Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Updated at 6:41 a.m. ET Friday Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they stopped a second terrorist attack. Authorities say the two attacks are linked. Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police said early Friday. By...

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Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white supremacist content from their platforms, as websites and musicians alike scramble to distance themselves from the white nationalist movement. In a statement on Wednesday, Spotify blamed the labels and distributors that supply music to its database but said "material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated by us. Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such...

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Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in and around Barcelona Thursday. Five suspects were killed as they tried to carry out a second terrorist attack in a nearby city.

Police believe the attacks are the work of an organized group of terrorists — and that they acted after an accidental explosion derailed their plans to carry out a bombing in Barcelona.

It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it.

"Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to rome.com and we're going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real time.' What a learning tool that is!"

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8/18/17 Panel

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The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today’s panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Editor of the Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, Professor of Political Science at Siena College and Siena College Professor of Economics Aaron Pacitti, and author and professor in the School of Criminal Justice University at Albany, Frankie Bailey.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses last night's Democratic mayoral debate, the terror attack in Barcelona, and the ousting of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board.

The U.S. Navy has relieved the USS Fitzgerald's commander and two other senior leaders of their duties — and it's also praising the crew for saving their ship after the destroyer collided with a large Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

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MLB:

— The Boston Red Sox's principal owner says he wants to take steps to rename a Fenway Park street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. John Henry told the Boston Herald that he is "haunted" by the racist legacy of former owner Tom Yawkey and that he welcomes renaming of Yawkey Way in front of the ballpark and offices.

When was the last time you used the entire container of fresh herbs you bought at the store? Never? Me too. Every time a recipe calls for 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sprigs, I head to a supermarket and reach for a plastic container holding at least three times as much as I need. A few days later, I'm standing by the trashcan observing a moment of silence before I discard a plastic coffin of wasted, withered basil.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms today.  Highs in the upper 70's.

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