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Panthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is tackled by Cleveland Browns' Donte Whitner (31) and Pierre Desir (26) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers never quit on the season, and now have a chance to repeat as NFC South champions.

Steelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-year playoff absence is barely a hiccup in most NFL cities. In Pittsburgh, it's a drought that forced one of the league's most successful franchises to rebuild itself on the fly.

'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark Pokorny)NEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
Rev. Al Sharpton, center, speaks about Saturday's killings of two New York City police officers, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters, in New York. Behind him are, from left, Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner, attorney Michael Hardy, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and attorney Jonathan Moore. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Stafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Benching Jay Cutler nearly helped the Chicago Bears ruin the Lions' chances at their first division title in more than two decades.

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England
FILE - A Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005 photo from files showing pop star Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, after they had a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, England. Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time this weekend, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that the ceremony will be private. Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.

Obama expresses condolences to N.Y. police commissioner after shootings
By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Sunday to express his condolences for the Saturday killing of two New York police officers and to offer any needed assistance, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama's response followed an attack by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley who allegedly walked up to the two officers in a parked squad car in Brooklyn and shot them dead. Obama called Bratton while vacationing with his family in Kailua, Hawaii. (Editing by Eric Walsh)

No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27
Virginia guard Justin Anderson (1) canno hold onto a pass during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Harvard in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mike Tobey is the X factor for No. 6 Virginia, and when the 7-footer is a big factor, the Cavaliers are dangerous.

Tunisians vote for post-revolution president
A Tunisian woman wearing the national flag casts her vote on December 21, 2014 at Ariana polling station near TunisTunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition. Anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party chief Beji Caid Essebsi, 88, quickly claimed victory over incumbent Moncef Marzouki, whose camp dismissed the claim as unfounded. Essebsi appeared before 2,000 supporters who gathered outside his campaign headquarters shouting "Long live Tunisia!" and thanked the voters. "Tunisia needs all its children.

Rodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucs
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) outruns Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Bradley McDougald (30) to the end zone on a 44-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With the NFC North title still up for grabs, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers couldn't afford a slip-up against the struggling Tampa Buccaneers.

Obama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'
US President Barack Obama said that while his administration was planning a "proportionate" response, the hack of Sony was an act of "cyber vandalism" rather than warNorth Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions. Obama's Republican critics have accused North Korea of waging "cyber warfare" by targeting Sony, urging the president to respond robustly to the crisis. Obama, however, said that while his administration was planning a "proportionate" response, the hack of Sony was an act of "cyber vandalism" rather than war. We take it very seriously," Obama told CNN.

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests
Beji Caid Essebsi, Nidaa Tounes party leader, gestures outside the party headquarters in TunisBy Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Official results are not due until Monday and his rival, the incumbent president, Moncef Marzouki, refused to concede defeat. ...

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch
NYPD Officers ShotNEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat
FILE - In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

Newton: Fans 'classless' for cheering when Manziel injured
Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel (2) is helped off the field after being injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Cam Newton said the Panthers fans who cheered when Johnny Manziel injured his hamstring in the second quarter are "classless."

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