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Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers

Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations. The wife of President Robert Mugabe has not been seen since being accused of attacking a 20-year-old model with a electrical extension cord last weekend in a Johannesburg hotel where the couple's two sons were staying. The alleged assault is a political headache for South Africa and Zimbabwe, close neighbours with deep economic and historical ties.


Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech 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. In historic Boston Common park alone, hundreds of protesters who believe the event could become a platform for racist propaganda dwarfed the few dozen rally participants. The number of protesters was poised to swell exponentially as a march with thousands more people bore down on the park.


Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn.


Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after fresh heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. "We have sought army's help to reach out to the affected people," T P Gupta, a senior official from the state's disaster management authority, told AFP.


Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy Pakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honored after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. Mourners paid their last respects as Pfau's coffin was carried to the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre that she founded before being taken on to St. Patrick's Cathedral for the official service.


Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.


Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States. Children run between rows and rows of the military green tents as their parents line up to speak with immigration officials and file refugee claims. Most of the new arrivals are Haitians who face expulsion from the United States at the end of the year.


Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described.


Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalization agenda. Bannon's firing, a year and a day after Trump hired him as his campaign chief, put an abrupt end to the rabble-rousing political provocateur's tumultuous tenure in a White House riven with rivalries and back-stabbing during which he clashed with more-moderate factions. White House officials said Trump had told new Chief of Staff John Kelly to crack down on the bickering and infighting, and that Bannon's fate was sealed by comments published on Wednesday in the American Prospect liberal magazine in which he spoke of targeting his adversaries within the administration.


No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor

No Human Remains Found In Search For Natalee Holloway: Prosecutor Dave Holloway, father of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, said on national television this week that he found human bones in Aruba, where his daughter vanished a dozen years ago, and submitted them for DNA testing.


Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission

Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him.


In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally The “Boston Free Speech Rally,” is scheduled for Saturday, just one week after a protest at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.


Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported

Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported An activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.


Glitch Or Promo? Amazon Echo Dot Is Free Right Now

Glitch Or Promo? Amazon Echo Dot Is Free Right Now The Amazon Echo Dot is free on Amazon at checkout thanks to an apparently unlisted "Audible Promo" offer.


Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Isn't Real

Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Isn't Real "I'm just a dumb old skeptic. A denier, as they call me. But you know something? I'm right. So I don't care."


Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel By Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections. The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners. "I am calling on all my countrymen in Germany: the Christian Democrats, SDP, the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey.


Bob Lutz on Why Ford Ousted Mark Fields

Bob Lutz on Why Ford Ousted Mark Fields How could Ford's Mark Fields compete with Elon Musk's tunnels and spaceships?


American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks

American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks The U.S. State Department has confirmed that another American citizen suffered minor injuries in the attack.


Supermassive Black Holes In Jellyfish Galaxies Are Hungry

Supermassive Black Holes In Jellyfish Galaxies Are Hungry What makes a supermassive black hole want to eat everything around it? Scientists try to solve mystery at the center of jellyfish-shaped galaxies.


Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive. The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said eight people had been taken to hospital following the stabbings, some of them are in critical condition.


Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob Garfield

Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob Garfield There is a genuine conflict of two public interests: the collateral damage of publicity versus the right to know. First there was the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where crowds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists and assorted alt-right mouthbreathers were televised chanting racist and antisemitic slogans and roughing up counter-protesters, culminating in the death of one woman. Yep, some of the finest neo-Nazis this great country has to offer.


The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump

The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump The body politic, like the human body, can protect itself by rejecting what it perceives as alien or harmful. And that is what is happening to Trump.


Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft Children are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war. "I am highly concerned by the scale and severity of the grave violations that were committed against children in 2016, which included alarming levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use and denial of humanitarian access," Secretary General Antonio Guterres says in the draft seen by AFP.


Forecasters put the total solar eclipse into a weather model and the result is amazing

Forecasters put the total solar eclipse into a weather model and the result is amazing The weather wizards at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have added the effects of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse to one of their newest, highest-resolution computer models. The result is a gorgeously detailed view of how the eclipse will cause a decrease in incoming solar radiation as it crosses the country on Monday, from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast.  Scientists at a NOAA laboratory in Boulder, Colorado added the eclipse's path to a computer model known as the "High-Resolution Rapid Refresh" or "HRRR" model. They released a simulation of the eclipse on Thursday, and starting  Saturday, the model will start incorporating the eclipse in its real-time forecasts.  SEE ALSO: How to watch the total solar eclipse from anywhere on Earth The eclipse algorithm was developed by a University of Barcelona team and shared by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. It calculates how much of the sun will be obscured by the moon at each point. The HRRR model breaks the country down into boxes with a width of just about 2 miles.  Image: noaa/esrlAs the incoming solar radiation changes with the eclipse, the model simulates how that will affect the weather. The eclipse can cause drops in temperature or even weakening thunderstorms temporarily, since they thrive in hot and humid conditions triggered by sunshine.  In a simulation using the weather on August 4, the researchers found that the eclipse will primarily affect temperatures by cooling a widespread area of the country by up to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Such areas will experience a partial eclipse.  For the 70-mile-wide swath of the nation that will experience a total solar eclipse, the temperature impacts will be more significant, the model projects. Along the path of the full eclipse, the model shows that temperatures will drop between 5 and 12 degrees Fahrenheit.  WATCH: Here’s how many people in the U.S. will possibly see the eclipse


Barcelona attack: CIA warned Spanish authorities of possible Las Ramblas terror two months ago, reports suggest

Barcelona attack: CIA warned Spanish authorities of possible Las Ramblas terror two months ago, reports suggest The CIA warned Catalan police two months ago that Las Ramblas in Barcelona could be a target for a terrorist attack, reports suggest. After attacks in Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels, US counter-terrorism officials reportedly believed Islamist terrorists could be planning a massacre in the Spanish city. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a van ploughed into crowds of people on Las Ramblas on Thursday.


Twitter Blasts Ex-Google Employee Who Says Being Conservative Is Like Being Gay In The '50s

Twitter Blasts Ex-Google Employee Who Says Being Conservative Is Like Being Gay In The '50s Ex-Google employee James Damore made quite a disturbing false equivalency when he compared being a conservative at the tech company to being gay in the 1950s.


Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'

Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump' Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to apologize for his remarks on Charlottesville in which he blamed "both sides" for the brutal clashes.


Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.


Boy, 7, From Australia Is Missing After Barcelona Van Attack

Boy, 7, From Australia Is Missing After Barcelona Van Attack Julian Alessandro Cadman is missing after he was separated from his mom, who was seriously injured in Thursday's terrorist attack.


Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates By Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.