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Police Body Cams Can Prevent Abuse of Power

Daily News Now: Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology have now published the first full scientific study of the landmark crime experiment they conducted on policing with body-worn-cameras in Rialto,Show More Summary

Russia's Economy Headed for More Trouble

Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said on Friday, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month's rouble crisis. Show More Summary

U.S. Plagued by Doubts as it Exits Afghan War

Dan De Luce, AFP: After 13 years, the United States is winding down its war in Afghanistan, plagued by doubts about what was accomplished at such a high cost. Instead of a sense of triumph at the close of the longest conflict in America's...Show More Summary

5 Surprises Hiding in Cromnibus Bill

MSN offers five things hiding in the massive Cromnibus bill. One involves military pay and benefits. Any move to cut pay for soldiers is almost certainly political non-starter when considered on its own. Camouflaged in the CRomnibus, though, it sailed through. Show More Summary

'Brownback Effect' Frightens Republicans

After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback narrowly won re-election in November, University of Missouri political scientist Peverill Squire warned the Republican's close call could have a chilling effect on tax-cutting. Now, true to Squire's prediction, Politico says today that Republican-led states are getting nervous about tax cuts. Show More Summary

NSA Reveals Spying Violations on Christmas Eve

The U.S. government has released proof that it repeatedly spied on American citizens without being allowed to... and you probably missed it. The National Security Administration finally dumped a heap of redacted documents revealing the surveillance violations made over the last decade. Show More Summary

Hackers Take Down PlayStation, XBox Networks

PlayStation network services were slowly being restored, Sony said early Saturday - more than two days after a suspected attack by hackers that also brought down Microsoft's Xbox Live. A hacker group called "Lizard Squad" gleefully claimed...Show More Summary

Putin Caps Vodka Prices in Russia

Reuters: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government on Wednesday to rein in rising vodka prices, as he battles to preserve his popularity amid an aggravating economic crisis. Putin told a meeting with government officials...Show More Summary

Alaska Oil Revenue Goes from Bad to Worse

Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News: We don't know if oil prices near $70 or lower are a short-term phenomenon or a sign of things to come. The OPEC nations met Thursday in Vienna to plot strategy, deciding to keep their production quotas the same. Show More Summary

Issa's Dud: No White House Connection to IRS Scandal

Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) wasted enormous congressional resources over the last 18 months trying to inflate the IRS "scandal" into a mountain. The release Tuesday of his final, petulant report on the affair marks what may be its final decline into a mouse.. Show More Summary

Solo Wedding Packages Marketed in Japan

A travel agency in Kyoto, Japan, is offering "solo wedding" packages for women. Tomoe Sawano chose a wedding gown, made a bouquet, and got her hair and makeup done. Then she went to a Japanese garden to have some photos taken. The event cost her around $40,000. Show More Summary

Son's Gift for Parents: Paying Off Their Mortgage

"Joe Riquelme built the popular iPhone video editing app Videoshop, and his project has been so successful that he was able to surprise his parents this Christmas by paying off their mortgage. Watch him play it totally cool while he changes their lives and gives back a little of what they gave him." -- Gawker

Blind Dog Falls 15 Stories, Lands in Hot Tub

A partially blind 13-year-old Boston terrier named Sam fell 15 stories from a high-rise apartment and landed in a hot tub Monday. The dog was found treading water in the tub by workers who heard the splash. Sam suffered suffered several fractures to his pelvis, five rib fractures and a cut but is walking and expected to recover in six to eight weeks. Show More Summary

'The Interview' Makes $1 Million at Box Office

The Interview banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend. "The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theaters...Show More Summary

Israeli, Palestinian Forces Exchange Fire Near Gaza

Israeli forces shot dead a member of Hamas's armed wing after a firefight erupted along the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and an Israeli soldier was wounded, Gaza hospital officials and the Israeli army said. There have been sporadic clashes since a 50-day war ended in Gaza in August. Show More Summary

Why Christmas is Huge in China

There's a joke going around: "Santa Claus was descending into China from the sky. Due to the heavy smog, he fell to the ground, but no one dared help him up. While he was still lying in the snow, his bag was ransacked for presents, and his reindeer and sleigh taken away by the chengguan. Show More Summary

PlayStation Coming to Samsung TVs Next Year

PlayStation Now, a service that allows users to stream PS3 games over the Internet, will come to a few Samsung smart TVs in early 2015. PlayStation Now lets gamers play without any additional hardware besides a big screen and a controller. Show More Summary

Marriott Wants to Jam Guests' Wi-Fi Devices

Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott's attempt to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots in their hotel rooms. At Marriott connection rates start at $14.95 per day. In its FCC petition, MarriottShow More Summary

Chick-fil-A Coworkers Give Family Christmas Surprise

A North Carolinamother of two who was homeless moved into her first home last week. Now, Sheree Carter's Chick-fil-A coworkers in Raliehg are stepping in to make sure she and her family have the kind of Christmas they didn't think was possible. Show More Summary

How Colonel Sanders Became Father Christmas in Japan

Of all the odd mutations of American culture to be exported abroad, Japan's KFC Christmas tradition may be one of the oddest. This month, KFC Japan will bring in revenue up to 10 times greater than what it earns during other months of the year. Show More Summary

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