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SHANGHAI (AP) — The New Year's celebration in downtown Shanghai has been marred by tragedy. China's official news agency reports 35 people have been killed in a stampede. Dozens more were injured amid the chaos about a half-hour before midnight. One photo from the scene showed at least one person doing chest compressions on a shirtless man while several other people lay on the ground nearby, amid debris.
PANGKALAN BUN (AP) — Forecasters believe conditions will just get worse around the site of the AirAsia crash near Indonesia. Already, choppy conditions have kept divers out of the water today, and helicopters were largely grounded. And the search and rescue coordinator says strong currents have already carried the wreckage more than 30 miles from where it was yesterday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee say they want answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data. A bipartisan letter to the departments of Justice and Homeland Security seeks clarification about a recent policy change by the FBI that lawmakers say left them with additional questions about how the equipment was used and about what privacy protections were in place.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The body of a missing 14-month-old Maryland boy has been found in an Ohio creek after his mother allegedly lied to police that she had left him on a stranger's porch. Officers on horseback found the body of Cameron Beckford in creek near Columbus. The mother has yet to be charged but is already facing related charges of endangering children and tampering with evidence.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two police officers are hospitalized after a Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street northeast of downtown. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that the injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening. Police say there are no reports that anyone on the ground was hurt.
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