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3 arrested in protests over Alabama police shooting
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3 arrested in protests over Alabama police shooting

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in the continuing protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man inside Alabama’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night, authorities said Monday. Two men were arrested Sunday on disorderly conduct charges after a protest that briefly shut down an interstate highway. A woman was...

Trump to meet with Democrats about border wall, shutdown
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Trump to meet with Democrats about border wall, shutdown

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

China, US discuss plans for trade talks
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China, US discuss plans for trade talks

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and...

2 women charged with taking drugs into prison
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2 women charged with taking drugs into prison

ELMORE, Ala. (AP) — Two women are charged with taking drugs into an Alabama prison while visiting male inmates. The Department of Corrections says 46-year-old Delicia Sweet of Enterprise was arrested Sunday after an officer at Staton prison in Elmore found her with a package containing marijuana. She was visiting an inmate at the time....

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion
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Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

By ERIC TUCKER, CHAD DAY and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel...

Questions remain about details of Alabama mall shooting
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Questions remain about details of Alabama mall shooting

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — What exactly happened inside Alabama’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night when police shot and killed a black man, sparking weeks of protests? That question remains unanswered more than two weeks later. The name of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. has become a rallying point for demonstrators angered...

GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars
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GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial...

Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff
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Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to...

Georgia battles Uber in dispute over millions of dollars
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Georgia battles Uber in dispute over millions of dollars

ATLANTA (AP) — Uber could owe tens of millions of dollars to Georgia if the state is successful in a legal battle. The Georgia Department of Revenue has billed Uber $22.1 million for sales taxes and other charges that it maintains are owed by the company. Ride-hailing services do not pay sales taxes in Georgia....