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  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2014. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1944, the musical “On the Town,” with music by Leonard…

  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2014. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1944, the musical “On the Town,” with music by Leonard…

  • Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon. Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a man who was…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way…

  • NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though…

  • Governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in…

  • Argentina’s president suffers fractured ankle

    BUENO AIRES (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has suffered a fracture in her left ankle, the latest in a series of health setbacks. A statement signed by two doctors, Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernandez,…

  • 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 refused to indict…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Chinese parents face police harassment in agonizing, lonely search for missing children BEIJING (AP) — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way…

  • Governors urge 94-year-old man’s extradition to Wyoming

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The governors of Wyoming and Michigan are trying to speed up extradition of a 94-year-old Michigan man investigators say molested children at a Wyoming youth camp decades ago. Bill Bricker faces…

  • 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…

  • Greek leftists won’t run deficits, policymaker says

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A leftist Greek government won’t run deficits, but will pursue fiscal consolidation, the main opposition party’s chief economy policymaker said Saturday. “Fiscal consolidation? Of course, yes, but in our way, in…

  • Hundreds of police outside church where funeral was held for NYC officer turn backs on mayor

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tension between New York City’s mayor and police has been evident today at the funeral of police officer Rafael Ramos. Thousands of police officers from across the nation traveled to…

  • Gunmen kill policeman in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded a second who were guarding banks in a busy commercial district of the capital Cairo on Saturday, Egypt’s state news…

  • FBI agent fatally shoots dog in Glen Burnie

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a federal agent shot and killed a dog in a park in Glen Burnie. WMAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1AbJKP2 ) that an FBI agent fatally shot a great Dane after…