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Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues

BEIRUT — Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city's opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters.

Charlotte police videos released: Question of gun still unanswered

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte police released two videos on Saturday showing the fatal shooting of a black man that has unleashed days of protests, but the footage failed to settle the central question of whether shooting victim Keith Scott was holding a gun.

Family sees video of police shooting black man dead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The family of the black man whose shooting death by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, triggered two nights of riots viewed video of the episode on Thursday, but a lawyer for the family of Keith Scott said it was unclear if Scott was holding a gun when killed.

U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbor for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law — who owns the air.

World’s oldest Catholic bishop dies at age 104

NEW YORK — The world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop, who championed civil rights and promoted equality for women in the church, has died in New Jersey at age 104, church officials said on Wednesday.

Chicago to add nearly 1,000 police officers

CHICAGO — Chicago's police department plans to hire nearly 1,000 officers over the next two years in a bid to combat a surge of violence in the third-largest U.S. city including more than 500 murders this year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Wednesday.

Charlotte braces for more riots after police shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina, braced on Wednesday for a possible second night of rioting triggered by the police killing of a black man who refused commands to drop a handgun that officers said he was brandishing.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for Wells Fargo CEO to resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers ripped into Wells Fargo & Co. head John Stumpf on Tuesday over the banking giant’s sales-practices scandal, with one senator calling on Stumpf to quit as chairman and chief executive.

Oklahoma launches criminal probe into shooting

TULSA, Okla. — A criminal investigation into a police officer in Oklahoma who shot and killed an unarmed black man seen on video with his hands in the air was underway, authorities said on Tuesday.

Family’s attorneys: Teen killed by police was shot while fleeing

CLEVELAND — A forensic report released on Monday by attorneys representing the family of a 13-year old African American boy fatally shot by a white Columbus, Ohio, police officer last week said the teenager was shot three times while running away.

Easy resolution unlikely for contentious Dakota pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. — A potential rerouting of a long-anticipated pipeline at the center of a protest in North Dakota would be a laborious and costly task, possibly delaying a startup by months and provoking further opposition from Native American and environmental groups who were instrumental in halting construction.

Opening statements begin in ‘Bridgegate’ trial

NEWARK, N.J. — Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on trial on Monday over their alleged roles in the “Bridgegate” scandal, which helped derail his presidential hopes.

Florida declares neighborhood Zika-free

MIAMI, Fla. — U.S. health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to consider putting off nonessential travel to Miami due to the Zika virus even as they lifted a travel warning for one neighborhood. Earlier in the day, Florida’s governor declared the neighborhood of Wynwood Zika-free and invited visitors to return.

Eisenhower family lifts opposition to Ike memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The family of former President Dwight Eisenhower has lifted its longstanding opposition to the design of a memorial to him, the commission overseeing the project said on Monday.

U.S. pump prices rise as Colonial fixes gasoline pipeline leak

NEW YORK — Gasoline prices in the southeastern United States kept rising on Monday as Colonial Pipeline Co continued to fix a more-than-week long disruption on a key gasoline line that has led to complaints of long waits and price gouging at the pump.

Most states on track to meet emissions targets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 27 states challenging President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. But most are likely to hit them anyway.

New York bombing suspect captured

ELIZABETH, N.J. — An Afghanistan-born American suspected of carrying out the weekend bombing in New York City that wounded 29 people and planting other bombs in New York City and New Jersey was in custody after a gun battle with police on Monday.