Charlotte to release body and dash camera video of shooting CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte's police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around demands that the public see the video. Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference that the video would be made available through a web link in a news release that was coming out shortly after he addressed the media. He said that and other evidence they were releasing would corroborate their account of how things unfolded, including that Keith Lamont Scott was holding a gun when he was shot.
Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war. The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria's largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water following the escalation in fighting over the past few days. Government forces captured the rebel-held Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat as airstrikes pounded rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, killing 52 people, including 11 children and six women, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy's Department Store. By the time police arrived moments later, the carnage at the Macy's makeup counter was complete. Four people were dead and the shooter was gone, last seen walking toward Interstate 5. A fifth victim, a man, died in the early morning hours Saturday as police finished sweeping the 434,000-square-foot building. "There are people waking up this morning and their world has changed forever. The city of Burlington has probably changed forever, but I don't think our way life needs to change," Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said Saturday at a news conference.
War crimes tribunal for IS detainees lacks support WASHINGTON (AP) - War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal. Two years after the IS onslaught in northern Iraq, the investigators, as well as U.S. diplomats, say the Obama administration has done little to pursue prosecution of the crimes that Secretary of State John Kerry has called genocide. Current and former State Department officials say that an attempt in late 2014 to have a legal finding of genocide was blocked by the Defense Department, setting back efforts to prosecute IS members suspected of committing war crimes.
Priests' murders rattle Mexican city gripped by violence POZA RICA, Mexico (AP) - In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper into despair. The killings in Poza Rica, in the troubled Gulf state of Veracruz, also came at a moment of heightened tension between the Roman Catholic Church and Mexico's government. Church leaders are increasingly frustrated by authorities' inability to protect their priests under President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration, and the church is openly opposing his proposal to legalize gay marriage by encouraging the faithful to join demonstrations around the country.
Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted. In an election year that has upended political convention, the candidates' best opportunity to conquer their weaknesses will come in the most traditional of campaign forums: Monday's 90-minute, prime-time debate. Both campaigns expect a record-setting television audience for the high-stakes showdown, which could help tip the balance in a tight White House race. The visuals alone will be striking as the candidates step behind their podiums at Hofstra University in suburban New York.
Clinton's debate experience could shape encounter with Trump WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton has appeared in more than 30 primary debates during her two presidential campaigns, a deep history she can draw upon as she faces Donald Trump on Monday night. Clinton has been through the debate gauntlet in two New York Senate campaigns as well as in presidential primary match-ups against then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders this year and other challengers. Here's a look at some key moments of Clinton's past debates that could influence her performance against Trump: -- BULLYING CAN BACKFIRE Clinton's first 2000 Senate debate with Republican rival Rick Lazio, then New York congressman, shows what could go wrong for Trump if he tries to bully her.
Savior or disaster? UK's Labour divided on Corbyn victory LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Soft-spoken socialist Jeremy Corbyn is the antithesis of Donald Trump. But the British politician - resoundingly re-elected leader of the opposition Labour Party on Saturday - is riding the same wave of anti-centrist sentiment that's propelling the brash U.S. Republican presidential candidate. Both are political outsiders who have unsettled their parties and energized their large fan bases, but whose ability to win power remains unproven. To supporters like Carel Buxton, a retired school principal from London, the 67-year-old longtime leftist Corbyn is "authentic." "People in this country are sick to death of well-spoken, booted-and-suited slimy politicians," she said.
College players join protests, raise fists for anthems Football players for Michigan and Michigan State along with a group of students at North Carolina raised their fists during the national anthem Saturday. The gestures at the games come following a week punctuated by riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the killing of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three Michigan State players - Delton Williams, Kenney Lyke and Gabe Sherrod - held their right fists in the air while standing on the sideline before the No. 8 Spartans hosted No. 11 Wisconsin. "Whether somebody salutes, puts the hand over their heart or does something else, everybody has a choice to make," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio added after the Spartans' 30-6 loss.