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Video shows Los Angeles police shooting man

Monday, March 2, 2015 2:31am

File picture shows police officers standing guard at the entrance to the Los Angeles Police Academy in Los Angeles, California, February 7, 2012Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent altercation between a man and several officers in LA's "Skid Row," an area near downtown where many homeless people live. The video appears to show the man flailing at officers as they try to subdue him. The Los Angeles Police Department said three police officers -- a sergeant and two officers -- fired at the man after he reached for an officer's firearm during the altercation.

Eurozone jobless rate falls to 11.2% in January

Monday, March 2, 2015 2:16am

Unemployment in the 19-nation eurozone fell to 11.2 percent from 11.3 percent in December, with the jobless queues down by 140,000 to 18.06 million, the EU statistics agency Eurostat saidBrussels (AFP) - The eurozone jobless rate showed further signs of improvement in January, hitting its lowest level since April 2012 as the economy picked up from a soft patch late last year, official data showed Monday.

World stock markets mostly higher following China rate cut

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:47am

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 2, 2015. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.15 percent to 18,826.88 Monday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following a lower estimate of U.S. economic growth last quarter.

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:46am

This undated photo provided by McLaren shows the new McLaren 675LT. The car will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, with a clear focus on performance, light weight and ultimate levels of driver engagement – all key attributes of a McLaren ‘Longtail’. (AP Photo/McLaren Automotive Limited)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.

Former school principal: 'Jihadi John' hardworking student

Monday, March 2, 2015 1:42am

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.