Things you should know today: 7/31/18


No charges against Minneapolis officers in black man’s death

FILE- In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a memorial is set up in the alley where Thurman Blevins was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in Minneapolis. Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video Sunday, July 29 from two police officers in the fatal shooting of Blevins, with the footage showing the man shot from behind after a frenetic foot chase and what appeared to be a gun in his hand. (Anthony Souffle /Star Tribune via AP, File)

Two Minneapolis police officers will not be criminally charged after shooting and killing a black man who was fleeing from the officers. In a body-camera video, the two officers pull up to Blevins when one of the officers shouts, “He’s got a gun!” They chase Blevins for less than a minute, and Blevins yells back, “I didn’t do nothing bro,” ”Please don’t shoot” and “Leave me alone.” Officers shot 14 times and hit Blevins four times. Officer Ryan Kelly said he believed Blevins had a gun on him and was “pretty sure” Blevins fired the weapon at him. The videos showed Blevins was holding a bottle in his hand.

IS claims Tajikistan attack that killed 4 foreign cyclists

This grab taken from video, made available by Aamaq news agency of the Islamic State group, shows five men sitting on a hill against the backdrop of a black-and-white IS flag and declaring allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Islamic State group on Tuesday July 31, 2018 claimed responsibility for a car-and-knife attack on Western tourists cycling in Tajikistan that killed two Americans and two Europeans. (Aamaq news agency of the Islamic State group via AP)

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for killing two American and two European cyclists in an attack where a car rammed into a group of foreigners and the driver and passengers got out and stabbed the cyclists with knives. A video posted on an IS-linked website Tuesday shows five men sitting on a hill in front of a black-and-white IS flag. The men declare allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and pledge to slaughter disbelievers in the name of Allah. A note accompanying the video said the men participated in the weekend attack.

Alex Trebek can see life without ‘Jeopardy’

FILE – In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek can see life without “Jeopardy.” Speaking Monday, July 30, 2018, on Fox News’ “OBJECTified,” Trebek said the odds are 50/50, “and a little less,” he won’t return to the game show he’s hosted since 1984 when his contract expires in 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek spoke on Sunday saying he won’t return to the game show when his contract expires in 2020. The 78-year-old has hosted “Jeopardy” since 1984, and will have hosted the show for 36 years once his time is up. Trebek says he suggested to Alex Faust to the show’s producers as a replacement.

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