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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corp.   Full Story
 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first gorilla born in a zoo is turning 58 with a celebration broadcast live to online viewers from her Ohio home.   Full Story
 
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.   Full Story
 
MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) — Two men suffered burns to their hands and face in a natural gas explosion and fire at a western Pennsylvania car wash.   Full Story
 
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.   Full Story
 
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rockford.   Full Story
 
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — After a burglar stole a suburban New York family's Christmas presents from under the tree, police played Santa.   Full Story
 
Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday: — Frederick J. Levesque Jr., 52, of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, who rescued a 7-year-old girl from a burning apartment in Somers, Connecticut, in December 2013.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.   Full Story
 
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1.   Full Story
 
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BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.   Full Story
 
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BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.   Full Story
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.   Full Story
 
PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts.   Full Story
 
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.   Full Story
 
RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in business this season.   Full Story
 
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to violating his probation.   Full Story
 
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KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday: —POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday morning to offer condolences for the killing of two New York City police officers and support in the coming days and weeks, White   Full Story