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Cops turn their backs to de Blasio during Ramos eulogy

Dozens of police officers turned their backs in silent protest Saturday as Mayor de Blasio eulogized slain colleague Officer Rafael Ramos.

Syria ready to discuss Russia peace plan talks to end war

Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in “preliminary consultations” in Moscow for peace talks to end its civil war.

McDonald's stops rationing fries in Japan

McDonald’s will resume selling its large fries in its Japan franchises on Jan. 5 - ending its temporary rationing of the famous side.

Washington teacher charged in child porn bust: report

Porn-hunting federal agents in Washington busted a teacher with hundreds of sickening pictures and videos of young boys, authorities said.

Mexican woman leaves Ireland after being punched on bus

A Mexican woman punched in the face on a Dublin bus has returned home, claiming it is safer than Ireland.

Texas cop, girlfriend beaten, robbed following crash: police

An off-duty cop and his girlfriend were ambushed, beaten and robbed after a Christmas night car crash, authorities said.

French mayor puts cages on benches to dissuade homeless

A French mayor has been accused of being a Christmas grinch after putting up metal cages to stop homeless people sleeping on public benches.

Jennifer Lawrence named top-grossing actor of 2014

Jennifer Lawrence topped Forbes’ list of the top-grossing actors in Hollywood due to her roles in two of the year’s biggest blockbusters.

Boy, 12, killed while riding scooter he got for Christmas

A 12-year-old California boy rode his new Christmas present into the street and lost his life.

Pittsburgh woman steals sick neighbor's dog, euthanizes it

A Pittsburgh woman has been found guilty of stealing a terminally ill neighbor's dog and having the dog euthanized.

Wanted eextremist leader surrenders in Somalia

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia.

Dec. 27: Carriage horses, gun control and allergies

Manhattan: Friends of Animals read with dismay the op-ed by City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

Ex-con shot in Harlem in June dies

Jorge Briu, 32, and another man were reportedly targeted as part of a dispute over how much money changed hands during a drug deal.

Rutgers shows support for NYPD

The Rutgers football team became the latest group of local athletes to show their support for the NYPD.

Kwanzaa ceremony honored ancestors, called for protests

A Kwanzaa ceremony in Lower Manhattan was a mix of honoring ancestors and calling for continued protests against police brutality.

Obama hits the beach on seventh Hawaiian vacation day

How President Obama spent the seventh day of his family’s holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday.

California dog survives 15-foot fall by landing in hot tub

A 13-year-old Boston Terrier miraculously survived falling off a 15-story California balcony by landing in a hot tub below.

Mighty Quinn: Dec. 27

The coolest name of the week goes to a couple from Gray, La., who gave their son a unique name. Let’s say we’ll drink to that:

Homeowner in the Bronx gets last minute 'miracle' from state

A hard-luck homeowner facing foreclosure was saved by a “miracle” — a last-minute loan from the state.

Rutgers tops UNC in unaugural Quick Lane Bowl

Josh Hicks ran for 202 yards and a touchdown and Rutgers beat North Carolina 40-21 on Friday night in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.

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