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  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of passengers and crew endured a second night of smoke, frigid temperatures and gale-force winds as they waited to be evacuated from a burning ferry adrift early Monday in rough…

  • Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say 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…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather 24 hours ago with 162 people aboard SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Croatia presidency to be decided in runoff

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The liberal incumbent and a conservative rival are heading for a showdown in a runoff presidential election in Croatia, according to the preliminary count of the Sunday poll, held amid severe…

  • 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…

  • Palestinians pushing for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians are pressing for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution that would call for an end to Israel’s occupation within three years. A resolution with such a…

  • Saudi: Salaries will not be cut to curb spending

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is not planning to trim public salaries, wages and allowances, state-run media reported Sunday, just days after an earlier government statement said efforts were being made to reduce…

  • NYC police boss calls for less rhetoric and more dialogue to reduce police-populace tensions

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner is calling for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue” to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect. A day…