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  • Texas A&M Cancels White Nationalist Rally Set for 9/11

    Texas A&M has canceled a white nationalist protest planned in September, citing safety concerns. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups had planned to hold a “white lives matter” rally at Texas A&M on September 11. The school canceled the rally Monday evening “because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public.” Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who helped found the so-called alt-right movement, was set to speak at the event, according to the Battalion, […]

  • Holocaust Memorial in Boston Vandalized

    BOSTON — A 17-year-old has been charged with willful and malicious destruction of property for allegedly vandalizing the Holocaust Memorial in Boston Monday, according to the Boston Police Department. Photos from the memorial showed shattered glass lying on the ground at the site, which is made up of six glass towers. When police arrived, they found the teen being detained by two bystanders. Witnesses told police they saw him throwing “what appeared to be a rock at the Memorial which […]

  • Tiger Woods Had Pain, Anxiety, Sleep Drugs in System During Arrest

    Golfer Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications, as well as THC, in his system when he was arrested on Memorial Day on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report released Monday by the Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. A urine test revealed hydrocodone and hydromorphone, two opioid pain medications; alprazolam, prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders; zolpidem, a sedative prescribed for insomnia; and metabolites of alprazolam and of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Metabolites are what remains […]

  • Trump Calls KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists ‘Repugnant’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, facing mounting pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike, did what he declined to do over the weekend during an event at the White House on Monday when he directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a brief statement to reporters. “Racism is evil — and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump […]

  • Charlottesville Suspect Set to Face Court Hearing

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.a. — The man suspected of killing a woman as he allegedly mowed down a group of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Virginia is set to appear Monday in court via video link. James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is accused of driving his car into a crowd of people, killing Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, who was protesting the “Unite the Right” march on Saturday. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and […]

  • Amazon Issues Refunds for Potentially Phony Eclipse Glasses

    Amazon says it is taking action against potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses. The company said Sunday that it contacted and issued refunds to some customers who purchased glasses on Amazon that “may not comply with industry standards.” Amazon has also removed a few listings for glasses on its website “out of an abundance of caution.” It did not name any of those listings in its statement. To safely view the solar eclipse August 21, you’ll need a special pair of […]

  • At least 1 dead after car plows into crowd during ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia

    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. A 32-year-old woman was killed while walking across the street, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said. Police were still in the process of notifying her family. Two Virginia State Patrol troopers were killed […]

  • Trump Warns North Korea: US Military ‘Locked and Loaded’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump further escalated his rhetorical standoff with North Korea Friday morning, saying the US was ready to respond militarily should the rogue nation “act unwisely.” “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” he tweeted. Trump has refused to back down in his verbal confrontation with the North Korean leader, suggesting to reporters Thursday that his threat to unleash “fire and […]

  • ‘I Was Horrified’: Video Allegedly Shows Teens Putting Crying 7-Month-Old in Fridge in Massachusetts

    Danvers, Mass. — Two teens are facing charges after a video posted to Snapchat allegedly shows them putting a baby inside a refrigerator, authorities said. The girls were baby-sitting the infant on Monday in Danvers, Massachusetts, while the infant’s mother took a shower, she told CNN Boston affiliate WCVB. Police in nearby Swampscott were alerted that evening, Essex District Attorney’s Office spokesman Steve O’Connell told CNN. In the video, you see a young infant crying before being placed inside a […]

  • Why You Should Be Forest Bathing (and We Don’t Mean Shampoo)

    How often do you get outside into nature, to smell the fresh air, walk among trees or kick up some dirt? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is: almost never. In the US, we spend a depressing 93% of each week indoors, a survey sponsored by the EPA shows. And according to the evidence, it’s hurting our health. Enter forest bathing. The term comes from the Japanese word shinrin-yoku, which means “immersing in the forest atmosphere.” Since the 1980s, the Japanese have managed […]

  • Photo of ‘own the school year like a hero’ gun display at Walmart causes outrage

    Walmart has condemned a display inside one of its stores that appeared to market firearms as back-to-school items. The company said Wednesday it was working to identify which of its stores put up the exhibit. A photo of a sign reading “Own the school year like a hero” was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns. Photos of it spread like wildfire on social media. People cried foul on Twitter and demanded an explanation from Walmart. One person […]

  • Inspired by Daughter, Dad Builds Water Park for People With Disabilities

    SAN ANTONIO — At Morgan’s Inspiration Island water park in San Antonio, visitors don’t have to face any wheelchair ramps at one of the park’s main attractions: The riverboat adventure. Instead, the boats rise to meet them, so guests with disabilities can avoid the trouble that often accompanies those with special needs at amusement parks. That’s the idea behind the world’s first ultra-accessible water park, creator Gordon Hartman said. The main goal: Inclusion for those with and without disabilities. “Children […]