MILWAUKEE—Milwaukee's curfew on teenagers and community leaders' calls for restraint brought relative calm to the city overnight after two nights of riots sparked by the fatal shooting of a black man by a black police officer. Sylville Smith, 23, was killed on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13, after he was stopped for acting suspiciously and then fled. Authorities said he was carrying an illegal handgun and refused orders to drop it when he was shot.
Now, all you need is a phone number to start a video call with any contact who uses an Android- or iOS-based smartphone. Google on Tuesday, Aug. 16, launched Google Duo, pitting it directly against Apple Inc's FaceTime, which allows video calls only between Apple devices. Duo will also compete with Microsoft Corp's video-calling app Skype, Facebook Inc's Messenger and even its own Hangout app.
Eight people have died and 40,000 homes have been affected in the "historic flooding event" that has deluged Louisiana in recent days, Governor John Bel Edwards said at a press conference on Tuesday. "It's unprecedented," he told reporters in Baton Rouge. "We understand that there are a lot of people who are suffering." The governor said emergency crews had rescued more than 20,000 people and 1,000 pets and continued to search for more after a storm that broke historic records for 24-hour rainfall in multiple locations.
The Federal Reserve could possibly raise U.S. interest rates as soon as September, an influential Fed policymaker said on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in comments that boosted the dollar ahead of next week's signature meeting of world central bankers. New York Fed President William Dudley said that as the U.S. labor market tightens and as evidence builds of wage gains, "we're edging closer towards the point in time where it will be appropriate I think to raise interest rates further."
WARSAW—Polish and German treasure hunters have started digging at a site in southwest Poland where they believe a Nazi-era train rumored to have gone missing is hidden - despite the skepticism of experts. Andreas Koper and Piotr Richter said last year they had located the train buried underground. According to local legend, it was carrying looted jewels and guns and disappeared into a tunnel ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces in 1945, towards the end of World War Two.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Current men's volleyball Olympic champions and medal favorites United States won the chance to defend their title by securing a quarter-final slot with a 3-0 victory over Mexico on Monday. The U.S. has clawed back from the brink of elimination after losing its first two games to Canada and Italy and began its comeback with a stunning 3-1 win over hosts Brazil. United States overwhelmed the last-placed Mexicans in straight sets (25-23, 25-11, 25-19) in their last preliminary game and is guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals.
Ryan Lochte initially resisted a group of armed men posing as police who robbed the Olympic gold medalist and three fellow American swimmers in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Lochte said in an interview broadcast on Monday, Aug. 15, on the "Today" show. The robbery of Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen early Sunday, Aug. 14, as they returned in a taxi to their hotels after a night of partying, has fed concern over safety at the first Olympic Games in South America.
MILWAUKEE—Tension flared again overnight in Milwaukee, with one person shot and a police officer injured in the second night of riots triggered by the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer. Police violence against African-Americans has ignited sporadic, sometimes violent protests in the past two years. It also has prompted a national debate over race and policing while fuelling the growth of the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement.
LOS ANGELES—Twitter is in discussions with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV—a move that would potentially bring 10 live NFL games and other programming to the set-top this fall, the New York Times reported.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. women's 4x100 meters medley relay team to the 1,000th gold medal in her country's Olympic history on Saturday, and the second of her career. The United States were the defending champions and Manuel's swim came about 40 minutes after she won silver in the 50 freestyle. The 20-year-old, who leaves Rio with two golds and two silvers, won the 100m freestyle in a dead-heat with Canada's Penny Oleksiak on Thursday.