• September 24, 2016

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The Latest: Charlotte police says man 'absolutely' had a gun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):

The Latest: Cedar Rapids leaders ask onlookers to stay away

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding along rain-swollen rivers in Iowa (all times local):

Video demand dominates 5th day of protests in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Amid anxiety and unease over the police shooting of a black man, demonstrations in Charlotte have gone from violent to peaceful, although demands to see video of the encounter remain at the forefront of discussions for those taking to the streets.

Iowa braces for flooding with more rain on the way

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers filled sandbags and homeowners began moving things out of their basements on Saturday in preparation for flooding along the Cedar River in Iowa.

The Latest: 'Thankful for my life' after mall shooting

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):

Injuries reported when car hits onlookers before parade

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis area police say injuries have been reported after a car hit people waiting for a homecoming parade to begin.

City 'changed forever' as authorities hunt mall gunman

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A gunman police said killed five people in a Washington state mall remained at large Saturday as authorities appealed for help in identifying the suspect but said there were no indications the slayings north of Seattle were a terrorist act.

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa cop of manslaughter

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street. Now, they have to prove it.

Hundreds at funeral for Ohio boy, 13, fatally shot by police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery.

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

Obstacles abound as 2 poor US cities consider merging

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two of the country's poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both, though they may need a sizable boost in taxpayer dollars to make it happen.

Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — To much of the world, Charlotte is the Queen City — a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, the nation's banking capital.

Transgender man sues over Indiana law blocking name change

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A transgender man granted asylum by the U.S. last year is challenging an Indiana law that prevents him from changing his first name to a male name that matches his gender identity.

Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood.

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida's 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge this November in his safely Democratic district.

New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African-American history can call home will culminate as President Barack Obama officially opens the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Police: Lone gunman kills 4 females at Washington state mall

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Police searched Saturday for a gunman who opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females, authorities said.

Judge dismisses lawsuit over sex offender passport marker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children is premature because the marker provision is not yet in effect, a federal judge said in a ruling dismissing the suit.

New law may complicate release of Charlotte police video

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Protesters who have filled the streets to push for the release of video of a fatal police shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a week.

Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was charged in last weekend's New Jersey and New York City bombings.

The Latest: Church choir sings spirituals on street corner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Charlotte after the shooting of a black man by police (all times local):

GOP lawmaker: FBI gave immunity to top Clinton aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman.

Death sentence for man who killed 2 to get wedding money

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed two people and dismembered one of them as part of a plot to steal money to pay for his wedding and honeymoon was sentenced to death Friday.