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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some people have started picking up the pieces in Missouri in the wake of flooding. Water from the Mississippi, Meremec and Missouri rivers has been largely receding in the St. Louis area. However, things are getting worse in rural southern Missouri and Illinois amid record and near-record crest predictions of the Mississippi River.
NEW YORK (AP) — In New York City, a falling elevator trapped and crushed a man to death on New Year's Eve. Witnesses tell the New York Daily News the man had helped a woman to safety before losing his own life. The city Buildings Department is investigating the accident.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman who opened fire outside a bar in Tel Aviv. The shooter killed two people before fleeing. Residents of a northern Israeli village say the shooter came from there. They're calling on him to give himself up.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials in India say at least four gunmen entered an air force base near the border with Pakistan. They exchanged fire with security forces, leaving two of them dead. At last report, security forces are battling the remaining two.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her family says singer Natalie Cole "fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived ... with dignity, strength and honor." The daughter of Nat "King" Cole and a Grammy winner in her own right died in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. She was 65.
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