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· Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that

· Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
By Hugh Bronstein and Mitra Taj CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to regard the opposition-controlled co

· Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized.

· Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
CLINTON, Md. (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 relea

· Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. But the odds of winning are miniscule.<

· Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder in the brutal killing.Chicago police escorted fired Nor

· After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at 'Free Speech' rally
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
By Scott Malone and Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers will hit the streets of Boston on Saturday to deter violence at a "Free Speech" rally with right-wing speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white

· Florida officer killed in one of several shootings at law enforcement
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - At least six U.S. police officers were shot and one was killed in three separate encounters with suspects in Florida and Pennsylvania on Friday, and two suspects in those shootings also died, according to offic

· Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
HONOLULU (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 li

· Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem
Posted on Saturday August 19, 2017
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Bennett was alone in sitting. He wasn't alone in support from his teammates.Bennett sat on the Seahawks' bench before Friday night's preseason game against Minnesota, the second straight week he remained seated while the "

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