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Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:40pm - BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:35pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party....

Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:31pm - CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to regard the opposition-controlled congress as the country's only legitimate law maker.

Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:22pm - BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly....

The Latest: Confrontations taking place at Boston rallies - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:21pm - BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a conservative rally and counter-demonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):...

Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House - 19 Aug 2017 at 12:15pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.

The past is still present in a changing Virginia - 19 Aug 2017 at 11:48am - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out....

Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief - 19 Aug 2017 at 11:31am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words....

Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver - 19 Aug 2017 at 10:58am - RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled.

Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers - 19 Aug 2017 at 10:25am - KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested several hours after the attack in a bar, authorities said Saturday....

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards - 19 Aug 2017 at 10:01am - BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House announced Saturday....

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator - 19 Aug 2017 at 9:21am - PHOENIX (AP) -- When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake....

Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks - 19 Aug 2017 at 8:48am - BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage....

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general - 19 Aug 2017 at 8:46am - DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy....

Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police - 19 Aug 2017 at 6:22am - HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said on Saturday.

After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine' - 18 Aug 2017 at 11:08pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump?s White House from outside than he was within.

Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages - 18 Aug 2017 at 10:21pm - RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly.

White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe - 18 Aug 2017 at 9:38pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House special counsel Ty Cobb predicts the cloud of an investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election will soon be lifted from President Donald Trump and says he would be "embarrassed" if it still hangs over the president in 2018.

Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump - 18 Aug 2017 at 7:58pm - (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.

Summer rumblings could herald a stormy fall for U.S. stocks - 18 Aug 2017 at 3:05pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump-fed rally in stocks, lately showing signs of faltering as the long Wall Street summer nears its end, faces a key test in the weeks ahead with the approach of a historically unkind season for equities and a clutch of issues - such as raising the debt ceiling - awaiting the return of lawmakers to Washington.