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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Officials in California's San Bernardino County are promising increased security at county facilities as thousands of employees return to work after last week's shooting rampage. County leaders say there will be more security guards, and they will now be armed. The sheriff's department will also increase patrols at county buildings. Fourteen people were killed and 21 wounded when a county restaurant inspector and his wife opened fire on a gathering of his co-workers Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department is monitoring a wave of anti-Muslim rhetoric emerging in the wake of last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino. Muslim advocacy groups have expressed concern about a rising tide of Islamophobia following the shootings, including incidents of vandalism and threats at mosques. Lynch is urging Americans not to let violent rhetoric rooted in fear turn into violent acts.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister says the number of migrants arriving in the country has declined significantly over the past week or two. He says in recent days refugees and other migrants have been arriving at a pace of 2,000 to 3,000, down from the 8,000 to 10,000 who often arrived daily in recent months. He says possible factors are efforts by Turkey to stop people leaving by sea and bad weather in the Mediterranean.

PARIS (AP) — A new study suggests global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year. Using preliminary data, an international team of emission trackers projects that worldwide emissions this year will end up with 200 million metric tons less carbon dioxide than they calculated for 2014. The authors of the study in the journal Nature Climate Change say the unexpected dip could either be a temporary blip or true hope that the world is about to turn the corner on carbon pollution.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A few dozen elderly men who survived the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor are gathering at the site in Hawaii to remember fellow servicemen who didn't make it. About 3,000 people are expected to join the survivors for today's ceremony in remembrance of those killed on Dec. 7, 1941.

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