Charlotte police to release videos of shooting of black man
By Robert MacMillan and Mike Blake CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - The Charlotte police chief on Saturday said he would release police body camera and dashboard videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man that triggered rioting in the city, following demands from protesters and civil rights leaders that the footage be made public. The shooting on Tuesday of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, was the latest in a series of deadly police encounters across the country in recent years that has raised questions about the use of force by U.S. law enforcement against African-Americans and other minorities. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told a news conference that after speaking with state investigators looking into the shooting he concluded that police could now release the tapes without "adversely impacting" the investigation.
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WASHINGTON (AP) ? America's first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country's first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone "walk away that much more in love" with their country.
Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) ? Authorities say they are searching for a gunman who killed five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are some things to know about the shooting and the investigation:
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Five dead in US mall shooting, gunman on the run
Police searched Saturday for a shooter who killed five people at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington in the latest chapter of America's epidemic of gun violence. The gunman opened fire with a rifle in the makeup section of a Macy's department store, killing four women and a man, police said. The FBI office in Seattle said it had no evidence the shooting was terrorism-related.
Puerto Rico power utility restores service
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) ? Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. Less than 20,000 clients remained without power in some parts of San Juan and other urban areas.
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