Daily Archive: November 3, 2013

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National

Police shooting victim’s alcohol-level was legal

This combination of undated file photos provided by Florida A&M University and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shows Jonathan Ferrell, left, and police officer Randall Kerrick. (AP Photo/Florida A&M University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) by Mitch WeissAssociated Press Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A toxicology report released Friday shows the blood-alcohol level for an unarmed man fatally shot by a Charlotte police officer was below the legal limit. The attorney for the family of Jonathan Ferrell says the report confirms that the 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player wasn’t drunk the night of the September shooting. The report also shows there were no illegal drugs in his system. Chris Chestnut said Ferrell was just trying to get help after he was injured in a car accident.

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People

Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 3-9

Actress Alfre Woodard turns 61 on Nov. 8 Nov. 3: Actor-radio personality Shadoe Stevens is 67. Singer Lulu is 65. Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr is 61. Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 60. Actress Kate Capshaw is 60. Comedian Dennis Miller is 60. Singer Adam Ant is 59. Actor Dolph Lundgren (“Rocky IV”) is 56. Nov. 4: Actress Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 83. Actress Loretta Swit (“M.A.S.H.”) is 76. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 75. Singer Delbert McClinton is 73. Actress Markie Post is 63. Singer-guitarist Chris Difford of Squeeze is 59. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 53. Actress Kathy Griffin is 53. Actor Ralph Macchio is 52. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 52. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 44. Rapper-producer Diddy (Sean Combs) is 44. TV personality Bethenny Frankel is 43. Singer Shawn Rivera of Az Yet is 42. Actress Heather Tom is 38.

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National

LAX suspect set out to kill multiple TSA officers

This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Authorities say Ciancia pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at the airport, killing a security officer and wounding other people. Ciancia was injured in a shootout and taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/FBI) by Tami Abdollah and Gillian Flaccus Associated Press Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected in the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport set out to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration and hoped the attack would “instill fear in their traitorous minds,” authorities said Saturday. Paul Ciancia was so determined to take lives that, after shooting a TSA officer and going up an escalator, he turned back to see the officer move and returned to finish him off, according to surveillance video reviewed by investigators. In a news conference announcing charges against Ciancia, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. spelled out a chilling chain of events at LAX that began when Ciancia strode into Terminal 3, pulled a Smith & Wesson .223-caliber assault rifle from his duffel bag and fired repeatedly at point-blank range at a TSA officer. The officer was checking IDs and boarding passes at the base of an escalator leading to the main screening area. After killing that officer, Ciancia fired on at least two other uniformed TSA employees and an airline passenger, who were all wounded. Airport police eventually shot him as panicked passengers cowered in stores and restaurants.