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2014 frustrates US in efforts to push Israeli-Palestinian toward peace

Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it — frustrated

North Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

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. Read more »

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Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said. Read more »

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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

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... Read more »

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NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability... Read more »

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2 cops in New York City ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

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... Read more »

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New Jersey police union warns of 'heightened hostility'

New Jersey's statewide police union issued an email alert to the group's 33,000 members Sunday warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered. Read more »

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown... Read more »

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Read more »

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Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back... Read more »

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Rev. Al Sharpton denounces violence against police

The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Read more »

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Obama: No justification for murder of NYC police

President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Read more »

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US mulls putting North Korea on terrorism sponsor list

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... Read more »

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Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on... Read more »

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Couples celebrate one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage in Utah

Hundreds gathered at Trolley Square Saturday evening to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the day same-sex marriage became legal in Utah. Read more »

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Former top deputy in Utah attorney general office is fired

Utah's Chief Deputy Attorney General Kirk Torgensen was officially terminated from his position on Friday. Torgensen has been on paid administrative leave since April 9. Read more »

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Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'

New York City's police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser "were, quite simply, assassinated." Read more »

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Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba. Read more »

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Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with... Read more »

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US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new... Read more »

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe... Read more »

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AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. Read more »

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Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami

Anti-Castro groups gathered in a Little Havana park to protest President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba on Saturday, and an opposition leader from the island was expected to open the demonstration. Read more »

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old... Read more »

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Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a... Read more »

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and... Read more »

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