Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said.
Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former rap music mogul with a long history of violent crimes, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of a hitting and killing a man with his car and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.
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Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline
TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
US economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
Mitt Romney to update supporters on plans for 2016 campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters Friday about his plans for the 2016 campaign.
What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit.
APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.
Doug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers
PHOENIX (AP) — Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving.
AP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican family
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican party isn't complete without a piñata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the papier-mache figures to later be stuffed with candies and broken open with a stick or club.
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