A father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.
Yhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.
Let's be honest: at this point, we're all pretty accustomed to President Donald Trump's early morning tweets. But the president's attempts at being more professional on the social media platform were set on fire on Aug. 15 by two ill-advised retweets that put into question all of the motives behind Trump's silence on Charlottesville, VA. While both retweets were later removed from the @realDonaldTrump feed, reporters across the country started their day with a frankly terrifying look inside the president's thought process. The first accidental retweet was not as damning as the second but still bizarre in its own right as it was of a response to a Fox & Friends story about Trump pardoning former
Basketball superstar Charles Barkley called pushing for the removal of Confederate statues "wasted energy." "I'm not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who's gonna hate me no matter what," the NBA Hall of Famer told WRBC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. “I’m 54 years old,” Barkley said. “I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues.” Barkley has not minced words when pointing out what he sees as his black community's problems, such as last year when he spoke about violence against cops. “The cops have made some mistakes. Black people have made some mistakes,”
Customers and employees of Joe’s Crab Shack were stunned this week to discover the restaurants closed with no warning. According to The Daily Mail, several Joe’s Crab Shack employees reported showing up to work to find the doors locked and paper signs posted in the windows indicating the restaurant was closed permanently. The sign in the door notified the surprised guests that the restaurant had been closed. At its peak in 2014, Joe’s Crab Shack operated 139 locations.
A controversial Free Speech Rally in Boston fell apart Saturday afternoon when thousands of counter-protesters showed up and drowned it out. Journalists at the Boston Common, a downtown park, tweeted about an hour into the planned rally that many, if not all, of the attendees left the bandstand where they were due to hear speeches from several prominent conservative figures. The Free Speech Rally organizers had permits to hold their event from noon to 2 p.m. local time on Saturday.
The family of San Francisco Bay-area resident Jared Tucker, who was in the area of Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, has not heard from him since the car-ramming took place and is now desperately trying to locate him. Tucker and his wife Heidi Nunez have been vacationing in the Spanish coastal city. While Nunez has been in contact with family in the U.S., Tucker has not been heard from.