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new york» The lobby of Trump Tower was cleared so po­lice could in­ves­ti­gate a so-called sus­pi­cious pack­age that turned out to be an unat­tended back­pack con­tain­ing chil­dren’s toys.

Video taken by a by­stander and posted on Twit­ter showed peo­ple run­ning through the lobby for the ex­its.

Po­lice Depart­ment spokesman Stephen Davis said the back­pack was found near the en­trance to a Nike Town store in the build­ing. The bomb squad checked out the pack­age and gave an “all clear” just af­ter 5 p.m.

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump lives in the tower and has his of­fices there, al­though he was at his Mar-a-Lago es­tate in Florida.

Law­suit filed by mom over med­i­cal pot use dis­missed B

wi­chita» A fed­eral judge has dis­missed a law­suit filed by a west­ern Kansas wo­man against the state and sev­eral agen­cies af­ter her son was re­moved from her home in 2015 when he told school of­fi­cials she used mar­i­juana.

Shona Banda of Gar­den City al­leged in the law­suit filed in March that the de­fen­dants de­nied her civil rights by re­fus­ing to al­low her to use med­i­cal mar­i­juana to treat her Crohn’s dis­ease, in­ter­fered with her par­ent­ing and ques­tioned her son with­out her per­mis­sion. Med­i­cal mar­i­juana is not le­gal in Kansas.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten dis­missed the law­suit Tues­day, agree­ing with the de­fen­dants’ con­tention that Banda had no right to use mar­i­juana.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors study flight recorder from Black Sea jet crash B

sochi, rus­sia» In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­cov­ered the flight-data recorder from a crashed Rus­sian mil­i­tary plane Tues­day and be­gan re­view­ing its con­tents to learn why the jet went down mo­ments af­ter take­off, killing all 92 peo­ple aboard. The Tu-154 crashed into the Black Sea early Sun­day two min­utes af­ter de­part­ing in good weather from the city of Sochi. The main flight recorder was quickly flown to Moscow, where ex­perts started an­a­lyz­ing it, Trans­port Min­is­ter Maxim Sokolov said.

Trump names Bush-era vet­eran and pol­icy new­comer to posts B

west palm beach, fla.» Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump on Tues­day ap­pointed an ex­pe­ri­enced hand from the Ge­orge W. Bush era to his na­tional se­cu­rity cir­cle and a fig­ure from the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion to make in­ter­na­tional deals.

Thomas Bossert will be­come an as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent for home­land se­cu­rity and coun­tert­er­ror­ism.

Bossert will ad­vise the pres­i­dent on is­sues re­lated to home­land se­cu­rity, coun­tert­er­ror­ism and cy­ber­se­cu­rity. Bossert will work closely with Trump’s pick for na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser, re­tired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Bossert is cur­rently pres­i­dent of the risk man­age­ment con­sult­ing firm CDS Con­sult­ing. He pre­vi­ously served as deputy as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent for home­land se­cu­rity un­der Bush.

The pres­i­dent-elect also ap­pointed one of his main ad­vis­ers on U.S.-Is­rael re­la­tions as spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive for in­ter­na­tional ne­go­ti­a­tions. Ja­son Green­blatt has worked for the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion for over two decades and cur­rently serves as its ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief le­gal of­fi­cer.

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