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  • Fellow officers salute NY cop’s flag-draped casket

    NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including…

  • Dustin Diamond charged in stabbing at Wisconsin bar

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar. Diamond was charged Friday with…

  • Holiday deliveries improve but hiccups continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas came on time this year for most people. After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance…

  • Bodies of woman, 3 grandkids Identified after fire

    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of a woman and three grandsons visiting her for Christmas have been tentatively identified after a house fire in Ohio. Fayette County coroner Dr. Dennis Mesker says…

  • Las Vegas New Year’s Eve prep takes year effort

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A destination devoted to entertaining visitors every single day can’t just throw any old party to ring in the New Year. For one night only, about 340,000 people spending some $226…

  • Officers help deliver baby on train on Christmas

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where…

  • NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy…

  • Baby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zoos

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo. The young female…

  • Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?” Not only are the…

  • Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

    Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a…

  • California gears up for migrant driver’s licenses

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to…

  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of…

  • People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another’s shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential…

  • Police: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with pig’s head

    HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A mayor in Massachusetts is outraged that someone stole a baby Jesus statue from a church’s Nativity scene and replaced it with a pig’s head. Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini says the…

  • Birdshot accident reveals Ohio woman’s heart issue

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The son of a 75-year-old woman who was struck with birdshot by her husband while sitting in a recliner says the accident might have been a blessing because doctors treating her…