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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

December 22, 2014

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Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday.

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Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company have broken ground on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal.

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Greek prosecutor rejects lawmaker's bribe claims
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A judicial investigation has dismissed a Greek lawmaker's allegations that he was offered money to back the government candidate in the country's fraught presidential vote.

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Joe Cocker dies at 70
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.

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Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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.

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US stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Major stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Monday, on course to build on gains from last week. Pharmaceutical stocks were among the big risers. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.

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Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week.

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Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said Monday.

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Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have given up trying to capture a bear that was running through a Phoenix suburb much of Monday morning.

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