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White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE:  A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counter demonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting James Fields, 21, of all charges stemming from the deadly attack that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a city park of white supremacists gathered for the “Unite…

Muslim teen killed after leaving Virginia mosque

WASHINGTON: A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock on Monday after a 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. Authorities are "NOT investigating this murder as a hate crime," police said on Twitter. Social media lit up with anger over…

Congressman shot at US lawmakers baseball practice

WASHINGTON: At least five people people including a top Republican congressman were wounded in a Washington suburb early on Wednesday morning when a shooting erupted as they practiced for an annual baseball game between lawmakers. Senior congressman Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, according to fellow Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks who told CNN at least two law enforcement officers and one congressional staffer were also shot in the incident in Alexandria, Virginia. "Five people were transported medically from the…