• 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.

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  • Vintage Vegas: Two Thunderbirds

    A classic automobile outside a Las Vegas landmark. A lot has changed since this 1955 photo, but Las Vegas is still as picturesque as ever.

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  • Hippo jumps from moving truck in Taiwan, startling locals

    A hippo that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report spotting a dinosaur on the loose. Television footage showed the enormous animal lying on the road with a white fluid oozing from its eyes after it jumped…

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  • AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore.

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    Photos of the day - December 27, 2014

    Runners clear a fence in The Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow racecourse in Wales, a man walks past a cardboard cutout of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden at a Christmas market in St. Petersburg and the sun rises over the Glendale section of Queens where a NYPD officer walks toward Christ…

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  • Missing AirAsia flight had asked to fly higher to avoid cloud: official

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesia AirAsia flight went missing on Sunday about half way between its origin of Surabaya in Indonesia and its destination of Singapore, an Indonesian transport official said. The aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in…

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  • Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

    By Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by…

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  • Five people stabbed in Washington restaurant

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital. All five…

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  • A Thousand Bison Sentenced to Die This Winter

    With frigid temperatures and a shrinking food supply, winter can be tough on Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife. And for the area’s 4,900 bison, it’s not just nature’s elements they’re fighting against.

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  • Hundreds Turn Their Back on de Blasio at NYPD Officer's Funeral

    Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an "assassination."The funeral at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens,…

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  • Britain posts 41 million wills, including Princess Diana's

    London (AFP) - Some 41 million British wills dating back to 1858, including those of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, were made available in an online database Saturday.

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  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb.

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  • Two snowmobilers die, one rescued after plunging into Montana lake

    (Reuters) - Two men died and a third was rescued from a Montana lake when their snowmobiles plunged into the ice-covered body of water as they attempted to cross to the other side, local officials said Saturday. A group of five male snowmobilers were traversing a frozen patch of Seeley Lake, in…

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  • Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk, left John Paul critically injured after firing several shots in the failed…

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  • Immigrants get warning on driver's licenses

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

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  • Shipped on Royal

    "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen

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  • Facebook apologizes for 'Year in Review,' Twitter sees 'war on Christmas'

    Does it ever feel like Facebook is doing its desperate best to keep you engaged? Urging you to connect with new “friends,” play online games, watch puppy videos, follow “trends” (like actor Patrick Stewart reacting to a singing Christmas hat).

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  • Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food

    By X.N. Iraki NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the pole where it had been fixed 20 feet…

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  • Nepal's thirsty capital loses ancient taps to construction

    From early morning, housewives carrying buckets and brass pots queue in the back streets of Nepal's capital for the free water pumped from a network of ancient stone spouts.

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