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  • Ravens back in playoffs, earn AFC wild card

    The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs, while the Seattle Seahawks will be playing at home in them. Baltimore made the postseason in the first five years with John Harbaugh as coach and Joe…

  • Woman to plead guilty in Texas DA murder case

    KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The estranged wife of a former justice of the peace in North Texas is expected to plead guilty to murder in connection with the 2013 slayings of a district attorney, his…

  • 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. Ten other residents of the Wedgwood…

  • Widespread problems on Rikers Island tough to fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help. Amid the chaos inside a Rikers Island dormitory, surveillance video…

  • 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…

  • President Obama’s Hawaii vacation: Day 9

    KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the ninth day of his family’s holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday: — MORNING AT HOME: President Obama stayed at his Kailua vacation home on a…

  • 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…

  • 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…