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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 10:38 PM

Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths
A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.... 12/22/2014 9:41 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 6:04 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, a decision that prompted the man's family to immediately demand a federal investigation.... 12/22/2014 9:24 PM

As dust clears, what's next for Sony?
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?... 12/22/2014 9:39 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

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

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

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

Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to death.... 12/22/2014 8:55 PM