Stopped motorist charged in murder of police officer

The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Dabrett Black, 32, is accused of fatally shooting Trooper Damon Allen on Thursday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said late Thursday that Allen initiated a traffic stop shortly before 4 p.m. on Interstate 45 near Fairfield. Officials said Black shot Allen with a rifle after the trooper walked back to his vehicle.

Allen died at the scene, officials said. He was married with three children.

Officials said Black, of Lindale, Texas, fled the scene in a car and was spotted about three hours later more than 100 miles south of Fairfield, in Waller County, and was taken into custody.

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina

Hunt for lost sub continues as some families lose hope

Argentina’s president said Friday that an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub’s disappearance will be investigated.

The Argentine navy says an explosion occurred near the time and place where the submarine went missing on Nov. 15 as it was sailing from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to Mar del Plata. That’s led some family members of the crew to give up hope of a rescue.

Navy officials and outside experts also worry that even if the sub is intact but submerged, its crew may be running out of oxygen.


Tiger escapes from circus, roams streets before shot

Police in Paris say a tiger escaped from a circus in the city and roamed the streets of the French capital for “some time” before being killed.

Officials said the big cat was “neutralized” by a staff member from the circus near a bridge over the River Seine, about 1.24 miles from the Eiffel Tower.

A Paris police official said there had been no reported injuries.

Residents in the 15th district, where the tiger was shot, posted photos of the tiger’s limp corpse on social media – many angry it had been killed.


Charlie Rose award nixed, actions called ‘egregious’

Arizona State University is revoking an award bestowed on journalist Charlie Rose, who was fired this week by CBS News and PBS in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

The university’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the decision Friday.

Rose was given the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2015.

Dean Christopher Callahan said in a statement that the actions reported about Rose were too “egregious” to ignore.

He says Rose’s actions victimized young women who were not unlike the students attending Cronkite.

– From news service reports