Neo-Nazi to be sentenced in murder of demonstrator in Charlottesville, Va.

The self-professed neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., killing one of the demonstrators, was due in court on Monday for sentencing on his first-degree murder conviction. James Fields Jr., 22, was expected to receive the maximum penalty of life in prison, as recommended by a state court jury that found him guilty ...

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NYC power outage stretched 30 blocks, affecting entire subway system

On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a cacophony of sirens and horns from stalled traffic. Underground, the scene was similarly in ...

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Tropical Storm Barry nears Louisiana coast, thousands lose power

Nearly 50,000 people are without power as Tropical Storm Barry nears landfall on Louisiana’s south-central coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said rainbands from the system began to move onshore early Saturday with maximum winds of 105 km/hr. The storm was on track to reach hurricane strength shortly before crossing the coastline. Meteorologists have warned that torrential rain — as much as ...

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UN Human Rights Council votes to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The UN Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs, a step activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since he was elected in 2016 on a platform of crushing crime. Activists say ...

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