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Soviet Threat to Santa? No Way, said JFK in 1961

December 20th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Nothing has stopped Santa Claus from making his rounds -- apparently not even the threat of global thermonuclear conflict. In the spirit of the season, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has re-released a letter...

Sony on Shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We Had No Choice’

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to...

Report: Secret Service Needs Outsider as Leader

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December 18th, 2014
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- An external review of the Secret Service says the next director should be hired from outside the insular agency. The Homeland Security Department released an executive summary of...

Conn. Couple Arrested After Girl Falls Out of Window

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December 18th, 2014
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window. Hamden police arrested 25-year-old Katelynn Ruff and 30-year-old Christopher Demange after the girl fell out...

Two States Challenge Colo. Marijuana Legalization

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December 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to...

President Obama Calls In to Gov. Patrick’s Final Radio Show

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB/AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," one caller said Thursday. The...

Teen Charged with Robbing 99-Year-Old Conn. Woman

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December 18th, 2014
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut have arrested 17-year-old who they say robbed a 99-year-old woman of her purse while she was delivering cookies to a local community center. Police say the woman was walking outside the L.P. Wilson...

Last Week of Christmas Shopping

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December 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's the final stretch of the holiday season. With Christmas just one week away, many people are scrambling to finish up their shopping. Several retailers are expanding their hours to accommodate busy customers. Toys R Us will be...

Actor Stephen Collins Admits to Sex Abuse of Minors

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December 17th, 2014
(CNN) -- In a statement to People Magazine, actor Stephen Collins admitted to sexually abusing three underage girls. The "7th Heaven" star says he "did something terribly wrong that he regrets." He goes on to say, "any pain I caused these...

Central Texas TV Meteorologist Shot; Gunman Sought

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December 17th, 2014
BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument. The Texas...

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ Dec. 25 Release

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December 17th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Columbia Pictures) by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in...

Mystery Man Hands Out $100 Bills in Massachusetts

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December 16th, 2014
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops. A man wearing a cowboy hat walked into Marylou's in Hyannis on Saturday and handed the worker behind...

Robin Williams Tops 2014 List of Google Searches

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December 16th, 2014
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. The reaction to Williams'...

Jeb Bush to ‘Actively Explore’ Run for President

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December 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) By GARY FINEOUT Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president. The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on...

Jennifer Aniston Calls Motherhood Pressure ‘Unfair’ to Women

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December 16th, 2014
AP/FILE (ABC) - Actress Jennifer Aniston is a Hollywood superstar and is considered America’s sweetheart -- but she’s also not afraid to speak her mind about some of the hurtful rumors that have circulated about her. In an interview with...