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South Bend, Indiana; Wednesday; December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014

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Today’s High 20 Low 17 Snow showers

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Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

Hawaii vacation reunites Obama and childhood pals

Walmart shooting: Toddler shoots mother dead in Idaho store with gun he found

Police shoot, kill man they say was about to run them over

Cops kills man who threatened authorities

The NYPD’s Insubordination–And Why the Right Should Oppose It

Report: Number of Officers Killed on the Job Jumps 24% in 2014

Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot

South Carolina sheriff steps up big time for Pennsylvania boy who REALLY

David Duke, ex-KKKer, warns GOP: Back Steve Scalise, or I’ll name names

Parents Who Left 22-Day-Old Baby to Starved to Death in Car Charged with First

Jeb Bush Faces Chris Christie at Top of Republican Heap

Amber Alert ends with baby’s recovery, both parents dead

Man sentenced in fatal shooting of girl in car

How Harvard Law School violated US sexual assault law

LA violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says

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Christine Cavanaugh, voice actress (“Rugrats'” original Chuckie), 51, cause unknown

Chris Dyko, 48, American football player (Chicago Bears), traffic collision.

Leelah Alcorn, 17, American transsexual artist and blogger, suicide.

aaPalestinian statehood resolutionU.S. Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution at UN

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Palestinians mull next steps after failed UN bid

Tunisian secular leader Essebsi sworn in as new president

AirAsia QZ8501: First bodies returned to Surabaya airport

AirAsia relatives: this is the will of God

Mass murder in Canada leaves 9 people dead

Edmonton police say man suspected of killing 9 had lengthy record

U.S. diplomat: No illusions about Cuba’s willingness to allow freedoms

Putin’s new year message to Obama

Navalny Remains Defiant After Arrest at Anti-Putin Protest

What really scares terrorists

Yemen suicide bomber kills 33 at Shiite celebration

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Is Hospitalized for Tests

Gunfire Hits Gambian Capital

Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies

Iran: New U.S. sanctions violate spirit of nuclear talks

Lakhvi challenges judicial remand

China factory explosions kill 17 workers

Four dead on migrant cargo ship

Video shows President Jonathan linking ex-Borno Go…

Middle Eastern Christians Flee Violence for Ancient Homeland

South Korean activist to drop ‘The Interview’ in North by balloon

New Year’s Eve: World Begins Celebrating the Arrival of 2015

aaMayan civilizationMore evidence Mayan civilization collapsed because of drought

Science

Can Houseplants Really Clean the World’s Smoggiest City?

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

Rare gray wolf seen at Grand Canyon may be dead

Declining Number of Monarch Butterflies Alarms Conservationists

Aging Opportunity Rover Becoming Increasingly Forgetful After Suffering Bouts

‘HIC*… tweet: Sloshed birdsh shlur songs, boffins say

Health

Year of birth significantly changes impact of obesity-associated gene variant

AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

Health: Survey Shows There Is Confusion And Misinformation About Diet

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

CDC To Hire Lab Safety Chief After Ebola, Bird Flu Mishaps

Ebola in Britain: Heathrow testing facility had too few staff

Ebola epidemic was an ‘avoidable crisis’

Flu outbreak reaches epidemic level

5 things to know: Obama health law again in play

Tech

Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches ‘epidemic

Wave goodbye to Microsoft’s original Kinect

Samsung Electronics announces new ATIV Book 9 and ATIV One 7 personal

Sony hack: Behind the scenes as the crisis unfolded

Business & Finance

Our 10 Favorite Stocks for 2015

How do nonprofits turn social media sharing into successful fundraising?

U.S. Consumer Confidence Comes in Higher; Fed Watched

Home prices still rising, but more slowly

U.S. Opening Door to More Oil Exports Seen Foiling OPEC Strategy

Southern grocery chain Publix to recognize gay couples, activists hail decision

aaND-LSULate Field Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over No. 22 LSU, 31-28

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No. 14 Irish Cruise Past Hartford, 87-60

Nets end Bulls win streak

Michigan announces Harbaugh as next coach

Suh’s suspension rescinded, will play Sunday

RB Chubb helps lifts Georgia over Louisville

Reports: LeBron could leave Cavs in 2015

Foster Farms Bowl: Stanford trounces Maryland

Report: Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners

Utah’s Burks will miss remainder of season

Maryland tops Michigan State in Big Ten debut

A&M dismisses asst. who hit WVU players

Steelers add Bell insurance, sign RB Tate

aaFox NewsA Group Of Angry Liberals Is About To Try And Shut Down Fox News

Entertainment

VOD success of ‘Interview’ could make online film releases more common

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Kaley Cuoco Says Her Breast Implants Changed Her

Jeremy Renner’s wife files for divorce just 10 months after marriage

Misc. News

Las Vegas to roll dice with cold New Year’s Eve weather

Alaska prepares to offer grizzly license plates

Penny for her thoughts: Puppy heads home after 2,400-mile U.S. road trip

Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse

aaLargest paper wadRecord for largest paper wad set in Minnesota

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South Bend, Indiana; Tuesday; December 30, 2014

December 30, 2014
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at South Bend’s Howard Park

Vietnam Veterans Memorial at South Bend’s Howard Park

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Today’s High 25 Low 15 Mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible.

Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms

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aaGrimRepresentative Grimm to step down following guilty plea

U.S. News

NYC police commissioner says cops ‘feel under attack’ from White House

Obama Tee Time Scuttles Soldiers’ Wedding Venue

Senate Democrat Retiring

Republican Whip Addressed White Nationalist Group in 2002

House Whip May Not Have Known He Addressed White Supremacists

Why George W. Bush Never Left D.C. Until the Day After Christmas

2nd Suspect At Large After Shots Fired At Los Angeles Police Officers In Patrol Car

Ezell Ford Shooting: Autopsy Report For Ezell Ford, Mentally Ill Black Man Killed

Report: Gun deaths of officers jump 56 percent

Woman killed, firefighters injured in Duquesne, PA, house fire

Former Uber Driver Charged in Sex Assault Due in Court

Jeb Bush stepping down from board of Rayonier Inc., a timber company

Las Vegas man charged with DUI in crash with Jennifer Lopez

Mass. woman hid kids so beau would not know: prosecutor

Memorial ride, vigil planned for Md. bicyclist

Fox News Poll: Voters say 2014 was a good year

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luise Rainer, 104, German-born American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Academy Award winner (1936, 1937), pneumonia.

Madhu Kaithapram, 44, Indian film director (Eakantham, Madhya Venal).

aaDebris in seaAirAsia: Bodies, Debris Found in Search for Missing Jet

World News

Java Sea Plane Search: Monsoons, Murkiness, Trash

Analysis: What Follows Middle East’s Tough And Tumultuous 2014?

Can Afghan forces hold their own? – Part 2

U.S. Airstrike Targets Al-Shabaab

Putin foe found guilty of fraud, receives suspended sentence

Making Enemies America Can’t Afford: Congress Votes More Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Does Not Back UN Palestinian Statehood Resolution

NDRRMC: At least 21 dead due to Seniang’s onslaught

Two Albanians killed in operation to rescue Greek ferry

26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi detained again in Pakistan

Sohrabuddin Sheikh killing: India court clears Amit Shah

Religion in India bubbles over into politics

Senior Jamaat leader sentenced to death

Isis ‘executes up to 200 fighters’ for trying to flee jihad and return home

Gunfire Hits Gambian Capital

aaCoolest archeological discoveriesCoolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Science

Texas Plant’s Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years

The Craziest Sci-Fi Fantasies That Got Closer to Reality This Year

On the ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

More evidence Mayan civilization collapsed because of drought

Teenager dies after great white shark attack in Western Australia

‘It was very big, well over two metres long, and it looked menacing’: Family

Drunk Birds Slur Songs Just Like Humans Alter Speech, New Study Shows

NASA being exempted from critical investigation by major news media

Amazingly, astronomy can explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem

Health

Ebola healthcare worker transferred to London unit

Swiss company gets green light for Ebola virus test in a bid to stop the worldwide

Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

Mars Rover Opportunity Suffers Worrying Bouts of ‘Amnesia’

Three children dead in Minnesota from flu outbreak

The Year in Health 2014: Reform leads to change

Tech

How LinkedIn Is Quietly Giving Facebook A Run For Its Money

Access restored to Google’s email service in China

Sony hackers ‘shared’ stolen employee login data

Apple grants Europeans 14-day refund window for iTunes and App Store

Business & Finance

7 Jobs Where Women Actually Make More Than Men

Oil falls further-but Saudi Arabia doesn’t care

U.S. stocks edge higher in quiet, pre-holiday trade

Shenzhen to restrict new car sales

Yen surges as oil, stocks slide

Brent oil hits new low as Opec price war deepens slump

Europe Stocks Fall From Three-Week High, Head for December Drop

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Irish Fall To Lake Superior State, 2-1, In Florida College Hockey Classic Championship

Bulls hold off Pacers, win 7th straight

Bickell’s late goal completes Blackhawks’ comeback in 5-4 shootout win over Nashville

Bears terminate Trestman, GM Emery

NFL Black Monday tracker: Who was fired?

Indiana RB Coleman declares for draft

Lions’ Suh suspended for playoff game

Clemson rips turnover-prone Sooners 40-6

Arkansas routs Longhorns in Texas Bowl

Texas A&M tops WVU 45-37 in Liberty Bowl

Odd issue delays Wizards vs. Rockets

Steelers’ RB Bell could miss playoff game

A&M staffer throws punches at WVU players

Jets owner may be fined for tampering

Harbaugh agrees to be coach at Michigan

Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton announces retirement

Johnny Manziel admits oversleeping, wants to stop ‘looking like a jackass’

aaHobbitWeekend Box Office Results: The Hobbit holds onto top slot

Entertainment

Khloé Kardashian Wears Sexy Black Gown at Kris Jenner’s Christmas Party

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is now engaged to Joe Manganiello

So How Inaccurate is ‘Selma’ Exactly?

Dustin Diamond Posted Bail, Released From Wisconsin Jail After Admitting To

‘The Kennedy Center Honors,’ TV review

A Group Of Angry Liberals Is About To Try And Shut Down Fox News

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Record for largest paper wad set in Minnesota

L.A. man charged with leaving baby outside on Christmas

Police: Toilet paper links man to heist attempt

Cat accidentally sold with mattress back home

WATCH: Man Pulls Off Unbelievable Surprise

aaKayaker rescuedKayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout

South Bend, Indiana; Monday; December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014

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Today’s High 33 Low 23 Partly cloudy.

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aaSurferSurfer survives being attacked, dragged under by shark off central California coast

U.S. News

Obama: America ‘less racially divided’ since he took office in 2009

Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

Jeb Bush eases out of some businesses, such as firm helped by Obamacare

Jeb Bush is way ahead in GOP poll for presidential run

NYPD boss urges more dialogue, less rhetoric

Cape Cod man charged in firefighter’s death

Alleged sex abuse victims sue after registered offender wins lottery

Guilty plea coming from in Texas DA murder

Clinton economic approach under scrutiny

Deputy shot at an armed robbery suspect at Circle K

Driver dies after car strikes truck along I-77 near Akron

Man arrested for threatening cops, ‘white kids’ on Facebook

Poice: W. Pa. homeowner fatally shoots intruder

Teen Dies After Being Allowed To Party With Prescription Drugs, Woman

Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home

U,S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million in settlement

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Frankie Randall, 76, American singer and actor, lung cancer.

Leopoldo Federico, 87, Argentine tango musician.

Javier Fragoso, 72, Mexican footballer (Club América, national team).

Al Belletto, 86, American jazz musician.

aaNorman Atlantic1st big group of victims of Greek ferry fire arrives in Bari

World News

At least one dead, 161 still trapped on smoke-filled ferry

Dozens await rescue from crippled ferry in Adriatic Sea, as death toll rises to 5

Official: Missing jet likely at ‘bottom of the sea’

British passenger on missing AirAsia flight was ‘travelling with his two-year-old

Oil, Objects Tested in Search for Missing AirAsia Jet

Cuban dissidents say US keeping them in the dark on prisoner exchange

Palestinians to submit revised statehood resolution to UN

S. Korea offers talks with DPRK on issues of mutual concern

South Korea Officials Face Punishment Over ‘Nut Rage’ Investigation

Scaffold collapse at top Beijing school kills 10

Islamic State ‘has executed 116 foreign members after they tried to return home’

Iran holds funeral for general killed in Iraq

Obama: Iran Could Become A ‘Very Successful Regional Power’ If It Curbs Its

UK’s royal palace guards moved behind gates on attack fears – media

Boko Haram unrest: Cameroon air strikes on Nigerian militants

Low-intensity blast in Bengaluru

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits southern Philippines

Al Jazeera journalists mark one year anniversary of imprisonment in Egypt

Pope T-shirts axed from Philippine stores after backlash

Iraq: Suicide attack on funeral kills 15

Al-Qaeda official tells west to prepare for ‘worst nightmare’ and directs ‘lone wolf

Bahrain Shiite leader detained for questioning

aaAlmonds in CaliforniaWater source for almonds in California may run dry

Science

Earthquake Blamed for Ancient Chinese Civilization’s Disappearance

Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Out of this world: 5 of the coolest things in space in 2014

Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

MSU studies green winter road technology

Health

Liberia reports dozens of new Ebola cases along border

Smoker: ‘Use all the images you want, I enjoy a cigarette’

Tech

How to Avoid the Fate of Sony, Target or Home Depot in 2015

Dell Introduces 802.11ac SonicPoint Wireless Access Points

Damage to German Factory Shows Danger of ICS Hacks

Improvements the Amazon Fire Phone 2 Needs to Succeed in Mobile Market

Xerox Study Examines How Millennials, Boomers View EHRs

2014 in Materials: Rhubarb Batteries, the Gigafactory, and Printing Body Parts

Top wearable tech of 2014

Gmail connections cut in China amid Beijing’s crackdown on company

Business & Finance

Greece heads to early elections, stoking financial concerns

Did plunging gas prices boost holiday spending?

The 94% Plunge That Shows Abenomics Losing Global Investors

U.S. stocks: Futures fall, with Dow at risk of losing 18000

Libya conflict helps oil move higher

Uber to roll out new safety measures in India following alleged Delhi rape

Florida to increase minimum wage Thursday

aaColtsColts Close Out 2014 With Convincing Win Over Titans

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Colts To Host Bengals In Sunday Afternoon Wild Card Matchup

Bears offense struggles in season finale

Trestman expects to return as coach

Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

Michigan officials to meet Harbaugh

Robinson: Niners want lapdog, not Harbaugh

Steelers RB Bell leaves game with knee injury

Final NFL playoff picture following Week 17

Smith ends Falcons season on an ugly note

Did Rodgers lock up MVP with gutsy effort?

Newton leads dangerous Panthers into playoffs

Report: Wallace quit on Dolphins teammates

Browns owner ‘won’t tolerate’ irresponsibility

Giants’ Beckham Jr. makes another crazy catch

Buccaneers clinch top pick in 2015 draft

Forget Quarterback, Washington Redskins Must Overhaul Defense This Offseason

20 Women Who Ruled Sports in 2014

Embattled Ryan, NY Jets rally past Dolphins 37-24

Share “Seattle gets No. 1 seed after 20-6 win…”

LeBron James on Cavaliers: ‘We’re not a very good team’

aaJennifer LawrenceHere’s why Jennifer Lawrence is a happy woman!

Entertainment

Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea and hip-hop’s appropriation problem

James Gunn Clarifies Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers Crossover Remarks

Chris Rock and wife Malaak announce split after 19 years

‘I love her out of control’: Chelsea Handler’s ex beau 50 Cent posts topless photo

Weekend Box Office Results: The Hobbit holds onto top slot

Neil deGrasse Tyson lights up Twitter, Facebook. War on Christmas?

Misc. News

To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout

aaChristmas trees good goat snacksFarmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

South Bend, Indiana; Sunday; December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014

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Today’s High 35 Low 27 Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon.

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aaNYPDHundreds Of Police Outside Slain New York Officer’s Funeral Turn Backs On Mayor

U.S. News

Amid tension, more than 20000 attend NYPD funeral

Slain Cop Called a ‘Hero’ and Promoted by NYPD Commissioner

NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

GOP lawmakers preparing changes to immigration system

Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout

Teen charged with arson in Missouri protest

Ferguson Police Spokesman Calls Michael Brown Memorial “Trash,” Gets

Texas City Officer Fatally Shoots Gunman

Family wants to see video in Texas City shooting

Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

Botched execution leads to overhauled death chamber, search for new methods

George H.W. Bush staying in hospital through weekend

Cuomo, Christie shoot down Port Authority reform legislation

Pre-empted release of Jeb Bush emails shows former Florida gov’s handling of

Crowd at ‘Sea of Blue’ rally supports Cleveland police

1 killed, 3 injured in South LA shooting; suspect sought

2 Small Planes Collide At Carroll County, MD, Airport

Oregon man chokes dog in drunken Christmas Eve rampage: cops

Police: Woman found dead at Oregon hotel died of homicidal violence

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Fatima Aouam, 55, Moroccan Olympic runner (1988).

Ulises Estrella, 75, Ecuadorian poet.

Claude Frank, 89, German-born American pianist.

Karel Poma, 94, Belgian politician and minister of state.

Tomaž Šalamun, 73, Slovenian poet.

Louis Stevenson, 64, Canadian politician, Chief of Peguis First Nation (1981–2007).

Gleb Yakunin, 80, Russian priest and Soviet dissident.

Stanisław Barańczak, 68, Polish poet and academic.

Dick Dale, 88, American saxophonist and singer (The Lawrence Welk Show).

aaAirAsiaAirAsia Airbus A320-200 Goes Missing Over Pacific

World News

Sea Search Underway for Missing AirAsia Jet

AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control – video

US, NATO to mark formal end of Afghanistan mission

NATO’s Afghan war: one chapter in decades of conflict

North Korea calls Barack Obama ‘a monkey’ in latest attack as ‘The Interview’ row

Hundreds evacuated after ferry catches fire off Greek island

Malaysia floods: Authorities ‘racing against the clock’

Man who shot Pope Jean Paul II returns to crime scene

Top al-Shabab militant Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi surrenders to Somali police

Pakistan: Army offensive kills 39 militants

Sri Lanka’s largest Muslim party defects from government to support opposition

9 Islamic State: Outrage upon outrage

Middle East Updates / US, allies conduct 12 air strikes against ISIS

Syria Ready to Meet Opposition in Russia

Boko Haram militants slaughter nearly 30 – Cameroon official

Bleak year forecasted for Palestinians in 2015

Antonis Samaras: Greece’s embattled PM with a taste for risk

Cuba to get full embassy

Former Football Star George Weah Elected To Liberian Parliament

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of hijacking helicopter

aaComet for ChristmasWatch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Science

Europa Mission Wins Big in New NASA Budget

Three Videos of the Earth From Space Will Change Your Perspective on Our

New Method Introduced To Make Mars Mission More Accurate and Cost Effective

Water source for almonds in California may run dry

Health

Study Finds Relationship Between HIV and Hearing Problems

Bird Flu Return: Hong Kong Confirms First Deadly Case of Winter

ACA: Big Cuts In Medicaid Pay Rates After Dec. 31

Tech

New Study May Add to Skepticism Among Security Experts That North Korea

Security experts who analyzed the leaked Sony emails say the hackers

8 technologies that will change the way you do everything

Facebook apologises after its ‘Year in Review’ app stirs up sad memories

Sony exec confirms Playstation plagued by cyberattack

Sony’s PlayStation back online after Christmas hack

Tesla claims that it can increase its Roadster’s mileage count to 400 with a single

Home International Audi to spend Rs 185880 crore from 2015-2019, most of it on

Business & Finance

McDonald’s 1950s Menu Could Fix Its Problems Today

The Worst CEOs of 2014

Bloomberg Briefing, Dec. 27

ECB’s Weidmann says German 2015 growth may be better than expected

Chicago Blackhawks v Colorado AvalancheSeabrook nets game-winner in Blackhawks’ 5-2 victory over Avs

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Pacers snap Nets’ 3-game win streak, 110-85

Bulls beat Pelicans 107-100 for 6th straight win

Report: Jim Harbaugh heading to Michigan

49ers expect Harbaugh to take Michigan job

Ulis helps No. 1 Kentucky beat No. 4 Louisville

Forde: Kentucky hoops primed to go unbeaten

USC halts Nebraska comeback in Holiday Bowl

Penn State’s bowl hero occupied Jeter’s locker

Gamecocks beat Miami, clinch winning season

Late INT seals Arizona State’s Sun Bowl win

Report: Browns fine Manziel for being late

Rex Ryan has cleaned out his office

From the start, Rex has marched to the beat of his own drum

Last Christmas, written by Steven Moffat‘Doctor Who’ recap: ‘Last Christmas’

Entertainment

Police should target troublesome drunks, A&E boss says

Heidi Klum ads showed too much skin for Las Vegas?

‘The Interview’ streams to YouTube, Google Play, Xbox, Sony site

Chelsea Handler goes ‘topless’ on Snowy Mountain

Here’s why Jennifer Lawrence is a happy woman!

“American Idol” Phillip Phillips Gets Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend

Directing ‘Unbroken’ was life-changing experience for Angelina Jolie

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s polarizing Christmas tweet gets 72000 retweets

Misc. News

Farmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

Man mistakenly sells mattress set with cat inside

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

Kwanzaa fills void for Africans … with celebration of family, community and culture

aaBaby in transitTransit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train

South Bend, Indiana; Saturday; December 27, 2014

December 27, 2014
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aaJayden MorrisonBody of autistic boy, 4, found in SC pond

U.S. News

Thousands Expected at Funeral for Slain NYPD Officer

Shields and Gerson on cyber-attacks after Sony, Obama’s year ahead

Snowden Docs Lead to Discovery NSA Employees Spied on Spouses, Girlfriends

Armed Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot In The Leg By Police At Hollywood

Walsh, Boston Officials Agree to Add 40 Minutes to School Day

Jeb Bush tries to cut Obamacare connection

Hillary and Jeb: Time to declare independence

Ohio high court delays jail term for judge

Policies of GOP governors could find national play

California Boy Hit by Car While Riding Scooter He Got as Christmas Gift

Neighbor convicted of euthanizing sick man’s dog

Edwardsville, IL, Police Officer Charged as Serial Burglar

Detectives Probe Double-Homicide In La Verne, CA

No further sign of hiker in Olympic National Park

Study: Pot use higher in Colorado

LDS Church clarifies position on nondiscrimination legislation

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James B. Edwards, 87, American politician, Governor of South Carolina (1975–1979), United States Secretary of Energy (1981–1982), complications from a stroke.

Joe Macko, 86, American baseball player and manager.

Leo Tindemans, 92, Belgian politician, Prime Minister (1974–1978), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981–1989).

Alberta Adams, 97, American blues singer.

N. L. Balakrishnan, 72, Indian actor and photographer.

aaRussia military doctrineNew Russian Military Doctrine Says NATO Top Threat

World News

Civilian suffering and sliding morale in Islamic State territory

The threat of Isil remains

Author’s journey inside ISIS: They’re ‘more dangerous than people realize’

Sony hacking row: Now, North Korea compares Obama to monkey

North Korea blames the US for internet outages

Sweden PM says no early elections next year

Pakistan army kills 39 militants near Afghan border in fresh assault

UN chief urges Nawaz to stop executions

Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebel Prisoner Exchange Continues

Malaysia floods: More than 160000 flee homes; anger as PM plays golf in US

Gunmen Kill Policeman in Cairo

Erdogan: Turkey has the freest press in the world

Conflicts, attacks kill 54 in Afghanistan

White jihadi Jonathan Edwards is pictured posing with guns alongside terror

China jails four in poultry farm fire

Army chief reviews Assam’s volatile situation

aaClimate change developmentsThe 5 most important developments in climate change in 2014

Science

Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Stepping Out of the Lab to Help Millions of Trafficked Animals

Astronaut Creates Timelapse Video Of Earth As Seen From The ISS

Health

600000 cases of cancer ‘may have been avoided’

Twelve new genetic causes for rare developmental disorders discovered

Life support ended for pregnant Irish woman

Tech

Xbox and PlayStation tackle cyber attacks

Kodak will Launch a smartphone in 2015

Tesla Roadster getting upgrade to 400-mile range

Business & Finance

China Industrial Profits Decline Most In 27 Months

Wall Street on track for slow and steady weekly gain

Japan’s Abe unleashes new stimulus to spur growth

aaPacers-PistonsPacers lose to Pistons 119-109

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Smith scores 21 points, Rockets win his debut

UM officials in S.F. area to meet with Harbaugh

LeBron, Cavs pull away from Magic on road

Wolfpack stops UCF in St. Petersburg bowl

Davis double-double lifts Pelicans past Spurs

Howard RB killed in suspected robbery attempt

Alex Smith out vs. Chargers with spleen injury

Report: Cards worried Stanton won’t return

Pitt officially introduces Narduzzi as coach

Rutgers takes down UNC in Quick Lane Bowl

Mark Cuban Is Not Who You Think (and to Most People, Neither Are You)

aaUnbrokenReviews of Five Big Films Debuting This Christmas Week

Entertainment

Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” Leads Box Office Following Christmas Day Releases

40 most shocking TV moments of 2014

‘Doctor Who’ recap: ‘Last Christmas’

Seth Rogen at ‘Interview’ screening in L.A.

19 Christmas classics from the past 30 years

Charles Dickens’s Great-Great-Grandson: Author Was ‘World’s First Superstar’

Hip-Hop’s Huge Problem With Iggy Azalea Just Blew Up — And She Completely

Slimy Baltimore FOX Affiliate Caught Faking “Kill a Cop” Protest Chant

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Support Shiloh’s Wish To Be Called “John”

1990s TV star ‘Screech’ charged in bar stabbing

The Interview grosses more than $1M US in limited release

Petra Nemcova feels ‘lucky’ to survive tsunami

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Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train

Young gorilla shunned by mother ready to switch zoos

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute

The easiest prime rib roast recipe: 3 tips for mastering a holiday classic

aa40-year-old Christmas treeWisconsin man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

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December 26, 2014

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aaAnother deadly encounterAnother Deadly Encounter Between Police, Black Resident in Missouri

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Vigil, protests follow police shooting of young black man in St. Louis suburb

Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers

NYPD: 7 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers 7 arrests

Obama touts end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Obama gives Christmas-time salute to troops

Immigration: More Central Americans apprehended than Mexicans POTUS stays

Unruly passenger forces Delta plane to land in Albuquerque

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in hospital, ‘in great spirits’

4-year-old old boy still missing in Horry County, SC

Hundreds Search for Jayden Morrison, Autistic 4-Year-Old Missing in South

Salvation Army on track to meet fundraising goals

Salvation Army volunteers deliver Meals to People

First Responders Deliver Baby on Philadelphia Subway Train

Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances

Baby Jesus Statue Stolen, Replaced With Pig’s Head

Share “Sanders: I’ll decide on presidential run…”

Durham, NC, officer returns fire at suspect

Third Grade Teacher Wins $150000, Then Donates It All to Her School

Shooting next to I-85 leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Vile rant of ‘cop-killer wannabe’: They should have killed two whites

Public services in oil towns struggle to keep pace with boom – The Spokesman

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Krzysztof Krauze, 61, Polish film director (The Debt, Plac Zbawiciela), prostate cancer.

aaMemorial for tsunami victimsAsia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers

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A commemoration and religious ceremony for German, Austrian and Swiss

The tsunami of 2004 and the little girl in the Christmas dress

Oregon woman released in East Timor after drug probe ‘nightmare’

Delhi: Friend hired juveniles for acid attack on doc

AMISOM Chief: Al-Shabab Attacks Won’t Deter Somalia Mission

Pakistan officials: US missile strikes kill 7 militants

‘Eviction notice’ for Israel on US campuses

Two Palestinians detained, 1 shot, trying to enter Israel from Gaza

Malaysian PM Ends Vacation to Deal With Flood

Radio Free Europe Bureau Raided by Azerbaijan Authorities

Schoolboy arrested for ‘insulting’ Erdogan freed

Khartoum expels senior UN figures

Norfolk turkey, a 20ft spruce and a morning trip to church: Inside the royal

Queen Elizabeth should yield, but not to Charles

China offers to help electricity-starved Nepal

Chinese leaders reiterate support for HK leader

U.S., Japan and South Korea to share intelligence on North Korea

Pope Francis delivers sombre Christmas speech

Two women drivers to be tried before Saudi terrorism court

3 Afghanis said dead in foreign forces’ air strike

At least 9 killed in Sri Lanka mudslides

aaEpic view of Earth from ISSWatch: Super HD time lapse from space station

Science

Weird Science Awards: Brace Yourself for More Black Holes in Siberia

Scientists discover Dwarf galaxy with Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced

Fragment Of Ancient Glass Bracelet With Menorah Decorations Found In Israel

The 5 most important developments in climate change in 2014

UNLV program seeks Christmas trees for recycling

Health

Late Night E-Book Reading Discouraged in Latest Study

Teen with rare disease gets Christmas surprise during police traffic stop

Listeria Scare Prompts Recall of Deadly Caramel Apples

Tech

Xbox Live, PlayStation Network offline in apparent hack attack

Alleged hackers tweeted smack talk as PlayStation, Xbox users forced offline

Elon Musk Tweet Promises 400 Mile Range for 2015 Tesla Roadster – Full

Apple’s ‘Best of 2014’ Free and Paid Apps

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The Watchdogs: CPS a profitable investment for Chicago Board of Ed member

College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

Got Unwanted Gift Cards for Christmas? You can Exchange them for… Wal-Mart

Got a Gift That Just Isn’t You? Be a Smart Returner

Shares mostly higher in quiet holiday trading

Ruble Weakens After Russia Exporters Drove Best Week Since 1998

Vodka prices: Putin calls for cap amid economic crisis

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LeBron and Co. can’t stop Wade, Heat

George Washington upsets No. 11 Shockers

Westbrook powers Thunder past Spurs

NFL fines Seahawks’ Lynch for conduct

NFL fines Seahawks’ Lynch for conduct

Cardinals to go with Lindley at QB after all

LeBron, Curry lead NBA All-Star voting

The NFL’s unusual history with Christmas

Quincy Acy tossed after shoving Wall

aaAva DuVernay's SelmaAP Review: ‘Selma’ a history lesson that throbs with today

Entertainment

Russia says comedy movie on North Korea ‘scandalous’, slams US

Jack O’Connell breaks through in Unbroken

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Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Wisconsin man celebrates 40 Christmases with 1 tree

Paws by Claus: Santa delivers for animal shelter

Man in a kayak helps nab suspected mail thief

Snow-capped summits give Hawaii a white Christmas

Video of cop on duty dancing with bar-girl goes viral

Boston Terrier gets into the Christmas spirit

aaCondemned dog gets reprieve and new homeDog Facing Euthanasia Heading to New Home for Christmas

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December 25, 2014

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112225-N-JN612-026Christmas thoughts, reflection for troops serving overseas …(USS Abraham Lincoln cooks)

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Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader

Protesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson

‘Enhanced interrogation’ program was flawed, US Senate & CIA agree

California Governor Jerry Brown Issues 105 Pardons, Retracts One

Passenger stabs man on Seattle bus

Three Injured in Shooting at Red Line Station

Google alert: Internet giant alerts FBI to Colorado threat against police

Sports report: Rain hampers investigation of McClain house fire

Firefighters shot at in drive-by to spend Christmas with their families

1 dead, gunman in custody after shooting at Louisiana mall

A Field General in the War on Christmas

Police: Teen shootings in Detroit were likely random

Familiarity vs. fatigue a likely battle if 2016 begets a Bush-Clinton presidential

Cops Seized Couple’s $160000 Wine Collection—And Want to Destroy It All

The Year in Pot: Legal Sales and Anti-Marijuana Voices Boomed

Armored car driver arrested in Colorado

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Krzysztof Krauze, 61, Polish film director (The Debt, Plac Zbawiciela), prostate cancer.

aaBethlehemChristians hold Christmas Eve Mass in Bethlehem

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IN PHOTOS: Christmas in the Holy Land

Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Condemns ISIS’ ‘Brutal Persecution

Queen’s Christmas message pays poppy and Ebola tribute

Islamic State Holds Jordanian Pilot; US Denies IS Claim F-16 Jet Shot Down

They want to win and they are ready to die’: Lessons from 10 days with the

For Iraqi Christian family, a grim Christmas far from home

Here’s the real reason North Korea hacked Sony. It has nothing to do with The

2014 protests: From Ferguson to Hong Kong, impact unclear

Christmas comes early as ‘millions’ in cash spills onto Hong Kong road

P.M. Sharif Announces Anti-Terrorism Action Plan

Assam attack: India’s military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in remote state

University in Xian Forces Chinese Students to Watch 3-Hour Propaganda Movie

Indian Ocean Tsnuami: How this natural disaster sparked a huge fertility boom

Israel, Hamas clash along Gaza border

Lieberman offers alternative approach to

Nigerian girl says parents volunteered her as suicide bomber

Turkish court arrests 16-year-old student for insulting President Erdogan

British and German troops commemorate World War One Christmas day truce

aaStonehengeNew Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As ‘Most Important In 60 Years’

Science

Mountain lion spotted in Thousand Oaks

Watch: Super HD time lapse from space station

Sparking a love for science by studying how Christmas trees burn

In search of lost time

Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun’s portrait in solar X-rays

World’s future climate will depend on people in 2015, not governments

Health

13 CDC workers evaluated after Ebola accident

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone declares three-day lockdown in north

10 things personal trainers won’t tell you

Scientists Develop Artificial Sperm and Egg

AbbVie secures exclusivity on hepatitis C drug with cheaper price [Chicago

Tech

Microsoft Can’t Fix Its Halo: Master Chief Collection Fail

Apple Outs Most Downloaded Free, Paid, and Grossing iOS Apps of 2014

Facebook Inc (FB) Under Legal Scanner For Privacy Infringement, Judge

PlayStation Now Coming to Samsung TVs

Business & Finance

Will leadership shakeup help Takata tackle airbag safety concerns?

Yahoo Finance 2014 Company of the Year: Under Armour

Christmas spending sales hits record high as shoppers hit the streets for the last

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui to take 2.77% stake in Reliance Capital

Kuroda Calls on Japan Inc to Embrace Shift to Inflation: Economy

Saudi Arabia Sees Wider 2015 Budget Deficit as Oil Falls

aaAP Coach of YearTCU’s Patterson named AP coach of year

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Woj: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Rockets

Report: Rockets looking to clear roster spot for Smith via trade

Crazy CMU comeback falls short vs. WKU

Rice dominates Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

Woj: Varejao tears Achilles, done for season

Manning plans to return to Denver in ’15

Rain slows probe of McClain’s house fire

Woj: Trade talks stall between Kings, Nets

Dalton ill but expected to face Steelers

Sharks’ Scott suspended 4 games for punch

aabA Christmas Story20 top Christmas movies ever

Entertainment

The Interview gets Canadian online release

Idris Elba can’t be James Bond ‘because he’s black’ says US shock jock Rush

Bringing POW’s journey through hell to light

Reviews of Five Big Films Debuting This Christmas Week

AP Review: ‘Selma’ a history lesson that throbs with today

Sony Pulls A Big Win From The Jaws Of Disaster

Misc. News

Monkey brings electrocuted friend back to life

Elusive black bear spotted again in Phoenix suburb

Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas

Dog Facing Euthanasia Heading to New Home for Christmas

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Snow less likely for Christmas Eve

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Storm Damage near Amite, LouisianaFour dead as tornadoes slam parts of Mississippi

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Ex-President George HW Bush taken to hospital as ‘precaution’ after shortness of breath

Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest

Police: Missouri officer kills man who pulled gun

Florida Truck Driver Crushed by Storage Pod Dies

Protesters flood New York City streets despite mayor’s call for moratorium

Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director

Attorney General-elect Rutledge Pleased Outgoing A.G. Appealing Same-Sex

Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, Under Investigation

Judge releases known gang member without bail after he posted message on

Pa. ex-Marine who killed ex-wife, family poisoned himself

Florida overtakes New York as third most populous US state

Rep. Michael Grimm apologizes for tax evasion, but vows to stay in office

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Jo Jo Benson, 76, American singer.

Mike Elliott, 68, British comedian and actor (Goal!, Billy Elliot), cancer.

Conrad Johnson, 110, Swedish-American supercentenarian, oldest man in the United States, stroke.

John Robert Beyster, 90, American physicist, founder of Science Applications International Corporation.

Jeremy Lloyd, 84, British screenwriter (Are You Being Served?, ‘Allo ‘Allo!), pneumonia.

Minnesota woman, believed to be oldest Facebook user, dies aged 114 113

aaAbeJapan PM set for re-election after ‘Abenomics’ poll win

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Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese prime minister

Japan, wary of North Korea, works to secure infrastructure after Sony attack

Jordan confirms pilot captured by Islamic State

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 24 people near Baghdad

Some experts question evidence North Korea is behind the Sony hack – Part 2

Protests erupt in Assam against yesterday’s militant attack

Luka Magnotta guilty of 1st-degree murder in Jun Lin’s slaying

‘I leave satisfied that you have not let my son down’

Mass held for victims of Glasgow bin lorry crash

Centre, state launch all-out offensive against militant group that carried out

IDF soldier seriously wounded by Gaza gun fire; IDF responds

$3.2-million to be paid to American freed by Cuba

Global treaty regulating arms industry comes into force

Two charged in Sydney counter-terror arrests

aaNew spacecraftNew solar spacecraft takes first photo—and it is absolutely stunning

Science

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As ‘Most Important In 60 Years’

Lava from Mountain may Hit Pahoa Marketplace

Worst Coral Bleaching in 20 Years Could Occur in 2015

Scientists Locate Neighboring Dwarf Galaxy

Fossilized Eye Of 300 Million-Year-Old Fish Contains Rods And Cones

Health

Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in US

Gilead Drops After Drug Manager Blocks $1000 Hep C Pill

FDA to propose altering ban on gay and bisexual men who want to donate blood

Tech

Hackers can’t be stopped, but some of their crimes can

If North Korea Did Hack Sony, It’s a Whole New Kind of Cyberterrorism

“Smart” Software Can Be Tricked Into Seeing What Isn’t There

NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

Google Publishing Song Lyrics Online

Apple and Microsoft backed Rockstar flogs zombie Nortel patents for $900m

Ireland backs Microsoft in data privacy case

Business & Finance

Can the U.S. economy sustain its surprising momentum in the new year?

Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Iraqi Kurds’ Bid for Independence

Keurig Recalls 7.2 Million K10 Mini Plus Brewing Systems. What Coffee Lovers

As recession looms, Russia acts to support ruble

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Little Changed After Dow Reaches Record

aaPacers vs. PelicansPacers defeat Pelicans 96-84

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Bulls continue strong road play in Washington

Blackhawks fall 5-1 to the Winnipeg Jets

FSU’s Fisher gets 8-year contract extension

NFL announces 2015 Pro Bowl roster

Lillard scores 40, Blazers best Thunder in OT

Stanford earns marquee win vs. No. 9 Texas

Navy beats SDSU in bizarre Poinsettia Bowl

New ‘Entourage’ trailer features Rousey

Oregon’s Mariota voted AP player of year

Christie: Silver pulling bait and switch

Manning after rough loss: I’m physically fine

49ers GM: UM reached out about Harbaugh

Jerry Kramer leads memorial service for Fuzzy Thurston

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao to have MRI on injured foot

Lakers Stun Warriors

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Entertainment

‘Fatman’ No More: Val Kilmer Reveals Major Slim Down

‘Interview’ back in limited release Dec. 25

‘Once Upon a Time’ casts Sebastian Roche

George Clooney, a.k.a., Lord Hollywood, visits ‘Downton Abbey’; watch…

20 top Xmas movies ever

Adam Sandler, Johnny Depp ‘Most Overpaid actors of Hollywood’

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Ceiling collapse exposes Chinese panty thief

Holiday travel bid by man accused in naked fall

Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks

Ohio township orders ‘Zombie Nativity’ taken down

NORAD Keeps Tabs On Santa’s Flight

aaLoose bearLoose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb

South Bend, Indiana; Tuesday; December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at South Bend’s Howard Park

Vietnam Veterans Memorial at South Bend’s Howard Park

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The Case for War Crimes Trials

$4.75M for Man After ’92 Murder Conviction Tossed

Services Set for 5-Year-Old Boy Slain Last Week

More than 1700 graduates receive diplomas at Purdue’s winter commencement

Michael Grimm, NYC congressman, to plead guilty

Illegal immigrant mother seeks refuge in Philadelphia church

No charges for Milwaukee officer involved in fatal shooting

Police: Teen Killed, 3 Others Critically Injured In Drug Deal Gone Bad

Officers Injured After Altercation with Armed Robbery Suspect

Woman: I did not consent to sex with ex-49er Ray McDonald

Court Strikes Down Law Requiring An Ultrasound Before Abortion

Army Punishment Options Seen Limited in Bergdahl Case

Rolling Stone magazine requests audit of discredited gang rape story

Delta worker smuggled guns on flights from Atlanta to JFK

Arizona officials changing drugs they use for executions

No bond for suspect in Tarpon Springs officer’s killing

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Former Notre Dame Swimming Coach Dennis Stark Dies

Singer Joe Cocker dies at 70; Hear his best

Vera Gebuhr, 98, Danish actress (Matador).

Abd El Aziz Muhammad Hegazi, 91, Egyptian politician, Prime Minister (1974–1975).

Joseph Sargent, 89, American film director (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, MacArthur, Nightmares), heart disease.

Fritz Sdunek, 67, German professional boxing trainer (Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Felix Sturm), heart attack.

Brandon Stoddard, 77, American television executive (ABC), cancer.

aaKimCyber Retaliation Suspected after North Korea’s Internet Crashes

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North Korean Internet Access Restored After Hours-Long Outage

UN Vote on Rights Abuses Keeps Pressure on North Korea

Bin lorry deaths: Glasgow crash killed five females and male

Glasgow crash: Sturgeon – ‘city is broken hearted’

Ukraine Parliament Votes to End Non-Aligned Status in NATO Move

Australia PM Tony Abbott warns of heightened level of ‘terrorist chatter’

Greece Moves Closer to Polls as Samaras Loses Vote

Algeria army kills man behind French beheading

India’s Ruling Party Makes Big Gains in Kashmir

Meagre possessions are all that remains of 2004 tsunami victims

Scores Killed in Gombe Bomb Blast

Dresden’s anti-Islam protests: Rooted in Germany’s East-West divide? (+video)

aaAirship cities in Venus skyNASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

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NASA black hole telescope snaps Sun in high-energy X-rays

Meet The Phenomenal NASA Pioneer Doing ‘Whatever It Takes’

Orion Mission -NASA Appraises Orion’s Performance

New solar spacecraft takes first photo—and it is absolutely stunning

Health

The Hidden Costs of International Surrogacy

Why changes in health care costs vary widely around the U.S.

TV Medical Show Claims Not Backed by Science

Health: Study Finds Using Light-Emitting Electronic Devices Before Bedtime

H3N2 flu strain confirmed in Thunder Bay region

Is Climate Change, City Growth Influencing your Risk of Dengue?

Express Scripts’ Formulary Changes Create Buying Opportunities For Gilead

Tech

State joins national settlement with T-Mobile over data cramming allegations

These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop

‘The Amazing Race’ Q&A: How the Scientists became ‘TAR’ top dogs

Two-factor authentication oversight led to JPMorgan breach, investigators

Apple updates Macs without asking, but it’s to foil hackers

Business & Finance

Chesapeake finishes sale to Southwestern

Russia’s ‘era of excess’ ending with fallen ruble: Peter Pomerantsev

Why Low Oil Prices Could Be Bad for Jobs in America

Ghosts Of LTCM And 2008 Collide – Putin Is Crushed

E-books ‘damage sleep and health,’ doctors warn

Steve Vasturia,Anthony JohnsonConnaughton, Auguste Lead No. 16 Notre Dame Over NIU, 91-66

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Rose and Bulls rule fourth quarter to top Raptors

Cincinnati beats Denver, clinches playoff berth

Woj: Rockets the favorites to sign J. Smith

No. 10 Kansas embarrassed by Temple

Forde: Narduzzi in talks for Pittsburgh opening

San Diego State’s Polee collapses on court

Updated NFL playoff picture after Week 16

Forde: Colorado State hires Bobo as coach

Arizona leaning toward starting QB Thomas

Johnny Manziel’s rookie season is over

Detroit’s Raiola suspended for dirty stomp

Depleted Browns offer QB Rex Grossman roster spot; he declines

Bleacher Report Expert Picks for Every 2014-15 College Football Bowl Game

James Harden scores 44 in Rockets’ win

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Review: ‘Into the Woods’ needs more than Meryl Streep to rejuvenate moribund

‘Fast and the Furious’ director Justin Lin to take over from JJ Abrams on ‘Star

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U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife

Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb

Leg lamp stolen from New York store’s display

Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously

Krampus the Christmas Devil Is Coming to More Towns. So Where’s He From?

Another Dark Chapter for London’s Most Scandalous Address

aaPlumber in TexasTexas Plumber Isn’t Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

 

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Lightning strike victim: ‘Ray J became war zone’

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aaOfficers who were shotGunman who shot and killed 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn had troubled past

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Protests planted seeds for ambush killings of 2 NYPD cops

Police departments on alert after cop killings

New York gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley said ‘watch what I’m going to do’

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Ramos

NYPD officer killings expose rift between police and mayor

AP Poll: Police Killings of Blacks Voted Top Story of 2014

US sends four Afghanis home from Guantanamo Bay

Proposed Bill Would Require Women To Ask Men’s Permission To Have An

Satanic Temple, Christian state senator mount dueling displays outside

Police: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine

Young immigrants to line up for driver’s licenses

AP: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

Florida officer shot and killed

Florida suspect shot police officer then ran him over

Aunt of man accused of killing officer speaks

List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

Missing Philadelphia student’s keys found in Schuylkill River, family says

Neighborhood flooding after hydrant used to fight Md. house fire

Homeless in tent city live on edge of life, outskirts of resurgent downtown Detroit

Police: Halfway house escapee arrested after DUI crash

Taxi driver with suspended license hits and kills pedestrian in NY

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Frank Truitt, 89, American basketball coach (Ohio State, LSU, Kent State).

Billie Whitelaw, 82, English actress (The Omen, The Dark Crystal, Hot Fuzz, collaborated with Samuel Beckett).

George Fisher, 90, American college basketball coach (Austin Peay State)

aaEssebsi, Tunisia's president-electTunisia election: Essebsi claims historic victory

World News

Sony hack: North Korea threatens US as row deepens

N. Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid hacking

North Korea will skip UN Security Council meeting

Beijing Not Sure if Chinese Facilities Used in Cyberattack

Judge orders Spain’s Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges

Fears of extremism spike in France after driver slams car into pedestrians

Kurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraq

Australian court orders Sydney hostage-taker’s partner jailed

aaFamed Yellowstone springsPutting the color in Yellowstone’s famed thermal springs

Science

Inslee: Make big polluters pay for transportation projects

Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice?

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Most of Alaska’s Permafrost Could Melt This Century

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Champagne Bubbles have Link with Power Generating Turbine: Study

Health

Express Scripts and AbbVie Drug-Pricing Deal Might Devastate Biotech Bull

Search 30 diabetes drugs approved by the FDA in the past decade

TDH warns of severe flu season

Bird Flu Outbreak: Restrictions on Poultry Movement in East Yorkshire Lifted

Tech

State joins national settlement with T-Mobile over data cramming allegations

Google begins Android One expansion with three new countries

Techbytes: Amazon Will Not Give Up on the Fire Phone

Business & Finance

McDonald’s charged with abusing workers over wage protests

The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do

26/11: LeT tech chief Zarrar Shah posed as Indian businessman to buy VoIP

Time for emerging economies to fasten their seat belts

Premarket: Global shares, oil and ruble rally into Christmas period

aaCowboy's all-time leading passserRomo now Cowboys’ all-time passing leader

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Cowboys rip Colts to wrap up NFC East

Jimmy Clausen’s effort couldn’t stop Lions from setting up showdown with Packers

Antti Raanta makes 31 saves as ‘Hawks blank Maple Leafs 4-0

Miles Scores 28 to Help Pacers Hold off Wolves …

Updated NFL playoff picture after Week 16

NFL winners and losers: Steelers getting hot

Forde: Winston can focus on football future

Lindley, Cardinals could be in a lot of trouble

Report: Harbaugh gone right after season’s end

Subpar outings may make Kobe take time off

Bengals-Steelers will be last game of Week 17

Giants, Rams comes to blows multiple times

Foster Shows Off Arm In Texans Win Over Ravens

Pre-Trial Hearing Set for Aaron Hernandez

aaMadonnaMadonna releases 6 new songs after demos leak

Entertainment

Now that the ‘Report’ has ended, reacquaint yourself with the real Colbert

Sony Deletes ‘The Interview’ Social Media Pages

Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ box office collections jump to Rs 95.21 cr in opening weekend

Peter Jackson: I’m not a fan of comic book films

Dr. Evil sends a video message to the Sony hackers

Elton John shares his wedding with the world via Instagram (PHOTOS)

Misc. News

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

France wants ban on new cannabis-extract “e-joint”

Dog Swims 1.5 Miles During Storm To Reunite With Owner After Home On Water

One Woman’s Letter to Her Ex-husband’s New Wife is Going Super Viral and It’s

Texas Plumber Isn’t Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

aaCat saved with oxygenFort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat