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  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed blacks 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 declined to indict…

  • Greece heads for early election, stoking financial concerns

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government was forced Monday to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry the main opposition party will win — and want to renege on the country’s bailout…

  • Being uninsured in America will cost you more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous…

  • Virgin Atlantic plane in Gatwick emergency landing

    LONDON (AP) — A Virgin Atlantic jet bound for Las Vegas has made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after developing a problem with its landing gear. Television images showed the Boeing 747 on the…

  • Va. police investigate fatal Beltway crash

    WASHINGTON – Virginia police are investigating a fatal crash on the Capital Beltway, which has created delays on the Outer Loop. At least one person was killed in the crash along the shoulder of the…

  • Tsarnaev lawyers again seek postponement of trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge Monday to delay his trial because they need more time to prepare. “Only adequate preparation makes a fair trial possible,” defense…

  • Mother pleads not guilty in babies’ deaths

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman found living with the skeletal remains of three babies in a squalid home has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder. Erika Murray barely spoke as she…

  • Clarification: Brazil-Petrobras story

    SAO PAULO (AP) — In a story Dec. 11, The Associated Press did not use the full name of a company whose chief executive is facing charges in a kickback scheme involving contracts with state-run…

  • $72,670 flows in for window washer who fell on car

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People have given more than $70,000 to help a window washer who fell 11 stories from a downtown San Francisco building onto a moving car. KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/1D2IgX1 ) that 1,155…

  • 5 things about Americans’ slipping sense of duty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are a little less likely to ask what they can do for their country these days. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that Americans’ sense of duty has slipped since a similar…

  • Surfer survives shark bite off Central California

    LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A man surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to…

  • Mourinho picks fight with familiar enemy: referees

    LONDON (AP) — Job done, Jose. In a classic diversionary tactic, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has successfully shifted the Premier League agenda onto the “campaign” by referees — in his mind at least — against…

  • Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of southwestern Kansas, Jan Leonard is seeing the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs. Development is booming in…

  • 17 in hospital after deadly Texas high-rise fire

    CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people are hospitalized following a fire that killed five residents at a senior-living facility near San Antonio, and officials are trying to track down the whereabouts…

  • West Bank ministers visit Gaza to unite ministries

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials on Monday traveled from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip for the first working meeting of their struggling unity government, months after it was formed, in…