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US pending home climb in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Report: Gun deaths of officers jump 56 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the U.S. jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush assaults, according to a report released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after it disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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2 men open fire on Los Angeles police patrol car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back, authorities said Monday. One suspect was later arrested and the other was on the loose.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

LONDON (AP) — Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died. She was 104.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Rapid growth leaves Asian airlines searching for pilots

NEW YORK (AP) — Every week, a combined total of 28 new planes roll off the assembly lines at Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer factories — the fastest production rate in the history of commercial aviation. Most of those aircraft feed the insatiable demand in Asia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Putin foe Alexei Navalny found guilty of fraud

MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence of three and a half years on Tuesday, while his brother was sent to prison.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

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Why the US will power the world economy in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014

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