Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Charlottesville, Virginia, car attack could be prosecuted as a hate crime, saying that federal authorities "intensely" probing the case could ultimately decide to prosecute the driver in a number of different ways. Sessions cautioned that no federal charges were imminent as officials are still conducting an investigation into the deadly attack that killed one woman Saturday and injured 19 others.
Shoppers are heading back to Target. In addition to large-scale investments in technology - and a 32 percent increase in online sales - the big-box retailers said it's also seeing more customers shopping the old-fashioned way. As a result, second-quarter sales grew 1.6 percent, marking the first increase in more than a year.
ESPN launched a 28-hour programming marathon to promote fantasy football Monday, and it wasn't long before a related segment caught some people's attention. Playing off the "auction" format of selecting fantasy teams, the network interspersed its coverage with a more elaborate version, in which a fast-talking auctioneer got the bidding going on a number of well-known NFL players.
Durham County, North Carolina, officials said Tuesday they arrested a woman in connection with the vandalism and toppling of a Confederate statue in North Carolina. A 22-year-old woman was charged with participation in a riot with property damaging exceeding $1,500 and inciting others to riot, which are both felonies, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said. She was also charged with two misdemeanors of damage to property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, CNN reported.
Nail guns are powerful devices, firing off metal projectiles at speeds of 90 mph. Those using them, warns the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may face injury or death from double-firing, for example, or from wielding the tool while in an awkward bodily position. Doug Bergeson, of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, checked both of those boxes at once, a double-firing nail gun wielded while he was in an awkward position. He wound up with a 3 1/2 inch nail lodged in his chest, actually penetrating his heart.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., had harsh words for President Donald Trump in a brief interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday. The Fix spoke with Ellison for a few minutes after a town hall event he held in Minneapolis on Tuesday, just hours after Trump's news conference at Trump Tower in New York. The congressman shared his thoughts on Trump's rhetoric, last weekend's clashes in Charlottesville, Va., and what Democrats can do to reach out to voters. Here are his comments, lightly edited.
TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to take a step back from the brink of nuclear war Tuesday, when state media reported that he would "watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees." But, as is often the case with North Korea, the message was mixed: Kim was inspecting the missile unit tasked with preparing to strike near Guam, and photos released by state media showed a large satellite image of Andersen Air Force Base on Guam on the screen beside the leader.
Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: "Meeting with Russian Leadership - Including Putin." The adviser, George Papadopoulos, offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump," telling them his Russian contacts welcomed the opportunity,according to internal campaign emails read to The Washington Post.
When Susan Kroger decided to help launch a political activism group for women in her largely rural, pro-Trump region, she expected a few dozen liberal neighbors to show up. But when she opened the doors at the group's first community meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 100 people flooded into the room. Now nine months later, Kroger says the group has quickly grown to 2,300 active members. It's a story emerging across Trump country, where left-leaning grass-roots groups have popped up in some of the reddest parts of the nation - a sign that "the resistance" has gone rural.
A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday evening, as throngs of "anti-fascist" groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local NBC affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what organizers billed as an "emergency protest."