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  • Hawaii Gets a White Christmas Following Blizzard Warning

    Parts of the Big Island of Hawaii were dusted with Christmas snow following a blizzard warning on Christmas Eve.The two highest mountain peaks on the Big Island, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, got a White Christmas, webcams revealed this morning. Mauna Kea stands at 13,796 feet above sea level, and Mauna…

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  • More Arrests in Threats to New York City Police Officers

    Two more people have been charged with threatening NYPD officers, including one who allegedly called a threat into the grieving police precinct of two officers who were slain last weekend.The NYPD said 41-year-old Tyrone Melville allegedly called the 84th precinct switchboard, where the slain…

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  • CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Ebola

    Lab workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters were possibly exposed to material that "may have contained" live Ebola virus, the agency reported.What workers thought was a virus that was not alive was on a sealed plate as it was transferred from a high-level…

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  • Congress Seeks a Screening of 'The Interview' and Wants to See 'Director's Cut'

    Congress is looking to get into the movie business.Not for just any movie, of course. Before Sony Pictures announced today that there would be a "limited theatrical release" of "The Interview," there was a growing bipartisan call for Washington to host a screening of the Seth Rogen-James Franco…

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  • Michael Grimm Resists Calls for Resignation After Guilty Plea to Tax Charge

    After pleading guilty to a felony tax charge in federal court today, Rep. Michael Grimm made it clear he has no plans to resign from office despite mounting pressure from Democrats."No," Grimm told reporters outside the courtroom when asked if he would resign. "As I said before as long as I am able…

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  • 12 Recalls of Christmas Include Coffee Brewer, Fleece Hoodie

    Here’s hoping your true love won't give you a recalled product to start the Twelve Days of Christmas.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regularly releases information about voluntary recalls by manufacturers and mandatory recalls ordered by the commission. Federal law prohibits…

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  • Houston Grand Jury Chooses Not to Indict Police Officer in Shooting

    A grand jury in Houston has decided not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 26-year-old black man in January.Officer Juventino Castro was working at an extra job at a shopping center when he shot and killed Jordan Baker, according to ABC station KTRK.This is the third grand…

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  • Here's What the Internet Looks Like in North Korea

    When the Internet in North Korea crashed this week for nearly 10 hours, it's unlikely that many of the reclusive nation's millions of residents noticed.That's because so few North Koreans have access to the Internet, and when they do, they see a very different online world than what most other…

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  • Biggest Mysteries of 2014

    Horrifying crimes and the bizarre behavior of a strange world leader captured the public's imagination and piqued curiosity. ...

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  • ISIS: Western Journalist Embedded With Group Says He Came Into Contact With Americans

    The first Western journalist to spend time with ISIS since the launch of U.S. airstrikes in August says he has spent time with upwards of 14 Americans -- including one from New Jersey -- during the 10 days he spent inside the group's self-styled “Caliphate."In an interview with ABC News, German…

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  • One Former Cop's Analysis: It's No Time to Be Turning our Backs on Anyone

    I will be attending the funerals of New York city police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos this week and I hope that not only Mayor Bill de Blasio but President Barack Obama also attend to show respect for the brave cops who should not have died.As a former New York police detective, I remember…

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  • NBA Commissioner to Chris Christie: Join Me to Expand Sports Betting

    With both powerful men calling for expanded legalized sports gambling, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to join him in lobbying Congress to rewrite federal laws on the subject.The NBA and the other major professional sports leagues are actually fighting New…

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  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues President Obama Over Immigration Order

    A lawyer for controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio urged a federal court judge today to stop the president from “ramming” new immigration policies “down the throats of the American people.”Larry Klayman, founder of the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, urged Washington, D.C. District…

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  • New 'Bourbon Virus' Blamed for Kansas Man's Death

    A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in Kansas and dubbed the "Bourbon virus."The never-before-seen virus was named for Bourbon County, Kansas, where its only known victim lived. The man got sick over the summer and died, and it's taken six months for doctors at the University of Kansas…

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  • Investigative Unit 2014: Lawrence of Afghanistan

    A year ago, Jim Gant by outward appearances blended perfectly into Seattle's laid back coffee culture with his long hair, shaggy beard, baggy shirts and jeans, wandering the streets jobless and forlorn. Undoubtedly few if any who encountered him knew that he was in reality one of the most decorated…

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  • UPS: What They Are Doing to Avoid Holiday Mess on Busiest Day of Year

    UPS expects to deliver 34 million packages globally today, or 394 packages every second.The company has invested $500 million to avoid last year's failure to deliver millions of packages in time for Christmas.This year's projected record level for single day deliveries beats last year’s "peak day"…

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  • Obama in Hawaii: An Inside Look at the First Family's Winter Vacation

    It's been a long year for President Obama (see: ISIS, Ebola, Democrats' staggering loss in the 2014 midterms) -- and the commander-in-chief is in serious need of a little R&R.This past Friday, he departed for a 16-day holiday in his native state, Hawaii. It's the family's sixth Oahu vacation since…

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