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Eye Opener: Police on high alert after murder of two NYPD officers

A community mourns and tensions are exposed after the murder of two NYPD officers. Also, North Korea threatens to target the White House after President Obama vows a response to the cyberattacks. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

Maine woman and her 2 kids slain, boyfriend held

Community reeling as investigation continues; no initial word on how victims died

Keeping handwriting alive in the digital age

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Inside Microsoft's device laboratory, hundreds of designers are working to perfect something we've all been using since grade school

Spain's Princess Cristina facing serious charges

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Judge orders King Felipe's sister to stand trial along with her husband

Falling gas prices are not good for everyone

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America's many oil producing communities are approaching the point where profitability will vanish as the cost of oil drops


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Cristiano Ronaldo unveils statue of himself in Portugal

Soccer superstar says the larger-than-life bronze statue is "prettier than me"

China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

Jaycee Chan, 32, was among a string of celebrities detained over the summer for vices such as drug use and hiring prostitutes, as Beijing vowed ... more

North Korea cinema: Kidnapped stars and evil Americans

American characters often depicted on screen as villains, sometimes played by North Koreans in makeup, but also by actual Americans

Student's inflatable incubator could save babies in war zones

British design student James Roberts' remarkable invention could help save a generation of babies in war-ravaged Syria. He was inspired to create inflatable incubators for ... more

U.S. pilots fight Norwegian Air's plans to grow

Norwegian Air has been called the "Walmart of air travel." It flies to 134 destinations in 38 countries with transatlantic fares at half the price ... more

Watch: 6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Cheer's Star John Ratzenberger

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Find out Ratzenberger's dream job outside of acting & weirdest memory on "Cheers" in "Real Biz Rapid Fire"

How UPS and FedEx battle bad weather

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UPS and FedEx employ teams of meteorologists whose nightmare is a "big snow or ice storm at one of our hubs" during the peak holiday ... more

How UPS and FedEx battle bad weather

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Santa had Rudolph's red nose. UPS and FedEx keep up with a stable of meteorologists.

Watch: What's John Ratzenberger's Favorite Pixar Voice?

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Find out on Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis

Watch: Check Out These Really Cool American Made Holiday Gifts

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Cheers Star John Ratzenberger explains how buying American saves jobs on Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis 12.22.2014

Unraveling the chemistry of Christmas cookies

Use food science to get just the right balance of chewy, crispy and cakey in your holiday baked goods

Microsoft betting big on future of handwriting

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Inside Microsoft's device laboratory, hundreds of designers are working to perfect something we've all been using since grade school

The many inventions of photography | Mirjam Brusius

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175 years after the public announcement of the invention of photography, Mirjam Brusius explores new archive evidence that tells a different story about the history ... more

Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

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Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best
Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served ... more

Argos enters the mini-tablet market with a £100 Windows 8.1 machine

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If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, Argos has joined the rising tide of companies selling Microsoft Windows 8.1 tablets at giveaway pricesArgos took a ... more

Leeds’ Giuseppe Bellusci charged with racist abuse of Cameron Jerome

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Leeds’ Giuseppe Bellusci charged with racist abuse of Cameron Jerome
• Italian defender allegedly abused Norwich striker during October game• Full report from the aftermath at Carrow Road The FA has charged the Leeds United ... more

Sami Hyypia resigns as Brighton manager

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Sami Hyypia resigns as Brighton manager
• Former Liverpool defender leaves with club in Championship bottom three• Seagulls have won only three times in the league all season• Blackpool chairman Karl ... more

Hernandez Back in Court for Final Pretrial Hearing

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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez back in court for final hearing before murder trial

Tour de Yorkshire’s inaugural race to feature county’s coastal roads

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Tour de Yorkshire’s inaugural race to feature county’s coastal roads
• Race introduced to capitalise on the Tour de France• Event will reach parts of Yorkshire that missed out on the Tour• 5 July 2014: ... more

Per Mertesacker’s meekness and poor form leaves Arsenal lacking security | Barney Ronay

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Per Mertesacker’s meekness and poor form leaves Arsenal lacking security | Barney Ronay
At his best, the German is a positionally astute centre-back at ease on the ball. Without Laurent Koscielny at his side, however, his failings are ... more

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon On 60 Minutes: 'I Have Something To Say'

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Reese Witherspoon On 60 Minutes: 'I Have Something To Say'
That “something” wasn’t a major personal revelation or a dramatic declaration, but it was still important.

The Best Medical Advice? It May Be To Stay Away From Dr. Oz's

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The Best Medical Advice? It May Be To Stay Away From Dr. Oz's
A new study confirms what critics have long thought: There's not much science behind the TV doctor shows.

Scarlett Johansson Shares Her Holiday Staples

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Scarlett Johansson Shares Her Holiday Staples
Actress and Dolce & Gabbana beauty ambassador Scarlett Johansson on holiday destinations, party essentials and what she’ll be gifting this year.

Slaying of American a rare spurt of violence in tranquil Emirates

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Slaying of American a rare spurt of violence in tranquil Emirates
The contrast could hardly have been more stark: the blood-splashed scene of an American schoolteacher's killing and the opulent, sunlit world outside the shopping mall ... more

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:11 GMT
Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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Kourtney Kardashian reveals new baby's name

It's the third child for longtime couple Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

Jaycee Chan, 32, was among a string of celebrities detained over the summer for vices such as drug use and hiring prostitutes, as Beijing vowed ... more

Lance Bass marries Michael Turchin

Bass says getting married is something hew grew up wishing he could do

Holiday blockbusters to see or skip

Among the most talked-about films are "American Sniper," "Selma" and "Into the Woods." Vanity Fair's digital director Mike Hogan joins "CBS This Morning" to look ... more

"The Hobbit" goes out on top with big 5-day debut

Peter Jackson's final installment, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," debuted with $90.6 million since opening Wednesday

Mother's depression could affect child as teenager

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A new study examines the effects of maternal depression on teenagers. And, Americans are doing a little bit better staying out of the bakery aisle. ... more

Matt Damon sells Miami Beach home for $15.3 million

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Matt Damon sells Miami Beach home for $15.3 million
Annie MartinMIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Matt Damon sold his 12,700 sq. ft. Miami Beach home to Amerisave mortgage company CEO Patrick Markert ... more

Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

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Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best
Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served ... more

Police nationwide on high alert after NYC cop killings

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Police nationwide on high alert after NYC cop killings
Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police departments and union leaders are warning officers to take extra precautions following the shooting death of two ... more

Helibras returns modernized Brazilian Army helicopters

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Helibras returns modernized Brazilian Army helicopters
Richard TomkinsITIJUBA, Brazil, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Modernized helicopters have been returned to the Brazilian Army by Helibras.