Nation/World

3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally

Confederate Monument Protest

A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled...

World

Van swerves into crowds in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas district; 13 reported dead and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON -- A driver swerved a van onto a pedestrian area Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, ramming into crowds and leaving at least 13 people dead and more than 50 injured scattered along a stretch of tree-shaded sidewalk. Authorities described the...


World

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt

Spain Barcelona Pedestrians Hit

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror attack....


World

U.S. and Japan warn North Korea of consequences if it attacks first

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The United States and Japan on Thursday urged North Korea to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons while Defense Secretary James Mattis warned Pyongyang that both countries will respond with overwhelming force if it attacks first. “Together, we will deter and if...


National

Trump mourns loss of 'beautiful statues and monuments' in wake of Charlottesville rally

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump on Thursday mourned the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville during a white supremacist demonstration protesting the planned removal of a statue depicting Confederate military commander...


Local , National

6 tips for photographing the 2017 solar eclipse with cameras, smartphones

Taking picture with smartphone photography

Wondering how to best photograph the 2017 solar eclipse with a camera or smartphone? Here are six tips outlining the best ways to capture the event. 


World

Iran: opposition leader ends hunger strike after government agrees to relax house arrest

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL -- An Iranian opposition leader living under house arrest has ended his hunger strike after authorities agreed to lift some restrictions and consider his demand for a public trial, a family member said Thursday. The decision marked a potentially rare...


Business , National

US stock market indexes sink as technology companies fall

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are taking broad losses Thursday, led by declines in technology companies. Cisco Systems dropped after issuing a disappointing sales forecast, and retailers were also weak as Wal-Mart slumped. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s...


National

Politicians blamed 'both sides' during the civil rights movement: KKK and the NAACP

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. During the civil rights movement and an intense struggle over desegregation in the United States, some political leaders would chide “extremists” on both sides. In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower preached patience without complacency in complying with the Supreme...


World

The Latest: Report: Suspect holed up in Barcelona bar

Spain Barcelona Pedestrians Hit

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Barcelona broadcaster is reporting that a man thought to be the driver of a van that drove into pedestrians is held up in a bar that is surrounded by police....


World

Venezuela steps up crackdown on dissident and Maduro's opponents

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent opposition leaders. Ortega said in a post on her Twitter...


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