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at 10:42 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Pakistan military strikes targets in northwest following school massacre, 77 militants dead

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.


at 10:20 on December 19, 2014, EST.

8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia

SYDNEY - The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.


at 09:54 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Parents of theatre shooting suspect James Holmes plead for him to be spared death penalty

DENVER - The parents of Colorado theatre shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.


at 08:43 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Israeli military says Gaza rocket strikes in first attack since September

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.


at 08:42 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Volcanic eruption in eastern Indonesia hurts 4 hikers, leaves 1 missing, shuts airport

TERNATE, Indonesia - A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.


at 08:41 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Lava slows down but stays on track to hit small town marketplace on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping centre in the small town of Pahoa.


at 08:20 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Hack attack on Sony intensifying calls in US for stiffer sanctions on North Korea

WASHINGTON - Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theatres are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.


at 08:13 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Police: Dog causes rifle to discharge, injuring 46-year-old man in northern Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.


at 03:23 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Unseasonable weather lingers in Alaska's largest city with solstice, Christmas just days away

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.


at 01:00 on December 19, 2014, EST.

Dog saves life of Sacramento man after alerting him to fire inside home

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.


at 23:19 on December 18, 2014, EST.

Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation

PHOENIX - A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.


at 17:55 on December 18, 2014, EST.

Judge rules 2 Wisconsin girls competent to stand trial in Slender Man stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday.


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