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Police investigate if video game prank led to shooting death

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 2:31pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a prank call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute....
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Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again - Amazon

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world....
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Sue Grafton, writer of popular 'alphabet' mysteries, dies

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77....
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NFL changes concussion protocol after Savage incident

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:28pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- The NFL and the players' union announced a series of changes Friday to the way potential concussions are handled during games following an ugly incident in which Texans quarterback Tom Savage was allowed to return to the field after a hit left him on the ground, arms shaking....
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Mystery writer Sue Grafton dies in California

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:26pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 77....
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Police investigate if shooting death followed prank call

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:25am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether a deadly police shooting in Wichita stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend upon a home in a prank common in the online gaming industry known as "swatting."...
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As deep freeze sets in, people urged to help most vulnerable

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:25am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors....
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Virginia GOP pushes to declare winner in disputed House race

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:25am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- It's time to pick the winner in a bitterly contested election that could decide the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates, Republican leaders said Friday, while urging a recount court to reject a bid by a Democratic challenger to reverse its decision declaring the race a tie....
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Man accused of rigging door to electrocute pregnant wife

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:25am
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man is accused of rigging the front door of a home in an attempt to electrocute his estranged pregnant wife....
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Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again - Amazon

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:25am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that the U.S. Postal Service should charge Amazon.com more money to ship the millions of packages it sends around the world each year....
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Mattis nixes holiday tradition of seeing troops in war zones

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For only the second time since 9/11, America's defense secretary didn't visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season....
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As deep freeze sets in, people urged to help most vulnerable

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:25am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors....
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Ellen DeGeneres gets her game on in new prime-time show

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:25am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ellen DeGeneres, known for keeping her comedy on the nice side, lets her inner meanie out for "Ellen's Game of Games."...
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New York City fire kills 12, sends residents scrambling

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside into the cold and down fire escapes to safety....
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Actress Rose Marie of 'Dick Van Dyke Show' fame dies at 94

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:18am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rose Marie chafed at being a supporting player in the shadow of Mary Tyler Moore's fetching suburban housewife on "The Dick Van Dyke Show."...
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Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:18am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue....
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The Latest: Egypt says 10 killed in attack on Coptic church

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 4:17am
CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on Coptic church attack in Cairo (all times local):...
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Officials say 2 police killed in attack outside Cairo church

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 3:14am
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say two policemen have been shot dead in an attack outside a church in a south Cairo suburb....
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As deep freeze sets in, people urged to help most vulnerable

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:12am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- As a deep freeze sets in across half the country, officials are urging people to help those most vulnerable, especially the homeless and the elderly....
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