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Chicago officer acquitted of putting gun in suspect's mouth

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police commander accused of shoving his gun down a suspect's throat and pressing a stun gun to the man's groin was acquitted on battery and misconduct charges Monday, in a ruling that comes amid heavy criticism of the police department's treatment of suspects.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Obama says military hitting IS group harder than ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the U.S.-led coalition is making progress against Islamic State militants in both Iraq and Syria, as he delivered an update on the campaign aimed at reassuring Americans worried about the spread of extremism-fuel terrorism.

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As rate hike nears, Fed's hints on future to be scrutinized

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not about what it will do. It's about what it will say.

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Egypt's finding on Russian jet crash conflicts with others

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday it has not yet found any sign of terrorism in the deadly Oct. 31 crash of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai desert, a preliminary finding that conflicts with Russian, U.S. and British statements that they believed a bomb on the aircraft probably was to blame.

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Oil export ban in play in final-stage talks on budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The four-decade-old ban on exporting crude oil may end up getting lifted in a must-pass year-end spending bill lawmakers are scrambling to complete.

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US stock indexes slip, extending losses from last week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, extending losses after the market had its worst week since the summer. The price of natural gas slumped as temperatures in the U.S. remained unusually warm. Traders were looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week, at which the Fed is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years.

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Kosovo opposition releases tear gas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers released tear gas Monday in Kosovo's parliament as they once again tried to pressure the government into renouncing deals with Serbia and Montenegro.

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Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era.

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