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Report of Shooting at SC Elementary School According to Sheriff's Office

 

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded after SC elementary school shooting; teen suspect in custody.

 

Law enforcement officers are responding to a reported shooting at a South Carolina elementary school.

 

News media outlets quote Anderson County Sheriff's Office Lt. Sheila Cole as saying the shooting was reported at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County on Wednesday afternoon.

 

WYFF TV reports that helicopters landed by the school and students were evacuated to a nearby church.

 

The school is located near the Georgia state line.

 

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Charlotte Has 4th Night of Protest Over Police Shooting

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Demonstrators carried signs, chanted and marched in a peaceful protest hours after the family of a black man shot by police released video showing the events leading up to his death.

 

Shooting

 

Friday's march through Charlotte's business district was the fourth night of demonstrations over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier in the week.

 

After darkness fell, dozens of people took to the streets to urge police to release dashboard and body camera video that could show more clearly what happened. Police have said Scott was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book.

 

The group, which appeared smaller than previous nights, carried a banner that said "Just Release the Tapes."

 

Earlier in the day, footage recorded by Keith Lamont Scott's wife and released by his family shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

 

The 2 ½-minute video released by the family does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. In the video Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, tells officers that he has a TBI, or traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells her husband to get out of the car so police don't break the windows. She also tells him, "don't do it," but it's not clear what she means.

 

 

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NC Gov Says His Heart 'bleeds' for Charlotte

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —"My heart bleeds for what our great city is going through."

 

Riot

 

That's what North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory told WBTV-TV about the two nights of violence in Charlotte after the fatal police shooting of a black man.

 

McCrory has declared a state of emergency and is sending in the National Guard.

 

Police say 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott had a gun when a police officer shot him Tuesday. Neighbors say Scott was holding a book, not a gun.

 

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IRS Chief Apologizes to Congress for Lost Information

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commissioner of the IRS is apologizing to Congress for information his agency lost and inaccurate statements he made during congressional investigations of its treatment of tea party and other conservative groups.

 

John Koskinen is facing an impeachment effort by House conservatives, and he's set to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee. That panel released his opening statement late Tuesday.

 

Koskinen's statement doesn't provide specifics.

 

But in documents his lawyers circulated last week, they noted that he told lawmakers in June 2014 that no emails had been destroyed. And, they say, it wasn't until June 2015 that he learned that a computer hard drive containing numerous emails had been destroyed by IRS workers back in 2011.

 

Koskinen is opposing the impeachment effort.

 

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The Latest: Official Says Suspect's Dad Contacted FBI in '14

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on explosive devices being found in New York and New Jersey (all times local):

 

12:10 p.m.

A law enforcement official says the father of the man suspected in bombings in New York City and New Jersey had contacted the FBI following a 2014 stabbing to express concerns that his son was a terrorist.

 

Manhattan Bomb

 

The official says the FBI looked into the matter, but that Mohammad Rahami later retracted his comment and said he meant that his son was hanging out with the wrong crowd, including gangs.

 

Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested for stabbing a person in the leg and possession of a firearm in 2014. But a grand jury declined to indict him, despite a warning from the arresting officer that Rahami was likely "a danger to himself or others."

 

The official who spoke to AP insisted on anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

 

Mohammad Rahami told reporters outside his chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Tuesday morning that he called law enforcement twice. He didn't elaborate.

 

— Eric Tucker in Washington and Josh Cornfield in Pennsylvania contributed to this report.___

 

10:30 a.m.

 

People are now coming and going as usual in the Manhattan neighborhood rocked by a bomb — although jarring reminders of the weekend blast remain.

 

West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues is open to pedestrians and vehicles. But an art gallery, a design studio and a fitness center still have shattered or missing windows.

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled meetings with neighborhood residents on Tuesday.

 

 

 

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Wells Fargo CEO promises help for customers

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wells Fargo CEO is promising action to assist any customers who were hurt by having accounts opened without their permission to meet sales quotas.

 

John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday the bank will contact all deposit customers in the U.S., including those who already had fees refunded, to invite them to review their accounts with their banker.

 

Regulators fined San Francisco-based Wells Fargo $185 million earlier this month. Some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired and the bank has said it will end all product sales targets for all retail banking employees.

 

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