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In our news wrap Thursday, Tulsa prosecutors charged the policewoman who shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, with first-degree manslaughter. Also, Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million user accounts -- one of the largest online security breaches ever.
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.
If convicted, Officer Shelby could face at least four years in prison.
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.
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.
This marks the Afghan government's first peace deal with insurgents since the U.S. invasion in 2001.
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.
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.
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.
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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