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Court says Republican gerrymandering was unconstitutional

MILWAUKEE — Republicans in Wisconsin tilted district maps in their favor in order to hamper Democrats and ultimately win state elections in 2012 and 2014, a federal court said Monday in a case that could influence future rulings on gerrymandering.

Driver in deadly bus crash accused of speeding

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The driver charged with homicide in a Tennessee elementary school bus crash that killed five children and critically injured six others appeared to be speeding in the moments leading up to the wreck, police said.

Texas manhunt seeks killer of officer

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities hunted on Monday for a gunman who killed a San Antonio policeman in an ambush, one of four officers shot in the line of duty in Texas, Missouri and Florida on the same day.

Police fire water cannon at Dakota pipeline protesters

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Police fired tear gas and water at hundreds of protesters in the freezing North Dakota weather late Sunday and early Monday, in the latest violent clash over a pipeline project running through the state.

Obama administration bars new oil, gas exploration off Alaska

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday blocked the sale of new permits to drill oil and gas in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska, in a win for environmental groups that had fought against development in the fragile region.

Senior U.S. officials recommend removal of NSA director

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

Yellen: Fed could raise interest rates soon

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has done nothing to change the Federal Reserve’s plans for a rate increase “relatively soon,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday in Congressional testimony that included a pledge to serve out her term.

Three men jailed in Islamic State case

Three Somali-American men in Minnesota were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 30 to 35 years on Wednesday for conspiring to aid the Islamic State militant group, according to the Department of Justice.

Trump leans toward loyalists as he mulls U.S. Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump jettisoned a respected national security expert from his transition team on Tuesday in a sign that he may be settling on loyalists such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and conservative hard-liners like former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to staff his administration.

October retail sales beat expectations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October as households bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to sustained economic strength that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.