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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent - and that may be his best strategy....

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails....

Police: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical
NEW YORK (AP) -- An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said....

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall....

Latest developments on the US-Cuba story
NOT SO FAST...

Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes
GAIL, Texas (AP) -- The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state....

Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death
INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors....

Immigrants build document trails to remain in US
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts....

Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- Demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest of police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shoppers....

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
MIAMI (AP) -- Waving U.S. and Cuban flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation....

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Police: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

Judge dismisses suit by family saved at sea

Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1