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Suspect accused of killing Missouri police officer in custody after manhunt

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By Kelly Terez

Missouri State Highway Patrol(CLINTON, Mo.) — Ian McCarthy, the suspect accused of killing a rookie police officer in Clinton, Missouri, is now in custody, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

On Sunday, Officer Gary Michael pulled over a suspicious vehicle with its lights off around 10:45 p.m. and was shot after initiating contact with the driver, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died, Lowe said.

The driver fled the scene, according to police, and then abandoned his car to flee on foot.

Police have searched the rural area for two days since the shooting. McCarthy, 39, was considered armed and dangerous.

McCarthy has a criminal history in New Hampshire and according to ABC affiliate WMUR-TV, he is wanted in Manchester on a 2013 warrant for assault in the first-degree.

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Former DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift testifies in court

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By TJH

Kevin Winter / Staff/Getty Images(DENVER) — Former 98.5 KYGO-FM DJ David Mueller testified in court Tuesday that he did not inappropriately touch Taylor Swift at her June 2013 show in Denver, after which he sued her and she, in turn, filed a countersuit.

With Taylor Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift, present, Mueller told the jury, which is comprised of six women and two men, that he was fired from his job even after he was “100 percent clear” with his managers that he did not grope the pop star.

He also claimed that he recorded the meeting during which he was let go, but said that the audio was destroyed when he accidentally spilled coffee on his computer.

The reason he sued Taylor Swift, he said, was to clear his name.

“It’s a humiliating experience to be accused of something despicable,” he told the jury.

Mueller sued Taylor Swift first in 2015, claiming that the singer had falsely accused him of grabbing her backside during the event, and that her allegation caused him to lose his job. According to his suit, Mueller is accusing Swift of “intentional interference with contractual obligations” and “interference with prospective business relations” that led to lost wages.

Taylor Swift, who is also expected to testify, claimed in a countersuit obtained by ABC News that Mueller “took his hand and put it up my dress” during the publicity event, and it “was not an accident.” Mueller denied “unequivocally” that he intentionally groped the singer, according to the documents.

During cross-examination, Taylor Swift’s attorney Doug Baldridge noted that Mueller did not sue the radio station, and repeatedly said that “the jury will never know” what transpired during his meeting with his KYGO bosses. He also asked Mueller for a reason why Taylor Swift would make up her story, to which the former DJ responded, “I cannot.”

While Mueller said in depositions that his damages amount to some $3 million, Taylor Swift wants compensatory, actual and punitive damages in an amount to be proven at trial, but also a verdict that holds Mueller responsible for the alleged assault.

Taylor Swift says she will donate any money she receives to charities.

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John Boyega talks Carrie Fisher, calls 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' an "epic dark story"

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By ABC News Radio

Lucasfilm/Disney(NEW YORK) — He’s not allowed to dish much, but Star Wars actor John Boyega did reveal some Last Jedi secrets in his latest interview with Variety.

The actor, who plays stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn, told the magazine that even though they dispatched with The First Order’s Starkiller Base in 2015’s The Force Awakens, things aren’t looking good for fighter pilot Poe Dameron, General Leia and company.

“The Resistance isn’t in the best condition,” he said. “Things are shaky.”

Boyega added that the movie will center on various characters deciding which side they’re on.

“It’s an epic dark story,” Boyega told Variety. “At the same time it’s still fun. It’s still Star Wars.”

The Last Jedi also will be the late Carrie Fisher‘s last Star Wars film. Boyega told ABC News’s Popcorn with Peter Travers earlier this month that the movie sends Leia off in “an amazing way.” He also said he has quite a few scenes with the iconic princess-turned-general.

In the new interview with Variety, Boyega adds, “Carrie Fisher means freedom. She influenced people to be authentic and say what you want, however you want. I’ll miss her energy. You were always going to hear Carrie Fisher somewhere saying something that she has no business saying, that makes everybody laugh.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens nationwide from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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