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Trump claims credit for Ford Motor decision ... MI may require lead testing for young kids ... MN police officer to appear in court after deadly shooting



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DETROIT (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is claiming credit for a decision by Ford Motor Co. to keep production of its Lincoln MKC in Louisville, Kentucky and not move to Mexico. Trump tweeted Thursday night that Bill Ford, the company's executive chairman, telephoned him with the news. But company spokeswoman Christin Baker says she doesn't know when the decision was made to keep the MKC in Louisville or if Trump had any impact on it.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — It's not clear if Donald Trump's becoming U.S. president on Jan. 20 will affect a U.S. agreement to resettle an unspecified number of refugees who are being hosted by Australia. The refugees would resettle on New Guinea's Manus Island for up to four years. But Trump has raised concerns about Muslim immigration, and most of Australia's asylum seekers are Muslims from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children's exposure to the neurotoxin statewide. The recommendation is among many unveiled Thursday by a state board that Gov. Rick Snyder had come up with ways to protect children from all sources of lead poisoning. The city of Flint has been dealing with a lead contamination problem in its tap water.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who shot a black man during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb is expected to appear in court Friday on criminal charges. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged this week with second-degree manslaughter. The shooting happened after 32-year-old motorist Philando Castile told Yanez he was armed and licensed to carry. But prosecutors say Yanez was not justified in using deadly force. Castille's girlfriend streamed some of his final moments live on Facebook.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio have arrested a teen who they say broadcast himself on Facebook shooting a rifle into his neighbor's home because he was bored. The unidentified 15-year-old Akron boy was charged Wednesday night with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, discharging a firearm within city limits and an illegal weapons offense. He remains held in a juvenile detention center.

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