Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason."

  • Written by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Louisiana police shooting caught on video strains community

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mood was emotional, and at times angry, as evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.

  • Written by MIKE KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press

US moves to leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan aids allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will be welcomed at the NATO summit this weekend, providing aid for allied forces in the country and bolstering U.S. efforts to get more pledges of support for the war from U.S. allies.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Germany lawmakers approve 'no means no' rape law

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear "no."

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

UK Conservatives choose final 2 leadership contenders

LONDON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Britain are voting Thursday to decide which two candidates should face a runoff to be the country's next prime minister.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press