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Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of Texas trooper

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AUSTIN, Texas A man accused of shooting and killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving was charged with capital murder, which can bring the death penalty, jail records posted on Friday showed.

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

Politics, Election 2016 Nov 24 2017

Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.

Politics, Election 2016 Nov 24 2017

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. | Video

Syria, Nov 24 2017

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

CHICAGO/NEW YORK U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases. | Video

Tech, Nov 24 2017

Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

NEW YORK U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

Nov 24 2017

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota.

Environment Nov 24 2017

New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity.

Nov 24 2017

Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.

World, Japan, Nov 24 2017

Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

Nov 24 2017

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