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National & World Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.

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Offbeat At age 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits At age 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits
At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good - probably. On Dec. 31, he will officially finish up a 77-year stint with the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153.

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Local & Regional California gears up for migrant driver's licenses California gears up for migrant driver's licenses
Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should be able to get licensed without trouble but they want anyone who previously obtained a driver's license under a false name or someone else's Social Security number to speak first with a lawyer, fearing a new application could trigger a fraud investigation.
Local & Regional People slide down bedsheets to escape motel fire
Some residents slid down knotted bedsheets or clambered down people standing on one another's shoulders to flee a raging Christmas night fire that injured six people and badly damaged a residential motel near downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Friday.

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National & World Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer
Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner in a brazen daytime shooting a week ago.

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Sports Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility Cleveland reaches 50 years of sports futility
This Saturday will mark the 50th anniversary of Cleveland's last pro sports championship when the Browns beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27-0 to win the NFL title, the last for the franchise and the city. Since then, the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers have gone a combined 141 seasons without winning it all.
Sports Raiders rookie CB makes most of opportunity
Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill's struggled to get on track his rookie season because of injuries and the time it takes to adjust to the NFL.

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Home Not so pleasant trips to see Santa Not so pleasant trips to see Santa (Video)
Dressing kids in their holiday finest and heading out to see Santa is a holiday tradition.

While it may be a thrilling experience for some, it's an exercise in terror for others.

KOMO's Brad Goode has this ode to the 'not so perfect' Santa photo.

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Technology PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
Business Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand
Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can't roll them out of there fast enough to meet the demand these days.
Business Japan's McDonald's to put big fries back on menu Japan's McDonald's to put big fries back on menu
McDonald's Japan said Friday it will resume serving all portion sizes of fries on Jan. 5 after resolving shortages due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. The fast-food giant began limiting customers to orders of small fries earlier this month.

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Technology It's down to the wire for online shopping
As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
Technology Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
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.

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Entertainment Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away (Photo Gallery)
Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site.
Entertainment Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.

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