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U.S. Top News: California police, protesters clash again after 'chokehold' death

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California police, protesters clash again after 'chokehold' death
BERKELEY, California/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angry crowds hurled objects at police who retaliated in a second night of clashes in northern California following the death of a black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer.
Two freeways closed as several buildings burn in Los Angeles
(Reuters) - Two freeways were closed as firefighters battled a large blaze in downtown Los Angeles early Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
U.S. Attorney General to expand profiling guidelines for federal agents
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce on Monday revisions to federal law enforcement guidelines that are designed to limit profiling and set an example for local police, according to a Justice Department official.
American Airlines' Envoy Air in tentative agreement with pilots
(Reuters) - American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots, according to an internal letter from Sunday reviewed by Reuters.
Teen apparel retailer Delia*s files for bankruptcy
(Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Delia*s Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it had hired advisers to help liquidate its assets.
Carolers in New York tweak classics to protest police violence
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid a sea of holiday shoppers, about 30 protesters, among them professional opera singers, gathered on Sunday in midtown New York to sing Christmas carols modified with lyrics lamenting recent cases of police violence against African American males. 
Survivors commemorate 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
HONOLULU (Reuters) - For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
NYC jail guard faces trial over death of inmate who ate 'soap ball'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former guard at New York City's Rikers Island faces trial Monday on a federal charge that he deliberately ignored the medical needs of a mentally ill inmate who died after swallowing a corrosive disinfectant.
New Jersey house fire kills five, including infant: report
(Reuters) - An infant was among five people killed when a fire tore through three houses in New Jersey on Sunday, a newspaper reported, citing the county prosecutor's office.
'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree in Pennsylvania gets lone red bulb
READING, Pa. (Reuters) - A scraggly Christmas tree in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, was adorned on Sunday with a single red bulb, in a ceremony reminiscent of events in the animated holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas." 
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