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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....

Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers
Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide....

Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances
ATLANTA (AP) -- Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House....

Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
NEW YORK (AP) -- The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree....

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....

Leaving Cuba: A father and son risk lives at sea
MIAMI (AP) -- It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba....

4 bodies found in home where kids visited grandma
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) -- Four bodies were pulled Friday from the burned-out remains of a home where three children were staying with their grandmother for Christmas, a fire marshal's spokesman said....

Transit officers help mother deliver baby on train
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A pair of Philadelphia transit police officers rushed onto a downtown subway train on Christmas and helped make a special delivery: a baby boy....

NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce....

California gears up for migrant driver's licenses
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice....

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