Charlotte Protests: State of Emergency Declared After Violent Clashes:
Protesters clashed with police in Charlotte for a second night Wednesday — a day after violence erupted in the city over the killing of an African-American man by an officer.
Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency, and said he’ll deploy members of the National Guard and state highway patrol to Charlotte.
One person was shot by another civilian during the latest protests Wednesday night, city officials said.
New York Bombing: Investigators Seek 2 Witnesses:
Investigators searching for evidence after a bomb exploded in New York say they’re looking for two witnesses who could help them in the case.
The FBI wants to speak with two men allegedly seen on surveillance video removing a pressure cooker with wires and duct tape on it from a piece of luggage left in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday. The agency released a photograph of the men Wednesday and asked for the public’s assistance locating them
Nearly 1.5 Million Without Power In Puerto Rico:
Puerto Rico has gone dark.
A power outage on the island has left nearly 1.5 million people without power, according to a statement from the government-run electric company AEE.
The blackout is affecting most of the country, causing traffic jams and forcing business closures.
But telecommunications services are working normally and the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport continues to operate, Alejandro García Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, said at a news conference.
Padilla said the outage will last for hours, though some areas may get electricity back in two to four hours.
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Clinton Ignores Trump, Delivers Speech On Helping Disabled:
Hillary Clinton’s aides wanted their candidate to start talking more about policy and less about Trump. On Wednesday, Clinton did just that.
The Democratic presidential nominee forcefully argued in favor of giving people with disabilities an equal chance at success during an event here, saying defending the disabled would be “a vital aspect of my presidency.”
The speech offered implicit contrast with Trump — who last year memorably mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, whose arthrogryposis impairs the movements in his arms. But Clinton entirely ignored the Republican nominee during the event, never using his name in the roughly 30-minute speech.
Brangelina Split: What We Know And Don’t Know:
The news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no more was certainly a shocker.