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Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

By ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city’s Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers’ guns, authorities said. The graphic video widely circulated on social media within a few hours of the incident Sunday brought attention to the death of the man who wound up wrestling with police amid the tents, sleeping bags and trash of Skid Row, where many of the city’s homeless stay Continue reading

Eurozone consumer prices fall again in Feb but decline eases

BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that the fall in consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone eased in February, a development that may assuage market concerns that the region is set to suffer a pronounced period of deflation. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, says Monday that annual consumer price inflation in February was minus 0.3 percent, half the rate recorded in January Continue reading

Construction picks back up, but it’s a different gig now

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida’s housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up Continue reading

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show

By DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life Continue reading

Former school principal: ‘Jihadi John’ hardworking student

LONDON (AP) — The former school principal of the man who became “Jihadi John” says he was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of radicalization. Jo Shuter, former head teacher at Quintin Kynaston school in London, told BBC Radio on Monday that Mohammed Emwazi was a “hardworking and aspirational young man” when she knew him. She said he had “adolescent issues” and was occasionally bullied by other students Continue reading

Britain’s Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

By LOUISE WATT, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China’s president with an invitation from the queen for him to visit Britain this year, as the prince on Monday began the first official trip to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. President Xi Jinping told the prince that he thanked Queen Elizabeth II for the invitation. Continue reading

Justices hear challenge to independent electoral map drawers

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from Arizona Republicans who want to take away a voter-approved commission’s power to draw the state’s congressional district boundaries. The case before the court Monday considers whether voters can cut elected lawmakers out of redistricting in an effort to reduce political influence in the drawing of district lines for members of the U.S Continue reading

Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google’s widely used digital maps Continue reading

Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Continue reading

Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. The city of Tikrit, some 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer along with the country’s second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the country’s Sunni heartland after the collapse of national security forces. Tikrit is one of the largest cities held by the Islamic State group and sits on the road to Mosul Continue reading