Florida city dismantles, relocates Confederate statue

A statue of a Confederate soldier is being removed from a Florida park. The statue had stood at the center of Lakeland's Munn Park for 109 years. City officials began dismantling the monument Friday. City commissioners voted in December 2017 to start the process to move the statue after receiving complaints from residents. In November,…

Clashes among government-aligned forces in Yemen kill 6

Yemeni officials say heavy street battles among armed Islamist factions aligned with the exiled government have left at least six people dead and families displaced. They said on Saturday that the clashes, which erupted in Taiz a day earlier, saw a faction financed and armed by the United Arab Emirates and led by Salafi commander…
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for killing Antwon…
Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until further notice. The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting…
Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

A Pittsburgh jury acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back last summer as the young man fled a traffic stop. Video of the incident captured by a local resident and posted online went viral and led to weeks of demonstrations. The panel of five women and…
Cruise ship off Norway evacuates passengers by helicopter

Cruise ship off Norway evacuates passengers by helicopter

A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in a high-risk helicopter rescue operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as bad weather hit Norway's…
Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with two men in Nebraska missing for…
Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror group’s self-declared caliphate. "Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF press office, said on Twitter. "On this…
Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say

Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police...

A man was arrested Friday for throwing a glass of water in the face of controversial Rep. Steve King at a local restaurant, police said. Blake Gibbins, 26, allegedly approached King while he was eating lunch at Mineral City Mill and Grill restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He asked King if he was the congressman…
Facebook staff suspected Cambridge Analytica was harvesting data months before public reports, court filing says

Facebook staff suspected Cambridge Analytica was harvesting data months before public reports, court filing...

Facebook employees discussed Cambridge Analytica harvesting unwitting users' data as early as September 2015, months ahead of any public disclosures about the practice, which later became one of the troubled tech giants largest scandals to date. The disclosure comes as part of a lawsuit filed by Washington D.C.'s Attorney General Karl Racine, who is suing…

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