City reaches separation agreement with former CMPD officer Randall Kerrick

In a separation agreement reached with the city of Charlotte, officer Randall Kerrick, who had a manslaughter charge against him dropped in August, has resigned from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, effective Oct. 2, 2015.  As part of the separation agreement, the city says Kerrick will receive nearly $113,000 in back pay, subject to taxes and standard deductions.

French Train Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed in California

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- One of the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train this August in France has been stabbed and is in stable condition, a defense department official confirmed to ABC News. Spencer Stone was reportedly attacked overnight in Sacramento, Calif. The defense official told ABC News that Stone, a member of the U.S. Air Force, is believed to have been attacked between midnight and 1 a.m. PT Thursday.

Israel Bans Ministers Access to Jerusalem Site After New Attacks

(JERUSALEM) -- A string of clashes between Palestinians and Israelis prompts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban all members of parliament from visiting the Temple Mount and al Aqsa mosque. The ban comes a day before Friday prayers at the mosque. According to The Guardian, Muslims hold a deep respect for the area because they believe the prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven at the site.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Banned for 90 Days

(NEW YORK) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been suspended for three months, FIFA announced on Thursday. During the 90-day ban, Blatter cannot "represent FIFA in any capacity, act on the organisation's behalf, or communicate to media or other stakeholders as a FIFA representative," FIFA said in a statement.

Markets Close Higher as Fed Confirms Interest Rate Increase by Year's End

(NEW YORK) -- Gains for Wall Street on Thursday despite the Fed's confirmation of planned interest rate raises. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 138.46 on Thursday, finishing the session at 17050.75. This is the first time since August that the Dow has closed above 17000. The Nasdaq ended at 4810.79, up 19.64 from its open, while the S&P 500 gained 17.60 to close at 2013.43.

Matt Bomer Says Yes, He Gets Really Naked While Filming "American Horror Story: Hotel"

(LOS ANGELES) -- If you saw the first episode of  American Horror Story: Hotel,  which aired Wednesday, then you saw a bloody sex scene starring  Magic Mike  star Matt Bomer and Lady Gaga. If you haven't caught it yet, Bomer said on Thursday's   The Ellen DeGeneres Show ,  "you see more of me in the first episode of this than you see in the first two  Magic Mike s combined.

Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Less Likely to Happen if Jews Were Armed

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed. Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He said that passengers on Flight 93, which crashed on 9/11, helped avoid further tragedy by rushing the gunman.