4 Things To Know: Charlotte Protests, World Alzheimer’s Day, Samsung & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the man accused in the East Coast bombings facing federal terrorism charges to protests in Charlotte, N.C. and Tulsa, Okla., here is a look at the top four stories from Sept. 21, 2016.

Man Accused In East Coast Bombing Faces Terrorism Charges

The man accused of carrying out a series of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey now faces federal terrorism charges.

Ahmad Khan Rahami was charged Tuesday with at least 10 federal counts.

After his capture Monday, investigators found a notebook, spattered with blood and pierced by a bullet.

In it, he quoted Osama bin Laden and the American-born radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki.

Officer-Involved Shooting Sparks Protests In Charlotte

Another officer-involved killing of a black man is sparking violent protests, this time in North Carolina.

The Charlotte man, identified as Keith Lamont Scott, was allegedly shot after getting out of his car Tuesday. His family claims he was holding a book but police say Scott had a gun.

More peaceful protests were held in Tulsa Tuesday, where another black man was shot by police.

It’s World Alzheimer’s Day

Wednesday is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Groups around the world will focus their efforts on raising awareness about the disease.

Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. At that rate, experts believe the number of Americans living with the disease will hit 16 million by the year 2050.

Samsung Begins Replacing Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung is rolling out a half million replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones Wednesday.

That’s enough to replace about half of the devices recalled for battery issues.

The company will have replacements for the rest of the phones by the end of the month.

Samsung said the newer Note 7 models can be identified by a green battery icon instead of white.


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