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Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school attack

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school attack

ISLAMABAD — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.

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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

FILE — In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits …

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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

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Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, listen during a press conference after attending a promotion ceremony for police officers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in New York. Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric G…

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‘Broken windows’: Good and bad of NYC crime

‘Broken windows’: Good and bad of NYC crime

NEW YORK — Even as New York’s Police Department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner choke-hold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.

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Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, seen over an officer’s left shoulder, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, at podium, say “broken windows” has boosted safety.

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N. Korea proposes joint inquiry into Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea — 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 that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

This Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department shows Margo Bronstein, 56, a resident of Redondo Beach that has been arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Bronstein is suspected of hitting a group of pedestrians, Wednesday, D…

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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

TORRANCE, Calif. — The attorney for a 56-year-old woman accused in the deaths of four people, including a 6-year-old boy, said it was an accident when she ran her car into nearly a dozen pedestrians outside a California church, describing her as someone who “does not live her life recklessly.”

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Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Lawyer: Woman did not intend to hit pedestrians

Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial Thursday near the scene of the accident, which killed four people.

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GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

GAO: FBI’s tests didn’t nail suspected anthrax killer

WASHINGTON — For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI’s assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclusion that a now-dead Army bioweapons researcher mailed anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized the East Coast in 2001.

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Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

Averts a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides.

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National briefs

National briefs

Massachusetts

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Man charged in 1998 murder of Arizona girl

Man charged in 1998 murder of Arizona girl

Cold-case squad credited for keeping Maricopa County investigation alive.

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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

FILE - In this March 12, 2013, file photo, Robert and Arlene Holmes, the parents of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, arrive at district court for the arraignment of their son in Centennial, Colo. Robert and Arlene Holmes are asking that their son not receive the death penalty. J…

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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

DENVER — The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in a Colorado movie theater.

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Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin’s chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight against the Kremlin.

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Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

Russian anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny says President Vladimir Putin has lied about Ukraine.

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Hackers reference 9/11 in threats against moviegoers

NEW YORK — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview.” The threats referred to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 email…

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Rainbow coalition of protests follows grand jury decisions

Rainbow coalition of protests follows grand jury decisions

Continuing and spreading participation my herald a long-lasting movement.

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