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In this image taken from video and provided by the Riverdale, N.J. Police Department, Brian Chellis, 23, of Cedar Grove, N.J. talks with a Riverdale police officer after being found passed out in a car early Dec. 20, 2014. Police say that they found the man, who dressed as an elf, asleep behind the wheel of a van with its engine running, lights on and music blaring. Chellis, who faces drunk driving charges, was issued a summons and released to a family member. (AP Photo/Riverdale Police Department)
Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWIPolice: Man dressed in 'Elf on the Shelf' costume passed out in parking lot charged with DWI
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Liberians election workers watch as a voter washes her hands before casting her votes, during the senate election in Monrovia, Liberia. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate vote that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fearsLiberia holds Senate vote amid concern over the spread of Ebola
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Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in MiamiAnti-Castro groups gather for Cuba protests in Miami; some have been disappointed by turnouts
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, Sen. Bill Nelson D-Fla., speaks with reporters at the Florida Democratic Party State Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   President Barack Obama's surprise decision this week to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation is the surest sign yet those politics are changing, with some even suggesting it’s a political gambit aimed at cracking the Cuban-American community’s longtime support for the GOP.  Nelson said you can see “in the polls, and you can see that just by going to Miami and talking to folks,” how much things have changed. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shiftObama's move to restore relations with Cuba reflects political shift in swing state Florida
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Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, puts up a shot over the defense of Western Kentucky's George Fant during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville F Harrell ejected vs Western KentuckyLouisville F Harrell draws ejection, 1-game suspension for throwing elbow vs Western Kentucky
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Cuba's President Raul Castro points to the press during the closing of the twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. While praising the historic agreement between Cuba and the U.S. to restore relations, Castro made it clear that the agreement only goes so far, reminding the audience of his call for the U.S. Congress to end the trade embargo. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban systemRaul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system; freed spies get ovation in parliament
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The Sony Pictures Entertainment studio building is seen on Madison in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattageSony hacking case combines rare blend of international intrigue and Hollywood star power
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Vanessa Garcia poses for a photo at her home in Miami, Florida, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. “My family always said they weren’t going back until Fidel died,” said Garcia, a 35-year-old writer in Miami whose parents left Cuba in the 1960s. “But it seemed like that was something that was hurting us rather than helping us in many ways. It’s lasted much longer than anybody thought it would.” (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and USYoung Cubans and Cuban-Americans contemplate a new future as governments establish ties
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Francis names new camerlengoPope taps French cardinal as camerlengo, official who takes charge of Vatican when papacy ends
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  • Number of guns confiscated at airports increases

    The TSA confiscated a record number of guns this year at airports nationwide! KCCI's Kim St. Onge is LIVE at the Des Moines International airport to explain how many of those guns were found here... and why officials think it could be happening more often! It's one of the busiest times of the year here at the Des Moines airport...and that's why folks say it's scary that the number of guns officials are finding is at an all time high! As thousands of Iowans will be traveling this week to be with family and friends for the holidays, the number of guns being confiscated at airports across the country is on the rise. Elder Adcock attributes that to people not paying enough attention to what they're doing. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:26 PM
  • Nearly 5,000 Meals Raised on Fares for Food Day

    More than $3,800 was raised as part of Fares for Food Day - good for 4,950 meals to be served this giving season. The money collected on DART buses Dec. 11, is being donated to the Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry Network, the largest food pantry network in Iowa with sites in Ankeny, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale and West Des Moines. Mass Transit, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 07:21 PM
  • Arrest Made in Des Moines Bank Robbery

    Thirty-eight-year-old Angel Anderson of Des Moines is facing charges of 2nd degree robbery and 2nd degree theft. Police say she robbed the Community State Bank at 3540 E. 33rd Street Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:03 PM
  • Names of Des Moines Police Chief Candidates Released

    The list of Des Moines police chief candidates has been narrowed to eight, according to a report submitted by the Des Moines Civil Service Commission for Monday's city council meeting. The report listed each candidate that passed examinations and met all of the requirements of the commission. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:02 PM
  • IA Casinos Eye Fantasy Football Wagering

    The head of the Iowa Gaming Association says his members are keeping an eye on the "explosion" in interest in betting on fantasy football on the internet. I-G-A C-E-O Wes Ehrecke says sports and fantasy sports betting are currently illegal in Iowa, but, Iowa casinos want to be "at the table" if any changes are considered. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 05:07 PM
  • Iowa Soybean Association Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

    The Iowa Soybean Association's 50th Anniversary Symposium wrapped up in Des Moines on December 18, and the focus of the closing panel centered on what the first 50 years of the 21st century might bring. The United Nations expects global population to skyrocket to 9.6 billion people in the next three or so decades. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 07:15 AM
  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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