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American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

American pops question at Eiffel Tower ice-rink

PARIS (AP) — It could have been a scene from fairytale movie "Frozen."

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Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.

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France wants ban on new cannabis-extract "e-joint"

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has said she wants to ban a controversial cannabis-extract electronic cigarette that's been launched in France.

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Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

BOSTON (AP) — Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these.

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Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date.

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Residents hope Rudolph thieves caught red-handed

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — Thieves have made off with a statue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that's been a holiday fixture in a Los Angeles-area neighborhood for half a century.

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Cleveland baby born at 10:11, 12/13/14

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baby Hazel was born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14.

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Montana baby born at 10:11, 12/13/14

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The time and date aligned for a baby girl born in Montana, and the infant's weight came close to making the event even more unique.

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Spain police arrest 4 for cyberattack on website

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested four people suspected of carrying out a cyberattack that stopped a media website from working for three weeks and cost it 425,000 euros ($530,600), a statement said Sunday.

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Cow bolts butcher shop, police give chase

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A 1,000-pound cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot fence and bolted through the streets of Pocatello before police shot and killed it following a lengthy pursuit.

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Ted Cruz's moves on spending bill roil Republicans

Ted Cruz's moves on spending bill roil Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year's 16-day partial government shutdown.

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Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early Sunday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits they plan.

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Police: DNA from beard leads to burglary arrest

Police: DNA from beard leads to burglary arrest

VIENNA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a suspect was caught by a whisker when DNA from his beard hair led to his arrest.

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Buildings evacuated after marriage proposal flop

Buildings evacuated after marriage proposal flop

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

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South Dakota pulls driving campaign over innuendo

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials have canceled a public safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of jerking the steering wheel on icy roads, saying it's too risque.

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US stocks plunge as oil rout continues

US stocks plunge as oil rout continues

NEW YORK (AP) — A rout in oil prices shook financial markets Friday, pushing stocks to their worst weekly loss in two and a half years.

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Hanyu tops short program at Grand Prix Final

Hanyu tops short program at Grand Prix Final

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu took the first step toward defending his title at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after he earned the highest score for the short program despite a fall on Friday.

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UN climate talks in Peru seem headed for overtime

UN climate talks in Peru seem headed for overtime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. global warming talks seemed set to spill over into the weekend as negotiators bickered Friday over the content of climate action plans that countries should unveil in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next year.

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$1M bond set for man accused in Phoenix ax killing

PHOENIX (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for an alleged gang member who police say killed a man with an ax in Phoenix, nearly decapitating him.

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CiCi Bellis clinches year-end No. 1 junior ranking

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis has clinched the world's year-end No. 1 junior ranking.

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Italian government passes anti-corruption package

MILAN (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi's government has adopted new anti-corruption measures in the wake of a scandal in Rome raising the specter of Mafia infiltration into the winning of public contracts.

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Recalls this week: Play yards, sweaters

A line of portable play yards for children are being recalled this week because the rails can collapse and pose a strangulation hazard. Other consumer products being recalled this week include vest sweaters that fail to meet flammability standards and computer power cords that can overheat.

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Judge: Mom who drove kids into ocean was insane

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother was insane when she drove her three children into the ocean and therefore not guilty of child abuse, a Florida judge determined Friday.

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Lawyers seek sympathy for convicted ex-official

Lawyers seek sympathy for convicted ex-official

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a former public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against North Texas prosecutors are portraying him in a sympathetic light in an effort to spare him the death penalty.

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Director mourns 'Side Show' closing on Broadway

Director mourns 'Side Show' closing on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Show business is fickle. Just ask the folks in "Side Show."

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