• Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park.

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  • US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

    Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday. One of the police officers was in his first year in the force, it said. A Cleveland police statement said: "Upon arrival…

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  • Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

    HONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.

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  • Police: 3-year-old set fire that killed his family

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 3-year-old boy set a fire in the living room of his Maine mobile home this week, a blaze that would engulf the structure and kill himself, his mother and his twin siblings, police said Friday.

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  • Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

    TOKYO (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.

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  • US troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: general

    US troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday. "There are going to be US army forces here in Lithuania as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as it's required to deter Russian…

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    Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Japan (17 photos)

    The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region, including seven…

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  • Computer spying malware uncovered with 'stealth' features: Symantec

    (Reuters) - An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California-based…

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  • Three-year-old boy shot by playmate in Washington state: police

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy in Washington state was shot in the mouth apparently by a 4-year-old playmate, law enforcement officials said. The boy had been playing with his neighbor late Friday at his family's Lake Stevens home, 35 miles north of Seattle, when his "father heard a loud…

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    Blasting through IS-controlled lands north of Baghdad

    Iraqi forces backed by Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga are battling the Islamic State north of Baghdad. Nathan Frandino reports.

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  • Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State

    By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite…

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  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

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  • Rhodes scholars named for 2015

    The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2015, listed by geographical region:

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  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

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  • 'Anti-Barbie' doll goes on sale on US

    She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie' doll is ready to go on sale in the United States.

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  • Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.

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  • Handler apologizes again, calls his remark racist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his words with his wallet.

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