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Seattle mayor, Freddie Gray, iPhone X: Top 5 things that happened Tuesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here's a list of the top five things that happened Tuesday, reported on by Sinclair stations across the country.

1. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns amid sexual abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after the fifth man -- this time, a cousin -- went public with the allegation that Murray had sexually abused him decades ago.

Murray, who had already announced he would not seek a second term even as he denied wrongdoing, said he would step down Wednesday.

Check Sinclair's Seattle-based station, KOMO, for the latest.

2. DOJ declines to press charges against officers in Freddie Gray case

News broke Tuesday that the Department of Justice would not be pursuing charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.

When Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police vehicle in April of 2015, it sparked weeks of protests throughout the country.

Check Sinclair's Baltimore-based station, WBFF, for the latest.

3. Apple debuts the much-anticipated iPhone X

Apple debuted its newest -- and by far most expensive -- phone Tuesday, the iPhone X.

With a $999 pricetag, an edge-to-edge screen and facial recognition capabilities, CEO Tim Cook called it "the biggest leap forward" since the first iPhone.

Check Sinclair's Nation & World coverage for the latest.

4. Florida begins path to recovery in Irma's wake

As Irma dissipated Tuesday, the counties affected began the journey back to normal.

At least 12 have lost their lives in Florida alone; FEMA estimates that at least 25 percent of homes in the Florida Keys have been destroyed.

Check Sinclair's West Palm Beach, Florida-based station, WPEC, for the latest.

5. Attractive police officers' selfie goes viral

A selfie of three officers posted to the Facebook of the Gainesville Police Department in Florida went viral after attracting flirtatious comments.

Thousands of Facebook users liked or shared it, with some commenting things like: "The hunkapotumus is a rare, elusive and mythical creature. Here we are lucky to see three huddled together in the wake of Hurricane Irma."

Check Sinclair's Gainesville, Florida-based station, WGFL, for the latest.


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