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Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images
Solar eclipse 2017: Watch live as the US goes dark - latest news and images

 Total solar eclipse to cross US from 6:15pm (BST) to 7:49pm (BST) Partial eclipse will be seen in the UK Solar eclipse enthusiasts descend upon tiny town of Hopkinsville What time is the eclipse, where is it, plus the science behind it How to watch a solar eclipse safely  Will the eclipse cause secret planet 'Nibiru' to destroy Earth next month? Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon's shadow passing directly in front of...

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights
Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport Qatari hajj pilgrims, permission to land at Hamad International Airport. The flight is one of a select few that will allow Qataris to land in Saudi Arabia, which last week temporarily opened its borders to pilgrims to the Saudi city of Mecca, the most revered site in Islam, more than two months into a diplomatic crisis that has seen Riyadh cut all ties with Qatar and ban its citizens...

Erasing history?: The debate over Confederate monuments
Erasing history?: The debate over Confederate monuments

ABC News' Martha Raddatz sits down with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum Christy Coleman, and Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos to discuss the debate over Confederate monuments.

'Mother of Satan' TATP found in Spain bomb factory

Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the "mother of Satan" -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday. Used by jihadists everywhere from Paris and Brussels to the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the dangerously unstable TATP has become the explosive of choice for the Islamic State group, which claimed the attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils. Investigators uncovered ingredients of the explosive at a house in the town of Alcanar, around 200 kilometres (120 miles) south of Barcelona, believed to be the terror cell's bomb-making factory.

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator
Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

PHOENIX (AP) - When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake.

Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5
Violence erupts between white nationalists, counterprotestors in Charlottesville: Part 5

White nationalists had gathered in the Virginia city to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US
Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States. Children run between rows and rows of the military green tents as their parents line up to speak with immigration officials and file refugee claims. Most of the new arrivals are Haitians who face expulsion from the United States at the end of the year.

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop
Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) - A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described.

Steve Bannon Returns To Breitbart News, Talks Of 'War' To Come
Steve Bannon Returns To Breitbart News, Talks Of 'War' To Come

Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News on Friday, just over one year since he left the site to lead Donald Trump's then-flailing presidential campaign and later became the chief strategist in the White House.

Al Gore
Al Gore's Stupendous Wealth Complicates His Climate Message. That Can Change.

Al Gore has long been a knight of the movement to combat climate change. The causes of climate change are clear: burning fossil fuels, industrialized farms and destruction of the forests that capture carbon and store carbon.

Wildfire leads to more evacuations in Montana
Wildfire leads to more evacuations in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A month-old wildfire flared up in western Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles with one of its worst wildfire seasons in years.

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl
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.

An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down Well
An Anti-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burqa in Parliament. It Didn't Go Down Well

Lawmakers chastised her for the offensive "stunt"

German election: Polls and odds tracker as Merkel seeks fourth term as Chancellor 
German election: Polls and odds tracker as Merkel seeks fourth term as Chancellor 

The German election has entered a final month of campaigning before the country elects a new Bundestag on 24 September, with Chancellor Angela Merkel defending her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. Polls currently show that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party - with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) - will be the largest party after the election, but they will fall short of a majority. This is common in Germany, and so the resulting parliament is in part determined by how the smaller parties perform, and which coalition possibilities will be born. German election poll tracker How does the German voting system work? Each...

7 White Helmets medics killed in Syria's Idlib

BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen early Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment in a northwestern region, the group and opposition activists said, while a suicide attack south of the country killed at least 23 rebels.

Sen. Jeff Flake working Arizona as he faces tough 2018 race
Sen. Jeff Flake working Arizona as he faces tough 2018 race

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has spent the first part of the August congressional recess crisscrossing Arizona, touring the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting a wildfire-scarred town and giving a speech to business leaders.

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al-Jazeera for
Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al-Jazeera for 'incitement'

Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices of Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement. Netanyahu had said on July 27 that he wanted Al-Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. "Al-Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh (the Islamic State group), Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran," Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, a member of the Druze community from Netanyahu's Likud party, told a news conference.

UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU: Sunday Telegraph
UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU: Sunday Telegraph

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy. The EU has floated a figure of 60 billion euros and wants significant progress on settling Britain's liabilities before talks start on issues such as future trading arrangements. "We know (the EU's) position is 60 billion euros, but the actual bottom line is 50 billion euros.

Teenager opens plane's emergency exit and slides down wing
Teenager opens plane's emergency exit and slides down wing

A teenager has been arrested after opening a plane's emergency exit door and sliding down its wing, an airline has confirmed.  The 17-year-old US citizen, who has not been identified, was on a Copa Airlines flight from Panama City to the US on August 1. Red arrow = emergency door popped open by a 17-yr old on Copa Flt 208 from Panama City to #SFO. Story: https://t.co/8YtvkoEFqKpic.twitter.com/SiDqsInJ0Y- Kristen Sze (@abc7kristensze) August 2, 2017 He opened the emergency door just minutes after the plane landed at San Francisco Airport and slid down to the runway below, the airline said. Copa Airlines confirmed the boy "unexpectedly opened the emergency door, and slid down the wing of...

New Venezuela body not to
New Venezuela body not to 'annihilate' opposition: key candidate

Caracas (AFP) - President Nicolas Maduro calls her "the tiger" as a tribute to her fierce loyalty to his socialist government. Delcy Rodriguez, an outspoken ex-foreign minister, would be the dominant figure in the all-powerful assembly being elected Sunday to rewrite the constitution.

Four arrested as Bangladesh teenager raped, head shaved
Four arrested as Bangladesh teenager raped, head shaved

Bangladesh police have arrested four men over the rape of a teenager whose head was shaved as punishment by the accused's wife in a case that has shocked the conservative country, an official said Sunday. Police detained the four men including Tufan Sarker, a unionist linked to the ruling Awami League party, after pictures of the victim and her mother at hospital with shaved heads caused outrage. A manhunt is still underway for Sarker's wife Asha Khatun, who is accused of dragging the teenager and her mother to their home, beating them and forcibly shaving their heads.

Clashes near Yemen
Clashes near Yemen's Mokha kill more than 40 troops, rebels

More than 40 troops and rebels have been killed in several days of clashes between Yemen's Saudi-backed army and insurgents allied with Iran near the Red Sea port of Mokha, officials said Sunday. Fighting has intensified around the Khaled Ibn al-Walid military base east of Mokha since government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition seized it from the Huthi rebels last week. Sixteen Huthis and seven soldiers were killed in overnight clashes and air raids outside Mokha, according to military officials and witnesses at hospitals in the area.

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Trump's six-month stall sparks a White House shake-up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is saddled with a stalled agenda, a West Wing that resembles a viper's nest, a pile of investigations and a Republican Party that's starting to break away.

Few heed call for mass protest in Venezuela
Few heed call for mass protest in Venezuela's capital

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Few demonstrators heeded opposition calls for a mass protest Friday in Venezuela's capital against President Nicolas Maduro's divisive push to rewrite the constitution by a constituent assembly to be elected Sunday.

Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions
Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Moscow on Friday ordered the US to slash its number of diplomats in Russia and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington. On Thursday, the US Senate passed new bipartisan sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the package to President Donald Trump. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will sign the bill into law, ending speculation over whether he would veto the measure.

Syria troops enter key IS-held town: monitor
Syria troops enter key IS-held town: monitor

Syrian government troops entered the last Islamic State group stronghold in the country's Homs province on Friday after jihadists began withdrawing, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the famed ancient city of Palmyra, is the last town on the road to the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, where a government garrison has held out under IS siege since early 2015. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, earlier reported clashes on the city's outskirts and said government troops were firing artillery and rockets at IS positions.

Hurry: The newest smart thermostat from Nest is back on sale on Amazon
Hurry: The newest smart thermostat from Nest is back on sale on Amazon

If you're looking for the perfect smart thermostat to add a whole new level of control to your heating and cooling, look no further. Nest was the first, and Nest is still the best. In terms of functionality, it's neck and neck with the Ecobee4, since the Ecobee model adds Alexa voice controls (as in it can replace your Echo speaker) into the mix. But the Nest likely pulls back into the lead thanks to its stunning design, stellar software, and tons of integration with other smart home devices. The 3rd-Generation Nest Learning Thermostat is currently being offered at a discount on Amazon, but it's unclear how long this sale will last. Definitely jump on this deal while you can, and check...

Who is Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director who edged out Sean Spicer?
Who is Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director who edged out Sean Spicer?

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, is one of President Donald Trump's slickest defenders - but not someone known for his press relations skills. The 52-year-old New Yorker made a name for himself as a financier, working first for Goldman Sachs and then launching his own wealth management firm. In 2005 he started SkyBridge Capital, the global alternative investment firm which was to make his multi-million dollar fortune. Anthony Scaramucci, pictured at Trump Tower in January 2017  Mr Scaramucci began appearing on television as a pundit, hosting his own show, Wall Street Week. In 2008, Mr Scaramucci was a fundraiser for future president Barack Obama and...

'People Took Turns Breathing.' Survivor Describes Conditions in Truck Where Migrants Died
'People Took Turns Breathing.' Survivor Describes Conditions in Truck Where Migrants Died

The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

Watch Live: President Trump Gives Press Conference Amid Russia Investigation and Sessions Criticism
Watch Live: President Trump Gives Press Conference Amid Russia Investigation and Sessions Criticism

Trump commented on a number of issues on Twitter Tuesday morning

Trump: Any Senator who votes against health care is "fine with the Obamacare nightmare"
Trump: Any Senator who votes against health care is "fine with the Obamacare nightmare"

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pleaded with U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" on health care and allow debate to begin on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Human Trafficking: 8 Found Dead, 30 Others Injured Inside Tractor-Trailer in Texas Walmart Parking Lot
Human Trafficking: 8 Found Dead, 30 Others Injured Inside Tractor-Trailer in Texas Walmart Parking Lot

Police said it isn't clear how long the truck was parked in the lot.

Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO - report
Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO - report

Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday. Another investor - ClearSky - is expected to join Blackstone in the deal as a secondary buyer for 10 percent, Calcalist said. Founded in 2009 by Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio, NSO makes software that can target mobile phones to gather information.

T-Mobile is desperate to get rid of the iPhone 7
T-Mobile is desperate to get rid of the iPhone 7

There's only a couple months left until the iPhone 8 should be announced, which means it's fire sale time on the iPhone 7. Most of the major carriers have stock left, and with the iPhone 8 expected to be a big step up, it will take some persuading to make people jump the gun now, instead of waiting. So it's really not surprising that T-Mobile is rolling out a new deal on the iPhone 7 for the summer, which should get rid of some of the iPhone stock and tie more customers into a T-Mobile equipment payment plan. But don't let the motives distract you from a good deal. If you trade in a recent big-screen iPhone -- specifically, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus -- you...

The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort
The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local):

Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe
Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said. The lion, known as Xanda, was shot on July 7 just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park, close to where his father died, according to a group of researchers from Oxford University who were tracking him. As Xanda was shot outside the park, his killing was legal.

Why Trump's New Hire Marks a Turning Point for the White House
Why Trump's New Hire Marks a Turning Point for the White House

Under fire, Trump turns to an ally

Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post
Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post

Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials. A U.S. official confirmed to Reuters that Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's accounts of two conversations with Sessions, then a U.S. senator and key foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump, were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was nothing automatically inappropriate about Sessions, then a U.S....

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