The initial attack occurred on the city’s iconic Las Ramblas promenade. Two men were arrested by authorities. Hours later police fatally shot five men in a car who were hitting pedestrians in the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils. The men were wearing what turned out to be fake explosive belts.
Responsibility for the incidents, which mimicked incidents in Berlin, London, Stockholm and the French city of Nice over the past year, was claimed by the Islamic State.
After the Charlottesville rally, Gov. Larry Hogan did an about-face on whether the memorial to the Supreme Court justice who wrote the controversial Dred Scott decision should remain in place in Annapolis.
The White House took the unusual step of saying the president’s chief economic adviser would not resign after people close to him said he was mortified by Trump’s remarks and that he has been bombarded with calls from friends asking him if he will leave.
The president assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia.
As monuments to the Confederacy come under fresh scrutiny following the violence in Charlottesville, the 32-foot-tall testament to Southern pride stands out for its hallowed location in Arlington National Cemetery. But there is little evidence of any public campaign to remove it. Even if there were, it’s unclear what legal path exists for its removal.
The June 17 crash off the coast of Japan killed seven crew members. A senior Navy officer said about a dozen sailors will face discipline, including likely career-ending actions against the ship’s captain and second in command at the time.
The Tennessee Republican has been one of the president’s most outspoken GOP critics in Congress and on Thursday he expressed displeasure with Trump’s response to the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville.