The rape epidemic that is plaguing Europe due to the mass migration from illegal immigrants from war-torn Muslim nations is also spreading to the beaches around Europe.
Here a group of Syrian refugees are harassing a couple of women attempting to sunbathe at the beach.
Sen. Rand Paul announced Friday that he has sent a formal request to the White House and the House and Senate intelligence committees for information about whether he had ever been surveilled by the Obama administration -- apparently in response to a report this week on National Security Agency policies under the former administration.
"I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by the Obama admin and or the Intel Community!" Paul wrote on Twitter, the third in a series of tweets Friday morning that linked to a report from Circa on NSA surveillance during the Obama administration.
Paul did not provide any evidence to show he was a target of surveillance, and nothing in the article he shared directly suggested that he was. CNN has reached out to President Barack Obama's representatives and have not yet received a response.
The report from Circa detailed the Obama administration "expanded efforts" to search NSA intercepts of Americans' foreign communications and to loosen the rules on sharing that information -- the sort of "unmasking" that led to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ouster. The report examined the changes, which were instituted in 2011, within the context of the 2016 election.
The report also alleged that members of Congress and their staff were "among those whose names were unmasked" in 2016 and 2017, which is likely what prompted Paul's announcement.
President Donald Trump accused the Obama administration in March of wiretapping Trump Tower last year, a charge Obama and intelligence leaders in his administration consistently denied. Congressional leaders investigating the claim have repeatedly said they've seen no evidence that Trump or Trump Tower was wiretapped. CNN reported last month that the FBI did gather intelligence last summer suggesting that Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including former foreign policy adviser Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials. As part of that process, the FBI sought and received a warrant from a secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor Page's communications.
A HACKER who has planted porn and gay images on more than 250 ISIS Twitter accounts has been threatened with beheading.
The online warrior – known only as ‘WauchulaGhost’ – began targeting jihadist accounts 18 months ago because he believed somebody had to ‘stand up’ to those spreading the hate.
Following the Orlando gay nightclub shooting he decided to replace the pro-ISIS imagery on their profiles with pro-LGBT messages and links to gay porn.
But now he’s revealed his web hijackings have led to horror death threats.
He told CNN: “I get beheading images… death threats. ‘We’re going to kill you’ and that’s good because if they are focusing on me they are not doing anything else.
started to take over their accounts with porn and gay pride images basically just to troll them. We thought that putting the naked images would offend them.”
The computer expert decided to make a stand because he said nobody else was.
“If the social media people like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram would stand up and do something it would help.
“Sometimes you have to stand up and make a change for the good.” The
Police in Pittsburgh say a homeless woman attacked a man’s car because she received a “prophecy from God” urging her to “throw bricks at white men.”
Police say a motorist caught 31-year-old Jasmine Fox throwing bricks at his car on Monday morning and chased her into an abandoned Roman Catholic school in the city’s Carrick neighborhood. Police arrived and found her hiding in the school’s locker room.
Fox, who is white, was charged with propulsion of missiles, criminal mischief and defiant trespass.
Police say she told them she received the prophecy telling her to attack white men with bricks.
She faces a preliminary hearing May 17.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for her.
“I guess The Washington Post is now taking whatever ISIS says as gospel truth… I cannot even believe this passes as journalism.” Dana Loesch on the Washington Post's claim that ISIS is exploiting America’s so called ‘lax' gun laws.
"Just this past Sunday, a young man, Seth Rich, who worked for the Democratic National Committee to expand voting rights, was shot and killed in his neighborhood in Washington. He was just 27 years old," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
"Surely we can agree that weapons of war have no place on the streets of America."
African migrants have completely taken over the Italian city of Modena.
Watch as they fled Italian streets screaming and chanting demanding that the Italian government give them more economic benefits and things such as free housing, designer clothing and other free handouts at the expense of Italian taxpayers.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveils the 'world’s largest single-memory' prototype computer, designed for 'the Era of Big Data' and has 160 terabytes of storage.
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Every week, every day, every hour – ships packed with illegal Immigrants are flooding the European borders. An invasion is taking place. This massiv immigration is changing the face of our continent. We are loosing our safety, our way of life and we will become a minority in our own countries. Our Future – is under attack.
From all across Europe we gathered in Sicilia to take action. Our mission was clear and simple: To defend Europe. We confronted a ship of the organisation “SOS MEDITERRANE” and showed that their actions will not be tolerated any longer. But this was just the beginning.
We are preparing a big rescue mission on the Mediterranean. It’s a mission to rescue Europe by stopping illegal immigration. We want to gather a crew, equip a boat and set sails on the Mediterranean to chase down the trafficking ships. We want to expose the so called “humanitarian” NGOs, since they cooperate with criminal human traffickers, who live from people’s misery. We want to protect our borders from illegal immigration and want to face the enemies of Europe on the sea.
To start our mission, we need your help. The immigration lobby is funded with hundred thousands of Euros by the government and by big donators. We, on the other hand, depend solely on you to fund this mission and to defend Europe. Let’s work together for our future.
Police have named the suspect in the gruesome case of a man they say entered a grocery store while carrying a severed head before allegedly stabbing a cashier seven times. Police arrested 36-year-old Josh Webb and charged him with murder and attempted murder after the horrific scene unfolded at the Estacada Thriftway outside Portland. In a 911 call, the caller reported a male had entered the store, soaked in blood and holding a knife and what looked like a human head.
An Ohio police officer is recovering after accidentally overdosing on fentanyl following a traffic stop where the powerful drug was believed to have been found. East Liverpool Police pulled over a vehicle officers believed was involved in a drug deal. After arresting two males, police searched the car where they found white powder spread throughout the vehicle. the incident nearly became fatal when Green returned to the police station and discovered some white powder on his uniform.
A Cook County judge denied bail Monday for a 24-year-old woman who was charged in the murder of the 18-year-old daughter of a Chicago police officer. The attack was allegedly over a man, and started with taunts on social media. Chynna Stapleton, who was in custody since Friday night when the incident occurred, faces a first-degree murder charge. Stapleton is accused of ramming Tatyanna Lewis into a tree with a 2002 Jeep Liberty in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood. Stapleton got into her SUV after a fight between the two women near 114th and May streets on the South Side. She allegedly then backed up and ran over Lewis' body at least two more times, police said. Stapleton's father said she was trying to get away from an angry mob when she ran Lewis over.
In the course of just one year, a spacecraft observing Earth spotted hundreds of mysterious ‘flashes’ reflecting off the surface of our planet. The bizarre phenomenon can be traced all the way back to the 1990s, when astronomer Carl Sagan made note of similar strange ‘glints’ in images from the Galileo spacecraft. While it was first thought that these strange flashes of light only appeared over oceans, possibly simplifying their origin, scientists have now discovered that they can be seen over land as well. In a new investigation, researchers found that these bursts likely have a surprisingly small source – tiny, horizontal ice crystals floating high in the sky. NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) aboard the NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spotted 866 bursts of light over land between the observatory’s launch in 2015 and August 2016. The flashes seen over the ocean may simply be the reflection of sunlight off a smooth part of an ocean or lake, Alexander Marshak, DSCOVR deputy project scientist, explains. But, the same couldn’t be said for the flashes seen over land. ‘We found quite a few very bright flashes over land as well,’ said Marshak. ‘When I first saw it I thought maybe there was some water there, or a lake the sun reflects off of. ‘But the glint is pretty big, so it wasn’t that.’ EPIC captures red, green, and blue images several images apart, causing the flashes to appear as tri-coloured specks. If these strange phenomena were caused by reflected sunlight, the researchers suspected they would be concentrated to distinct locations on Earth, where the angle between the sun and Earth is the same as that between the spacecraft and Earth. d, plotting this revealed the two matched. According to the researchers, this also helped to weed out lightning as a possible cause. ‘Lightning doesn’t care about the sun and EPIC’s location,’ Marshak said. In the study, the researchers hypothesized that the bursts of light may be caused by water high up in the atmosphere, in the form of ice particles. To find out, they plotted the angles of the reflections, and tapped into two channels on EPIC that allowed them to measure the height of clouds. The analysis revealed the presence of high cirrus clouds, 3 to 5 miles (5 to 8 kilometers) where these mysterious flashes were seen. And, the angles suggest they are positioned horizontally. ‘The source of the flashes is definitely not on the ground,’ said Marshak. ‘It’s definitely ice, and most likely solar reflection off of horizontally oriented particles.’ The researchers are using this information to help determine whether or not they have an impact on the amount of sunlight that passes through the atmosphere. In addition to the implications for Earth, scientists say glints such as those spotted by DSCOVR could even be used to study exoplanets.
SpaceX has completed a record breaking launch. Elon Musk’s space firm launched its Falcon 9 rocket to deliver Inmarsat-5 F4, a commercial communications satellite in iots first launch for the company. The payload was so heavy (13,448lbs) and going into such a high orbit (22,000 miles) that the Falcon 9 rocket won't have enough propellant left to land, SpaceX said before the flawless launch. SpaceX is targeting launch of Inmarsat-5 F4 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 49-minute launch window opens on Monday, May 15, at 7:21 p.m. EDT, or 23:21 UTC. 'All systems and weather are go,' it said at 6:35pm. The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after launch when it will come under the command of the Boeing and Inmarsat satellite operations teams based at the Boeing facility in El Segundo. 'From here I-5 F4 will be manoeuvred to its geostationary orbit, 35,786km (22,236 miles) above Earth, where it will deploy its solar arrays and reflectors and undergo intensive payload testing before beginning commercial service,' Inmarsat said. The payload, Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4) is the fourth satellite in the Global Xpress (GX) constellation; the world’s first globally available, high-speed, mobile broadband service. 'Global Xpress represents an important step in Inmarsat’s transformation from a satellite operator to a digital services enabler,' the company said. 'Today, being connected is an expectation, whether you want access to Wi-Fi in the sky or to use your mobile in the remotest location. 'Satellite communications is no longer a luxury, it is a critical enabler for our demanding connectivity needs.' Inmarsat, the only operator of a global Ka-band network, created the GX platform to enable communities across the world to benefit from the emerging digital society. Already delivering unprecedented service speeds, coverage, reliability and security to users on land, at sea and in the air, Inmarsat’s GX network entered global commercial service in December 2015. I-5 F4 adds further capacity to the network, as well as in-orbit redundancy that further upgrades the reliability and resilience of Inmarsat’s service offerings. Global Xpress is establishing a new standard of excellence for broadband communications in established VSAT markets and is gaining strong traction in new market areas, such as the rapidly expanding aviation passenger connectivity sector. The first four GX satellites, including I-5 F4, were constructed by Inmarsat’s partner Boeing Network & Space Systems.
A live news broadcast of a police chase has inadvertently broadcast the fatal shooting of a suspect after he appeared to point a weapon at officers.
Los Angeles station KTLA broadcast the shooting on Monday afternoon during a foot chase in Long Beach, California, where officers with the South Gate Police Department were chasing a male and a female suspect.
News choppers were following a police pursuit of a white van with red rims, which was believed to be stolen.
The van screeched to a stop in the rear of a Target shopping center, and a male and female hopped out and began to run.
The female threw several bags down into the dirt and the two began to flee through a wooded area.
Some minutes later the pair were spotted fleeing down a railroad track near East Artesia Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.
The male suspect can be seen digging around inside a bag and pulling out a black glove, which he puts on his right hand. Then he reaches back inside the bag and pulls out what appears to be a handgun, pointing it at police.
The male suspect collapses on his hands and knees, and then gets back up and runs several feet away from the officers before collapsing again.
The suspect was struck by gunfire and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was called in to assist following the shooting.
The KTLA aerial news crew zoomed out after it became apparent gunshots had been fired, and quickly cut away from the live scene. Police said no officers were injured in the incident.
The male suspect, whose identity has yet to be announced by police, was declared dead at the scene.
A news chopper with ABC7 was also following the chase, but the channel is not believed to have been broadcasting the footage live at the time of the shooting.
The female suspect continued fleeing on foot and barricaded herself inside a nearby building.
A standoff with the female suspect lasted several hours until she eventually surrendered peacefully.
This is the moment an ISIS extremist uses a sledgehammer to destroy ancient Syrian treasures. Footage shows a fanatic crushing artefacts found west of Abu Kamal in the Deir Ezzor province of Syria, close to the country's border with Iraq. The jihadist rants that the items are being destroyed because they were 'created by Satan and worshipped instead of Allah.' Viewers are told that the decision to smash the sculptures was made by an ISIS 'Shariah committee'. The video, released by the terror group's Amaq Agency, comes days after shocking pictures revealed how extremists have wiped out thousands of years of Syrian history. Pieces of architectural history that had stood for thousands of years have been torn down, with some calling for the destruction of significant cultural sites to be classed as a war crime. In January this year, the traditional art museum Ajakbach was torn to the ground by terrorists. And in 2015, ISIS destroyed Palmyra's Temple of Bel that had been dedicated to the Phoenician god of storms and fertilising rains for 2,000 years. They later used dynamite to blow up funeral towers and a triumphal arch, which had stood for 1,800 years in the oasis city described by the U.N. cultural agency as a crossroads of cultures since the dawn of humanity. Palmyra's ancient theatre was even used as a venue for public executions.
As the bombshell news report of DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was in contact with Wikileaks right before he was murdered broke later Monday afternoon, an interview conducted last August on Dutch TV seemed to have broken this news once already.
During an interview on Dutch television program Nieuwsuu, Julian Assange asserted that Seth Rich was indeed the DNC leaker and contact to Wikileaks and suggested Rich was murdered as a result.
Monday during the 10 p.m. ET news broadcast of Fox’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WTTG, correspondent Marina Marraco revealed an investigation by former D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler found now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had been emailing with WikiLeaks.
Rich was killed last year in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. According to local police, the incident was likely a botched robbery. However, Rich’s death has been the subject of other speculations given the timing of his death coincided with a WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails.
Wheeler explained to Marraco the obstacles he has faced in dealing with both the local police and the FBI during his investigation and argued Rich’s computer may offer some more details.
“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler said. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”
Wheeler went on to confirm he had a source within the police department that said that computer could link Rich to WikiLeaks. But he noted that a source within the police department told him of a “highly unusual” instruction for police to stand down on that murder investigation.
“Actually, I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case, and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that’s going to come out tomorrow.”
Marraco went on to add that Wheeler’s reference to the information coming out tomorrow would be broadcasted on the Fox News Channel.
A father from Afghanistan, barely making ends meet, sold his own daughter to a 55-year-old cleric for a goat and some food. Footage doing the rounds on the Internet shows the moment local women gave him a beating.
The father agreed to sell his six-year-old daughter Gharibgol to the 55-year-old imam, Seyed Abdolkarim, which runs counter the law in Afghanistan, which allows girls to marry from the age of 16 and boys from 18, according to France 24.
Abdolkarim was arrested when it had came to police knowledge that he had wed a girl who was sold to him for a goat, a bag of rice, tea, sugar, and cooking oil. The officers were pursuing the father after local women discovered what had happened and snapped at him.
The footage was taken by local journalist Fawad Ahmady for France 24.
The man explained he tried to take care of his family and at the same time wanted to get rid of another mouth he had to feed. Abdolkarim promised him that he wouldn’t have sexual intercourse with the girl until she turned 18 and that sealed the deal.
After the ceremony, the imam reportedly took his six-year-old wife to his relative’s house in Firozkoh, in Ghor province, without specifying their status. Thus the house owner at first thought that it was his daughter. However, some time later he noticed that Abdolkarim was undressing the girl before they slept.
A local women rights bureau for Ghor province was later notified.
Tests carried out at a local hospital at a hospital proved that the imam didn’t touch the girl, who is now in a safe place with her mother.
The bureau is planning to arrange a divorce and strip the father of his parental rights.
In 2010 a survey conducted by the Afghanistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (AMICS) showed that 46.4 percent of marriages in Afghanistan involve women under eighteen while 15.2 percent of surveyed women were married before the age of 15.
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.
Some Germans are asking what is next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?
Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.
City officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Merkel opened German borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now, however, the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens.
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. The units, which are owned by a private landlord, are in need of repair and have been vacant since 2012. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
The expropriation is authorized by the Hamburg Housing Protection Act (Hamburger Wohnraumschutzgesetz), a 1982 law that was updated by the city's Socialist government in May 2013 to enable the city to seize any residential property unit that has been vacant for more than four months.
The forced lease, the first of its kind in Germany, is said to be aimed at pressuring the owners of other vacant residences in the city to make them available for rent. Of the 700,000 rental units in Hamburg, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 (less than one percent) are believed to be vacant, according an estimate by the Hamburg Senate.
If you are curious of these Muslim migrants are coming in peace, think again!
All of you liberals will be the first in line to be forced to convert to Islam or else face death! Here is an example of that in Bolton, UK where Muslim and are demanding that other Bolton residents convert to Islam, or else!
When liberals continue to preach about cultural enrichment by allowing millions of Muslim migrants to enter their country, show than this and see if they still agree.
Watch as this disabled Dutch boy gets savagely attacked by a teen Muslim migrant as he walks through the park.
The attack went unprovoked as the boy was simply minding his own business as he took a stroll on his crutches only to be savagely attacked without reason. This is now a daily occurrence throughout Europe as Muslim migrants continue to wreak havoc across the continent thanks to liberals open doors policies.
The survival of America’s constitutional republic requires “resistance” against President Donald Trump from the judiciary and news media, argued Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday.
As per usual, Zakaria's introductory GPS monologue amounted to a reading of his weekly column at The Washington Post.
Zakaria called on courts and the news media to protect America’s constitutional democracy from what he described as the “danger” of Donald Trump’s presidency.
On the subject of impeachment, Zakaria lamented Republican congressional majorities, claiming that Trump faces “little resistance” from GOP legislators.
Zakaria accuses Trump of attempting to undermine structural, moral, and precedential checks on presidential power. Framing the president as dictatorial, he accused Trump of seeking to “weaken all sources of resistance.”
Presenting himself as part of a cadre of news media figures in defense of the republic, Zakaria called on his news media colleagues to obstruct Trump's agenda:
"There are only two forces left that can place some constraints on Trump — the courts and the media — and [Donald Trump] has relentlessly attacked both. Every time a court has ruled against one of his executive orders, the president has ridiculed the decision or demeaned the judges involved. To their enormous credit, the courts have not been deterred from standing up to the president.
That leaves the media. Trump has gone at them (us) like no president before, smearing news organizations, attacking individual journalists and threatening to strip legal protections guaranteed to a free press. We will survive, but we must recognize the stakes.
The media should cover the administration’s policies fairly. But they must also never let the public forget that many of the attitudes and actions of this president are gross violations of the customs and practices of the modern American system — that they are aberrations and cannot become the new norms. That way, after Trump, the country will not start the next presidency with tattered standards and sunken expectations. The task is quite simply to keep alive the spirit of American democracy."
Social media erupted in excitement over the crowning of a new Miss USA on Sunday.
Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough, 25, dazzled her way to the top — a black woman with killer natural curls who’s a nuclear scientist, an advocate for science education and the very definition of #BlackGirlMagic. But while some praised the pageant for its progressive decision, others dragged McCullough for her responses during the Q&A segment, in particular, her thoughts on feminism and health care.
When asked “What do you consider feminism to be and do you consider yourself a feminist?” McCullough replied, “As a woman scientist in the government, I’d like to transpose the word feminism to equalism. I try not to consider myself this diehard, like, I don’t really care about men.”
Granted the pressure of answering a question live in front of millions of viewers may result in a less-than-perfect composed answer, many were upset that McCullough seemed to perpetuate the stereotype of feminists being anti-men.
On top of that, McCullough also stated that she sees health care as a “privilege” instead of a right.
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted health care. And I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs — so therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that we’re given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide,” she said.
Polls have shown that most Americans tend to agree that U.S. immigration should be lower in order to take pressure off our most vulnerable fellow citizens and off U.S. natural resources and habitat. But . . .
. . . but large numbers of these Americans are insecure about whether it is right to protect America's poor in light of claims that high immigration is necessary to combat world poverty.
Hanover Adventure Zoo - PETA Germany has filed a complaint with local law enforcement and is calling for an end to the facility’s elephant exhibit and breeding program. Video exposes brutal training of elephants made to perform tricks for visitors. Elephants can be seen reacting extremely fast to commands of the handler. No doubt this fast response is the result of many many brutal training methods that must have taken place since birth.
A dedicated K9 officer saved his handler's life by taking a bullet for him during a shootout with a robbery suspect. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida says deputies were in pursuit of 46-year-old Phillip O'Shea, who was wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon. They say they chased him until he crashed his vehicle. That's when he opened fire on them and K9, Casper was shot in the process.
A group that included a well-known white nationalist carried torches and chanted "you will not replace us" at a weekend protest in Virginia over plans to remove a monument of a Confederate general.
The protesters on Saturday evening called on officials to halt the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville and were swiftly condemned by the city's mayor, who said the event appeared to hearken "back to the days of the KKK," the Daily Progress newspaper reported.
Among those at the protest were Richard Spencer, a while nationalist who popularized the phrase "alt-right" and is a leading figure in a fringe movement that has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism. "We will not be replaced from this park," Spencer told the crowd at a different rally held hours earlier in Charlottesville on Saturday. "We will not be replaced from this world. Whites have a future. We have a future of power, of beauty, of expression," he said.
Spencer, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, hosted a postelection conference in the nation's capital last November that ended with audience members mimicking Nazi salutes after Spencer shouted, "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" Spencer also has advocated for an "ethno-state" that would be a "safe space" for white people
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement that Saturday's protest was either "profoundly ignorant" or meant to instill fear in minorities "in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK."
"I want everyone to know this: We reject this intimidation," Signer said in a statement. "We are a welcoming city, but such intolerance is not welcome here."
Erich Reimer, chairman of the Charlottesville Republican Party, said in a statement that the "intolerance and hatred" that the protesters are seeking to promote is "utterly disgusting and disturbing beyond words," The Daily Progress reported.
The debate over Confederate symbols has swept through cities across the South since the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church. The gunman was a self-avowed white supremacist.
In Virginia, Republican Corey Stewart's vocal support for the Lee statue also has pushed the issue into the state's high-profile race for governor. Stewart has pledged that no Confederate monuments would be removed if he is elected.
In New Orleans, workers on Thursday removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the second of four monuments to Confederate era figures the city has voted to remove. Late last month, the city removed a 35-foot tall granite obelisk tribute to whites who battled a biracial Reconstruction government installed in New Orleans after the Civil War.
The Charlottesville City Council voted last month to sell the Lee statue, but a judge has agreed to a temporary injunction that blocks Charlottesville from moving the statue for six months, The Daily Progress reported. The city also plans to rename Lee Park and another park named after another famed Confederate, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.
Elon Musk posted a simulation video of his newest project, a high-speed tunnel to help ease traffic in Los Angeles. CBSN's Reena Ninan has the latest on Musk's innovation.
Disrrael Acosta, a 47-year-old Cuban resident, has a strange addiction. He eats glass and peels coconuts with his teeth. He began eating glass to ‘eliminate gastric juice’ while in hospital. The physician who treated him reportedly gave him the go-ahead.
An Indian woman was gang-raped and then brutally murdered by men who smashed her skull with bricks after she had threatened to inform authorities, police in the northern state of Haryana, said on Monday.
Police have arrested two men for rape and murder in Sonipat town, and six more were being investigated after the victim's mother accused them of involvement, superintendent of police Ashwin Shenvi told Reuters.
The 23-year old woman, a laborer, was taken by the men - at least one of whom knew her - by car from near her home in Sonipat to the nearby city of Rohtak, where they raped her, Shenvi said.
"When she said to them she would complain, they hammered her skull in with bricks," he said. "The way that they brutalized her is horrific." The body was found in an open field on Thursday.
The mother of the victim had previously registered a complaint against one of the accused for pressuring her daughter into marrying him, but the disagreement was settled between the two parties, Shenvi said.
The hackers responsible for the attack were demanding $300 ransoms, threatening to erase all the data on infected computers if they aren’t paid. More than 200,000 computers have been infected, and many more were at risk.