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Biden: NY officers' deaths touched soul of nation
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says the slayings of two New York City police officers in an ambush shooting have "touched the soul of an entire nation."... 12/27/2014 3:43 PM

Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.... 12/27/2014 3:51 PM

AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy.... 12/27/2014 3:56 PM

Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.... 12/27/2014 3:35 PM

Study: Marijuana use has increased in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study.... 12/27/2014 4:36 AM

PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.... 12/27/2014 2:52 AM

AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding `meh.'... 12/27/2014 8:26 AM

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas.... 12/26/2014 9:12 PM

Food hubs link consumers with locally farmed food
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Move over farmers' markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers.... 12/27/2014 3:38 PM

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously.... 12/26/2014 10:53 PM