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August 19, 2017 3:42 AM Venezuela’s Former Attorney General Flees to Colombia

Her flight comes after the constituent assembly, an entity created by Nicolás Maduro, seized legislative powers from Congress CARACAS—Venezuela’s former attorney general Luisa Ortega fled to neighboring Colombia on Friday, seeking protection from President Nicolás Maduro’s administration that is tightening its hold on power and cracking down on political 20

August 19, 2017 2:34 AM Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

On Friday evening, several hundred people gathered in downtown Portland, Ore., for an “Eclipse Hate” rally. Later, others joined in, and more than 1,000 protesters marched on downtown streets, chanting, “No KKK, No fascist U.S.A., No Trump.” The march was loud but relatively peaceful. Protesters swarmed two of the city’s bridges, halting traffic in both directions 29

August 19, 2017 12:16 AM Man arrested after 23 immigrants found in semi near El Paso

EL PASO, Texas – Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near El Paso. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 44-year-old Comothial Harper, a U.S. citizen from Bainbridge, Georgia, was arrested Wednesday 16

August 18, 2017 11:37 PM Charlottesville mayor wants new laws to empower localities, suspend gun laws

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer called on the Virginia state legislature on Friday to convene a special session to push for new laws that would give local governments power to decide the fates of their Confederate war memorials. Signer, a Democrat, also asked that localities be able to suspend some gun laws after his city was besieged by violence 12

August 18, 2017 10:29 PM Boston Sets Restrictions for Saturday Protests

‘Free speech’ rally by a right-wing group is expected to draw counterdemonstrators Boston officials will permit a rally organized by a right-wing group Saturday on a downtown public park, the Common, but with tight rules to try and prevent clashes between rallygoers and counterprotesters. The rules include: no weapons, nothing sharp, no shields, no cans or glass 15

August 18, 2017 8:15 PM U.S. State Department email restored after global outage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department's email service has been restored after an approximately half-day outage, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Friday. State Department officials worldwide stopped receiving emails on the agency's unclassified system around 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) on Friday, officials said. Service was temporarily restored 12

August 18, 2017 4:51 PM Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist (UPDATE)

10:22 AM PT -- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, has just released a statement, saying, "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best." Steve Bannon had to know his days were numbered when Trump threw shade a few days back, and now it's come to pass. Bannon 30

August 18, 2017 4:24 PM Oregon town prepares to evacuate as wildfire, eclipse loom

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Fire officials have ordered about 1,200 people living in central Oregon to get ready to evacuate due to a 3,000-acre wildfire. The Milli Fire grew from 300 acres on Wednesday to 3,000 on Thursday because of high winds, pushing back firefighters. The fire in Deschutes County now threatens 434 structures, The Oregonian reported on Friday 7

August 18, 2017 3:53 AM Deadly Barcelona attack is worst in a day of violence in Spain

Witness describes 'immediate carnage' in Spain A makeshift memorial pays tribute to those who were killed in a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, August 17. A van rammed into a crowd of people near the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. Early the next morning, a group of five attackers drove into pedestrians in the Spanish town of Cambrils 23

August 18, 2017 3:34 AM Texas town opens $72 million high school football stadium, most expensive in country

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A small town in southeast Texas unveiled its brand-new $70 million high school football stadium, the most expensive high school football venue in the country -- for now. Legacy Stadium in Katy, with a population of about 14,000 people, will be able to seat 12,000 spectators. More than just a football field for one town, it'll serve as the playing 34