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  • First lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What does Michelle Obama want for Christmas? Sleep. And maybe some Christmas PJs to wear while snoozing. Mrs. Obama visited with hospitalized children Monday, continuing a 60-plus-year tradition by first ladies. One child asked about her Christmas list. "I don't...

  • Man found guilty of fatally stabbing police dog

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a police dog in an incident that prompted state lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals. John Lewis Rush was convicted Monday of torturing or harming a police animal and other charges, but an Allegheny...

  • South Dakota pulls controversial 'Don't jerk and Drive' driving campaign

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. — State officials in South Dakota have decided that a public safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of jerking the steering wheel on icy roads is too risque. The Department of Public Safety has pulled the "Don't Jerk and Drive" ads, which played on the...

  • Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these. A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamond engagement ring and wedding band that a widow placed inside a red donation kettle in Boston. A note accompanying the rings asked that...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson's Chase Headley, Yankees agree on $52M deal

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    NEW YORK — Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees, agreeing Monday to a $52 million, four-year contract that signals New York is not counting on Alex Rodriguez to play third base regularly. Coming off a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor...

  • Bill Cosby breaks silence on the media, his wife

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby broke his silence amid a flood of rape accusations in a very brief interview with The New York Post's Page Six. "Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with...

  • Girlfriend: Mitchell in argument before shooting

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire. Redshirted freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot in the chest early Sunday morning at...

  • Newtown victim's mom speaks out about gun violence

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a first-grader killed in the Newtown school shooting rampage spoke out against gun violence Sunday on the second anniversary of the massacre, saying it has broken the hearts of other mothers across the country. "And just like our hearts were broken...

  • Wahlberg plea underscores risk of issuing pardons

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg's plea for a pardon has focused fresh attention on excusing criminal acts — something governors rarely do because it's so politically risky. Massachusetts hasn't approved a pardon in more than a decade. Republican Mitt Romney didn't pardon anyone...

  • Puppy uncovers human bones on Massachusetts beach

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a puppy taking a walk on a Massachusetts beach with its owner uncovered a human bone, which led to the discovery of several others. Bill Barrett of Newbury was walking his chocolate Labrador retriever Saturday morning on Plum Island Beach when the...

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