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Watch VideoAP Top Stories December 22 A

AP Top Stories December 22 A

Here's the latest news for Monday, December 22nd: Calls for calm in NYC; Fighting in northern Iraq; Lightning injures football fans; El Gordo lottery drawing. Full Story

Watch VideoRaw: Lava Inches Closer to Highway

Raw: Lava Inches Closer to Highway

Officials have opened a new road on Hawaii's Big Island for drivers to take care of their daily needs if encroaching lava from Kilauea Volcano crosses a highway and cuts them off from the rest of the island. (Dec. 20) Full Story

Entertainment Video News

Watch VideoShowBiz Minute: John, Brokaw, Box Office

ShowBiz Minute: John, Brokaw, Box Office

Elton John marries partner David Furnish in England; NBC's Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission; 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' tops American box office. (Dec. 22) Full Story

Watch VideoRuffalo and Redmayne Are Fellow Actors' Faves

Ruffalo and Redmayne Are Fellow Actors' Faves

Ethan Hawke, Lorraine Toussaint and Joey King tell us which films and acting performance they've been wowed by as they look back on the releases of 2014. Mark Ruffalo and Eddie Redmayne both get a mention for their latest contributions. (Dec.19) Full Story

National

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

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

Entertainment

Review: Don't bet on this oddly lifeless 'Gambler' remake

Review: Don't bet on this oddly lifeless 'Gambler' remake

"If you're not a genius, don't bother," the English professor played by Mark Walhberg in "The Gambler" blithely tells his students. That should be one clue that you're not gonna like this guy. Full Story

Health

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind. Full Story

World

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating his power. Full Story

Sports

Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion

Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. Full Story

Politics

Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

PHOENIX (AP) — Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy began applying Monday for Arizona driver's licenses after a judge barred the state from denying the privilege. Full Story

Finance

US stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading

US stock indexes drift higher in afternoon trading

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. Full Story

Science & Tech

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. Full Story

Strange

Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story