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NATIONAL NEWS

NewsAlert: Slain soldiers Cirillo and Vincent chosen 2014 Newsmaker of the Year
TORONTO - Two Canadians killed in cold blood on home soil for simply wearing a soldier's uniform are the country's Newsmaker of the Year for 2014.
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent were the top choice of news directors and editors surveyed by The Canadian Press.



SPORTS NEWS

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) celebrates after catching an 11-yard touchdown reception with wide receiver Eddie Royal during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, D
Chargers stay alive in playoff race on Nick Novak's field goal in OT, beat 49ers 38-35
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.
He prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego's slim playoff chances alive, rallying his team to tie it in the final minute and setting up Nick Novak's 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime in a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sat



BUSINESS NEWS

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Sony defends decision to shelve 'The Interview.'
LOS ANGELES, - Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."
More to come.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Sony defends decision to shelve 'The Interview.'
LOS ANGELES, - Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."
More to come.



HEALTH NEWS

NewsAlert: Two more farms in B.C. under quarantine due to avian flu
VANCOUVER - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says two more farms have been placed under quarantine due to avian influenza in British Columbia's Fraser Valley.
The agency says 18,000 birds are either dead or scheduled to be euthanized after the H5 strain of avian influenza was detected at two other farms in B.C.'s Fraser Valley earlier this week.