Heather Heyer was killed when a vehicle drove through counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, her grandfather, father, and mother talked about her passion and beliefs at a memorial at the Paramount Theater.
President Donald Trump condemns white supremacists, the K.K.K., and neo-Nazis during a White House speech on Monday, August 14, 2017. Trump drew criticism for not condemning white supremacists more strongly in his Saturday comments following violent protests in Charlottesville.
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Clashes between protesters and counterprotesters broke out in Charlottesville, Va. even after a white nationalist rally called 'Unite the Right' was cancelled. At one point a car plowed into a crowd of protesters killing a 32-year-old woman and leaving many others injured. The driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old from Ohio, was charged with second-degree murder.
A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others. Three of the injured remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night.
Eighteen-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was shooting live video with her cell phone while driving near Merced, California. She was rolling when the car went off the road and flipped, killing her teenage sister. She kept shooting video after her sister died. The California Highway Patrol has not confirmed the validity of the video, but Sanchez's family confirmed to a local TV station. Sanchez faces charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Former football star and TV pitchman O.J. Simpson appears before Nevada parole board members on Thursday to plead for release after more than eight years in prison for a 2007 robbery to take back sports memorabilia. More than a decade earlier, he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in the 1995 "trial of the century."
Bakersfield, California firefighters rescued a pet dog from a residential structure fire. The small dog was unresponsive when pulled from the interior, and as its concerned owner looked on, firefighters revived the pet using a specialized animal oxygen mask and high flow oxygen.
A car driving at high speed lost control and became airborne on Sunday, July 16, landing on the roof of a home in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the St Louis Fire Department, the Collapse Rescue Task Force were called to the Walnut Park West neighborhood following reports of a vehicle on the roof of an “unoccupied dwelling." The driver of the car was found in a critical condition and taken to hospital.
A wildfire in Mariposa County, called the Detwiler Fire, has consumed thousands of acres and threatened the town of Mariposa. Here are a couple time-lapse images of the fire from Tuesday, July 18, 2017.