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  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this…

  • As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial,…

  • Texans remain in hunt with 25-13 win over Ravens

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are down to a fourth-string quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has hardly played all season because of a knee injury. Yet thanks to in large part…

  • Dolphins are keeping coach after 37-35 win over Vikings

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are out of the market for a new coach, even though they’re also out of the playoff race for the sixth year in a row. Miami won…

  • Packers beat Bucs, set up showdown for NFC North title

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay still has some unfinished business before heading into the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. The Packers clinched a berth with a 20-3 victory over the lowly Tampa Bay…

  • Asian markets gain as oil rebounds

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed’s pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise…

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media have reported that China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country’s first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The official…

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • Report: Mississippi recruit QB Chad Kelly arrested

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mississippi recruit Chad Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant, The Buffalo News reported Sunday night. The newspaper reported Kelly, the former Clemson…

  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions…

  • Iraq TV show makes ‘terrorists’ confront victims

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now,…

  • Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A pre-trial hearing on jury issues is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty…

  • Cardinals roughed up 35-6 by Seahawks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals had everything they wanted: A rowdy, packed-in home crowd, a division title and home-field advantage all the way through the Super Bowl on the line. The Cardinals responded…

  • NHL Scoring Leaders

    Through Dec. 21 GP G A PTS Jakub Voracek, Phi 33 14 30 44 Tyler Seguin, Dal 32 25 17 42 Claude Giroux, Phi 33 10 30 40 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 32 15 23 38…

  • Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

    RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in…