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Police boss urges more dialogue, less rhetoric
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's police commissioner called for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.... 12/29/2014 7:31 AM

Mayor's 1st year: Liberal victories, NYPD crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises but has at times been overshadowed by events beyond his control, most notably the recent killings of two police officers amid a wave of protests against police conduct.... 12/29/2014 6:37 AM

Surfer survives shark bite off Central California
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) -- A man surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said Sunday.... 12/29/2014 10:14 AM

Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home
CROWLEY, Texas (AP) -- Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said.... 12/29/2014 6:05 AM

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 4:59 AM

Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens hospitalized
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.... 12/29/2014 6:04 AM

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

5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio
CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) -- Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.... 12/29/2014 3:42 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

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