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charleston, s.c.» A for­mer South Carolina po­lice of­fi­cer charged with mur­der in the shoot­ing death of an un­armed black mo­torist was re­leased from jail Mon­day evening and will re­main un­der house ar­rest un­til his trial is set to be­gin next Hal­loween.

Cir­cuit Judge Clifton New­man agreed with a de­fense re­quest Mon­day that Michael Slager be re­leased on a $500,000 surety bond.

Slager, 35, was shown on cell­phone video fir­ing eight times as Wal­ter Scott ran from a traf­fic stop. He was re­leased from jail cus­tody about 7 p.m., said Charleston County sher­iff ’s Maj. Eric Watson.

Body of coun­try singer found B

ponca city, okla.» The body of a coun­try singer was re­cov­ered Mon­day at an Ok­la­homa lake, one week af­ter he dis­ap­peared while go­ing duck hunt­ing with a com­pan­ion who had sent an omi­nous tweet about threat­en­ing weather.

The Ok­la­homa High­way Pa­trol said Craig M. Strick­land, 29, of Spring­dale, Ark., had died at Kaw Lake, near the Kansas-Ok­la­homa

state line.

Cosby’s wife will tes­tify

B bos­ton» Bill Cosby’s wife will be forced to tes­tify in a defama­tion law­suit filed by seven women who ac­cuse the co­me­dian of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing them decades ago. A fed­eral judge on Thurs­day de­nied a mo­tion by Camille Cosby to throw out a sub­poena re­quir­ing her to give a de­po­si­tion in the law­suit. She is sched­uled to be de­posed by lawyers for the women Wed­nes­day.

McDer­mott an­nounces re­tire­ment B

seat­tle» Long­time Demo­cratic Rep. Jim McDer­mott of Wash­ing­ton state an­nounced Mon­day that he will not seek re-elec­tion for a 15th time when he com­pletes his term at the end of the year.

“I re­tire from the House for­ever hum­bled and grate­ful to my con­stituents for their un­wa­ver­ing em­brace,” McDer­mott said.

McDer­mott was first elected in 1988 and is the long­est-serv­ing mem­ber of the state’s del­e­ga­tion.

Cameron dis­misses new Is­lamic State video

B lon­don» Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron on Mon­day dis­missed as “des­per­ate stuff ” a new video by the Is­lamic State that seemed to again put a fel­low Bri­ton at the fore­front of the mil­i­tant group’s pro­pa­ganda ef­forts.

The video, which de­picts the ex­e­cu­tion of five men who the group claims were spy­ing for Bri­tain, fea­tures a masked man with a Bri­tish ac­cent who threat­ens to “in­vade” the United King­dom. But the masked ex­e­cu­tioner in the video does not ap­pear to be the same as the one in the video se­ries re­leased in late 2014 and early 2015, adding to the ev­i­dence that Ji­hadi John was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Novem­ber.

Univer­sity re­opens months af­ter at­tack

B nairobi, kenya» A univer­sity where Is­lamic ex­trem­ists killed 148 peo­ple nine months ago re­opened Mon­day, an event wel­comed by many Kenyans as a vic­tory against the ji­hadis. Four gun­men of the So­mali ex­trem­ist group stormed the univer­sity at dawn April 2, sep­a­rat­ing the Mus­lims stu­dents and killing the non-Mus­lims.

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