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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say searchers are finding no sign of a missing AirAsia plane some seven hours after it disappeared with 162 people on board. The plane was bound from Indonesia to Singapore when it lost contact with ground control while flying over the Java Sea. AirAsia, a regional low-cost carrier founded in 2001 by Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes, has never lost a plane before.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A ceremony today in Afghanistan marks the formal end of a 13-year combat mission for the United States and NATO. The ceremony at their military headquarters in the capital, Kabul, will mark the end of the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, which will transition to a supporting role with 13,500 soldiers starting Jan. 1. More than 2,200 American troops died out of some 3,500 foreign military deaths.

NEW YORK (AP) — There was visible tension even as thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others gathered at the New York City funeral of officer Rafael Ramos, killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago. Many officers watching on screens outside the church turned their backs when Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke. He's been accused of not supporting police.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation aimed at reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been vetoed by the governors of both states. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say they favor a series of reforms that they claim would go further in bringing accountability to the agency. The bill was designed to clean up an agency long known for dysfunction, including most recently the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A shopping center on Hawaii's Big Island is once again being actively threatened by a lava flow. The lava that had been stalled advanced 15 yards since Friday afternoon. Civil Defense officials say the movement at the flow front is sluggish and that the leading edge is a narrow 25 yards wide. They say the activity doesn't pose an immediate threat to residents or businesses.

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