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  • Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami
    Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.

  • Journalists share indelible memories, images from tsunami
    Journalists share indelible memories, images from tsunami

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most:

  • Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers
    Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mourners will gather Friday at a Queens church for the wake of a New York Police Department officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting.

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
    Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for.

  • Turkish teen accused of insulting Erdogan freed from custody

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A teenager was released from custody on Friday after his arrest for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused uproar in the country.

  • Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March
    Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.

  • Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women
    Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country's parliament.

  • College sees small, big benefits with loan promise
    College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000 or get some or all student loans reimbursed.

  • India's brass bands struggle amid changing tastes
    India's brass bands struggle amid changing tastes

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood.

  • AP PHOTOS: People around the world mark Christmas
    AP PHOTOS: People around the world mark Christmas

    People around the world celebrate Christmas with prayers, festive meals, costume parades and selfies.

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