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Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway chase that ended with a fiery crash involving a school bus and a trooper with a gunshot wound, police said.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Group raised suspicions before five were shot at police protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn't seem right.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


Providence’s dancing cop says he was fired over protest effort

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence's famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday from directing holiday traffic for organizing a protest last month against a Dunkin' Donuts worker who wrote "#blacklivesmatter" on another police officer's coffee cup in Rhode Island.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


HOLIDAY SHOPPING

NEW YORK (AP) - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco chicken salad sales

SEATTLE (AP) - Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

November 24, 2015 | | Nation


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) - As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

BRUSSELS (AP) - A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect's mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest - or fleeing in fear.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Texas woman seeks return of film showing JFK assassination

DALLAS (AP) - A Texas woman said Monday that she's suing a federal agency to force the return of a film shot by her grandfather that shows a portion of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Ministers have tense meeting with mayor over police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a tense meeting with ministers and others Monday to discuss the upcoming release of a video that shows a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Mom to 911: Son trying to bite people; dies after struggle

ATLANTA (AP) - The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff's deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call screaming that her son is trying to bite people.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Task force wants even smaller drones registered

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a threshold that could include some remote-controlled toys, industry officials said.

November 23, 2015 | | Nation


Condo board wants pet DNA

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets.

November 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Combative Trump pledges to rise to challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Russia may decriminalize domestic violence cases

MOSCOW (AP) - In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over Roor fakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


FUTURE OF ‘OBAMACARE

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the ...

January 22, 2017 | | Nation


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