• Florida police officer killed; suspect in custody

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida police officer was killed in a shooting early on Sunday, and a suspect was in custody, according to a sheriff's office and local media reports. The shooting occurred in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.…

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  • Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

    RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."

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  • NYPD ambush attack: Why police accuse mayor of having 'blood' on his hands

    The violence that lead to the deaths of two New York police officers Saturday was blind.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.

    AFP
  • Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers.

    Associated Press
  • Russia growls across the border as Lithuania readies for euro

    By Alistair Scrutton and Andrius Sytas KYBARTAI, Lithuania (Reuters) - Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining…

    Reuters
  • Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.

    Associated Press
  • Christmas Chicago Style: Mayor Rahm’s Son Robbed Right In Front Of Family’s Home

    Two Chicago men mugged Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s teenage son right across the street from the Emanuel family home on Friday night — and gave the high school senior a bloody lip and a chipped tooth to boot.

    The Daily Caller
  • 10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.

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  • Yes, You Should Be Scared: Antibiotics May Have Just Stopped Working in India

    At a time when experts around the world fear that a post-antibiotic era may be on the horizon, India is facing harsh criticism from the global community for its inability to tackle its superbug epidemic. More than 58,000 infants died last year from bacterial infections that could not be treated,…

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  • California officer kills teen after machete attack

    WILLOW CREEK, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries, officials said.

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  • For Russia's economy, the worst is yet to come

    Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught…

    AFP
  • NY woman who reported kidnap charged with murdering cousin

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman was arrested for the murder of her 5-year-old cousin in upstate New York on Friday, less than a day after she reported what police said was a concocted story about two men in ski masks kidnapping the boy, local media reported. The body of Kenneth White was…

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    Ellis Island: From ‘sad side’ to saving ‘South Side’

    Some knew it as the “sad side” of Ellis Island. A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was the place where approximately 1 out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die. The…

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  • Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.

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  • Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

    By Rania El Gamal and Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.…

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  • 3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico, authorities said.

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  • Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches

    Boulders the size of stretch limousines littered beaches near the city of Tacloban in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the region in November 2013. The towering stones provided a rare look at the way intense storms can demolish coastal communities, researchers said here on Tuesday…

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