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North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.... 12/22/2014 11:31 PM

Police: NY shooter saw protest, didn't participate
NEW YORK (AP) -- The gunman who fatally shot two New York City police officers watched a protest over police-involved deaths earlier this month, but did not participate.... 12/22/2014 11:35 PM

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours later that there will be a federal investigation of the case.... 12/22/2014 11:27 PM

Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.... 12/22/2014 11:23 PM

Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.... 12/22/2014 11:39 PM

Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn case
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.... 12/22/2014 10:08 PM

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.... 12/22/2014 11:02 PM

Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses
PHOENIX (AP) -- Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy began getting Arizona driver's licenses Monday for the first time.... 12/22/2014 10:31 PM

AP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts.... 12/22/2014 4:49 PM

Police: Teen shot over possible athletic-shoe envy
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A mall shopper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who attempted a robbery on the sidewalk outside, possibly in pursuit of a pair of limited-edition athletic shoes, police in southwest Ohio said Monday.... 12/22/2014 10:40 PM