The Latest: Family: Remove Arlington’s Confederacy Monument

(AP) – The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Descendants of a Confederate veteran who sculpted a 32-foot monument to the Confederacy at Arlington National Cemetery want it removed. More than 20 descendants of sculptor Moses Jacob Ezekiel wrote a letter to The Washington […]

Boston, Cradle Of Liberty, Braces For Spirited Protests

(AP) – Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters are preparing for a showdown on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police say they’ll be out in force to keep the two groups apart. Boston’s Democratic mayor, Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts’ Republican governor, Charlie Baker, have warned that […]

Trump Dumps Bannon, Who Returns To Conservative Website

(AP) – President Donald Trump’s top strategist has returned to his old job at the conservative website Breitbart News after a turbulent seven months at the president’s side. Trump pushed out Steve Bannon on Friday, a departure that leaves few of the president’s original senior staff in the White House. Bannon is a favorite in […]

Evangelical Advisers Stay With Trump As Others Criticize Him

(AP) – Business leaders and artists and even some Republicans have been turning away from President Donald Trump, but not his evangelical advisers. Trump’s defense of a white nationalist rally in Virginia has led numerous supporters to criticize the president. Yet no member of Trump’s evangelical advisory council has quit, unlike those from other fields […]

Trump’s New Communications Director Isn’t New To His Ways

(AP) – President Donald Trump’s latest communications director comes to the job as a political neophyte but with years of experience in Trump’s orbit. Hope Hicks is 28 and has served Trump as a public relations aide and worked on his campaign. She succeeds another flamboyant New York businessman, Anthony Scaramucci, whose 11-day tenure as […]

Helicopter Crew Had Life Vests, Air Bottles During Crash

(AP) – All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing. But Army officials and rescuers searching turbulent waters off Hawaii had not seen signs of life as of late Friday. Master Sgt. Peter Mayes says crews of Black Hawk […]

Man Arrested After 3 Children Found Dead In Maryland Home

(AP) – Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. Prince George’s County Police Department officials say in a release that 24-year-old Clinton resident Antonio Williams was arrested Friday night. No […]

The Latest: Jacksonville Shooting Leaves 2 Officers Injured

(AP) – The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Authorities say two officers who were shot and wounded had responded to reports of an attempted suicide at a home in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville where three other people were thought to be in danger inside. Sheriff’s Office […]

Bannon Departure Latest Move In White House Shakeups

(Washington, DC) — The departure of Steve Bannon is the latest move in a series of shakeups at the White House in recent weeks. Bannon was President Trump’s chief strategist and a key architect of Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election. The shakeups started with the hiring of hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci as […]

Cops: Mom Burned Son, Put Him On Leash, Locked Him In Cage

(AP) – A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage.  Police in St. Marys charged Arwen Kuhn last week with a slew of charges including aggravated assault and false imprisonment of a minor. According to a police affidavit, the child’s […]