Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting

CHICAGO A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. | Video

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Four men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators

MINNEAPOLIS Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

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U.S. data points to moderate fourth-quarter growth

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WASHINGTON A U.S. investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error, a top U.S. military commander said on Wednesday.

Pope in Africa hopes to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines

NAIROBI Pope Francis called on Wednesday for ethnic and religious reconciliation at the start of his first tour of Africa, where he will address a fast-growing Catholic population and seek to heal Christian-Muslim divisions. | Video

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GM, law firm can keep ignition switch documents secret: U.S. judge

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U.S. sanctions businessman helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State

WASHINGTON The United States sanctioned a Syrian businessman on Wednesday who it said was a middleman for oil sales between Islamic State and the Syrian government, the latest salvo in an effort to cut off the flow of funds to the militant group.