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Also: “In an illustration of this state’s complicated politics, and the expectations of each party’s base, it is Mr. Northam, the descendant of slaveholders and a product of Virginia’s rural eastern shore, who is calling for the statues to come down, while Mr. Gillespie, a New Jersey native who moved to Northern Virginia after establishing a political career in Washington, is more closely aligned with the old guard.”
Millions were inspired to chase the moon shadow that was set to race through a 14-state heartland, or to keep (protected!) eyes peeled for the partial eclipse visible to varying degrees from elsewhere in the country.
Special correspondent Thacher Schmid contributed from Portland, Ore., Katherine Manning from Brevard, N.C., and Jenny Jarvie from western South Carolina.
Millions of people in the United States are expected to be within the path of today's total solar eclipse, when the moon moves between the sun and Earth and casts a dark shadow across our planet.
ABC News meteorologists predict the Pacific Northwest and the Tennessee Valley will have the best weather conditions for viewing the total solar eclipse.
President Trump unveiled what he described as a "dramatically" new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia Monday night, but declined to provide specific details about a possible increase in troops.
The Trump administration had been considering a plan proposed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize a large portion of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan in which 5,000 private military contractors would replace U.S. troops that assist the Afghan army.
In an address to the nation Monday night, President Trump is expected to reveal his strategy in Afghanistan – and America’s longest war.
The address is expected to begin at 9 p.m. EDT and can be viewed on the Fox News Channel with special coverage, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, followed by "Hannity" at 10:00pm ET and "The Five" at 11:00pm ET.
It was a clear day when Louis Tomososki's science teacher mentioned that a partial solar eclipse would be visible from their hometown of Portland, Ore., that afternoon.
He's particularly worried about people buying phony eclipse glasses that don't offer sufficient protection, or children who look up at the completely covered sun during totality — but don't put their eclipse glasses back on in time after the moon moves off it.
As a result of our comprehensive review, American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically in the following ways:. A core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions.
Another critical part of the South Asia strategy for America is to further develop its strategic partnership with India, the world's largest democracy, and a key security and economic partner of the United States. We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars from trade with the United States, and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan especially in the area of economic assistance and development.
The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in Charlottesville.
University president Gregory L. Fenves announced the decision late Sunday night, saying the “horrific displays of hatred” in Virginia had made it clear that Confederate statues had become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”
It’s been fascinating to watch some pundits say his departure will tilt the administration toward a more moderate path—charted by those Bannon dismissed as “globalists”—while others say not much will change since there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Bannon and Donald Trump.
It’s true that Bannon was consulting with Trump on the weekend of the white supremacists’ rally that left a 32-year-old woman dead, and that he was pleased with the president’s handling of the controversy.
As the United States debates the wisdom of military action against North Korea, its allies in South Korea have largely moved on and reached an uncomfortable conclusion — that they may have no choice but to live with a nuclear-armed neighbor.
“A nuclear North Korea will not behave like a conventional nuclear state,” said Lee Sung-yoon, a Korea expert at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. “Its nuclear threats will only grow.”
Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy Future entered bankruptcy in 2014, saddled with more than $40 billion in debt due to cratering energy prices. Berkshire Hathaway said last month that it would buy Oncor for $9 billion, and last week it stuck to that bid.
Last month, libertarian and multiple campaigner for president Ron Paul made headlines with his gloomy prediction that the stock market, plagued by an overrated recovery for the U.S. economy, could plunge 25% by October.
Paul isn’t jumping on the increasingly crowded anti-Trump bandwagon, as least as the president pertains to what’s happening in the stock market. That kind of damage would bring the S&P SPX, -0.18% down to 1,212 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.35% to 10,837.
At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Donald Trump looks directly at solar eclipse without protective glasses. The zoo project was one of many science experiments planned for the eclipse. Citizen-scientists and their more professional counterparts loaded up on pictures, video, data and just weird experiences as the eclipse’s shadow crossed the United States, especially paying attention to the edges flaring out of the darkened sun.
A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday's collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore-- marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months.
“Both USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald were part of the 7th Fleet, there is a relationship between these two events and there may be a connection.”
The United States said Monday it has been forced to suspend nonimmigrant visas in Russia because President Vladimir Putin ordered it to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff.
The U.S. Mission to Russia said it was forced to cancel all appointments in Moscow between Wednesday and Sept. 1 because of reduced staffing levels. Outside of the Russian capital, at the consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok, visa operations would remain suspended indefinitely, the U.S. Mission said in a statement.