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Updated at 5:14 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " A federal judge has ruled that a Chicago police officer used excessive force by dragging a man from his jail cell after he was subdued with a stun gun.

Updated at 5:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The United States Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lesbian mother who wants to see her adopted children, blocking, at least temporarily, an Alabama court's order that declared the adoption invalid.

Updated at 5:08 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) " Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

Updated at 5:06 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " In less than a week, South Africa has had three finance ministers.

Updated at 5:01 PM

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) " Soldiers killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims this weekend after their group opened fire on the convoy of Nigeria's army chief, the Shia Islamic Movement and military reports said Monday. Other reports put the number of dead at...

Updated at 4:57 PM

SALEM, Mass. (AP) " A Massachusetts teenager who raped and killed his high school math teacher "knew right from wrong and could choose right from wrong," a prosecutor said Monday during closing arguments in the teen's murder trial.

Updated at 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama says the United States military and allied forces are hitting the Islamic State group harder than ever.

Updated at 4:55 PM

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) " Guinea's President Alpha Conde has been sworn in for a second five-year term in a ceremony under heavy military and police security.

Updated at 4:53 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's former national security adviser pleaded innocent Monday to embezzling $2.1 billion meant to purchase arms to fight Boko Haram, and said some of the money was diverted on the then-president's order to try to get...

Updated at 4:48 PM

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) " Central African Republic's National Election Authority and the United Nations say voting on a constitutional referendum has been extended in areas where violence kept people at home.

Updated at 4:43 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Lebanese authorities issued an arrest warrant for the son of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Monday on charges of hiding information related to the disappearance of a top Lebanese Shiite cleric in Libya 37 years ago.

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