Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city's opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters. In their first major ground advance of the offensive, the army and its militia allies seized control of the Handarat Palestinian refugee camp, a few kilometres north of Aleppo, only for rebels to counterattack a few hours later. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the battle was ongoing.
Charlotte police to release video of fatal shooting after protests
By Robert MacMillan and Mike Blake CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Charlotte police will release body camera and dashboard videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man that triggered protests in the North Carolina city, but the footage does not show the victim holding a gun, the head of the force said on Saturday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the release of the video at a briefing, following days of demonstrations at which protesters demanded that authorities allow the public to see clips of the Tuesday shooting. Putney said evidence showed that Keith Scott, who was killed on Tuesday, was holding a gun when he was shot by a police officer, but that the videos themselves were "insufficient" to prove that.
Obstacles abound as 2 poor US cities consider merging
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Two of the country's poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both. But Cleveland could need a sizeable boost in taxpayer dollars to absorb East Cleveland, a place so impoverished that some residents fill their own potholes.
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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened ...
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.
College players join protests, raise fists for anthemsFootball players for Michigan and Michigan State along with a group of students at North Carolina raised their fists during the national anthem Saturday.
Snapchat debuts recording 'Spectacles,' changes company nameNEW YORK (AP) ? Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product.
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