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Washington Mall Shooting Suspect in Custody, Police Say


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- A suspect in the Cascade Mall shooting in Burlington, Washington, is now in custody, according to state patrol.The shooting at the Seattle-area mall Friday night killed five people.This is a breaking news story. Check back for more details.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Multiple Victims Reported After Shooting in Baltimore, Police Say


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- As many as eight people were shot Saturday night in Baltimore, according to police, including a 3-year-old girl. Police said at this point there were no life-threatening injuries and three suspects were being pursued. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Take a 360 VR Tour Inside the National Museum of African American History and Cu


Astrid Riecken/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- One hundred years in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public Saturday in Washington, D.C.Black Civil War veterans first suggested the museum in 1915, but it had to wait until the 21st century and for Congress to pass legislation in 2003 before plans to make the museum a reality took shape.The 400,000-square-foot museum sits on the National Mall across from the Washington

Charlotte Police Release Video of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting


Rakeyia Scott(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, released some of the department's tapes of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which has sparked days of protests across the city.Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the release at a news conference Saturday, saying that other footage will come later.In the dash cam video Scott is seen exiting his car, he then walks backwards with his hands before four shots are heard. It is unclear whether there is anything in his han

Manhunt Continues for Gunman in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting That Killed 5


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) --  A manhunt continued Saturday for an unidentified suspect in a shooting at a Seattle-area mall Friday night that killed five people.The suspected gunman entered the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, and 10 minutes later, at about 7 p.m. local time, opened fire in the makeup department of Macy's, police said.Surveillance video images released by authorities showed that the suspect, whom police described as Hispani

Charlotte Police to Release Video of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said police would release the department's tapes of the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which has sparked days of protests across the city.North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement agreeing with the police chief's decision."I have been assured by the State Bureau of Investigation that the release will have no material impact on the independent investigation since most of the known witnesses have been interv

What We Know About the Videos Charlotte Police Haven't Released


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Varying interpretations have emerged of the videos that are said to show the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, after both law enforcement and the victim's family viewed the footage.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said its officers were searching for a suspect who had an outstanding warrant when they encountered Scott, a 43-year-old black man, in a vehicle outside an apartment complex around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police

New African-American Museum Tells 'Essential Part' of American Story, President


ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  President Obama said Saturday that the nation's new African-American history museum opening in Washington, D.C., tells "an essential part of our American story.""This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are," Obama said at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "It helps us better understand the lives, yes, of the president but also the slave, the industrialist but also the porter

Seattle-Area Mall Shooting That Killed 5 Shows 'No Evidence' of Terrorism: FBI


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- The FBI said Saturday that there is no indication of a terrorism link in a shooting at a Seattle-area mall that killed 5."We have no indication this was a terrorism act," an assistant special agent in the FBI's Seattle office said at a press conference Saturday morning on the shooting. "There is no evidence to support that."Authorities are still searching for the gunman who was last seen armed with a rifle after four women and a man were fatally shot Frida

Death Toll in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting Rises to 5, Gunman at Large


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- A gunman who was last seen armed with a rifle remained at large Saturday morning after four women and a man were fatally shot Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington State Patrol said.The victims were shot in the makeup department at Macy's at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, before 7 p.m. local time, police said.In addition to the four women who died earlier, a male who had sustained life-threatening injuries die

Three Dead, Two Injured in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting, Gunman on the Loose, Poli


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- A gunman armed with a rifle is on the loose after 3 women were fatally shot Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington State Patrol said.The shooting occurred at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, before 7 p.m. local time.In addition to the three women fatally shot, one male sustained life-threatening injuries and one female sustained non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer w

Four Dead in Seattle-Area Mall Shooting, Gunman on the Loose, Say Police


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- Four people are dead following a shooting Friday night at a shopping mall about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington State Patrol said.The shooting occurred at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington."4 confirmed deceased in the mall, shooter(s) left scene b4 police arrived, unknown # of shooter, possibly just 1, police clearing mall now," Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer with Washington State Patrol tweeted. This is a developing story. Plea

Report of Active Shooter Near Mall in Burlington, Washington


iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- Washington state police said late Friday that there was an active shooter near the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about an hour north of Seattle. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Maryland Teen Who Was Pepper-Sprayed by Police Shares Her Side of the Story


ABC News(BALTIMORE) --  The 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed by Maryland police has spoken out, sharing her account of what happened Sunday afternoon at a press conference with her mother and attorney Thursday night. Although the teen appeared at the evening press conference, her name has not been released and Ficker has asked that the media refrain from trying to identify her.The teen said she "stood her ground" when the officers told her she was being detained and that she was "a l

Charlotte and Tulsa: How Aftermaths of the Two Deadly Police-Involved Shootings


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Two deadly police-involved shootings in one week left two black, middle-aged men dead in two cities 1,000 miles apart.While there may be similarities in these cases, the aftermaths of these shootings played out very differently. Here's a look how videos of the incidents have been handled, and how the communities reacted in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.CharlottePolice say 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was fatally shot by Brentl

Federal Government Invites Tribal Leaders to 'Consultations' Over Pipeline Prote


ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Federal government invited tribal leaders today to government-to-government consultations, as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues its fight to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.The Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of the Army and other federal agencies extended an invitation for consultations on "how the Federal Government can better account for, and integrate tribal views, on future infrastructure

Family Releases Video of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A video capturing the moments leading up to and following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which has sparked days of protests across the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, was released by the man’s family Friday.In a cellphone video obtained by The New York Times, a woman identified as Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott, is screaming at police not to shoot her husband. Multiple gunshots are then heard, but the actual shooting is not show

Video Release of Keith Lamont Scott's Shooting Depends on 'Timing': Charlotte Of


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) - -As protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, continue to demand for the release of video showing the moment when police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, the city's mayor and police chief agreed the footage should be made public -- but said it's a matter of when."I do believe the video should be released," Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said at a press conference Friday morning. "The question is on the timing."Roberts said that at first she wanted the footag

Heavy Rainfall Floods the Midwest, Closing Schools and Roads


iStock/Thinkstock(MADISON, Wis.) -- Heavy rainfall across the Midwest has caused flash flooding around the region, closing some schools and major roadways Friday morning.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in 13 counties as a result of the flooding.In neighboring Minnesota, up to 14 inches of rain fell overnight on the town of Waseca in the southern part of the state. The Waseca County Sheriff's Office advised in a Facebook post against any unnecessary travel Friday morning

Tennessee Factory Worker Fatally Shoots His Two Supervisors, Self


iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Tenn.) — A factory worker in eastern Tennessee fatally shot his two supervisors and then took his own life Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.The shootings occurred at the Thomas & Betts steel fabrication factory in Athens, located about 60 miles northeast of Chattanooga.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the gunman as Ricky Swafford, 45, and the supervisors as James A. Zotter, 44, and Sandra H. Cooley, 68.A preliminary investigat
 

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