Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that "I know I did my job right."
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and the Charlotte Checkers hockey team have negotiated a 10-year lease for the Checkers to begin playing at the 9,600-seat coliseum next season. Charlotte City Council members are scheduled to vote Dec. 8 on an agreement between the minor-league hockey team and the city tourism authority that includes taxpayer subsidies and a loan based on the value of Bojangles' Coliseum and next-door neighbor Ovens Auditorium.
UNC-Chapel Hill officials on Tuesday identified Jaimie A. Lee as one of the employees fired in the wake of the Wainstein report that outlined years of bogus classes aimed at keeping some athletes academically eligible. The university had previously said nine employees were disciplined or terminated as a result of the scandal, but leaders refused to identify them.
Two explosions by suspected female suicide bombers hit a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold for Boko Haram, on Monday, killing morethan 60 people. "There were two blasts, all suicide bombers," witness Sani Adamau told Reuters. "While the people were trying to help the injured the second bomb blasted, I saw lots of bodies."