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BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in St. Louis County, Missouri, say a 18-year-old man was shot and killed after pulling a gun on a police officer who was checking on a gas station in the town of Berkeley last night. Authorities say the officer fired three shots, and one of them struck the man, killing him. Following the shooting, several hundred people gathered in protest. Police say some of them threw bricks at officers and threw explosive devices. There were scuffles between officers and protesters.

CHICAGO (AP) — Travelers still getting ready to head out for the holidays could encounter some headaches, especially if they have to travel through the Chicago area today. The National Weather Service is warning of possibly several inches of snow, which could delay or even cancel flights. In Nevada, heavy snow is forecast for late this afternoon, with up to 10 inches expect on mountain passes by Christmas morning.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emergency workers will be surveying two counties in southeastern Mississippi, where a powerful storm struck yesterday, killing four people and injuring 50 others. The storm also flipped over cars, damaged several homes and businesses and knocked out power to thousands of customers. A spokeswoman for Marion General Hospital says the entire town of Columbia lost power and the hospital was running on a generator.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A leading Nigerian human rights group is asking the U.N. to act urgently to try to stop the mass executions of Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for refusing to fight Islamic militants. Fifty-four soldiers received death sentences last week, another 12 were condemned in September and 45 more await their fate in an ongoing court-martial.

BEIJING (AP) — Action film star Jackie Chan says he feels shame for his son, who's been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years. Chan's remarks, reported today by China's official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency, come two days after authorities announced the indictment against 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, who's charged with sheltering others to use drugs.

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