• 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Hezbollah claims 'pinpoint' Iranian missiles added to its arsenal

    On the eve of a deadline in nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran, Lebanon’s militant Shiite Hezbollah organization has revealed that it has acquired advanced Iranian missiles with “pinpoint accuracy” that it could use against Israel in any future war.

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  • Vancouver Experiments With Prescription Heroin

    Vancouver, one of North America's most progressive cities in respect to drug policy, will conduct a groundbreaking experiment: prescription heroin.

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  • Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather

    MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    U.S. troops in Afghanistan (24 photos)

    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday. The…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

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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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    First anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution in Kiev (11 photos)

    On November 21, 2013 activists started an anti-government picket after then-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov announced the suspension of a landmark treaty with the European Union. The protests eventually led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, creating political rifts through the country that…

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