Chicago police chief ousted amid tensions over black teen's killing

CHICAGO Chicago's police chief was ousted on Tuesday following days of unrest over video footage showing the shooting of a black teenager and the filing of murder charges against a white police officer in the young man's death.

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Israeli government, military disagree over unrest

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Clinton: No U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rejected the idea of sending thousands of U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East, saying such a move would give the militant group a recruitment tool to boost its ranks.

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Anadarko ordered to pay $159.5 million fine for 2010 Gulf spill

A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well where a 2010 blowout caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill.

U.S. manufacturing contracts; construction spending surges

WASHINGTON U.S. manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in 36 months as the sector buckled under the weight of a strong dollar and deep spending cuts in the energy sector. | Video

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Diplomats see Yemen's Hadi undermining U.N. peace talks

DUBAI Efforts to launch peace talks to end an eight-month-old war in Yemen are being thwarted in part by Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who fears a negotiated settlement would drive him from power, diplomats who follow Yemen said.

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U.S. deploying elite force to boost fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying an elite new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids, free hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out "unilateral operations" in neighboring Syria.