Investigators believe that a Texas man shot to death by deputies with his hands up was holding a knife, the sheriff told reporters on Wednesday.
Footage was posted online of the shooting of 41-year-old Gilbert Flores in San Antonio that appeared to show him raise his hands before being shot. The first piece of footage of the Aug. 28 incident was filmed from a distance. It does not show one of Flores' hands, which was apparently obscured by a utility pole.
A second video that provides more "clarity" of the shooting
is being investigated by police, who have not made the video public yet.
"We believe that Mr. Flores had a knife in his hand, and that video will help us have a better idea of exactly what he had in his hand," Sheriff Susan Pamerleau of Bexar County told reporters.
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Vigils have been scheduled for Wednesday night to honor Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was gunned down in the line of duty in Fox Lake, Illinois, Tuesday. Flags were at half-staff Wednesday morning outside official buildings in Fox Lake, a community about 60 miles north of Chicago, and flowers, balloons and mementoes were being placed in front of the police department. Supporters flocked to the station to honor Gliniewicz as officials continue a manhunt for three armed men suspected in his killing. "I came over here with my favorite teddy bear because he was such a great guy," 11-year-old Lilly Johnson said at the site. Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the police force, was remembered as a family man and a youth mentor with an unmatched dedication to serving his community.
The Kentucky clerk who says she's following "God's word" in her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a longtime civil servant with her own history of marital struggles.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was divorced three times and had children out of wedlock before experiencing a religious awakening that cemented her obedience to Christian scripture — and her defiance of the country's highest court.
Her act of resistance has rocked her small Appalachia community 60 miles east of Lexington and made headlines nationwide, fed by a video of her denying a marriage license to David V. Moore and his partner of 17 years, David Ermold. The Tuesday confrontation sparked a protest inside the Rowan County Courthouse, with supporters of the couple and of Davis shouting over each other. A similar scene unfolded Wednesday, when a second same-sex couple asked for a marriage license.
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American Catholics are markedly tolerant of non-traditional families, with large majorities open to divorced, single, unmarried and gay parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday in advance of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for a meeting on families. Although nine in 10 U.S. Catholics say a family headed by a married mother and father is ideal, most said other types of families are acceptable and for some of those surveyed, as good. Eighty-seven percent are okay with single parents, 83 percent with divorced parents, 84 percent with unmarried parents and 66 percent with gay parents.
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An unarmed teenager was under the influence marijuana and a psychedelic drug when he was shot and killed by an Arlington, Texas police officer Aug. 7, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office says.
A report released Wednesday by the medical examiner said 19-year-old Christian Taylor was under the influence of hallucinogenic and psychedelic drugs when he was shot and killed by 49-year-old rookie police officer Brad Miller during a confrontation at a South Arlington car dealership.
Police officers were responding to a burglary call at Classic Buick GMC when they discovered someone had driven an SUV through the showroom glass.
Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday.
A Baltimore judge has refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of a black man who was in their custody. During a hearing Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams denied a defense motion for the charges to be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct on the part of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. The officers are facing charges in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old received a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody on April 12. He died a week later. Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse Wednesday morning, holding yellow signs with slogans including, "Stop racism now'' and "Indict, convict, jail.'' One banner said "Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.''
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A Florida woman is charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill a homeless man who she said was giving her grandkids lice, according to police and court records.
Pamela King Vanorsdale, 50, of New Smyrna Beach — who's also referred to in Volusia County court records as "Vanarsdale" — is free on $25,000 bond pending her arraignment Sept. 17 on a second-degree charge of solicitation to commit murder.
According to the charging affidavit, Vanorsdale called her ex-son-in-law to ask him to "pop" the intended victim with a gun and ammo should would provide.
Referring to a 22-year-old homeless man she said was having an affair with one of her married daughters, Vanorsdale asked the would-be gunman, identified as Daniel E. Dionne of Daytona Beach, to "get him out of here" because the man was "messing with" her grandchildren, according to the affidavit.
She specifically complained that the children were "coming home with lice," investigators said.
As the pop star sang her hit 'Style', a fan rushed on stage and was tackled by security guards.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday, trying to recover from the worst start to a September in 13 years, NBC News reported.
The Dow Jones industrial average quickly gained 293 points as the major averages advanced more than 1 percent to bring the S&P 500 out of correction, or less than 10 percent away from its 52-week high.
U.S. stocks closed nearly 3 percent lower on Tuesday for the worst first day of September trade since 2002.
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More Americans will take to the streets and skies this Labor Day weekend than last year, in a continuation of recent travel trends.
According to the AAA Labor Day Holiday Travel Forecast, 35.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day weekend, a 1 percent increase from 2014 and the fourth consecutive year of growth in Labor Day travel.
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Taco Bell is testing crispy chicken taco shells. A spokesperson for Yum Brands, Taco Bell's parent company, confirmed the news Wednesday, adding that the shells were being tested exclusively in Bakersfield, California restaurants.
The test began Aug. 27 and will end Sept. 23. The company will then evaluate whether to go forward with a wider launch based on the response from consumers, according to the spokesperson.
A police cruiser was shot at before crashing and catching fire in Millis, Massachusetts.
State police, local police and a SWAT team, with large rifles drawn, responded to the scene after shots were fired at a Millis Police cruiser. The vehicle was struck by gunfire before crashing and catching fire.
The state police air wing also responded, along with detectives, a ballistics unit, crime scene techs and fire investigators. Several local police departments are also on scene.
Police confirm the officer has been hospitalized, but no information on his or her condition was immediately available.
Two North Carolina brothers are finally receiving compensation, three decades after they were wrongfully convicted in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. They were awarded $750,000 each on Wednesday by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Henry McCollum, 51, was given the money on behalf of himself and his half-brother, Leon Brown, 47, who is in the hospital and could not attend.
McCollum and Brown were released in September 2014 after a judge vacated their convictions, citing new DNA evidence that points to another man in the killing and raping of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in 1983. McCollum had been the longest-serving inmate on North Carolina's death row. Brown had been sentenced to life in prison.
In the months since their release, both men have had trouble adjusting to the outside world after spending most of their adult lives in prison. Money has been a problem, but McCollum told The Associated Press in June that the most important part of the pardon was having his name cleared.
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