Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the U.S.

A protester looks down from where a Confederate statue once stood in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in Durham, N.C., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Protesters pulled the statue down on Monday and came back to deface the pedestal on Friday. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans

President Trump announces move to elevate Cyber Command

President Donald Trump has directed that U.S. Cyber Command, the Pentagon's offensive cyber-force, will become its own unified military command in a move meant to strengthen cyberspace operations and bolster U.S. defenses.

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

This image provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shows a forecast map of cloud cover for the United States for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the path of totality of the solar eclipse that day. (NOAA via AP)

If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot

U.S.: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2-17 file photo, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, center, speaks with an Iraqi officer during a tour north of Baghdad, Iraq. Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” (AP Photo/ Ali Abdul Hassan, File)

Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists

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Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

Armed Finnish policemen on guard at the Helsinki airport on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, as Finnish authorities announced they will raise readiness levels after an incident in Turku Finland. Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. (Lehtikuva via AP)

A man stabbed eight people _two of which died _ in Finland's western city of Turku before police shot him in the thigh and detained him Friday, police said, adding that authorities were looking for more potential suspects

AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death

Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue at statehouse

Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney after it was was removed from outside Maryland State House, in Annapolis, Md., early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans has been removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House

Man charged with pepper-spraying Confederate re-enactors

Police say a man pepper-sprayed Confederate re-enactors in North Carolina during a reunion parade

13 dead, 100 hurt as van plows into crowd in Barcelona; police kill 5 in second incident

A police officer cordon off a street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district and crashed into a summer crowd of residents and tourists, injuring several people

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

John Libby, 80, of Sun City, Ariz., stands out in front of a local grocery store as he talks about his support for President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Sun City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Even as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters still back him

U.S. Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Trump's response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is drawing criticism from some American Jews who are usually reluctant to criticize him.

Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command

FILE- This June 17, 2017 file photo shows the damaged USS Fitzgerald near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo. The Navy says the commanding officer of a warship that lost seven sailors in a collision off the coast of Japan will be relieved of command, and nearly a dozen other sailors face punishment. Adm. William Moran, the No. 2 Navy officer, told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Aug. 17, that the actions are to be taken shortly, although the Navy’s investigation into how and why the USS Fitzgerald collided with the container ship in June has not yet been completed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

A Navy leader says the commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald, which lost seven sailors in a collision at sea in June, will be relieved of command

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Many white Southerners are upset that neo-Nazis and the KKK have become a face of the fight over Confederate monuments

Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

In this Aug. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he answers questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Republican leaders on Wednesday tiptoed around Trump's extraordinary comments on white supremacists.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart"

5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

Water safety officials hand over possible debris from an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash to military personnel stationed at a command center in a harbor, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Haleiwa, HI. An Army helicopter with five on board crashed several miles off Oahu's North Shore late Tuesday. Rescue crews are searching the waters early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise

Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders

In this Aug. 14, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Many historians say it's far-fetched to place Robert E. Lee and George Washington in the same category the way President Donald Trump has suggested.

Under pressure, Trump disbands business advisory councils

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump, pressured by corporate America over his response to the Charlottesville unrests, announced the end of a pair of advisory business councils.

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