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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Just minutes before a wanted poster for Ismaaiyl Brinsley arrived in the NYPD's Real Time Crime Center, he ambushed two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:00:53 -0500
N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:57:34 -0500
France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears

PARIS (AP) A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:56:41 -0500
Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates as he walks off the field after a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Wright)The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:54:07 -0500
Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is doused by Dallas Cowboys' Jeremy Mincey, center and quarterback Tony Romo, right, after their 42-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won 42-7. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his players.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:53:55 -0500
Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

This photo provided by the Tarpon Springs Police Department shows Officer Charles Kondek. Ofc. Kondek, a 17-year veteran of the local police department and originally from New York, was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 responding to a call shortly after 2 a.m. (AP Photo/Tarpon Springs Police Department)MIAMI (AP) A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:50:20 -0500
LeBron scores 25 as Cavaliers tame Grizzlies 105-91

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with Dion Waiters (3) in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 105-91. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:48:12 -0500
Pats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks to his team in the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:41:45 -0500
Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)CAIRNS, Australia (AP) A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:36:15 -0500
South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea lowered its growth forecast for next year, citing persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:28:12 -0500
Flying back on course: the inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

Airbus's logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in ToulouseBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course. Boeing was knocking on his door with a "super-efficient" jet boasting 30 percent fuel savings thanks to a carbon-composite design. In Toulouse, some Airbus engineers, riding high after overtaking Boeing and suspecting a short-lived marketing stunt, laughed off the future 787 with a tail like a dolphin. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker urged Airbus to take the 787 seriously and said its draft response, a quick fix to its A330 with new General Electric engines, was inadequate.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:24:07 -0500
Raiders knock out Bills with 26-24 win

Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) scores on a 1-yard touchdown reception past Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Preston Brown (52) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn't manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:55:19 -0500
QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:52:34 -0500
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

Ernesto Miranda kneels and weeps at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting. ...

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:33 -0500
7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lightning struck a car in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium after their game with Green Bay on Sunday, injuring seven people, officials and witnesses said.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:28:05 -0500
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