WITNESS SAYS WOMAN'S HANDS WERE UP WHEN POLICE SHOT HER
CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman killed by police gunfire had her hands in the air and was telling officers she was getting out of a car when she was shot, according to a woman who says she witnessed the shooting."She's shaking and saying 'I'm getting out, I'm getting out,' " Lanita Gray told the Chicago Tribune. "Then the gun goes off. I don't think (the officer) knew she shot her."
It was one of two cases last weekend in which Chicago police killed unarmed people during traffic stops. In the other shooting, police said a Northwestern University student was shot when he tried to grab an officer's gun. In both cases, the victims and the officers were black.
The shootings have prompted an inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice.
L.A. OPENS NEW EXTENSION OF SUBWAY TO EAGER CROWDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 4.6-mile Hollywood extension of the city's new subway opened on Saturday to huge crowds eager to test the new experience of getting around by underground rail instead of by car and bus.
More than 105,000 people rode at least a portion of the 11.1-mile Metro Rail Red Line route that includes the new segment, said Ed Scannell of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Rides on the Red Line were free all weekend, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided entertainment at each of the five new stations.
Eventually, the Red Line will continue onward to Universal City, then the San Fernando Valley. Its total length will be 17.4 miles.
HACKERS SUCCESSFULLY ATTACK SENATE WEB SITE A 2ND TIME
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Computer hackers successfully attacked the U.S. Senate's main Web site Friday, the second such electronic assault on the high-profile Internet page in just over two weeks.
The hackers hijacked visitors to the site, www.senate.gov, and subtly misdirected them to another computer on the Internet with a defaced version of the Senate's Web page, said Tom Meenan of the Senate's Sergeant at Arms Office, which operates the Senate site.
"We are trying to identify exactly what the loophole was" that allowed the hackers to redirect visitors to the other computer, Meenan said late Friday night.
The Associated Press traced the computer hosting the false Senate site to a real estate company in Jacksonville, Fla. Meenan said the FBI was investigating but noted it was possible that the hackers took control of the Florida company's computers without its knowledge.
SUSPECT IN CHILD-PORN CASE ARRESTED AT LIBRARY COMPUTER
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A man who recently admitted to stealing computers, apparently to download child pornography, was arrested at a public library for allegedly downloading pictures of naked children.
Andrew Roberts, 20, faces a charge of pornography involving juveniles. He also will have to serve the five-year prison term suspended when he pleaded guilty eight days earlier to obscenity and to stealing $24,000 worth of university computers, said Attorney Daniel Landry, a local prosecutor.
On Wednesday, librarians spotted Roberts looking at child pornography Web sites and called police to the Lafayette Public Library.
Officers found Roberts trying to destroy images saved on a computer disk, but he was unsuccessful, said police Cpl. Mark Francis. Police confiscated disks containing lewd photos of children.
AGENT SAYS ARRESTED RACIST 'WANTED TO KILL EVERYBODY'
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A white supremacist arrested after buying hand grenades from an undercover agent said he wanted to send mail bombs to Washington and Montgomery, authorities said.
Chris Scott Gilliam said he didn't want to be like the Unabomber, who killed three people and wounded several others, a federal agent testified at a federal court hearing.
"He wanted to kill everybody," David Pasqualotto, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said Friday.
There was no immediate indication what agencies or people might have been targeted in the national and state capital cities. An ATF representative did not immediately return calls for comment Saturday.
Gilliam, 27, was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm found at his home in Foley along with what agents said was apparently a silencer.
Defense attorney Gary Arm said at the hearing that Gilliam legally owned the firearm and has no criminal record.