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Emanuel's mayoral run will include Clinton

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in support of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's bid for Chicago mayor.

Emanuel campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Sunday that Clinton will be in Chicago in January to appear on Emanuel's behalf. A date and place have not been determined.

Emanuel formally announced he would run for Chicago mayor in November, just weeks after leaving his post as President Obama's chief of staff. Before his time in the Obama administration, Emanuel spent five years as a U.S. congressman for Illinois.

Emanuel held various positions in the Clinton administration, including senior policy adviser, director of special projects and political director.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has said he will not seek a seventh term.


Man who drew rifle shot dead by police

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- Police shot and killed a man after he refused to drop his shotgun and headed toward a group of people on a Christmas Day stroll outside a Utah Mormon Temple, authorities said.

The man had been in an altercation Saturday afternoon in the parking lot outside the Oquirrh Mountain Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Jordan Police Lt. Dan Starks said.

He said police arrived shortly afterward and repeatedly ordered the shotgun-toting man to drop the weapon.

"While carrying the shotgun, he fled from the officers toward where there were other people," he said.

Starks said an officer fired just once, killing the man.

He said officers feared for both their safety and for people on the grounds enjoying the weather and the views from the temple.

Officers found numerous weapons, including guns, swords and ammunition, inside the dead man's car, Starks said.

Starks said police were withholding the man's name until family could be notified.


Coal-hauling freighter freed from river

GROSSE ILE, Mich. (AP) -- Seven tugboats have succeeded in freeing a 579-foot coal-hauling Great Lakes freighter that was grounded for two days in the Detroit River south of Detroit.

The McKee ran aground Friday near Grosse Ile while trying to dock at a DTE Energy Co. site.

The freighter came from Cleveland with a load of 11,900 tons of coal and a crew of 17. It has a hauling capacity of 29,500 tons.

The U.S. Coast Guard says efforts to free the freighter resumed Sunday after a Christmas break.

Guard Lt. Justin Westmiller says two more tugs joined the five already working to free the freighter, which has docked at its destination.

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