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Truck targets cyclists and pedestrians in NYC; kills eight, injures 15: NYPD

Truck rams pedestrians lower ManhattanAt least two people were killed and multiple people were injured after a mass shooting and vehicular strike incident in New York City at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, according to NYPD and numerous witnesses. One person was in custody, and it's unclear if police were searching for more suspects.

Police reported over their scanner that a “suspicious person with some kind of device in hand” may still be at large. @NYCScanner reported that multiple police officers were shot at Chambers and Houston Streets. @BuffingActions reported, "multiple people shot Downtown Manhattan near Chambers Street. At a high school West side highway being closed."


Nearly Every Texans Player Kneeled During Today’s National Anthem

Texan team members kneel during anthem after owner insult

Across the NFL this season, players protesting racism and police brutality have chosen to kneel during pre-game national anthems instead of standing in salute to the flag. The ongoing protest has set off a flurry of conservative criticism, notably from President Donald Trump.

The protests, initiated by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, recently escalated after Trump characterized any player who kneeled during the anthem as a “son of a bitch” during a September speech in Alabama.


Hail to the chief: cyclist gives Trump the middle finger

Hail to the idiot.  Woman gives Trump motorcade the finger.The president of the United States is used to being saluted, but a cyclist in Virginia put her own particular slant on the tradition on Saturday when she was overtaken by Donald Trump’s motorcade.

The woman on her bike was photographed raising her middle finger when Trump’s vehicles passed her on their way out from the Trump National Golf Club on the banks of the Potomac river, on the outskirts of Washington DC. She repeated the gesture when she caught up with the motorcade.


‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Canceled After Meeting Heavy Resistance In Tennessee

Hate rally canceled after Tennessee fiasco White supremacists, neo-Nazis and fascists descended on a Middle Tennessee town Saturday for a “White Lives Matter” rally, striking fear into communities desperate to avoid the kind of violence that visited Charlottesville, Virginia, nearly three months ago.

But it was met with a heavy police presence and resistance from counterprotesters. A second rally planned for the afternoon in the larger college town of Murfreesboro was abruptly canceled by organizers.

An umbrella group of white supremacist organizations called the Nationalist Front held its first rally Saturday morning in Shelbyville, a town of 21,000 about an hour south of Nashville.


Tennessee: Anti-fascists to confront white supremacists

Antifa to oppose white supremacists in Tennessee

Anti-fascists (also known as Antifa) plan to rally against a coalition of white supremacists and neo-Nazis at a "White Lives Matter" rally in the US state of Tennessee on Friday and Saturday.

A torchlit march is slated to take place on Friday night at a local university in Murfreesboro, a small town, and the main white supremacist event, which has been dubbed "White Lives Matter", will be held on Saturday in nearby Shelbyville.


Here's What's In That $300 Million Whitefish Contract

Here's what's in that 4399M Whitefish contract

Last week, a tiny company in Montana called Whitefish Energy Holdings announced that it had been given a $300 million contract with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to help restore electricity on the island, which was severely damaged last month by Hurricane Maria. As we reported, that deal was met with surprise and suspicion from many: The project is enormous, and Whitefish is a two-year-old firm that until recently had just two full-time employees.

The full text of the Whitefish contract is now publicly available, so all of its terms can finally be assessed. The reporter Yanira Hernández Cabiya at Caribbean Business attained the contract and published it online.


NAACP warns black passengers who fly American Airlines

NAACP warns black passengers not to fly American

A leading civil rights group in the US has issued a travel warning for black passengers who fly on American Airlines over a series of "disturbing incidents" involving "troublesome conduct" directed at African American passengers.

"The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African American passengers, specific to American Airlines," the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said in a statement late on Tuesday.


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