Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of El Cajon, California, on Wednesday for a second night of protests against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill black man, Alfred Olango. The 38-year-old Olango had pulled something from his pocket and pointed it at an officer. Police said Wednesday night that the object was a vape smoking device. The protesters were peaceful but loud as they marched, with many shouting, "No justice, no peace."
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Two students and a teacher were injured in a shooting at Townville Elementary School near Greenville, South Carolina, on Wednesday. A teenage suspect was arrested. Authorities said the two students had been shot on a playground and were being treated at a Greenville hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. Teachers, all of whom had taken active-shooter training, locked the school's doors, preventing the attacker from getting inside. A volunteer firefighter subdued the 14-year-old suspect. Later, the suspect's father, Jeffrey Osborne, was found dead at his home about two miles away. Osborne, 47, was fatally shot before the school attack.
Source: NBC News, The Greenville News
Authorities detained and questioned five people in Brooklyn, New York, late Sunday as investigators searched for clues about who was behind the Saturday bombing that injured 29 people in Manhattan. Then on Monday morning, authorities said 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami is sought in connection with the bombing. Authorities said they were investigating evidence that could link two pressure-cooker bombs filled with shrapnel — only one of which exploded — in New York to a pipe bomb that exploded the same day in Seaside Park, New Jersey. That device blew up in a garbage can near the route of the Marine Semper Fi 5K charity race, and injured no one.
Source: The New York Times, The Washington Post
The Arquette family is mourning the death of Alexis Arquette.
In a Facebook post shared with Wonderwall.com, brother Richmond Arquette confirmed the sad news that Alexis -- an outspoken actor, musician, cabaret performer and transgender activist -- passed away on Sept. 11 at 12:32 a.m. at the age of 47.
The woman believed to be the nurse kissed by a jubilant American sailor in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945 has died at the age of 92. Though several people have claimed to be the woman shown in the iconic photo, Greta Friedman was deemed the mostly likely. Just 21 at the time of the snapshot, Friedman didn't know the sailor, George Mendonsa, when he kissed her. "The excitement of the war bein’ over, plus I had a few drinks," Mendonsa later said, "so when I saw the nurse I grabbed her, and I kissed her."
Source: CNN, CBS News
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, died Monday at her home in St. Louis after what her daughter said was a long battle with cancer. She was 92. Schlafly was known for her leadership in grassroots campaigns opposing everything from Communism to abortion. She also founded the Eagle Forum, an ultraconservative political group, in 1975. She championed traditional, stay-at-home roles for women, drawing harsh criticism from feminists. Betty Friedan, a feminist leader who debated her over the ERA, compared Schlafly to a religious heretic.
Source: The Washington Post, The New York Times
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