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Chicago newspaper suing city over Laquan McDonald emails

CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper is suing the Chicago Police Department over public records it requested last December related to the police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

UI administrators say no to becoming sanctuary campus

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen said Tuesday that the school cannot be a sanctuary campus for undocumented immigrant students.

Google hits renewable energy goal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

The company says it believes that beginning next year, it will have amassed enough renewable energy to meet all of its electricity needs throughout the world.

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Warrant issued in Urbana homicide

URBANA — A warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old Urbana man in connection with the shooting death last month of Robert Lee Brown, 21, of Urbana.

The warrant charges Tyrone Franklin with first-degree murder, Urbana police said Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Franklin is being asked to notify police immediately.

Trump: Cancel order for new Air Force One planes

NEW YORK (AP) — The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration.

Costs for the two Boeing 747s are "totally out of control," Trump told reporters in the lobby of his New York skyscraper.

Trade deficit widens in October from nearly 3-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled—which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.

Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight has been arrested and jailed on a charge of manslaughter.

Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested late Monday, after initially being released last week without charges pending further investigation, jail records show.

Productivity up 3.1 percent in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.

Factory orders up 2.7 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories rose in October by the largest amount in 16 months but a key category that tracks business investment posted an anemic gain.