News Wrap: Teenager accused in N.C. mass shooting, DOJ seeks end to special master review

In our news wrap Friday, police say a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after shooting and killing five people in Raleigh, North Carolina, the U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to end an outside review of documents seized from former President Trump, and actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid the "Harry Potter" movies, died in his native Scotland.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin is insisting he has no regrets over the war in Ukraine, in the face of international pressure and internal dissent.

    Putin spoke today is Russian missiles again blasted the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia. But he said he never intended to destroy Ukraine.

  • Vladimir Putin, Russian President (through translator):

    What is happening today is unpleasant, to put it mildly. But we would have to face the same situation later in worse conditions for us. That's it. So we are acting correctly and on time.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Putin also said that his unpopular mobilization of Russian reservists should be finished in two weeks. Separately, Moscow promised free accommodations today for pro-Russian civilians fleeing Ukraine's military advances.

    In this country police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after killing five people last night. He allegedly shot the victims on neighborhood streets and a nearby walking trail. Hours later, he was cornered and arrested, but it's unclear how he was wounded.

    Nicole Ellis has our report.

  • Nicole Ellis:

    A slaughter in North Carolina, the latest chapter in an-all-too familiar American story. In an East Raleigh neighborhood, residents were forced to take shelter for hours as police hunted a suspect in a shooting rampage. By 10:00 p.m., they had captured a white 15-year-old boy accused of killing at least five people and wounding two more. His motive is still unclear.

    Today, the city's mayor called the violence tragic and needless.

    Mary-Ann Baldwin, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina: There are several families in our community waking up this morning without their loved ones. We grieve for them today.

  • Nicole Ellis:

    The Associated Press reports Thursday's shooting was the 25th U.S. mass killing this year, with four or more killed, not counting the gunman.

    And among last night's dead, an off-duty Raleigh police officer heading to work as the shooting began. It added to an already bloody week for police, with officers shot in at least seven states. In Connecticut on Wednesday, two officers were killed and another injured after apparently being drawn into an ambush while investigating a possible domestic dispute.

    In all, FBI data shows 49 law enforcement officers have been killed in the first nine months of this year, compared with 54 at the same point last year, but ambushes of police are on the rise.

    For the "PBS NewsHour," I'm Nicole Ellis.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    In a statement today, President Biden said too many families have lost loved ones to mass shootings. He called again for a ban on assault weapons.

    The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court today to end an outside review of documents taken from former President Trump. A federal judge in Florida authorized a special master to examine the White House records found at the Trump estate in Florida. Today's filing argues that the judge overstepped her authority.

    In Australia, flooding from heavy rainfall has inundated parts of the country's second most populous city. Officials say that some 500 homes have flooded in Melbourne and other cities across Victoria state in the southeast. Crews have rescued more than 100 people in the past 48 hours. The swollen rivers there are expected to remain dangerously high for days.

    Climate change protesters in London threw tomato soup today on a van Gogh painting at the National Gallery of Art. The activist attacked the iconic work Sunflowers and then glued their hands to the wall to protest against fossil fuels. They were later arrested. Gallery officials said that the artwork was protected by glass.

    Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss fired her Treasury chief today and abandoned plans to drop a corporation tax hike. The value of the pound had plummeted to record lows after she announced tax cuts financed with borrowed money. Today, Truss said that she wanted to reassure markets, but she dismissed calls that she resign.

  • Liz Truss, British Prime Minister:

    I'm absolutely determined to see through what I promised, to deliver a higher-growth, more prosperous United Kingdom. But it was right, in the face of the issues that we had, that I acted decisively to ensure that we have economic stability.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Truss took office just six weeks ago.

    Two giants in the U.S. grocery industry are merging. Kroger agreed today to buy Albertsons in a deal totaling nearly $25 billion. Together, the companies own around 5,000 stores nationwide, including the Harris Teeter and Safeway chains. The deal is subject to federal regulatory approval.

    And, on Wall Street, inflation fears pushed major stock indexes down from 1 to 3 percent for the day. The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 400 points to close at 29634. The Nasdaq fell 327 points. The S&P 500 slipped 87. For the week, the Dow lost 1 percent, the Nasdaq fell 3 percent, the S&P 500 dropped 1.5 percent.

    And a passing of note. Actor Robbie Coltrane, the half-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died in his native Scotland. He landed a breakthrough role in the 1990s British TV series "Cracker" and, starting in 2001, he appeared in all eight of the "Harry Potter" films. Robbie Coltrane was 72 years old.

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