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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California has been unnerved by the stabbing death of a professor, allegedly by a student in what authorities describe as a personal dispute. Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar says the suspect is a male student. USC President C. L. Max Nikias identified the psychology professor killed as Bosco Tjan. in a letter addressed to the USC community.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — There's still no verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist, amid signs the jury is having trouble. The panel of one black and 11 white jurors has now deliberated for more than 16 hours over three days on whether to convict former North Charleston police Officer Michael Slager. They'll continue deliberations next week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota official says authorities have found the body of a construction worker in a collapsed building in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras says officials found the man in a void using a search dog. The building collapsed into the street in downtown Sioux Falls earlier Friday. Sideras says authorities don't believe anyone else is in the debris. There's no word on the cause.

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Funerals are planned Saturday in a small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club until most of the members were killed in a plane crash in Colombia. A memorial service for the Chapecoense soccer club is expected to attract 100,000 people — half the city's population — to the area around the small, 20,000-capacity stadium.

HONOLULU (AP) — Most people might be surprised to hear a winter weather story out of Hawaii but the state has a winter storm warning in effect for the mountain summits of Hawaii's Big Island where up to two feet of snow is possible. Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, explains that the snow is falling in a small, remote area high in the mountains, thousands of feet up.

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