Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee
North Carolina woman confronts man flying Nazi flag at his home
A North Carolina woman who confronted a man flying a Nazi flag outside his home says she felt the need to stand up to his show of hate in the wake of violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?
Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.
White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant
A white supremacist who helped organise the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has appeared on camera crying as he describes his fear of arrest. Chris Cantwell, a racist who previously claimed he and others would "f***ing kill" anti-fascist demonstrators for interfering with their right to express their views, sobs uncontrollably in the clip. The blogger was featured in a Vice News documentary filmed before, during and after the rally in Virginia turned violent.
Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence
Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday.
10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl
A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India's Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has since been arrested. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine," doctor Dasari Harish told AFP by phone from the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
Twitter Points Out Other Times When 'Both Sides' Were Clearly Incomparable
Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet, army confirms crash
The Syrian military said on Tuesday that one of its jets crashed in southern Syria, state television reported, hours after Western-backed rebels said they had shot it down and captured the pilot. State-owned Ikhbariya television quoted a Syrian army source as saying an investigation was under way to determine what caused the crash. Rebels released photos of a pilot they identified as Major Ali al Hilwa, with bruises on his face, and the wreckage of a jet they said was a Russian-built MiG brought down by anti-aircraft guns.
Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, said Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists. "Three female bombers triggered their explosive outside of the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp... killing 28 people and wounding 82 others," Kura said.
'If he's not fired, he's bulletproof': Steve Bannon calls white nationalists 'clowns' and discusses White House 'fighting' in magazine interview
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon branded the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville as "clowns" on Wednesday, in a phone conversation likened to Anthony Scaramucci's infamous interview with the New Yorker. In a wide-ranging, unsolicited interview with small left-leaning magazine The American Prospect, the former CEO of right-wing Breitbart News website argued the US was in an "economic war" with China, dismissed Donald Trump's vow to bring down "fire and fury" on North Korea, and talked of daily "fighting" within the government. Mr Bannon, an economic nationalist, is reported to be on shaky ground with Mr Trump, who gave him only a tepid endorsement this week. The frank, freewheeling telephone interview drew comparisons with the one Mr Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, gave to the New Yorker shortly before he was fired. "This isn't as profane as Scaramucci but otherwise it's the same transgression. If he's not fired, he's bulletproof," Washington Post contributor Daniel Drezner tweeted. Do we think Bannon pulled a Scaramucci (i.e. accidentally blurted stuff not knowing rules) or was this deliberate? https://t.co/9TJDZocbBx? Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) August 17, 2017 "Just read the Bannon interview with the Prospect. It's truly extraordinary. His version of Scaramucci's call to Lizza," Axios reporter Jonathan Swan said. Like Mr Scaramucci, Mr Bannon reportedly did not realise the conversation was on the record. ?Apparently Bannon never thought that the journalist might take his (very newsworthy) comments and turn them into a story,? Swan reported. Prospect said that Bannon had never specified that the interview was off the record. Mr Bannon has yet to comment on the report. During the interview, the senior White House adviser talked about the storm over Mr Trump's defensive response to deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia at the weekend. Donald Trump on Charlottesville: 'there is blame on both sides' 01:58 Far from defending the president, Mr Bannon spoke with disdain about the white nationalist movement he helped cultivate as a former head of Breitbart. "Ethno-nationalism - it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more," he was quoted as saying. "These guys are a collection of clowns." He also said the administration's focus should be on China. "To me the economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that," he said. "If we continue to lose it, we're five years away, I think, ten years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which we'll never be able to recover," he said. Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon - in 90 seconds 01:33 Mr Bannon was dismissive of Mr Trump's vow to bring down "fire and fury" on North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States with missiles and nuclear weapons. "There's no military solution [to North Korea's nuclear threats], forget it," he said. "Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us." According to the interview, Mr Bannon described his fight within the administration to take a harder line against China's trade practices, and not fall into the trap of hoping China would play the role of honest broker in restraining North Korea. "We're at economic war with China," he said. "It's in all their literature. They're not shy about saying what they're doing. In his own words | Steve Bannon "One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years and it's gonna be them if we go down this path. On Korea, they're just tapping us along. It's just a sideshow." Of his adversaries in the State Department, Treasury and Defence who want to enlist China's help, Mr Bannon said "they're wetting themselves" - and named Mr Trump's chief economic advisor Gary Cohn as one of his foes. "That?s a fight I fight every day here,? he said. ?We?re still fighting. There?s Treasury and Gary Cohn and Goldman Sachs lobbying. ?We gotta do this. The president?s default position is to do it, but the apparatus is going crazy. Don?t get me wrong. It?s like, every day.?