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Tough search conditions...Police: Threat, fatal shooting...DVD's to North Korea

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.



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PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers are facing weather challenges in the hunt for victims of Sunday's AirAsia jetliner crash in the Java Sea. Six bodies have been recovered so far. Wind, rain, strong currents and high surf are interfering with recovery efforts. The plane was carrying 162 people when it vanished from radar. Some debris has been recovered. The main wrecked and flight data recorders haven't been located.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are reporting that a gas explosion on Wednesday morning at an auto parts factory has killed 17 people and injured 20 in the southern city of Foshan. District officials say rescue work is under way. Witnesses heard three blasts.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years. The resolution failed to get the minimum nine "yes" votes. The measure received eight "yes" votes, two "no" votes — including one from the United States — and five abstentions. The U.S. insists any peace agreement should be negotiated, not imposed.

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Just over a week after a man ambushed two New York City police officers, a man who allegedly posted online threats has been shot dead by officers in suburban Philadelphia. The head of police in Upper Darby says five officers opened fire after the man appeared to be ready to accelerate at them as they manned a blockade. Police didn't say if he was armed.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist says he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un. The comedy depicting an assassination attempt on Kim is at the center of tension between North Korea and the U.S. Washington blames Pyongyang for crippling hacking attacks on Sony Entertainment.

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