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Charlotte shooting victim's wife said he threatened family: court papers

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Less than a year before Keith Scott was shot and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, his wife said in court papers that he had called himself a "killer" and threatened to kill his family with his gun.

Houston police identify shooting suspect who wounded nine

A Houston lawyer suspected of wounding nine people in a shooting spree on Monday has been formally identified by the medical examiner as 46-year-old Nathan DeSai, police said.

Sep 27 2016

Illinois man pleads guilty in celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal

An Illinois man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking the e-mail accounts of high-profile female celebrities in a scandal linked to the online release of nude photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and others.

Tech, Cybersecurity Sep 27 2016

NY blast kills highest ranking firefighter since Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said. | Video

Sep 27 2016

Benefit fund for Orlando club shooting victims begins payments

ORLANDO, Fla. A benefit fund that raised about $29.5 million for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando began to make payments on Tuesday, the city said, with the estates of those killed receiving $350,000 each.

Sep 27 2016

'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie knew of lane closures

NEWARK, N.J. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of a politically motivated scheme to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as it was unfolding, a key prosecution witness testified on Tuesday at the criminal trial of two former Christie associates.

Sep 27 2016

Families of black victims killed by Ohio police want federal probes

COLUMBUS, Ohio The families of two black males fatally shot by Columbus, Ohio, police called on Tuesday for independent investigations by federal officials of the separate incidents.

Sep 27 2016

Overhaul of NY Penn Station, post office advances

NEW YORK New York State officials on Tuesday chose developers for a $1.6 billion project to renovate a century-old historic post office, part of a broader plan to modernize Pennsylvania Station, the outdated labyrinthine train hub in the heart of New York City.

Sep 27 2016

Two California men charged in suspected murder among 'furries'

LOS ANGELES Two men were charged on Tuesday in the triple murder of a Southern California couple and their friend in what local media reported may have been a crime among the so-called "furry" community of people who dress up in animal costumes.

Sep 27 2016

New York City to pay $5.75 million to settle black inmate death lawsuit

NEW YORK New York City on Tuesday agreed to pay $5.75 million to the mother of a mentally ill black man who died in 2013 after he was found in his cell naked and covered in feces at Rikers Island, court records show.

Sep 27 2016

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