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NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for plaintiffs in the settled Trump University fraud lawsuit says all participants in the class-action litigation will get at least half of their money back and some will get it all. After a federal trial was canceled in San Diego today, lawyer Jason Forge that payments to some plaintiffs will be thousands of dollars. President-elect Donald Trump agreed to the $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over his former school for real estate investors.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Mexico isn't giving up on free trade despite Donald Trump's threats to break up NAFTA and abandon other multilateral trade deals. Mexico's finance minister says he met with officials from five other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the sidelines of an economic forum in Peru, and they agreed to forge ahead with the agreement regardless of what the U.S. does. But it's unclear if they'll succeed under terms of the TPP deal.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A white police officer in Alabama is being indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man in February. A grand jury returned the indictment today against Montgomery police Officer Aaron Smith. The 23-year-old officer shot 58-year-old Greg Gunn after stopping him as he walked home from a neighborhood card game after 3 a.m. Gunn died yards from his front door.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is dropping a lawsuit that claimed the NBA, his wife and others conspired to illegally sell the team for $2 billion. Sterling's lawyer says he filed a request today to have the federal appeals case dismissed. Bobby Samini says a settlement was reached and that Sterling's "very happy with the outcome." However, the lawyer for his wife, Shelly Sterling, calls it a capitulation.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A snowstorm is sweeping across Minnesota and it's creating havoc on the highways. Authorities report hundreds of crashes. According to the State Patrol, there have been 340 crashes, including 37 with injuries, and more than 550 spinouts statewide since Thursday night. At least one person died on icy roads. Officials are recommending no travel in parts of southwestern Minnesota due to whiteout conditions and blowing snow.

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