Actress Rose Marie of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ fame dies at 94

FILE- In this April 11, 1963, file photo, standing from left, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, and Richard Deacon, and Dick Van Dyke, right, gather around Carl Reiner, in barber chair during a rehearsal of an episode for the "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Family spokesman Harlan Boll said Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was 94. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rose Marie chafed at being a supporting player in the shadow of Mary Tyler Moore’s fetching suburban housewife on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Mayor: Child playing with stove apparently caused NYC fire

Firefighters respond to a building fire Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York. The Fire Department of New York says a blaze raging in the Bronx apartment building has seriously injured more than a dozen of people. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

Recent deadly attacks mean tight security for NYC New Year’s

FILE- In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, a pedestrian asks directions from two heavily armed counterterrorism officers stationed in Times Square in New York. New York Police Department officials say that while there are no specific or credible threats against the city, they are promising a bigger security detail than ever before at the Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where revelers will ring in 2018.

AP Poll: Sexual misconduct allegations voted top news story

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles reviewing the top national, state and local news stories from 2017.

High energy costs eyed amid brutal US cold snap; dog freezes

Joe Scharpf cross country skis on a trail after a fresh snowfall in the south chagrin reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Scharpf said he will ski about 6 miles on the trail. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.

California pot shops roll out hoopla as sales set to start

In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo Employee Joshua Wilson counts cash at the Golden State Greens marijuana dispensary in San Diego. A few dozen California shops have cleared a final hurdle to sell marijuana for recreational use starting Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, and regulators will work through the weekend to grant more licenses. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Live music. Free T-shirts. A “Fweedom” celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour.

Democrat Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Democrat Doug Jones speaks in Birmingham, Ala. Roy Moore is going to court to try to stop Alabama from certifying Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. Moore filed a lawsuit Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 2017, in Montgomery Circuit Court. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election, despite Moore’s last-minute lawsuit claiming voter fraud.

Ridiculed former Miss America calls board offer ‘laughable’

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. Trashed by emails sent by pageant officials, former Miss Americas will help choose the new leaders of the Miss America Organization. The group told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, that it is enlisting the help of former Miss Americas and state directors to recommend the next generation of leaders for the pageant. Hagan's sexual habits were mocked in the emails. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Miss America whose appearance and sex life was ridiculed in emails sent by officials of the Miss America Organization says the group’s request to enlist former pageant winners in the search for new leaders is “laughable” and insulting.

Islamic State kills 41 in attack on Afghan cultural center

A distraught man is carried following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Authorities say attackers stormed the Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul, setting off multiple bombs and killing dozens. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been dismantled.

Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack

This photo provided by the Information Center of the Russian National Antiterrorism Committee shows the damage inside a supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Wednesday's explosion at a supermarket in the country's second-largest city was a terrorist attack, at least 13 people were injured. (National Antiterrorism Committee via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terror attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that he has ordered security agencies to kill terror suspects on the spot if they resist arrest.



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