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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block a potential recount of the state's presidential vote. Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) argues that Green Party candidate Jill Stein cannot seek the recount because a potential miscounting of votes could not have cost her the election. She garnered 1 percent of Michigan's vote. Today's filing has delayed the start of a state election board meeting to consider President-elect Donald Trump's request to block a hand recount of all 4.8 million ballots cast in Michigan.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks aren't moving much in reaction to today's unemployment report. The Labor Department says employers added 178,000 jobs in November, about what investors expected. The unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina jury is deliberating for a third day on the fate of a fired policeman charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. The defendant, Michael Slager, has testified he feared for his life when he shot Walter Scott as Scott fled a traffic stop. One of the options before the jury is a voluntary manslaughter conviction, which is killing someone in the heat of passion. The jury asked yesterday how the heat of passion may differ from fear. The judge said today that is an issue jurors must decide.
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a person who had broken into a church. State police tell news media outlets that deputies found a man with a weapon inside the Simpsonville Baptist Church early this morning. Authorities say deputies repeatedly asked the man to drop the weapon, and when he didn't, one of the deputies fired, killing him.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been charged in a weekend shooting in New Orleans that left one man dead and nine others wounded. Police say Jordan Clay was arrested on a second-degree-murder warrant. Police say the shooting early Sunday in the French Quarter followed an argument between two men and that none of the victims was an intended target. A second suspect is being sought.
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