News in Brief: October 12, 2015

Memphis Police Officer Fatally Shot On His Way To Work
Memphis Police Officer Fatally Shot On His Way To Work

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Today, a suspect is charged in the Memphis police officer shooting, Taylor Swift looks unrecognizable on the cover of Vogue Australia, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News:Suspect charged in Memphis police officer shooting

  • A 36-year-old man has been charged with felony possession of a firearm in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis officer, police said Monday.

Entertainment: Taylor Swift is unrecognizable on the cover of Vogue Australia

  • Taylor Swift is no stranger to gracing the cover of Vogue -- but her latest spread will have you doing a double take. The 1989 singer has landed the cover of Vogue Australia this month, styled with a chunky layered hairdo featuring bold bangs, a much darker take her signature blond locks.

Tech: Dell to acquire EMC in $67 billion record tech deal

  • Computer maker Dell Inc said on Monday it had agreed to buy data storage company EMC Corp in a $67 billion record technology deal that will unite two mature companies and create an enterprise technology powerhouse.

Sports: Dodgers' Utley suspended 2 playoff games for 'illegal' slide

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers' second baseman Chase Utley has been suspended two playoff games by Major League Baseball for his takeout slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg.

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