ExOpress Today—17 & 18 Aug 2019

Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing

Gillian Flaccus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump’s attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests.

Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons and closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. Six minor injuries were reported.

“This was a dynamic event with demonstrators frequently moving from one part of the city to another,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said at an evening news conference.

"The Proud Boys" against domestic violence, organizer Joe Biggs (green hat)

 

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

Susan Heavey, Rami Ayyub

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries.

Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Screenwriter, Is Dead at 79

Columbia Pictures

 

Human-induced global warming responsible for West Antarctic's melting ice

Brooks Hays

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Human-caused climate change has triggered wind shifts in Antarctica, according to a new study, driving accelerated melting across the continent's west coast.

The research -- published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience -- is the first to draw a direct link between human-induced global warming and Western Antarctica's rapidly melting glaciers.

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