James Fields found guilty on all 10 counts, including 1st-degree murder, for ramming car into a group of peaceful counter-protesters following Charlottesville white nationalist rally in 2017.

RT @BreakingNews: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 - @NBCNews

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 - @NBCNews

Tsunami Warning for coastal areas of Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska after powerful prelim. magnitude 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks hit near Anchorage.

NASA says this is the first image transmitted back to Earth from the InSight lander after it touched down on the surface of Mars on Monday afternoon. - @NBCNewsMACH

A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America to the U.S., run from tear gas in front of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico at Tijuana on Sunday - @Reuters

@NBCPolitics Washington Post publisher says Pres. Trump's solidarity with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi's murder is betrayal of American values and failure of leadership, and calls for the president to release evidence if there is reason to doubt CIA's conclusion.

California wildfires: 3 major fires destroying homes and forcing massive evacuations:

-Camp Fire in Butte Co.

-Hill Fire in Thousand Oaks

-Woolsey Fire near Simi Valley and Calabasas

Mandatory evacuation issued for Malibu, California, and the “entire area south of 101 Fwy. from Ventura County line to Las Virgenes / Malibu Cyn, southward to the ocean” due to spreading wildfire, city says.

Fly Jamaica airliner flighter bound for Toronto crash-lands after turning back to Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. - @CTVNews

Emergency officials say evacuations being ordered in parts of Butte Co., Calif., north of Sacramento, due to fast-spreading :

"This fire is very dangerous, please evacuate if asked to do so!"

@AP Ron Helus, the sergeant who confronted the Calif. bar mass shooter, died a hero, sheriff says:

"He was willing to sacrifice his life for the sake of others.”

.@NBCNews projects Ted Cruz (R) wins Texas Senate.

With Cruz victory in Texas, @NBCNews projects Republicans control the Senate.

US Olympic Cmte. says it has filed a complaint against USA Gymnastics organization “seeking to revoke” its recognition as a national governing body; says “prepared to identify and help build” a new organization to lead gymnastics in the US, if necessary.

Google employees are beginning walkouts around the world over handling of sexual misconduct by executives. - @NBCNews

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces in a public letter that she has the beginning stages of dementia, and will step back from public life - @NBCNews

Hurricane Willa strengthens to Category 5; forecast to pound Mexico's west coast.

Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump - @NBCPolitics

@NBCNews @Reuters White House says Sec. of State Pompeo and other top US officials have spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman about disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and “asked for more details and for the Saudi government to be transparent in the investigation process.”

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