• Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about a someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.

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  • Mother who shot children dies from her injuries

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who authorities say shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself died Sunday from her injuries, state police said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    The Atlantic
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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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  • Rhodes scholars named for 2015

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

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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.

    AFP
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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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  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 6 new Catholic saints at a glance

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.

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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…

    AFP