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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Security expected to be tighter as Americans head off on Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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Human error led to deadly U.S. strike on Afghan hospital: military

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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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama

PARIS/BRUSSELS An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect.

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Three men held in connection with shooting of Minnesota demonstrators

MINNEAPOLIS Three white 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 against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

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.