- 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.
- 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.
- NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn't matter because officers who confronted him didn't know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said.
- Unanswered questions surround N. Carolina police shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Unanswered questions still surround the fatal police shooting of a black man by a black police officer in North Carolina despite a week of rallies and marches calling for wider investigations and more transparency by law enforcement.
- Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court is expected to hear arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments.
- Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crowd of several hundred people gathered in the growing darkness outside Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, before the first Vaux's Swift darted into view high above.
- Striking a chord! 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.
- California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — A blaze in a rugged area south of San Jose threatened hundreds of structures and destroyed at least one home as it burned aggressively, after charring more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber.
- 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.
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