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  • South Dakota’s Jewish community small, tight-knit

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The first Jews to settle in what is now South Dakota established themselves in Deadwood during the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, finding a niche selling hardware, groceries,…

  • Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday. The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as…

  • Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home

    CROWLEY, Texas (AP) — Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said. Crowley Police Chief Luis Soler said in a news…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage

    Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas. But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company…

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. AIRASIA JET LOST IN STORMY WEATHER OVER INDONESIA It’s the third shock involving a Malaysian aircraft this…

  • Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will not return for the final season of his $25 million, five-year contract he signed in January 2011. The announcement came Sunday after a…

  • Long Beach Register folds after 16 months

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The owners of the Orange County Register say they ended publication of the Long Beach Register on Sunday. Freedom Communications launched the Long Beach Register 16 months ago and the…

  • As oil prices fall, Alaska governor halts project spending

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With oil prices dropping, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six high-profile projects, pending further review. Walker issued an order Friday putting the new spending on hold. He…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…