, Charlottesville, Virginia, joined a growing list of cities around the world where cars or vehicles have been used as weapon. Videos of the incident shows at least one person being thrown over the rear of the car onto the roof another car as well as several people injured in a narrow side street in the […]

  • How a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville

    One person died when a car plowed into a crowd following a dispersed gathering of white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville. Shortly before the attack Saturday, fist fights and screaming matches erupted between counterprotesters and white nationalists protesting the removal of a Confederate monument. The clashes led to the cancellation of scheduled protests, sending demonstrators from both sides marching on nearby streets. A few hours later, a car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters. Here’s what we know: What happened? Counterprotesters met white […]

  • Bipartisan condemnation for ‘Unite the Right’ rally

    As thousands of white nationalist and alt-right protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the “Unite the Right” rally Saturday, causing violence and a state of emergency, voices from both sides of the aisle have emerged to condemn the gathering. President Donald Trump, speaking in Bedminster, New Jersey, said he condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” “It has been going on for a long time in our […]

  • Venezuelan President’s son threatens to seize White House with rifles

    Nicolás Maduro Guerra, the son of the Venezuelan President, is threatening to seize the White House with rifles if President Donald Trump sends the US military to his nation. The White House has condemned President Nicolás Maduro’s regime for human rights abuses. More than 120 people have died in anti-government protests since April. Last week, Trump said he would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela. “Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, […]

  • Charlottesville deadly car crash suspect identified

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. JUST IN: Booking photo of James Alex Fields, Jr. @NBC29 https://t.co/9nxtsvqNmt— Henry […]

  • 2 police personnel dead after Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville

    ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — Two police personnel were killed after a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon near Charlottesville, according to WJLA. Virginia State Police said Saturday that pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates died at the scene. The crash happened around 5 p.m. in a wooded area on Old Farm Road, The Daily Progress reports. Neighbors say the helicopter hovered low before landing in the woods. NEW: Virginia State Police says 2 of its personnel […]

  • Usain Bolt injured in final race

    Usain Bolt’s farewell appearance at the world championships ended in painful and disastrous fashion as he pulled up injured on the final leg of the men’s 4x100m relay Saturday. Bolt took the baton for Jamaica in third place but within a few strides, he had fallen to the ground, clutching his left leg, as host Britain secured a shock gold ahead of a United States team containing Justin Gatlin. Bolt beaten into third in the individual 100m behind Gatlin and […]

  • Virginia governor to white nationalists: ‘Go home … shame on you’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, where a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups had been scheduled take place, the city tweeted on its verified account. The driver was later taken into custody, the city said in a news release. It did not name the person. Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said a man was in custody and the […]

  • 5 deaths reported while using weight loss balloon treatment, FDA says

    Five people who were using an obesity treatment that places balloons inside their stomachs have died since 2016, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Four of the deaths involved people using the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System and one involved ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the agency said. “At this time, we do not know the root cause or incidence rate of patient death, nor have we been able to definitively attribute the deaths to the devices or the […]