Updated: 6:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 | Posted: 6:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

7 things to know now: Tulsa officer charged; Yahoo hack; FBI investigating Brad Pitt abuse claims


3rd night of Charlotte protests stays largely peaceful
Demonstrators take to the streets of uptown during a peaceful march following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

By Debbie Lord

Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Tulsa shooting: The Tulsa police officer who shot and killed a man as he walked away with his hands up has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. According to an affidavit filed with the charge, Betty Shelby, the officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher "reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands held up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she over reacted.”

2. Video not released: The police chief of Charlotte, N.C., says he will not yet release a video of a police-involved shooting in that city that left a man dead. Chief Kerr Putney cited an ongoing investigation as the reason he is not releasing the tape of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Scott’s family has seen the video.

3. Yahoo hack: Chances are if you had a Yahoo account in 2014, you’ve been hacked. The company announced Thursday that at least 500 million accounts were hacked in what is believed to be the largest attack of its kind on an email provider. 

4. Early voting starts: It’s the beginning of the end for the 2016 election season as early voting is set to start Friday in four states. Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont and Virginia residents can fill out ballots beginning today.

5. Workplace shooting: A man who was said to have gotten angry at a meeting at work, left a Tennessee factory Thursday, then returned with a gun and shot and killed his bosses. Ricky Swafford, 45, shot James Zotter, 44, and Sandra Cooley, 68, before turning the gun on himself, according to authorities. The three worked at the Thomas & Betts Corp. in Athens, Tenn.

And one more

The  FBI is looking into allegations of child abuse against actor Brad Pitt, the bureau confirmed Thursday. The incident being investigated supposedly happened onboard a plane, making it the jurisdiction of the FBI. An FBI spokesman said the bureau is "continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued." An investigation by Los Angeles County Child Protective Services is underway.

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