• Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a…

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  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

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  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

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  • Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

    Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and other officials took to Sunday-morning talk shows to condemn Saturday's slayings of two NYPD police officers.

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  • Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

    Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.

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  • The New Fast-Food Danger That Makes Obesity Look Like Child’s Play

    By now most American parents know the super-size effects of fast food on their kids’ bodies (just ask McDonald’s how its Happy Meals are doing). A new study suggests that obesity might be just one facet of unhealthy eating. Turns out, those processed meals might also be hurting children’s brains. 

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    Best animal photos of 2014

    Two unnamed female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, a polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo and a family of giraffes look out from their enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo are some of the most captivating animal pictures of 2014. (Reuters)…

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  • 13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on Facebook

    In a pair of a heart-wrenching Facebook posts, the son of one of the two NYPD officers killed in Saturday's apparent ambush paid tribute to his slain father.

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  • Jets players speak out on slain NYPD officers

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.

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  • Spanish princess to stand trial in royal first

    Princess Cristina, the sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, will be the first member of the royal family ever to appear in the dock after a judge Monday ordered her to be tried for tax fraud. The historic decision comes after four years of investigations that plunged the royal family into crisis and…

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  • 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.

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  • Obama calls Philadelphia police commissioner after NYC police shootings

    By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama recently named Ramsey co-chair of a…

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  • 4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.

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  • Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.

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  • Alleged Australia child killer 'coping as best she can'

    An Australian mother charged with killing eight children will have her case heard in January, a court said Monday, as she struggles to come to terms with what happened. Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, also known as Mersane Warria, is accused of eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children…

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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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