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Burlington, Wash. • Police searched Saturday for a gunman who authorities said fatally shot five people in a mall north of Seattle before fleeing toward an interstate highway on foot. People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked …

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  • Police confront protesters blocking I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police and black man
    Charlotte, N.C. • Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and ...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah student’s marijuana-laced brownies send two kids to hospital
    Salt Lake City police are investigating after an elementary school student brought marijuana-laced brownies to school on Thursday, which sent two othe...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • An activist slaps high fives with members of the National Guard in Charlotte, N.C. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Protesters marched through the streets of Charlotte on Friday to protest Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. After darkness fell, dozens or people carried signs and chanted to urge police to release dashboard and body camera video that could show more clearly what happened. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) Charlotte to release body and dash camera video of shooting
    Charlotte, N.C. • Charlotte’s police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man a...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man resolves school bomb hoax case with plea deal
    A 22-year-old Salt Lake County man accused of leaving a fake bomb outside Oquirrh Hills Elementary School in Kearns last year has resolved the case wi...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 03:45 pm   |     |   Share

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  • Mourners exit funeral services for Tyre King, the 13-year-old Ohio boy who was fatally shot by Columbus police, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Police say Officer Bryan Mason shot Tyre on Sept. 14 after the boy ran from investigators and pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Hundreds at funeral for Ohio boy, 13, fatally shot by police
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  • Law enforcement officers work at the crime scene outside of Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., where several people were fatally shot on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Authorities in Washington State say several people have been killed during a shooting at the mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. Sgt. Mark Francis says authorities are searching for a man wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall.  (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP) Authorities: 3 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle
    Burlington, Wash. • A gunman opened fire in a crowded mall north of Seattle, killing three people and critically wounding another before fleeing Frida...
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  • Debris falls upon Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers and protesters as officers began to push protesters from the intersection near the Epicentre in Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency in the city. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) Third night of Charlotte protests stays largely peaceful
    Charlotte, N.C. • Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release vi...
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  • Pipe-wielding man damages cars, fire engine, runs at Salt Lake City firefighting crew before surrendering
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) Utah Jazz: NBA takes initiative with players in dealing with anthem controversy
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