• U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees

    Guantanamo Bay Gitmo

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    The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

    The Defense Department identified the quartet as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghan...

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    2 New York police officers shot to death

    Two New York City police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, according to two law enforcement sources.

    Both officers were shot in the head, one of the sources said. Few other details were a...

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    N. Korea responds to Sony cyberattack claims

    The Guardians of Peace, a group of hackers accused of performing the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, mocked the FBI in a new statement issued Saturday.

    "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with ...

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    Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

    Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"

    This weekend the embattled movie studio is in active discussions with potential distribution partners, figuring out if there's a way forward for the film that provoked a ...

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    Pacific storm could mark early holiday woe

    Another Pacific storm is expected to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows, just a week after similar rains left widespread devastation.

    Flood watches and winter weather advisories now exist thr...

  • NYC police brutality protests Dec 12

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    NYPD make 3 arrests in protest assaults

    Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday.

    The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to th...

  • A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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    Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

    Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.

    At least five militants, including a key commander, were kille...

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    UN warns over new DR Congo violence

    Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch.

    The U.N. High Commissioner f...

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    Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm back to where I used to be'

    What a difference a year makes.

    American ski star Lindsey Vonn exorcised the ghosts of a grueling fight back from injury with victory on the slopes of Val d'Isere, Saturday.

    A year ago on the same snow, the 30-year-old aggravated a right knee injury, w...

  • Obama end of year news conference

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    Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

    Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

    The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized and excited, and his bouncy body language suggested h...

  • Humanitarian Aid to Sinjar Mountains

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    Kurds claim to take Iraq's Sinjar town

    Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis.

    The Kurdistan Region Secu...

  • Military vehicles in Ukraine

    Unicef: 1.7 million Ukraine children at risk

    More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh winter weather.

    Many families have been forced from their ...

  • Child carrying flowers 8 kids slain Australia

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    Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

    As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

    The 37-year-old woman is under arrest on suspicion of murder and remains under poli...

  • Holiday shoppers

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    Last-minute Christmas shopping guide

    Still haven't ordered those stocking stuffers? You've got to hurry, or your gift won't arrive by Christmas.

    You've already missed the deadline for free shipping from Amazon, for example. (It was Friday.)

    But the online store says gifts ordered as late...

  • Ray Rice, Janay Rice

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    Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

    A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

    The video obtained by ABC News shows the couple in handcuffs immediately after the February elevat...

  • ISIS in Iraq graphic

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    Study: Hack attack aimed at ISIS' opposition

    North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some alleged hacking savvy, but when ISIS comes to mind, so does the terrorists' digital bent.

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    Ex-member of Syrian parliament ends hunger strike in D.C.

    Moustafa Mohamad said his long hunger strike in Washington, D.C., was meant to draw attention plight of people in besieged Syrian city of Kobani.

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    Gruesome discovery in abandoned storage unit

    When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable.

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    $50 million settlement reached in Indiana stage collapse

    A $50 million settlement has been reached in the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair during a wind storm in 2011, a lawyer for injured survivors and relatives of those killed said Friday.

  • Australian police crime scene tape

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    Police: Mother arrested in children's deaths

    The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning.

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    Southern California woman accused of killing 4 while intoxicated

    A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting a church Christmas program, killing four people. Margo Julie Bronstein pleaded not guilty.

  • James Holmes

    Arapahoe County Sheriff

    James Holmes' parents speak out

    Don't kill our son, the parents of Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes pleaded Friday in their first public statement since the July 2012 attack that left 12 people dead.

    "We do not know how many victims of the theater shooti...

  • Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

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    'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

    The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

  • Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18

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    Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

    President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society."

  • Chrysler

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    Chrysler expands recall to 3.3 million vehicles

    Under pressure from federal regulators, Chrysler will expand a recall of cars and trucks equipped with Takata airbags.

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