7 things to know now: Tulsa officer charged; Yahoo hack; FBI investigating Brad Pitt abuse claims


Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Tulsa shooting: The Tulsa police officer who shot and killed a man as he walked away with his hands up has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. According to an affidavit filed with the charge, Betty Shelby, the officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher "reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she over reacted.”

2. Video not released: The police chief of Charlotte, N.C., says he will not yet release a video of a police-involved shooting in that city that left a man dead. Chief Kerr Putney cited an ongoing investigation as the reason he is not releasing the tape of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott’s family has seen the video.

3. Yahoo hack: Chances are if you had a Yahoo account in 2014, you’ve been hacked. The company announced Thursday that at least 500 million accounts were hacked in what is believed to be the largest attack of its kind on an email provider. 

>>READ MORE: Here's what to do if your account was hacked

4. Early voting starts: It’s the beginning of the end for the 2016 election season as early voting is set to start Friday in four states. Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont and Virginia residents can fill out ballots beginning today.

5. Workplace shooting: A man who was said to have gotten angry at a meeting at work, left a Tennessee factory Thursday, then returned with a gun and shot and killed his bosses. Ricky Swafford, 45, shot James Zotter, 44, and Sandra Cooley, 68, before turning the gun on himself, according to authorities. The three worked at the Thomas & Betts Corp. in Athens, Tenn.

And one more

The  FBI is looking into allegations of child abuse against actor Brad Pitt, the bureau confirmed Thursday. The incident being investigated supposedly happened onboard a plane, making it the jurisdiction of the FBI. An FBI spokesman said the bureau is "continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued." An investigation by Los Angeles County Child Protective Services is underway.

In case you missed it

For those of us who hate roundabouts.

 


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

Donnelly: Why culture counts in STEM education
Donnelly: Why culture counts in STEM education
Austin is a city steeped in diversity and also in tech — but the twain have yet to meet. In 2014, Google, with a few other tech companies, were brave...
The 5 biggest debate reactions at the Alamo Lakeline
The 5 biggest debate reactions at the Alamo Lakeline
If there were any Donald Trump supporters in the full house at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Lakeline, to watch the first presidential debate, they...
WATCH: Falcons, Saints join hands midfield in circle of unity before kickoff
WATCH: Falcons, Saints join hands midfield in circle of unity before kickoff
The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints kicked off their game with a unique moment Monday night. <div...
Race and gender draw sharp exchanges between Clinton, Trump
Race and gender draw sharp exchanges between Clinton, Trump
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went after each other early and often during Monday's opening debate, arguing over race, gender, trade,...
Austin ISD takes preliminary steps to become innovation district
The Austin school board Monday night took the first step in becoming the latest Central Texas District of Innovation, a designation that gives such...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myStatesman.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myStatesman.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myStatesman.com.