Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN)One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding car slammed into a throng of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, where a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups had been scheduled to take place, the city tweeted on its verified account.Two Virginia State Patrol troopers were killed in a helicopter crash while "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville," the agency said in a news release. The pilot, Lt.
(CNN)One was a veteran law enforcement officer with more than two decades as a Virginia state trooper. The other was a pilot who transferred to the state police aviation unit last month and was one day away from his 41st birthday.State police identified the victims as pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, 40. Both men died at the scene.
(CNN)On the shores of a picturesque Minneapolis lake, family and friends of Justine Ruszczyk shared hugs and listened to music at a public memorial to remember the Australian woman fatally shot by police last month.The sound of two didgeridoos being played next to the Australian flag highlighted Ruszczyk's heritage. Plans called for luminarias and a silent walk around the lake at the end of the memorial.
(CNN)An ex-Northwestern University professor who is accused of stabbing a man to death in his Chicago apartment appeared in court for the first time since leading police on a sweeping, cross-country manhunt that ended with his arrest last week.Lathem's attorney, Kenneth Wine, said his client was charged for "murder and fleeing" in Illinois, but he has not been formally arraigned on those charges.
(CNN)The United States is warning travelers to Mexico about tainted or counterfeit alcohol following the death of a Wisconsin woman. "There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out," it says.
(CNN)A Texas deputy who was indicted in connection with a man's chokehold death has been fired, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.Thompson's husband, Terry Thompson, allegedly put Hernandez in a chokehold May 28 after he confronted Hernandez for urinating outside a Denny's restaurant, authorities said. Chauna Thompson, who was off duty at the time, helped hold Hernandez down.
(CNN)Forget "Snakes On a Plane" -- it was bare feet on a plane that recently made one airline passenger cry out for help.Cooper, a frequent flyer, could relate, and expressed his disdain for naked feet 35,000 feet in the air."I was on a plane once when someone had the row at the front of the plane," he said. "They had their feet up on the front so that everybody behind them could see their feet."I've even been on a
(CNN)About an hour's drive outside California's Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Lodge was empty Friday, save for front desk clerk Sara Beskind.Her chief reason for working Friday: answering the phone, canceling Friday-night reservations for would-be guests and telling them she's not sure when the hotel can have people stay there again.
Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy.Early years Born on July 9, 1947, Orenthal James Simpson grew up in the
(CNN)Australia's prime minister has demanded answers to the "inexplicable" killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis."I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?" he said. "We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong." How Justine Ruszczyk's friend heard of her deathMayor: I wish officer would speakWho is police officer who fired shot?What we know and don't know Woman killed was to
(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday."We became good friends and often shared a laugh," Bennett said. "She had a terrific sense of humor and we
(CNN)Rush hour traffic can slow down a commute -- but slime eels, also known as "hagfish," were to blame for the midday car pileup on Oregon's US Highway 101.One of the containers struck a car traveling in the opposite direction, causing a four-vehicle pileup. One driver sustained a minor injury.
(CNN)NASA just released photos of Jupiter that are clearer and closer than ever before. It's more than a spot, really, as photo comparisons show. Its 10,000-mile-wide clouds form a storm that is 1.3 times the size of Earth. That mileage is also 10 times the range that clouds span in Earth's largest hurricanes.There's also hope to learn more about the planet's chemical composition and magnetic field. NASA says Jupiter has a similar composition to the sun and that the
New Hope, Pennsylvania (CNN)The body of one of four missing Pennsylvania men has been found, Bucks County district attorney Matthew Weintraub said. "We are not done yet. This is a homicide, make no mistake about it," Weintraub told reporters early Thursday in a news conference.
New Delhi (CNN)A rising Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean has prompted the largest naval exercise the region has seen in more than two decades.Conducted annually since 1992, Malabar has grown in size and complexity in recent years to address what the US Navy describes as a "variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific."
(CNN)A Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew about 50 Klan members and supporters Saturday -- and several hundred counterprotesters, authorities said.Some Klansmen had said they would carry loaded firearms -- allowable under Virginia's open-carry law.