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  • Friday’s Sports in Brief

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NHL Pete DeBoer, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season in 2011-12, was fired Friday, with his aging and diminished team in danger…

  • Policies of GOP governors could find national play

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses…

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to…

  • Bubbly suggestions to toast in the New Year

    Scott Greenberg, syndicated wine columnist

  • Gunmen kill policeman, injure another

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a policeman and injured another. The two police corporals were guarding a bank in Sphinx Square in…

  • Pakistani army says airstrikes, troops kill 39 militants

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed 39 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said. The airstrikes were carried out…

  • N. Korea compares Obama to monkey in hacking row

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey, and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.” North…

  • Lillard leads Portland past Philadelphia 114-93

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Missing two centers and All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Portland Trail Blazers used their long-range shooting to earn another win. Damian Lillard scored 28 points, Wesley Matthews had 25 and the…

  • Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

    BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago. In the next shot,…

  • Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Friday, December 26, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 31 3391 109.4 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 28 3006 107.4 L.A. Clippers 30 3196 106.5 Phoenix 31 3265 105.3 Portland…

  • Mayor, VP to speak at slain NYPD officer’s funeral

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to attend the funeral of a New York City police officer shot to death along with his partner one week ago in a brazen daylight ambush…

  • NHL Scoring Leaders

    Through Dec. 26 GP G A PTS Jakub Voracek, Phi 34 14 32 46 Tyler Seguin, Dal 33 25 17 42 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 34 16 25 41 Claude Giroux, Phi 34 11 30 41…

  • UCF fails in bid for 10-win season with bowl loss

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida’s rally fell well short in a bid for a 10-win season. Jacoby Brissett threw for 262 yards and one touchdown and Matt Dayes scored on runs of 24…

  • Faried grabs 25 rebounds as Denver beats Minnesota 106-102

    DENVER (AP) — Kenneth Faried’s little heart-to-heart talk with coach Brian Shaw is paying off for the Denver Nuggets. Faried had a career-high 25 rebounds to go along with 26 points, and the Nuggets beat…