August 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of August 2016.
1. CDC Issues Zika Warning 2. U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya 3. DNC Cleans House 4. Mobsters Arrested 5. Delta Is Grounded 6. First U.S. Zika Death 7. Michael Phelps, Golden Boy 8. ESPN's John Saunders Dies 9. Deadly Police Stop Sparks Violence in Milwaukee 10. Cash Payment to Iran Tied to Prisoner Release 11. Gawker Shuts Down 12. U.S. To Phase Out Private Prisons 13. Manafort Resigns from Trump Campaign 14. Federal Judge Rejects Obama's Transgender Bathroom Regulations 15. Actor and Funnyman Gene Wilder Dies
- Unrest, Violence After Deadly Police Stop in Milwaukee
- On August 13, 2016, a police officer fatally shoots a fleeing man armed with a semiautomatic handgun. Protests and violence ensue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Protesters set fires and throw objects at patrol cars—sending one police officer with a head injury. Governor Scott Walker activates the Wisconsin National Guard to help law enforcement handle the protesters. The next day, a city-wide curfew helps diffuse further violence.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps