California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions. The videos show the officer fired four times at close range almost immediately after Alfred Olango, 38, suddenly raised both hands to chest level and took what was described as a shooting stance. The shots came less than a minute after police arrived at the scene in response to Olango's sister calling 911 and reporting he was acting erratically. The videos were released after three nights of unruly and, at times, violent protests in El Cajon, and on the eve of a demonstration organized by clergy and supporters of Olango's family, who had pressured authorities to show the footage of the fatal encounter.
The Latest: Lawyer says officer provoked man before shooting A lawyer for the family of an unarmed black man killed by police in California says video shows an officer provoked the man before opening fire. Attorney Dan Gilleon says cellphone footage released by police on Friday shows what he calls "a cowboy with his gun drawn provoking a mentally disturbed person" into reacting. Police say Alfred Olango was shot Tuesday after he pulled something from his pocket and took a shooting stance toward the officer, who shot him. It turned out Olango was holding an e-cigarette device with a barrel-like tip. El Cajon police Chief Jeff Davis says authorities decided to make the video public after protests over the shooting became increasingly violent.
Twitter, 'lies' and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her "disgusting" sexual past and then - in one of presidential history's more bizarre moments - encouraged Americans to watch a "sex tape" he said would support his case. The tweet-storm that Trump launched into at 3:20 a.m. started a day of did-that-just-happen moments that ended with Clinton's campaign calling Trump an adult film star. Even many of Trump's supporters shook their heads at their candidate's latest outburst, worried it could further hurt him among the nation's women, many of them already skeptical, whose votes he'll badly need to win election.
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Analysis: Trump won't change; he can't let go of a grudge WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump will not change. He may surround himself with new staff and even listen to their advice for a while. He may stick to a scripted, more measured message if it looks to be working. But he'll always be the man who can't let go of a grudge, whether it's with a judge who ruled against him or a military father whose son was killed fighting for the United States overseas. He'll always be the man who embarrassed a young beauty queen about her weight, then defended his comments two decades later when Hillary Clinton raised them in a debate.
NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because of his injuries Friday and struggled to lift clues from the train's black box recorders. Authorities want to know why the NJ Transit commuter train with engineer Thomas Gallagher at the controls smashed through a steel-and-concrete bumper and hurtled into the station's waiting area Thursday morning. A woman on the platform was killed, and more than 100 others were injured. NTSB vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said the board, the lead agency in the investigation, has been "in touch" with Gallagher, but "unfortunately, as you may know, he was injured, so we're scheduling the interview with him." She said blood and urine were taken from him and sent for testing, standard procedure in train accidents.
Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught BEIRUT (AP) - The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed for her father. "Forget the dust. I'll wash your face and give you water. Come on, sweetheart," one rescuer said. Bruised and battered but alive, Ghazl Qassem was among the lucky survivors of the attack earlier this week. Four days later, rescue workers were still digging Friday through the rubble of the apartment building after pulling out the bodies of 20 people, including nine children, most from Ghazl's family.
Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and ways for their governments to fight transnational crimes, including illegal drugs. Duterte has said his public death threats against drug suspects are designed to scare them to stop selling drugs and to discourage would-be users.
US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday. The disclosure comes amid heightened concerns that foreign hackers might undermine voter confidence in the integrity of U.S. elections. Federal officials and many cybersecurity experts have said it would be nearly impossible for hackers to alter an election's outcome because election systems are very decentralized and generally not connected to the internet. The official who described detecting the hacker activity was not authorized to speak publicly on the subject and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children NEW YORK (AP) - A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials' belief that infections after birth in children are similar to infections in adults- most people don't feel sick, and some develop only mild symptoms like fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. Some experts say there's not enough data to answer questions about the virus's potential impact on the developing brains of infants and small children, however.
American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - The United States had the lead. Rory McIlroy made sure that was all it had Friday in the Ryder Cup. The American sweep of the opening session of matches at Hazeltine was all but forgotten when McIlroy rolled in a 20-foot eagle putt, took a bow on the 16th green and delivered a defiant message to the crowd and to the U.S. team desperate to win back the cup. Europe isn't going anywhere. "I'm not fazed by anything that is said by the crowd," McIlroy said. "And I'm not fazed by anything that the U.S. team throws at us." The Americans threw a haymaker with the first opening-session sweep in four decades.