Thousands protest police shooting in Chicago
Thousands of protesters blocked traffic in Chicago's busy commercial district during the Black Friday shopping extravaganza demanding justice for a black teen killed by a police officer. Racial tensions have soared in the US city over the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, for which a white police officer was charged this week with first-degree murder. Graphic footage of the October 2014 shooting has set Chicago on edge and reignited angry debate about the use of force by US law enforcement.
Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) ? Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta ? a meeting that will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challengeTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) ? An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.
Chicago man charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old boyCHICAGO (AP) ? A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in connection to the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured off a basketball court and shot in the head in an alley because of his father's gang ties.
Boston police say no investigation in apparent Okafor fight
BOSTON (AP) ? Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent nightclub scuffle involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime.
Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal landsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ? Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
Browns undecided if Manziel will be active for Ravens
Ringleader of Paris attacks planned more strikes, mocked open borders: sourcesThe ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to the investigation. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of Moroccan origin, also boasted of the ease with which he had re-entered Europe from Syria via Greece two months earlier, exploiting the confusion of the migrant crisis and the continent's passport-free Schengen system, the sources said on Friday. The witness statement, quoted in the Valeurs Actuelles weekly magazine, describes how Abaaoud approached his cousin Hasna Ait Boulahcen two days after the killing spree asking her to hide him while he prepared further attacks.
Shiffrin leads giant slalom; Vonn slides off course
Poland will not extradite Roman Polanski to the US
WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against the extradition request.