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Trump warns US 'locked and loaded' as North readies missiles

N. Korea readies misssilesPresident Donald Trump on Friday again delivered a bold warning to North Korea, tweeting that the U.S. military is "locked and loaded" if the isolated rogue nation acts "unwisely," escalating an exchange of threats between the nuclear-armed nations.

American and South Korean officials said they would move forward with large-scale military exercises later this month that North Korea claims are a rehearsal for war. Pyongyang has laid out plans to strike near the U.S. territory of Guam.


Alt-right rally: Charlottesville braces for violence

Alt-right rally in CharlottesvilleBeating. Hanging. Shooting.

These are the sorts of threats that Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, a 30-year-old African American, says he has received in recent weeks from far-right activists before "Unite the Right", which is expected to be one of the largest white supremacist rallies in the US' recent history.

"I've been told I'm going to be hung from a tree, that I'm going to be shot, that I'm going to be beat up," he tells Al Jazeera. "You name it, every kind of n-word - I've been called it online."


Country singer Glen Campbell dead at 81

Glen Campbell dies at 81Musician Glen Campbell, who cemented his place as a legend in the country music realm with hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Gentle on My Mind," has died following a years-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," his family said in a statement.


Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Dead at 89

Barbara CookBroadwayWorld has confirmed that Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. According to her son, Adam LeGrant, the cause was respiratory failure and we're told that she died at home, surrounded by family and friends.

Last year, Barbara Cook's anticipated autobiography, Barbara Cook: THEN AND NOW, was released by HarperCollins Publishers. Cook's companion off-Broadway production of the same name -- originally slated to run at New World Stages -- was postponed due to the "undue pressure and stress" of going straight from writing the memoir to rehearsals and this year the star's son announced her retirement.



Citizens board reviews North Carolina police shooting

Keith Lamont Scott shooting reviewedA citizens review board is revisiting a police department’s decision that its officer was justified in killing a black man whose wife was begging them not to shoot. Keith Lamont Scott’s shooting last September provoked days of civil unrest in North Carolina’s largest city, leading to a death, dozens of arrests and millions of dollars in damage.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the shooting by Officer Brentley Vinson was justified and Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said no charges would be filed because Scott had a handgun and Vinson feared Scott would shoot.



Don Baylor, 1979 MVP, Rockies and Cubs manager dies at 68

Don Baylor diesSad news from Austin this morning, as the Austin American-Statesman reports that Don Baylor, the 1979 American League Most Valuable Player and former big league manager has died. He was 68 and been suffering from multiple myeloma.

Baylor was a multi-sport star from Austin who was offered a football scholarship from the University of Texas but turned it down to play baseball. If he had gone to UT he would’ve been the school’s first black football player. Instead he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round of the 1967 draft.


Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton dies at 55

Darren Daulton dies at 55Darren Daulton, a former All-Star catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, died Sunday. He was 55.

In 2013, Daulton was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an infiltrative form of brain cancer, after doctors discovered two brain tumors.

One of the mainstays of the Phillies team that advanced to the 1993 World Series, losing to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games, Daulton underwent a series of treatments and in early 2015 said he was cancer-free.


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