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People scream at Chicago police officers as they protest the shooting death of Laquan McDonald outside of a Banana Republic store on Michigan Avenue on Friday.Chris Sweda | Chicago Tribune via TNS

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting creates havoc on Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Demonstrators stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold, drizzling rain to turn …


Russia downplays prospect of coalition with West to strike ISIS in Syria


Family of Syrian boy whose body washed ashore to be resettled in Canada


  1. Hidden rooms are likely in Tut tomb, official reports



    Hidden rooms are likely in Tut tomb, official reports

  2. Prominent Kurdish lawyer is killed in Turkey


    ISTANBUL, Turkey — A prominent Kurdish lawyer and a Turkish police officer were killed Saturday when clashes erupted after a news conference in Turkey's volatile southeast.

  3. Putin signs sweeping economic sanctions against Turkey


    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law sweeping economic sanctions against Turkey as relations between the two countries plummet after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over the Syrian border last week.

    Turkish soldiers inspect tanks Friday in Gaziantep. Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane last week and Russia is enacting economic sanctions in response.
  4. ISIS seeks to build a colony in city in Libya


    MISRATA, Libya — Iraqi commanders have been arriving from Syria, and the first public beheadings have started. The local radio stations no longer play music but instead extol the greatness of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  5. Black Friday growing online


    WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.

    Analysts expect holiday sales to be stronger than last year, but many shoppers are spending more time exploring deals on their smartphones, tablets and computers instead of looking in stores.