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South Dakota's Jewish community small, tight-knit
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- The first Jews to settle in what is now South Dakota established themselves in Deadwood during the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, finding a niche selling hardware, groceries, dry goods and more. By 1920, the state was home to some 1,300 Jews.... 12/29/2014 4:22 AM

Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.... 12/28/2014 11:39 PM

Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks 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 declined to indict the officers.... 12/28/2014 9:33 PM

Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage
Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.... 12/29/2014 2:15 AM

Ravens back in playoffs, earn AFC wild card
The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs, while the Seattle Seahawks will be playing at home in them.... 12/29/2014 3:37 AM

Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday.... 12/29/2014 4:16 AM

Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins, 'Interview' has strong VOD sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."... 12/28/2014 11:58 PM

Widespread problems on Rikers Island tough to fix
NEW YORK (AP) -- Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help.... 12/29/2014 12:12 AM

Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday.... 12/29/2014 1:36 AM

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.... 12/28/2014 11:18 PM