News Wrap: Officer who shot unarmed Tulsa man to face charges

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Adrian Colbert raises his fist at a protest calling for the arrest of Officer Betty Shelby, who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher, outside the Tulsa Police headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford - RTSOOXE

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GWEN IFILL:  In the day’s other news:  Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged a white policewoman who killed an unarmed black man last Friday.  Officer Betty Shelby will be tried for first-degree manslaughter.  Video shows Terence Crutcher walking away from Shelby, his arms in the air, before she fired.

The district attorney acknowledged it’s all deeply troubling.

STEVE KUNZWEILER, District Attorney, Tulsa County:  We need to pray for wisdom and guidance on each of our respective paths in life.  Each of us at the end of our days will have to account for our own actions.

GWEN IFILL:  If convicted, Officer Shelby could face at least four years in prison.

JUDY WOODRUFF:  Yahoo is confirming one of the largest breaches of online data ever.  It says hackers stole personal data from 500 million of its users’ accounts.  The Internet company blamed an unspecified state-sponsored actor.  It said the break-in dates to late 2014, but was only recently found.

GWEN IFILL:  Afghanistan signed a draft peace deal today with a notorious Islamist warlord.  Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is believed to be living in Pakistan.  The U.S. designated him a global terrorist in 2003.  Hekmatyar’s representative signed the accord in Kabul.  It grants full political rights to his group, and allows him to return to Afghanistan.

AHMAD GILANI, Head of High Peace Council (through translator):  I am happy and fully confident that the finalizing of this agreement will be the start of permanent peace and stability in Afghanistan.  On this, I congratulate the people of Afghanistan.

GWEN IFILL:  This marks the Afghan government’s first peace deal with insurgents since the U.S. invasion in 2001.

JUDY WOODRUFF:  Police in South Africa clashed with university students today during growing protests against rising tuition.  Officers fired tear gas in Johannesburg after students started throwing rocks.  and they surrounded a student residence where protesters gathered.  The demonstrators say fee increases will only add to racial inequalities, with many black students unable to afford the cost of college.

GWEN IFILL:  Power is slowly returning to Puerto Rico tonight.  The island has been in the dark for nearly 24 hours, after a fire at a power plant caused a widespread blackout.  It’s affected 3.5 million people.

JUDY WOODRUFF:  On Wall Street, stocks posted more gains, amid relief that interest rates aren’t rising just yet.  The Dow Jones industrial average gained 98 points to close at 18392.  The Nasdaq was up 44 points, the S&P 500 added 14.

GWEN IFILL:  And the White House today welcomed the winners of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for 2015.  The arts awards went to singer Audra McDonald, composer Philip Glass, and actor Mel Brooks, among others.  Humanities Medal recipients included NPR radio host Terry Gross, author Isabel Wilkerson, and chef Jose Andres.

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