South Carolina Protests
All is calm outside the southern U.S. South Carolina statehouse Sunday, a day after scuffles broke out when the white supremacy group Ku Klux Klan protesting the removal of the Confederate flag came face-to-face with African-American activists demonstrating nearby.
Police in the state capital, Columbia, made several arrests, but there were no reports of injuries as protesters from both sides taunted and yelled at each other.
Police eventually escorted the outnumbered Ku Klux Klan members from the grounds of the state capitol, as others dispersed.
The Confederate flag, viewed by opponents as a historic symbol of racial hatred toward blacks, was removed from the statehouse grounds in response to last month's killings of nine black church-goers in the city of Charleston.
Former US President Released From Hospital
Former U.S. president George H. W. Bush has been released from a hospital in Maine, four days after he fell and broke a bone in his neck.
The 91-year-old Mr. Bush, the oldest living former president, went into the hospital on Wednesday after breaking a vertebrae while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
"He is in good enough condition that they can continue his recovery at home,'' Mr. Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath said.
Mr. Bush fractured his C2 vertebra, the second one below the skull, but it didn't affect his spine. Doctors treating him had called it "a significant injury," but said he was in excellent shape and they anticipated he would make a full recovery.
Mr. Bush, who has Parkinson's disease, was last hospitalized for a week in December due to breathing difficulties.
Mr. Bush is the father of former president George W. Bush and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.