September 11, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Today marks the 17th anniversary of terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center, heavily damaged the Pentagon and left more than 3,000 people dead. To commemorate the event, CBS News will livestream New York City's tribute, as well as President Donald Trump's remarks from Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, FBI Director Christopher Wray made remarks of his own in an interview with Norah O'Donnell, in which he discussed how terrorism and America's response to it have changed since the attacks:
"So I think the threat, today's terrorism threat, still includes sleeper cells, al Qaeda, all the kind of major terrorist organizations that you would think of, but we're also very focused now on homegrown violent extremists, which are people who are largely here already, in the United States. … Big cities, small towns, coast to coast. And these are people who are largely radicalized online."
  • China has detained hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in massive concentration camps. In August, a U.N. panel called out Chinese diplomats over human rights abuses, and on Sept. 9, Human Rights Watch released a report that said the abuses were taking place on a "scale not seen in China since the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution." Now, the Trump administration is considering economic sanctions against Chinese officials and companies in an attempt to curb the detentions.

  • As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Eastern Seaboard, 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate areas where the storm, which has been elevated to a Category 4, is expected to make landfall. Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center say Florence will blast the area near the border between North and South Carolina starting on Thursday with 140-mile-per-hour winds and rains heavy enough to cause freshwater flooding. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has asked President Donald Trump to declare a federal state of emergency.

  • National Public Radio reports that a Dallas police officer who wrongly entered a neighbor's apartment and shot him has been charged with manslaughter. Amber Guyger of the Dallas Police Department allegedly entered the apartment of her neighbor, Botham Shen Jean, believing it was her own and finding the door ajar on Sept. 6. After seeing the silhouette of a man inside, Guyger called out orders to him which she said went unfollowed, then drew her weapon and fired, hitting Jean. Guyger called 911, but Jean was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant issued Sept. 10. This was not the first time Guyger had used her weapon: In 2017, she shot a man while on duty but was never charged, and the incident was described by the police department as an "officer-involved shooting." Jean's family has disputed the police's official account of the incident, according to The Dallas Morning News, saying Jean would not have left his door ajar, and two independent witness have said they heard knocking on a door coming from the hallway prior to the shooting.

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    click to enlarge - Jason Lettelleir, 26, of Boise, has been charged with aggravated assault. -  - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    • Ada County Sheriff's Office
    • Jason Lettelleir, 26, of Boise, has been charged with aggravated assault.
    Boise man has been charged with aggravated assault after Boise Police investigated reports of shots fired near the 3300 block of N. Lakeharbor Lane on Sept. 10. Police were called to an apartment complex at approximately 8:30 p.m., where the suspect had apparently seen a group of people he thought were acting suspiciously in a nearby parking lot. When the suspect approached the group, a fight broke out and the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at several members of the group before firing it into the air. Jason Lettelleir, 26, of Boise, has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and booked into the Ada County Jail.
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