6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded
Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.
Sebastian Gorka: Donald Trump 'could remove Steve Bannon ally from White House post'
Sebastian Gorka could be nex to leave Donald Trump's administration after his ally Steve Bannon was fired, it has been claimed. Mr Gorka, who previously worked with Mr Bannon at Breitbart News, is another key figure of the Trump's administration populist stance. Two sources with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg he could be removed from his counter-terrorsim advisory role to Mr Trump in a move which could suggest White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is looking to root out Mr Bannon's allies and any officials prone to sparking public controversies.
An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of Totality
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.
Flying dogs caught in action
These excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines? exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.
Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism
The decision to take down the statue followed discussions among students, faculty, staff and alumni about maintaining safety on campus, university President Vincent E. Price said in a statement. "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university," Price said. The prestigious university will preserve the statue of Lee, who led Confederate forces in the American Civil War of 1861-1865, and use it as an educational tool so that students can study "Duke's complex past," Price added.
Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ? A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug ? in a small amount and at a cheap price ? suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.
Boston 'free speech' rally abandoned by right-wing demonstrators outnumbered by 15,000 counter-protesters
As the official start time of the contentious ?Free Speech Rally? in Boston approached, the winner in the battle of words between organisers and counter-demonstrators had already been determined. If hateful speech aimed at Jewish people or minorities was chanted at Boston Common park, it was not audible at one of the largest rallies being held just one week after the deadly demonstrations in Charleston, Virginia, where neo-Nazis marched bearing torches, and where one woman was killed. Instead, an estimated 15,000 counter-protesters dominated the air with anti-Nazi and anti-fascist chants.
German writer critical of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain
By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, fanning an already fierce row between the NATO allies. The arrest of the German national in Granada was part of a "targeted hunt against critics of the Turkish government living abroad in Europe," Akhanli's lawyer Ilias Uyar told magazine Der Spiegel, which first reported Akhanli's detention. Any country can issue an Interpol "red notice", but extradition by Spain would only follow if Ankara could convince Spanish courts it had a real case against him.