Kansas crushes UCLA 92-73, advances to Maui Invitational championship game

One night after putting up the most points of the Bill Self era, the Kansas Jayhawks ran the UCLA Bruins out the gym, burying them 92-73 in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational with an onslaught of three-pointers and senior forward Perry Ellis. For the first 20 minutes, the Jayhawks’ put on an run-and-gun display that could make anyone wonder: Is this Self’s best offensive team in years?

Police: Newborn left in Christmas nativity manger at church

For a short time Monday afternoon, the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there. Now, New York City police are searching for whoever left the child.

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Chicago officials released the police dash-cam video from the fatal October 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Chicago police officer Jack Van Dyke. The veteran officer was charged with first-degree murder on November 24, 2015 and is being held without bond.
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