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Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: “I can’t die like this, please please help me,” according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911. Yevette Seay...
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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving the satirical film, “The Interview,” about a plot to assassinate North...

NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling. In the six decades since North Korea began to...

South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has lowered its growth forecast for next weak citing the persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses. The finance ministry said Monday that Asia’s fourth-largest economy will expand 3.8 percent in 2015. Six months ago,...
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Raiders knock out Bills with 26-24 win

Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) scores on a 1-yard touchdown reception past Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Preston Brown (52) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Oakland Raiders...

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you’re Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting his new movie “Top Five” this week, he noted an added bonus:...
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Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, laughs as he talks with teammate Brandon Carr (39) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Dallas Cowboys...
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Dolphins rally past Vikings 37-35; Philbin to keep job

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin looks up at a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin looks up at a play during the first...
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Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates as he walks off the field after a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright) Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates as he...
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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

Police officers leave candles at an impromptu memorial near the site where two New York City police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in their patrol car in...