- Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.
- The Latest: Police: California man shot by officers has died
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):
- AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases
DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.
- 9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.
- The Latest: Man charged in Charlotte parking deck assault
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):
- Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.
- Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Vaux's (pronounced VOX) Swift, a tiny migratory bird species, has adapted well to urban living and now roosts in old brick chimneys along the West Coast during its annual migration from Canada to Central America and back.
- Striking a cord! Bostonians embrace pop-up painted pianos
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians are embracing the painted pianos that have popped up across the city and neighboring Cambridge in recent days.
- Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions.
- Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.