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Milwaukee Prosecutor Won't Seek Charges In Police Shooting

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 07:11

Officer Christopher Manney was attempting to frisk Dontre Hamilton when he woke up and grabbed the officer's baton. Manney shot Hamilton 14 times.

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VIDEO: Fatalities in Glasgow bin lorry crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 07:07
Several pedestrians are feared dead after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.

Child sex abuse police officer jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 07:00
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.

Pope Francis, At Christmas Gathering, Blasts Vatican's Bureaucrats

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:51

He accused the Curia, which oversees the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and careerism. Francis has made reforming the Vatican a major part of his agenda.

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Third death in C. difficile outbreak

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:48
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.

Brighton manager Hyypia resigns

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:45
Sami Hyypia leaves his role as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion after a run of one win in 18 league games.

Tunisian Election Puts Former Regime Figure In Presidency

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:28

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring began, Tunisian voters elected Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran of the country's autocratic regimes.

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Injuries after 'very serious' crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:27
A number of people are believed to have been injured after a bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians in George Square in Glasgow city centre.

Mikaeel Kular troll jailed for year

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:18
A man who admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother is jailed for 12 months.

NYC police chief backs mayor

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 06:14
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.

NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And Police

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:51

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

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'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:49
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.

Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:40

The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.

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NFL player donates pay to ill child

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:33
British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:33
The veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi is the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election, electoral officials say.

VIDEO: Treasure hunter reveals ancient find

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:30
A hoard of Roman and Pictish silver was found last year but the exact location had been kept a closely guarded secret until now.

VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:16
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.

The Miniaturist voted book of the year

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:15
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.

VIDEO: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 05:10
The Yazidi minority in Iraq say 3,500 women and girls are still being held by Islamic State, many being used as sex slaves.

Oyston in alleged supporter bust-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 04:59
The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.

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