March planned in memory of man shot by police in California EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family. The event comes a day after two videos of the shooting were released by authorities, something the family and community leaders in El Cajon had urged. The videos show the officer fired four times at close range almost immediately after 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.
Breakdown of video in police killing of man in California EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man. One is surveillance video from a restaurant next to the shooting scene; the other is cellphone video shot by a restaurant employee from virtually the same angle. - As the video begins, it shows only Olango, who appears unsteady as he walks through a parking lot. - He stops suddenly and quickly backpedals when he sees a police officer, Richard Gonsalves, who walks toward him with his gun at his side in his left hand.
Orthodox delegation stays away from pope's Mass TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox faithful cannot participate in Catholic services. In the run-up to Francis' Caucasus visit, the Vatican spokesman had said the Orthodox Patriarchate would send a delegation to the Mass in a Tbilisi sports stadium "in a sign of the rapport between the two churches" - suggesting that the chill that had clouded the 1999 visit of St. John Paul II to Georgia had warmed slightly.
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US mood hardens as leader of ally Philippines stokes outrage WASHINGTON (AP) - As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the drug war - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday compared it to the Holocaust - could affect American aid. And while the Obama administration maintains that its 65-year-old alliance with the Philippines remains "ironclad," a senior U.S. diplomat is cautioning Duterte against more anti-U.S. posturing. "I think it would be a serious mistake in a democratic country like the Philippines to underestimate the power of the public's affinity for the U.S.
Mega-Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007, and said Matthew will be approaching Jamaica late Sunday night. It is expected to reach the eastern part of the island on Monday. Jamaicans began clearing out store shelves as they stocked up emergency supplies and Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday called an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss preparations for the storm.
Key facts about El Cajon, California EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria. Here's a look at the city: POPULATION: 103,679 DEMOGRAPHICS: 57 percent white, 28 percent Hispanic, 6 percent black, 4 percent Asian. INCOME: $45,957 median annual household income, $20,430 annual per-capita income, 26 percent in poverty. CRIME: 327 violent crimes, 4 murders, 2,252 property crimes, 0 hate crimes in 2014. PRIMARY LANGUAGES IN SCHOOL DISTRICT: 52 percent English, 23 percent Spanish, 11 percent Arabic, 10 percent Chaldean.
The Latest: Fourth night of protests of police shooting At least 100 people are out on the streets of El Cajon, California, for a fourth night of protests of the police shooting of unarmed black man. The Friday night protest came hours after the release of a video showing the Tuesday shooting of Alfred Olango. The group blocked intersections as they marched through the streets. At one point, the protesters tried to walk onto an interstate freeway, but they were blocked by police. There were not yet any reports of violence, vandalism or arrests. There were fears of unrest after protesters threw bottles and a brick at police and had to be broken up with pepper-spray balls on Thursday night.
AP-NORC Poll: Half of Trump backers don't trust vote count NEW YORK (AP) - Amid Donald Trump's unprecedented assertion that the general election "is going to be rigged," many Americans who are drawn to the Republican nominee's campaign have major doubts about the accuracy of the vote count. Only about a third of Republicans say they have a great deal or quite a bit of confidence that votes in this year's election will be counted fairly, according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Half the people who have a favorable opinion of the Republican nominee say they have little to no confidence in the integrity of the vote count, the poll finds.
Analysis: Change isn't part of Trump's character - or appeal 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 probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. THE INVESTIGATION The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier. The agency is seeking information from the train's engineer, the black boxes that record train data and other crew members. Authorities would not estimate how fast the train was going before it hit a bumper at the end of its track. But the speed limit into the station is 10 mph.