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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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  • Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.

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  • German couple found murdered in Caribbean island of Tobago

    By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - An elderly German couple was found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday, according to police. The bodies of 74 year old Conrad Keale and his 71 year old wife Bridgette Keale bore marks of…

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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    Undocumented immigrants urged to take advantage of Obama action at Chicago rally

    Democratic politicians gathered at a Chicago high school Saturday to encourage Illinois' immigrant population to register with the federal government under President Barack Obama's new executive action on immigration.

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  • Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

    A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.

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  • Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.

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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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  • Pacquiao dominates Algieri on unofficial scorecard

    MACAU (AP) — Unofficial scorecard by AP Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg

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  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.

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  • Police: New Jersey kids died in murder-suicide try

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself, state police said Friday.

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