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Search for suspect in Spain attacks is fruitless

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Police said Sunday that they are still looking for a fugitive from the 12-member terrorist cell behind last week's attacks in Cambrils and Barcelona in which 14 people were killed and 132 others were injured.

The man at large is Younes Aboyaaqoub, who is believed to have been the driver of the van that plowed into ...Read more

Brother of Mexican cartel leader held after arrest at border

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SAN DIEGO -- The brother of a leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel was indicted on drug smuggling charges after his arrest at the border in Nogales, Ariz., the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego said.

A grand jury indictment filed in San Diego federal court charges Alvaro Lopez Nunez, 38, and five associates with supplying drugs to smugglers ...Read more

Swedish prime minister calls for resistance to Nazis, white-power groups

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STOCKHOLM -- Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called for people to stand up against the growing threat of Nazism and white-power movements.

Fascist groups are moving forward their positions "step by step," Lofven said in a speech in Eskilstuna, Sweden, highlighting local demonstrations across the Nordic country as well as "Nazi groups, the ...Read more

Iranian lawmakers approve Rouhani's second-term Cabinet

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TEHRAN, Iran-- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won lawmakers' approval nearly all of the nominees for his new Cabinet in an overwhelming show of support for an agenda criticized by some conservatives at home and threatened by an increasingly confrontational United States.

Parliament Sunday voted to reappoint Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh ...Read more

White supremacist who hid in South Florida headed for trial in FBI murder sting

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- When Adrian Apodaca moved to South Florida last year, the self-described white supremacist was telling friends he needed a new identity because he had killed a lot of people -- including a man in New Mexico known as "Machete Bob."

Apodaca was living in a trailer behind the Davie clubhouse of the Dirty White Boys ...Read more

Robert E. Lee was not the George Washington of his time; still, a lot tie them together

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"Is it George Washington next week?"

President Donald Trump was railing against the removal of Confederate monuments, including one of Gen. Robert E. Lee at the center of the protest last weekend in Charlottesville, Va., that led to deadly violence.

His suggestion that Washington and Lee were similar figures in history -- and that if memorials...Read more

Steve Lopez: Hard times in an expensive region

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LOS ANGELES--She's a Los Angeles native, the daughter of Japanese immigrants, and at one time she was the definition of middle class.

College education. Good job. Nice apartment in the Cheviot Hills area.

Losing those things did not happen overnight. There's a story here, an unraveling, a long process of decline. Often, for the tens of ...Read more

Iraq launches ground offensive against Islamic State in Tel Afar

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the beginning of a ground offensive to retake the western city of Tel Afar from Islamic State militants.

Members of the terrorist organization had to "surrender or be killed," al-Abadi said in a televised address, according to regional broadcaster Al Arabiya.

The ...Read more

Bogged down on Trump's border goals

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WASHINGTON -- Five days after President Donald Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration -- immediate construction of a massive border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants.

"Beginning today, the United States ...Read more

Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative agenda and denouncing the move against it as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro.

"This is a parliament in resistance against an armed military dictatorship," declared ...Read more

Trump tweets about 'anti-police agitators' as counter-protesters confront far-right rally in Boston

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--President Donald Trump weighed in on the far-right rally held Saturday in Boston, describing "anti-police agitators" and complimenting the police.

Boston police said they had a tight security plan in place to ensure the violence that roiled Charlottesville, Va., last weekend did not take place in their city.

The large ...Read more

Venice rally celebrates diversity as nation struggles with race and politics

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LOS ANGELES--Dozens of people turned out Saturday for a march and rally in Venice to celebrate diversity and unity following a week of nationwide conflict over racial equality.

The mostly peaceful event was one of many taking place around the country as activists push to spread often dueling messages.

The Venice march on the west side of Los ...Read more

Duke University removes Robert E. Lee statue from chapel

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DURHAM, N.C. –– The president of Duke University ordered the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized earlier in the week.

"I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding ...Read more

Train derailment in India kills 23

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NEW DELHI -- At least 23 people were killed and 40 others were injured when several cars of a passenger train derailed in northern India Saturday, police said.

The Utkal Express was traveling from the eastern seaside town of Puri to the northern hill town of Haridwar when the train derailed at 5:46 p.m. local time near the town of Khatauli in ...Read more

Organizer of Charlottesville rally insults woman who died

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A Twitter post from the account of Jason Kessler, the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville, Va., "Unite the Right" rally, insulted the protester who was killed at the event, saying late Friday night that her death was "payback time."

"Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist," the post said. "Communists have killed 94 ...Read more

Far-right rally and counterprotests draw thousands to Boston streets

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BOSTON -- Thousands of counterprotesters descended on downtown Boston Saturday as far-right speakers held a rally claiming their First Amendment rights to assemble and express their views.

The rally was held a week after violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between far-right activists -- including white supremacists and neo-Nazis -- and ...Read more

Smugglers use drone to fly meth over Mexican border, officials say

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SAN DIEGO--The buzz of a motor overhead at nearly 11:30 p.m. was the tip-off.

A remote-controlled drone flew over the border fence from Mexico, heading for San Ysidro, while a Border Patrol agent listened and watched. He radioed ahead to other agents to be on the lookout for the small aircraft.

Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted...Read more

Catalan official says it's too early to say terrorist cell was destroyed

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MADRID –– A Catalan official cautioned against calling the terrorist cell behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils destroyed, seeming to contradict earlier government statements.

"What happened in Cambrils allows us to say that a very strong blow has been inflicted on the (terrorist) cell, but right now we cannot say that it has been ...Read more

 

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