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  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
    US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

  • 2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
    2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

    NEW YORK (AP) — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

  • Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock
    Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

  • 2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace
    2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

  • Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
    Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupanc is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business.

  • States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice

    CORSICA, S.D. (AP) — By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attornys.

  • Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat
    Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

  • NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
    NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subways — the nation's biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.

  • Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola
    Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

  • 'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
    'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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