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LIVE UPDATES: One arrested after van crashes into Barcelona crowd, officials say

Death toll is 'bound to rise,' Catalonia official says

Police investigating incident as a terror attack

Witness saw 'a bunch of people dead here'
An eye witness films the immediate a scene after a van struck pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain.

Trump bashes 'foolish' removal of Confederate statues
President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Here are the 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy in the US
As a growing number of American cities worked to remove statues commemorating the Confederacy, President Donald Trump defended the statues again Thursday, arguing that removing them uproots American "culture" and history.

Trump and Graham feud over President's Charlottesville response

CNN anchor to guest: Stop talking
GOP Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart defends President Trump's comments blaming both sides of the protest in Charlottesville for violence.

Sciutto: The striking similarities between the KKK and Islamist jihadis
The white nationalists and KKK members who marched on Charlottesville Saturday have a great deal in common with a separate group they would never lock arms with -- jihadis, writes Jim Sciutto

Trump goes after 'toxic' GOP senator
President Donald Trump turned hard on a fellow Republican Thursday, boosting the primary opponent of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and calling the incumbent "toxic."

Historian: Charlottesville is pivotal moment in Trump's 'political collapse'
Amid the white supremacist-fueled violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's assertion that "both sides" bear responsibility for it, there's an active debate about whether any president has ever behaved like this before in the face of a national crisis. Hoping to find some answers -- and some much-needed historical context -- I reached out to Tim Naftali, a history professor at New York University. Naftali is also the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and is a CNN contributor. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

White supremacist cries in video
Christopher Cantwell, one of the white supremacist organizers featured in Vice's documentary about Charlottesville, Virginia, appears fearful in another video posted the same weekend as the attack.

Vice reporter disputes Trump's remarks
Elle Reeve of Vice News talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about her experience on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally that has sparked national outrage.

Ivanka Trump remains silent
Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Analysis: US leadership in doubt
America may soon face a question of leadership.

Report: Trump lawyer sends email warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter
A personal lawyer to President Donald Trump forwarded an email comparing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to founding US President George Washington, and saying that the activist movement Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups," The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

Why whiskey tastes better with water
If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study.

Dad believes he's found Natalee Holloway's remains in Aruba
The father of Natalee Holloway, the American teen who disappeared in Aruba back in 2005, says he and a private investigator found human remains in Aruba that may be his daughter's body.

The trade that could lead to 16-0 Patriots season

This hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool
A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.

Ex-MLBer says he still supports Trump

Using emoticons in work emails make you look incompetent
Pro tip: Keep the smiley faces out of your work emails, or else the person receiving the message may think you're incompetent.

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India
A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.

Ex-No.1 player forced to choose between son and US Open

Stolen $160M painting found at estate sale
An iconic painting by Willem de Kooning entitled, "Woman-Ochre," is returning home after being stolen 31 years ago.

Introducing AURA, the room service robot
What's your favorite hotel perk: Is it the swanky gym, the fluffy pillows, the opulent spa? Or maybe it's the simple but luxurious treat that is room service. After all, once you've ordered an indulgent breakfast in bed, it's hard to go back to making it yourself.

Peek inside the luxury hotel on wheels
California-based Cabin is a new luxury hotel which allows you to go to bed in one city and wake up in another.

See world's most beautiful floral hotels
If spring is your favorite season, you don't have to go outside to enjoy beautiful flowers. Just check into one of these hotels, from Mumbai to Manhattan to Monaco, for some of the world's most elegant and opulent floral displays all year round.

America's most luxurious hotel suites
Indoor basketball courts, island-sized balconies and bathrooms that belong in museums -- America's got some crazy indulgent hotel suites with price tags to match.

Disney's 'Star Wars' hotel is coming
Hold on to your light sabers! Disney has unveiled a new way to experience the universe of Jedi, droids and wookiees -- an immersive "Star Wars"-themed hotel.

White nationalist: 'Make white privilege great again'
White nationalist Richard Spencer tells CNN's "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" he'd like to "bathe in white privilege."

'This is the Klan' TV show
As part of an episode for "United Shades of America," W. Kamau Bell visited a TV show put on by the KKK.

KKK member: If whites were in charge ...
A KKK leader explains his views on whites and blacks to comedian W. Kamau Bell for an episode of "United Shades of America."

Kamau Bell meets KKK imperial wizard
Comedian and political critic, W. Kamau Bell meets the leader of Arkansas Ku Klux Klan.

Is this the best design of 2017?
An Olympic flag for refugees and a knitted hat worn in protest against Donald Trump have been named among the year's best designs.

Look closer: That's not a photo
Photorealism -- the process of replicating a photograph through a different medium -- was once considered a fad, but the 1970s arts movement has stood the test of time.

Kimmel roasted by Trump supporters
Jimmy Kimmel reads social media responses after he begged Trump supporters to stop supporting the President on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Ultimate bucket list: 50 natural wonders
Water, fire and ice have combined to make some of the most spectacular scenery in the world -- from giant crystal caves to mud volcanoes and rock formations that look like works of art.

Trump's uneasy alliance with execs implodes

Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million
Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.

The chilling tactics of the Justice Department

North Korea gives US a clear choice

Trump had a point on pulling down statues

Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters
Criticized by conservatives and liberals, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and virtually everyone in between, President Donald Trump is finding few defenders of his own renewed defense of white nationalist protesters who turned violent on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Can decent people remain in Trump cabinet?
President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."

Service chiefs' tweets show leadership
As of Wednesday, each of the four service chiefs -- the heads of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force -- have issued statements denouncing racism and bigotry in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

2017 mortgage rates now at 3.04% APR (15 yr.)

Psoriasis medication: what to expect

3 cards charging 0% interest until 2019

Trump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racism
US President Donald Trump found himself more isolated than at any point in his presidency on Thursday, cast aside by business allies, condemned by prominent Republicans and the subject of a rare, if coded rebuke from two living predecessors.

Report: Bannon calls white supremacists 'a collection of clowns'
Steve Bannon disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists in an interview published Wednesday, calling the group "a collection of clowns."

These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville
Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

DHS ends program for Central American minors
The Trump administration is ending a program that allowed certain at-risk Central American youths to live in the US, a move that removes an option for desperate parents that served as an alternative to human smuggling.

Calling BS on BMI: How can we tell how fat we are?

Alternative cancer therapy doubles risk of death
Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse?
On August 21, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse.

'Logan Lucky' finds winning hand in low-key caper
A star-studded caper from "Ocean's Eleven" director Steven Soderbergh, "Logan Lucky's" business model is at least as interesting as the film itself, designed to bypass the major studios. The result is a breezy, slight, Southern-flavored movie where the cast appears to be having enough fun to prove mildly infectious.

TLC's fresh take on feminism in the '90s
TLC, the most successful American girl group of the '90s, used their music to inspire women. Their latest album 'TLC' is out now. "The Nineties" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Tom Cruise injured on 'Mission: Impossible 6' set
Production on the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is on hold as star Tom Cruise recovers from an ankle injury sustained on set, the film's studio confirms to CNN.

Marvel's 'Defenders' fun in superhero team-up
The product of meticulous planning, "Marvel's The Defenders" starts slowly but rewards patience, gradually uniting its "street level" heroes against a somewhat amorphous but bigger-than-any-one-can-handle threat. Cast as the anti-Avengers, this latest Netflix show underscores Marvel's ambitions and ability to wring value out of characters that aren't exactly household names.

Anna Faris offers relationship advice
Anna Faris had some words of wisdom for a caller on her podcast, and some are viewing it as insight into her marriage with Chris Pratt.

'Iron Chef' contender shows off her culinary neighborhood

Remember when tourists looked like this?
They sport leisure suits and pink rompers, cowboy hats, logo T-shirts and blue checked pants. They tote cameras and binoculars, and they want photographic proof that they've been where they say they've been.

And the world's most livable city is ...

Underwater waterfall and more must-sees
No one needs help finding a beautiful beach in Mauritius, but there's tons to explore away from the water as well.

Seven places where political comedy is no joke

Comedy outrage: The new kind of late-night

How Obama's 'anger translator' got an invite
The comedic minds behind President Barack Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinners share the secrets to their success. Watch CNN's "The History of Comedy" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

These comedy moments changed the way we live
There's only one rule in comedy, most comedians will tell you. It must be funny.



 TMZ Video

Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays & Lightning: We'll Pay to Take Down Confederate Statue
Three major Tampa sports teams are pitching in to remove a Confederate monument from the city's courthouse in the wake of the backlash against similar statues in Virginia.  The statue in the middle of the controversy is the…

Barcelona Terrorist Recently Ranted Against Israel On Facebook
The man who drove a van into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing as many as 13, was recently railing over the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Driss Oukabir, who has been arrested in connection with the attack, shared a post on July 21 showing…

Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Pau Gasol Offer Support to Barcelona
Europe's biggest sports stars are showing their support for Barcelona after today's terrorist attack ... including Cristiano Ronaldo. "Dismayed by the news arriving from Barcelona. Full support and solidarity with the family and friends of the…

TMZ Live: Larry King: Heartsick Over Donald Trump
ON TODAY'S SHOW Rihanna's Boyfriend Fail Blac Chyna Dumps New Man  Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet Hit The Pool  Ray J At War With 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Barcelona Terrorist Attack: 13 Dead, 50 Injured After Van Plows Through Crowd
11:02 AM PT -- President Trump just condemned the terror attack in Barcelona and added the U.S. "will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!" 10:53 AM PT -- Police ID'd Driss Oukabir as…

Ex-WWE Superstar Eva Marie Busts Out of All Red Bikini
She may not be in the WWE anymore, but Eva Marie is still "All Red Everything" ... including her tiny string bikini.  Marie just parted ways with the WWE and is trying to cross over into acting. But in between auditions, Eva hit up Laguna Beach…

Daniel Cormier to Jon Jones: We Ain't Gonna Be Friends
Daniel Cormier just rejected Jon Jones' friend request -- but the good news ... it sounds like they don't hate each other as much as they used to. Remember, the animosity between the two was legendary -- they trashed each other for years in public…

Joanna Krupa Officially Back on the Market, Divorce Final
Joanna Krupa's having herself a big month -- first she settled an ongoing lawsuit ... and now she's back on the market. Joanna's marriage to Romain Zago is officially over ... and it's hard to imagine a divorce going more smoothly. Neither side…

Young Thug Gifts Mom $50k on His Birthday!!!
Young Thug for Son of the Year award? He's got a helluva chance after handing his mom a $TACK to celebrate HIS birthday. The rapper threw a huge party Wednesday night to ring in the big 2-6 at The Tago International Center in the ATL ... just…

Ray J's Slapping 'Celebrity Big Brother' with Lawsuit
Ray J's had it up to HERE trying to strike a settlement with "Celebrity Big Brother" for kicking him off the show ... so he's gonna sue to get the dough he says he's owed. Sources close to Ray J tell TMZ ... his legal team and the production company…

Kevin Durant on Trump: 'We Don't F*ck With Him'
Kevin Durant is standing next to LeBron James in his opposition of President Donald Trump -- saying, "We don't f*ck with him." KD made the statement during the "Kevin Durant Day" parade in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is about a…

Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka: I Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Kids & Career
Tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka -- one of the best players in the world -- has finally broken her silence on the custody war that could force her to miss the US Open ... saying it's unfair that she has to choose between her job and her kid. As we…

Larry King, 'I Don't Know this Donald Trump'
Larry King is heartsick over Donald Trump, because the guy in the Oval is not the guy he's known for 35 years. Passengers on the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted the legendary talk show host Wednesday in Bev Hills, and he's very clear ... the Donald…

Donald Trump, Shame On Us for Removing Confederate Statues
Donald Trump is fighting like General Robert E. Lee to preserve the symbols of the Confederacy ... and he's resorting to shame. Trump just tweeted, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our…

Red Sox Photographer's Balls Smashed by Ceremonial 1st Pitch
NUTS! A Boston Red Sox photographer took a baseball square in the balls on the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night ... and it looked BAD. It was just another night at Fenway with the Sox taking on the Cards ... until the PA announcer told the…

Kim Zolciak Surprises Son Kash with Puppy 3 Months After Dog Attack
Kim Zolciak's adamant her son's not terrified of dogs 3 months after he was attacked by one ... and that's why she got him one for his birthday. Sources close to the 'RHOA' star tell TMZ ... Kim and the family recently fostered 3 puppies from a…

Isaiah Thomas: I Won't Sit During National Anthem
NBA superstar Isaiah Thomas says he will NOT be sitting during the national anthem this upcoming season ... but tells TMZ Sports he supports his fellow athletes for doing what they feel is right. We spoke with the Celtics point guard about players…

Six Flags Over Texas, No Plans to Remove Confederate Flag After Charlottesville Attack
Six Flags Over Texas is standing firm on flying the Confederate States of America flag, despite the uproar post-Charlottesville. Park officials tell TMZ, they see a fundamental distinction between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle…

'Hamilton' L.A. Premiere Draws Tons of Stars
"Hamilton" has been on Broadway for 2 years, so you'd think most celebs who frequently travel coast to coast would have seen it by now ... apparently not. A slew of celebs showed up at the Pantages theatre in Hollywood Wednesday for opening night…

Jermichael Finley Blasted By Baby Mama, 'Don't Forget You're Black!'
Jermichael Finley's baby mama just WENT OFF on the former NFL tight end for trashing guys like Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick over their protests ... telling him, "You are black!"  The ex-Green Bay Packer really pissed off his…

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