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President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responseObama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response
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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deathsCDC says prepackaged caramel apples are linked to 4 deaths, 28 illnesses around the country
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy speaks during a news conference in Kansas City. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP sources: Peavy agrees on deal with GiantsPeople familiar with talks to AP: Peavy gets $24 million, 2-year deal to stay with Giants
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HOLD FOR STORY -- This photo released by Magnolia Pictures shows, from left, Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren in a scene from the film, "Force Majeure," a Magnolia Pictures release. 9 films including, "Force Majeure," "Ida," "The Liberator," "Wild Tales," and others, advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film'Force Majeure,' 'Ida,' more, advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film
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Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'Sony defends shelving of 'The Interview' after Obama criticism: 'We had no choice'
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Mourners pay their respects at a make shift memorial Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. Three people were killed and several others were injured including five children, police said. Margo Bronstein, 56, was arrested after the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, Redondo Beach police Lt. Shawn Freeman said. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deathsIn court and cuffed to gurney, driver pleads not guilty in 4 California pedestrian deaths
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FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatmentFDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment, part of wave of better, less-toxic options
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Ultraviolet grow lights illuminate marijuana plants in a grow room at the 3D Dispensary, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Denver. Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of potLawsuit to end Colorado's legal pot experiment shows resistance among conservatives, police
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President Barack Obama says goodbye at the close of a news conference as he and his family prepare to jet to Hawaii for the holidays, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the White House in Washington. Obama's sixth year in office was a difficult one as he faced foreign policy crises in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, lost Democratic control of the Senate and saw his approval rating plummet. In the weeks since the election, he's wielded his executive powers on immigration, climate change, and U.S. policy toward Cuba. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama calls on women only at news conferenceWhite House uses Obama news conference to highlight female journalists on the daily beat
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  • Gov. Nikki Haley concerned about Chinese tire tariff

    Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Commerce Department to lower a tariff on tires made in China by Giti Tire, which is planning a $560 million plant in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the governor wrote a letter to the federal agency this week saying the nearly 18 percent tariff "inequitably affects Giti's business." Post and Courier, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 09:44 AM
  • SC overturns Chester County supervisor election

    Chester County voters will have to go to the polls again to choose county supervisor after the State Election Commission threw out November's race. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the commission issued an order this week that voting machines didn't have the proper ballot, there was a lack of paper ballots and at least seven precincts sent voters away because of the problems. WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:03 PM
  • One killed, two injured in Chester Co car crash

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Officials say the fatal wreck happened around 5:47 a.m. on West End Road near Stone Road. WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:58 AM
  • Portrait Gallery gets new Colbert; Taxi stands on King St.; Appeal of Stinney case?

    The day after Charleston-native Stephen Colbert retired his nine-year old late night show and its faux-blowhard persona, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery says it's unveiling a new portrait of the Comedy Central host in Washington, D.C. The new canvas plays off the earlier portrayal, depicting Colbert standing in front of another portrait of himself-times-five. See the portrait on display in the NPG until April 19, 2015. Charleston City Paper, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:12 AM
  • Chester Co single-car crash victim ID'd, two others hospitalized

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Chester County coroner identified the victim as 43-year-old James Willie Mack and says the official cause of death is blunt force trauma. WIS-TV Columbia, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Two killed in collision, one injured

    The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a collision on the Joneville-Lockhart Highway Friday morning that left two Chester County women dead and a Pauline man injured. L/Cpl Tony Keller of the SC Highway Patrol stated Friday evening that the collision occurred around 11:35 a.m. on SC 9 five miles south of the City of Union. The Union Daily Times, Sat, Dec 13 2014 @ 12:51 AM
  • Judge stops bidding on Chester plant construction

    A judge has stopped the bidding for construction of a new tire plant in Chester County after a company left out of the process sued. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons issued an order earlier this month halting the bidding process for the Giti Tire plant. WMBF, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 03:57 PM
  • After guns pulled on sons, Chester father calls for firing of police chief

    Carlos Williams' 16-year-old twins were pulled over Nov. 21 and handcuffed during a traffic stop, which he says was excessive. Cardan, left, and Caymen Williams sit with their father at Monday's Chester City Council meeting. The Charlotte Observer, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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