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Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.

Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

By Isabel Coles MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's Kurds lost in the jihadist group's surprise August offensive. It would also give a huge strategic victory to both the Iraqi Kurds and the central government in Baghdad, as the Kurdish fighters could then cut the highway from Syria to Mosul, a vital supply line for Islamic State. Backed by U.S. ...

QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday.

Steelers, Packers win, move into playoffs

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.

Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

Foster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13

HOUSTON (AP) — A week ago, Case Keenum was perched in a tree with a bow in his hands looking for a white-tailed deer to shoot.

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Elton John gets married

Sir Elton John and David Furnish are now husband and husband.

Muhammad Ali hospitalized

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

Mom charged in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

Hearing clears Jameis Winston

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared by a school panel that considered whether he violated the student conduct code in relation to allegations that he sexually assaulted another student two years ago.

Lindsey Vonn crashes

Lindsey Vonn will have to wait a little longer to equal the all-time record for World Cup race wins.

Showing film in N. Korea?

One North Korean defector is doing all in his power to make it possible for North Koreans to see "The Interview."

20 arrested at megamall

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators from Black Lives Matter raised their voices at the Mall of America.

Police officer shot, killed in Florida

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

2014's 8 best Vines in politics

Whether it's competing in a guitar battle or doing a karate kick in costume, there's a lot a politician can do in six seconds. With that, I give you the best Vines in politics for 20104:

Officers shoot man on U.S. border

U.S. officers shot a Canadian man who walked toward a border inspection booth waving a handgun early Sunday.

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Rodgers, Pack rebound to clinch playoff spot

Aaron Rodgers threw for 318 yards and one touchdown Sunday to help the Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3 and clinch a wild-card playoff berth on Sunday.

Patriots escape Jets to pick up 1st-round bye

Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Falcons eliminate Saints, stay in South hunt

Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.

Ross: Philbin to return as Fins' coach in '15

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said after Sunday's 37-35 win against the Minnesota Vikings that coach Joe Philbin will return for a fourth season.

Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code

Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.

Manziel (hamstring) exits game vs. Panthers

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Cowboys RB Murray active, plays vs. Colts

Cowboys star running back DeMarco Murray has told his friends and family that he will play Sunday against the Colts, a source told ESPN.
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