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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Arrests have been made at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in connection with a protest that's caused significant traffic disruptions. An airport spokesman says the arrests came after people who'd been protesting at the Mall of America a few miles away headed to one of the airport's two terminals. The spokesman says security checkpoints inside the terminal were temporarily closed. He says that was done to prevent protesters from rushing through them and forcing an evacuation of the gate areas. Roads leading to and from the airport were at a near standstill. The protest was organized by Black Lives Matter activists, who want police to release video of a black man who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police last month.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who has acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic says he wants to represent himself in legal proceedings. Robert Dear told a judge in Colorado Springs today that he wants to invoke his constitutional right to defend himself. The judge told him to listen to the advice of his attorney. But Dear questioned how he could trust his attorney, Daniel King, after King suggested he wasn't competent to stand trial. The judge cleared the courtroom so Dear and King could talk. King represented Colorado theater gunman James Holmes.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coroner in Nevada says the death of a woman struck by a car on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk Sunday is a homicide -- a conclusion that was expected. And District Attorney Steve Wolfson says the finding supports the criminal case against Lakeisha Holloway. She made an initial appearance in court today on charges of murder, hit-and-run and child abuse.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Oakland, California, today says, "I don't mean to sound dramatic, but it was scary." The plane circled for several hours over the airport before landing with possible landing gear problems. The Chicago-bound flight took off from Oakland at around 6 a.m. and landed just over four hours later. There were 139 passengers on board. No injuries were reported.

NEW YORK (AP) —Stocks have finished higher for a third day in a row, once again taking their lead from oil prices. Energy stocks were the biggest winners in the market as the price of crude oil moved higher. The Dow finished 185 points higher. The S&P climbed 25 points. The Nasdaq gained 44 points.

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