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Charlotte police chief agrees to release video of fatal police shooting of black man

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Police in Charlotte said Saturday they would release two videos of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, the 43-year-old man whose death after a confrontation with an officer set off violent riots this week.

The videos along with other evidence being released will "explain what I believe are the absolute facts," Chief Kerr Putney...Read more

Police videos of Charlotte shooting do not show victim with a gun

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Videos released Saturday do not show Keith Lamont Scott raising a weapon toward officers nor a gun in his hand.

The videos, from a police dashboard camera and a body camera, captures the confrontation Tuesday in which an officer repeatedly orders Scott to drop his gun.

Scott drew the attention of officers who were trying to ...Read more

Three adults found dead in a Fullerton home after child calls police

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Fullerton, Calif., police found two men and a woman dead inside a home after a young girl called police dispatchers Saturday morning and said her parents had died, authorities said.

The cause of the three adults' deaths is under investigation but the case is being treated as a multiple homicide, said Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus.

Two ...Read more

Corbyn crushes rival to remain leader of Britain's Labour Party

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LONDON -- Jeremy Corbyn fought off a challenge to his leadership of Britain's Labour Party, beating his sole rival, Owen Smith, in a party election.

Veteran left-winger Corbyn -- the strong favorite -- won with 313,000 votes to Smith's 193,000, according to the Labour Party's official Twitter feed.

"In our party, we have much more in common ...Read more

The moon, big tides could trigger big earthquakes, study finds

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Why small earthquakes stay small, while others grow into monsters is one of the most enduring mysteries in earthquake science.

A group of researchers offered a partial, but tantalizing answer this month: The moon and big tides.

The scientists zeroed in on times of high tidal stress, which can occur twice a month, during the full moon and the...Read more

Washington state gunman who killed 5 remains at large

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BURLINGTON, Wash. –– A search continued Saturday for the gunman who shot five people to death Friday night in a Burlington shopping mall, and investigators said they didn't know who the gunman is, nor why he opened fire.

Four women were confirmed dead, State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said. A man who had been hospitalized died overnight, ...Read more

Wells Fargo could take back more than $50 million from embattled CEO

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U.S. senators castigated Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf this past week for not seeking to take back some of the $100 million awarded to a retiring executive who oversaw the division at the heart of the company's fake-accounts scandal.

But whenever Stumpf, 63, leaves his post atop the San Francisco banking giant, he could walk away with...Read more

US history is glorious but messy, Obama says at African American museum opening

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WASHINGTON ––The American struggle to celebrate progress while pushing for more equality and opportunity is also the story of black America, President Barack Obama said at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

"That's what this museum is about. I too am American," Obama said on Saturday. "...Read more

Known death toll in migrant boat sinking is now 164

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CAIRO ––Two more bodies were recovered Saturday, bringing to 164 the number retrieved after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the coast of Egypt three days earlier, a provincial official said.

Seventy identified bodies have been given to their families while the rest are still in local hospitals, Wahdan al-Sayed, a spokesman for...Read more

New York Times endorses Clinton for president

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WASHINGTON ––The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying the Democrat's "record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas" represent the best choice to tackle the challenges the U.S. faces.

"Running down the other guy won't suffice to make that argument. The best case for Hillary Clinton cannot be, and is not, that she ...Read more

5 dead in shooting at mall in Washington state; suspect at large

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BURLINGTON, Wash. -- Five people were fatally shot Friday night in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, and officers fanned out searching for the shooter, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Four female victims were confirmed dead Friday evening, State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said. A male victim who had been flown to Seattle's Harborview ...Read more

Elon Musk gazes toward Mars as earthbound businesses hit a snag

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SAN FRANCISCO -- When Elon Musk takes the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, it won't be to rehash terrestrial concerns like a fatal Tesla autopilot crash or a poorly received merger proposal. Instead, the space and electric-car entrepreneur will be talking about realizing his boyhood dream: ...Read more

Union women aren't so pro-Trump in Rust Belt

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NEW YORK -- Tammy Geanangel, a heavy equipment operator, didn't hold back when she heard three men talking about their support for Donald Trump over breakfast at a restaurant in Bloomingdale, Ohio.

"I called them out," said Geanangel, 50, an organizer for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 in nearby Western Pennsylvania, ...Read more

Drug case against Venezuela's 'first nephews' looks weaker

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WASHINGTON -- The once "slam-dunk" drug case against the nephews of the Venezuelan first family is looking more fragile after a two-day hearing and subsequent court filings revealing that prosecutors' key confidential sources are tainted with credibility problems.

When Efrain Campo, 29, and Francisco Flores, 30, were charged last year with ...Read more

Longtime Colombian official declares 'it's time to turn the page' for FARC, government

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BOGOTA, Colombia --As Colombia prepares to sign a peace deal with the FARC guerrillas on Monday that will bring an end to the Western Hemisphere's longest civil conflict, perhaps no one has devoted more years to the agreement than Frank Pearl.

Negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, began in Havana in November ...Read more

Researchers to monitor social media for clues to hate crimes

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LOS ANGELES -- Researchers have undertaken a three-year experiment to learn whether police prevent hate crimes by monitoring racist banter on social media.

British researchers working with the Rand Corp. will monitor millions of tweets related to the Los Angeles area to identify patterns and markers that prejudice-motivated violence is about ...Read more

Four fatally shot in Washington state mall

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SEATTLE--Four people were fatally shot in the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Skagit County, Friday evening, according to a Washington State Patrol trooper.

It's unclear how many people fired shots, Sgt. Mark Francis reported on Twitter. Earlier, he said the suspected shooter, a man, was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from Cascade Mall. A ...Read more

Wildstein says he served one constituent at Port Authority: Gov. Christie

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NEWARK, N.J. -- The architect of an alleged political-payback scheme to cause massive traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 testified Friday that he and another top New Jersey appointee at the bistate Port Authority served just "one constituent": Gov. Chris Christie.

"If it was good for Gov. Christie, it was good for ...Read more

Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches

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NEW YORK-- Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.

Banks analyzing hundreds of fraudulent credit-card transactions in May 2015 tracked the last ...Read more

Miami-Dade, Florida disagree on disclosing locations of Zika mosquitoes

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MIAMI -- At a court hearing Friday for the Miami Herald's lawsuit against Miami-Dade to seek the locations of traps in Miami Beach where mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus were captured, a county attorney said the Florida Department of Health had instructed local officials not to disclose the information -- a statement the state agency strongly ...Read more