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  • Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city’s police commissioner called Sunday for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot…

  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president…

  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was intended as a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and…

  • Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down…

  • Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘Interview’ has strong VOD sales

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The…

  • Great white shark bites Central California surfer

    LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said. The man sustained minor injuries and…

  • Hearse stolen outside church with casket inside

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pastor’s wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a Southern California church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday (http://lat.ms/1H8pjVe ) that…

  • 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…

  • Alleged sex victims sue when predator wins lottery

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot. Timothy Poole…

  • Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson Police Department has suspended a spokesman after he referred to the Michael Brown memorial as “a pile of trash.” A statement the city provided to The Associated Press on…

  • Ebola chief says CDC lab incident poses no risk to public

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Ebola response coordinator called the mishandling of materials that led to a lab technician’s possible exposure to the virus “unacceptable.” Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain told CBS’ “Face the Nation”…

  • GOP puts up a bigger tent for minority challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The faces of the Republican Party’s most ambitious members are changing. Long criticized as the party of old white men, the GOP’s next class of presidential contenders may include two Hispanic senators,…

  • 5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio

    CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. Eleven other residents of the Wedgwood…

  • Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come…

  • 2014 timeline of Atlantic City’s battered casinos

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 (and a fifth nearly joined them before being rescued under a last-minute financing arrangement). Here’s a look at what was…