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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING AIRLINER The Indonesia search and rescue chief says it seems certain that Flight…

  • 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…

  • Things you shouldn’t buy in 2015

    WASHINGTON — A new year may mean a new budget — and one publication is highlighting some of the things not worth your hard-earned money. Marketwatch.com’s list of 10 things not to buy in 2015 includes…

  • AirAsia’s brash CEO now searches for right words

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He’s the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul. A flamboyant executive who loves race cars…

  • Police boss urges more dialogue, less rhetoric

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner called for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue” to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect. Commissioner William Bratton,…

  • 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…

  • A look at Mayor de Blasio’s successes, challenges

    Bill de Blasio, New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation, is in the final days of his first year in office. A look back at his successes and challenges from 2014: SUCCESSES: Massive…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Grand Ole Opry’s Little Jimmy Dickens hospitalized

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Jessie Schmidt, a publicist for the Opry, said in a news release Sunday that Dickens was admitted…

  • 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…