Deliberations resume in police officer's manslaughter trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist seconds after the man informed him he was carrying a gun "did what he had to do" in a thoroughly justified use of force, a defense attorney argued during closing arguments.

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press

Sandy Hook group dumps Megyn Kelly as event host


NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped Megyn Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her plans to broadcast an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia


WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement late Monday on a new package of sanctions on Russia amid the firestorm over Russia's meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow's possible collusion with members of President Donald Trump's campaign.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

TransCanada wants pause in US review of Upland Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of another pipeline that would carry oil from northwest North Dakota into Canada.


Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Natural gas built the high-rises of Qatar's capital, put the Al-Jazeera satellite news network on the air and a fleet of passengers jets for its state carrier in the sky. Now, it may be what protects Qatar as it is in the center of the worst diplomatic crisis to strike the Gulf in decades.

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  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press