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AP Top U.S. News at 6:55 a.m. EDT

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Closing arguments set in Chicago officer's murder trial
Attorneys at the trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot and killed black teenager Laquan McDonald are poised to make their final pitch to the jury
7:14AM ( 8 minutes ago )
7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina
Authorities had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue seven police officers in South Carolina who were shot by a man as they tried to serve a warrant
6:54AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Mural of ex-inmates seeks public input on mass incarceration
A temporary art installation in Philadelphia highlights formerly incarcerated men and women who are working to transform their lives in an effort to spark a conversation about mass incarceration
2:54AM ( 4 hours ago )
U.S. News
Who sees it? Senators, staff to have access to FBI report
Senators, staff expected to have access to FBI report on Kavanaugh inside a secure room normally used for classified matters
7:12AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Russia accused of targeting UN chemical weapons watchdog
The Dutch defense minister on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine
7:11AM ( 11 minutes ago )
The Latest: Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship sets sail
An Italian-flagged rescue ship has set sail for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea in the face of political moves by Italy's populist government to shut down such operations
6:52AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Senate gets FBI Kavanaugh report, with initial vote Friday
Senate committee gets FBI report; senators set to weigh in on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court with an initial vote on Friday
6:10AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Russia dismisses hacking claims as 'fantasies'
Russia's foreign ministry has denied allegations by British and Australian authorities that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU was behind a fresh wave of global cybercrimes.
5:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: WH says senators have time to look at FBI report
The White House says it has received the FBI's supplemental background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and senators have enough time to review it and vote
5:52AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
7 researchers evacuated from Pacific atoll as storm nears
Officials have evacuated seven researchers from a remote atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful hurricane headed their way
11:40PM ( 7 hours ago )
Officer killed, 6 other officers wounded in South Carolina
Authorities say seven South Carolina law enforcement officers have been shot, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage in a home and fired on deputies just outside of Florence
11:13PM ( 8 hours ago )
US Navy veteran arrested in Utah in suspicious mailings
A U.S. Navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious envelopes that were sent to President Donald Trump and top military chiefs
11:02PM ( 8 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Closing arguments set in Chicago officer's murder trial
Attorneys at the trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot and killed black teenager Laquan McDonald are poised to make their final pitch to the jury
7:14AM ( 8 minutes ago )
7 officers shot, 1 fatally, serving warrant in S. Carolina
Authorities had to use a bullet-proof vehicle to rescue seven police officers in South Carolina who were shot by a man as they tried to serve a warrant
6:54AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Mural of ex-inmates seeks public input on mass incarceration
A temporary art installation in Philadelphia highlights formerly incarcerated men and women who are working to transform their lives in an effort to spark a conversation about mass incarceration
2:54AM ( 4 hours ago )
Probes of Trump taxes carry potential for millions in fines
Experts say President Donald Trump could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in civil fines if tax authorities substantiate a New York Times report that found Trump and his family cheated the IRS for decades
2:45AM ( 4 hours ago )
Texas man's shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum
For residents, O'Shae Terry's killing in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas city last year. Terry's case was starting to gain momentum after police released video footage _ until attention turned to another shooting.
12:53AM ( 6 hours ago )