Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD , Associated Press

China's Xi defends trade as Beijing seeks bolder global role

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday trumpeted the need for free trade and urged the world to "say no to protectionism," delivering a strong rebuke to isolationist tendencies that helped fuel Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN and GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press

Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation's second-largest department for using excessive force that included shooting at people who did not pose a threat and using stun guns on others only because they refused to follow commands.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN, Associated Press