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Texas ex-officer is sentenced to 15 years for killing an unarmed teen

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas jury sentenced a former police officer to 15 years in prison Wednesday night for the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teen in a Dallas suburb.<p>The jury deliberated for 12 hours before deciding the fate of former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver. In addition to the prison …

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A gigantic black hole finds its long-lost, and slightly less gigantic, sibling

750 million light-years away from Earth lies a thundering monster.<p>At the very center of an otherwise nondescript elliptical galaxy sits a black hole, …

The EU paves the way for Dow's $130 billion merger with DuPont

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that the companies' commitments to divest businesses have addressed its concerns.<p>The two plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break into three separate, publicly traded companies. Those …

Trump's USTR nominee pledges tough enforcement of U.S. trade laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's choice for the top U.S. trade negotiator on Tuesday pledged an "America First" strategy to aggressively enforce U.S. laws and trade deals to stop unfair imports and push China to scrap excess factory capacity.<p>Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade …

Thousands of Guns Bound for Terrorist Groups Seized in Spain

World<p>LONDON — When a gunman killed four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014, police in Spain launched an effort to reduce the number of illegal firearms circulating in Europe.<p>What they found was a arsenal large enough to supply an army — and all ready to be sold to terrorist groups and …

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Drunken driver who slammed car into men gets 8 years in prison

Following emotional testimony, a former Lake in the Hills man who admitted to being drunk when he slammed his car into two men was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison.<p>Vincent Myers, 47, pleaded guilty in January to aggravated DUI in the crash, which caused serious and permanent …

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Wall St Trips as Trump's Travel Curbs Fuel Uncertainty

The S&P 500 and the Dow were set for their worst day in more than three months on Monday as investors worried over President Donald Trump's orders to restrict travel to the United States.<p>Trump on Friday signed executive orders to suspend travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority …

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Trump presidency puts business on collision course with Canadian government and citizens

Donald Trump has made a huge impression on the leaders of the Canadian business community. He is seen as a dramatic change agent, for good and for bad.<p>Unfortunately, Canadian business expects the good to be largely for the United States and the bad largely for Canada. The C-Suite believes Mr. …