A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. Police said they arrested two men, a Moroccan and a man from Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla, though neither was the driver. Also on Thursday, hours beforehand, a person was killed in an explosion in a house about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Barcelona, in an incident linked to the attack, police added.
HOUSTON (AP) — Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally.
The mother of a 32-year-old woman killed at an anti-fascism rally in Virginia has said she has received death threats. Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer died when a car ploughed into a group of demonstrators, has been vocal in her opposition to racism since her daughter’s death. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up,” Ms Bro told a crowd gathered at her daughter’s memorial service.