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BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley say their investigation confirms an 18-year-old pointed a gun and tried to fire at the officer who then shot him to death in a convenience store parking lot last week. They say several witnesses told police Antonio Martin pointed a gun at the officer, who has not been identified. The officer was responding to a report of shoplifting at the store. Renewed protests followed the shooting, which was the third of a black suspect by a white officer in the region since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in neighboring Ferguson in August.

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — They're the images that the family members of those on AirAsia Flight 8501 were hoping they'd never see. Indonesian TV today has been carrying video showing the wreckage and the body of a man floating in the water where the plane went down. The spot is only about ten miles from the plane's last known location. It was carrying 162 passengers and crew when it disappeared Sunday.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's intelligence service says a U.S. airstrike has successfully killed the intelligence chief of terror group al-Shabab. The statement said the operation also killed two other al-Shabab militants. Al-Shabab is an ultra-conservative Islamic militant group that is linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network and wants to run Somalia by its strict interpretation of Islamic law.

UNDATED (AP) — The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law shows that more than 4 million people registered for the first time or re-enrolled. And the administration calls it "an encouraging start." More than 3.4 million people selected plans using as of Dec. 15, and more than 600,000 people selected plans in the state-run marketplaces, according to the Department of Health and Human Services report.

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. A family spokesman says the 90-year-old Bush has left Houston's Methodist Hospital and is resting at home. Bush is the oldest living former U.S. president. A week ago he was taken by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution.

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