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The weirdest political stories of 2014

There's everyone from Sarah Palin to Seth Rogen to Hillary Clinton.

Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

Survivors and relatives of the disaster's 226,000 victims gathered for memorial services.

Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.

Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with prayers, memorial services

By Gayatri Suroyo BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims gather along shorelines of the Indian Ocean on Friday for prayers and memorial services to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region. Show More Summary

Astronauts celebrate Christmas in space

While many of us here on Earth are opening presents and feasting on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be having their own celebration high above the planet's surface. The two Americans among...Show More Summary

More protests sparked after shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.

Protests flare after Missouri police killing of armed black man

By Aaron P. Bernstein BERKELEY, Mo. (Reuters) - Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night. A group of protesters marched onto Interstate 170 in the city of Berkeley, Missouri, around 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Three injured, two critically, in shooting at Chicago train station

(Reuters) - Three people were injured, two of them critically, after a gunman opened fire in a Chicago train station on Wednesday night, police said. The suspect, who has not been apprehended, pulled a gun during an argument with a 41-year-old woman on the mezzanine level of a south side Chicago train station around 10:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Pope urges 'tenderness' as millions celebrate Christmas

Pope Francis calls for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year.

Protesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.

Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis

(Reuters) - A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said. Police said no suspects were in custody some five hours after the shooting, which was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Shooter kills man in Louisiana mall on Christmas Eve

(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire inside a New Orleans-area mall still busy with shoppers on Christmas eve, killing a man before he was taken into custody, police said on Wednesday. Gary François, 25, fired multiple shots at 24-year-old...Show More Summary

Chinese university bans Christmas, calls it 'kitsch'

BEIJING (Reuters) - A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday. Show More Summary

A glance at key police shootings in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was killed in August.

White Christmas expected in Colorado, rain elsewhere in much of U.S.

By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Central Colorado is the only part of the United States that can expect to have a white Christmas on Thursday, despite storms that have brought rain and fog to many parts of the country, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Santa's global flight under way, 'All systems go': U.S. military official

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Santa Claus has embarked on his annual Christmas Eve mission to deliver presents to millions of children after a smooth take-off from his North Pole base, at least according to U.S. military officials who track his reindeer-powered sleigh. Show More Summary

Islamic State makes big capture

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane was shot down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Show More Summary

Where and when you can watch 'The Interview'

The controversial R-rated comedy will also simultaneously appear in 300 theaters around the country, setting a precedent for studio use of VOD

Things get worse for 'nut rage' exec

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are seeking to arrest the former executive at Korean Air Lines Co. who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts and a current executive for attempts to cover up the "nut rage" case.

IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State group militants on Wednesday captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes, and a Jordanian official said it was believed to have been shot down by the extremists. If so, it would be the first downing of an aircraft from the international coalition waging an air campaign against the group.

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