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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will return next week despite indications of problems reaching a verdict. One juror told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has finished picking the 67 people who will make up the jury pool for Dylann Roof's death penalty trial in the killing of nine black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. A pretrial hearing will be held Monday, and the final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates will be selected Wednesday with testimony beginning soon after. The trial is expected to last until January with a break over Christmas.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rescue workers have found the body of a construction worker in the rubble of a two-story building that had collapsed in South Dakota's largest city. Recovery of the body came hours after authorities managed to pull a woman, injured but alive, from the debris of the brick building in downtown Sioux Falls.

BEIJING (AP) — There's diplomatic fallout today from President-elect Donald Trump's tradition-breaking phone conversation with Taiwan's leader. The Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing has lodged "solemn representations" with the U.S. The statement did not describe the details. A ministry spokesman emphasized that "the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China."

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the stabbing death of a University of Southern California professor was not a random act. Police have arrested a student and say there was some sort of a personal dispute between the suspect and psychology Professor Bosco Tjan.

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