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Pittsburgh protests the police killing of Antwon Rose; Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife lands in big legal trouble over a catering bill.

Protests in Pittsburgh after police shoot unarmed high schooler

Protesters in Pittsburgh Justin Merriman/Getty Images
  • An unarmed 17-year-old high school student named Antwon Rose was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh as he attempted to flee from police. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Shelly Bradbury and Andrew Goldstein]
  • Rose’s shooting, like many others before it, was captured on video by a person nearby, who posted the recording to Facebook. [Vox / German Lopez]
  • Rose attended Woodland Hills High School, where he was an honors student and rising senior who took Advanced Placement classes, according to the school superintendent. [NYT / Christina Caron]
  • The bystander who filmed the shooting can be heard asking why police are shooting bullets at people running away from them, rather than toward them.
  • The shooting has set off a wave of protests in Pittsburgh, with hundreds of residents demanding answers from police and city officials about how the shooting could have happened. [NBC News / Chandelis Duster]
  • Police later found two guns inside the vehicle Rose ran from as an officer shot him. It’s unclear who the guns belonged to; the 20-year-old driver of the car was questioned and later released by police. [CNN / Darran Simon and Hollie Silverman]
  • Pittsburgh police have not yet identified the officer who shot Rose, but he has been placed on administrative leave. [Washington Post / Eli Rosenberg and Keith McMillan]
  • Pennsylvania state law gives police the right to use deadly force to “prevent someone from escaping arrest” as long as that person has committed a forcible felony, possesses a deadly weapon, or has shown they could be deadly others if they are not arrested. [Vox / German Lopez]

Sara Netanyahu is in big trouble for spending $100,000 on catering

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, has been indicted for fraud and breach of trust. If convicted, she could be sentenced for up to eight years in prison. [CNN / Oren Liebermann and Michael Schwartz]
  • Sara Netanyahu allegedly instructed her staff to order about $100,000 worth of gourmet food and hired private caterers on 15 occasions — paid for by the state. Netanyahu is not allowed to order outside food when there is a cook on staff at the prime minister’s official residence, per Israeli law. [Jerusalem Post / Yonah Jeremy Bob]
  • Netanyahu’s lawyer has called the allegations “false and delusional.” Sara previously turned down a plea deal to return some of the money and admit guilt in return for no conviction. [Guardian / Peter Beaumont]
  • This isn’t Sara Netanyahu’s first time in court. In 2016, a court ruled that she abused a former employee and had to pay him $42,000 in restitution. [AP / Josef Federman]


  • Millennials are officially getting old. Gen Z, it’s your turn to get blamed for basically everything. [The Ringer / Lindsay Zoladz]
  • MTV is bringing Daria back to the small screen. Fingers crossed that they do what’s right and make Daria and Jane Lane a couple this time around. [The Verge / Bijan Stephen]
  • Czech President Milos Zeman burned a pair of red underwear in front of journalists at a press conference last week, in an apparent attempt to mock activists who have used the clothing item as a symbol of resistance. [NPR / Colin Dwyer]
  • Koko the gorilla, famous for being fluent in sign language, her friendship with Robin Williams, and adopting a kitten, has died at age 46. She lived longer than many of her gorilla counterparts. [BuzzFeed / Julia Reinstein]


“The art world was angry — they were angry that I was there, and that the realtor had leased me the space.” [Pioneering art dealer Linda Goode Bryant on being an art dealer while black in the 1970s, to NYT Magazine / Janelle Zara]

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