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Trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop indicted, fired

 

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a contentious traffic stop last summer was fired Wednesday after being charged with perjury for allegedly lying about his confrontation with the black woman who died three days later in jail.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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S. Korea announces start of anti-North propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. Seoul also began talks with Washington that could see the arrival of nuclear-powered U.S. submarines and warplanes to the Korean Peninsula.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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World stocks slide as China trading halted after plunge

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks nosedived Thursday, triggering their second daylong trading halt this week and dragging down global markets, Asian currencies and oil prices as investors fretted about the world's No. 2 economy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Job cuts at Macy's signal hard times ahead for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's is slashing jobs, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to online shopping and away from physical stores.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Civilian jets land on Chinese-built island, drawing protests

BEIJING (AP) — Two civilian jets landed on the airstrip of a new island China built in the South China Sea, drawing more protests over China's activities in disputed waters.

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TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

HOUSTON (AP) — The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government's rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $675M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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California weathers El Nino, but wild weather not over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst storm in a series of storms has come and gone without serious consequences for California, but the El Nino-driven weather was still causing problems around the state.

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