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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 10, 2016 at 4:41 p.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia are investigating a tip that members of a "radical" group may pose a threat to officers following the ambush of a patrolman in his cruiser last week. Police say someone approached an officer on the street and alleged that the man who attacked Officer Jesse Hartnett "had an affiliation to a group with radical beliefs." The attacker was caught.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department's inspector general says the government is falling short in making sure that airline pilots keep up their flying skills and training on how to monitor automated control systems. Accident investigations have raised concern that manual flying skills are getting rusty, and that pilots get distracted when watching cockpit screens for long periods.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a weekend tornado that touched down in southwest Florida with winds up to 135 mph damaged several homes, left thousands without power for a time, but caused no serious injuries or deaths. Police say the twister caused scattered damage over about 12 square miles in Cape Coral last evening.

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is endorsing Hillary Clinton but the organization's president says it won't result in negative campaigning against her Democratic primary opponents. Cecile Richards says the group's political arm is endorsing early so it can begin reminding voters about what she calls the Republican candidates' "extreme" positions on women's health.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's Golden Globes night in Hollywood. Without a runaway favorite, a handful of key contenders are looking to the 73rd annual Golden Globes for a little traction on the road to the Oscars. Among the nominees with the most to gain from a best-picture win tonight are "Mad Max: Fury Road," ''The Revenant," ''Spotlight," ''The Big Short" and "The Martian."

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