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Editor's note: Breaking News has shut down operations as of 12 a.m. ET on Jan. 1. Thank you so much for using this service - knowing that we had passionate, engaged people relying on Breaking News made our hard work especially meaningful. In our six-year run, we had the honor of being at the forefront of news, technology and public safety, always focused on verifiable news delivered as fast as humanly possible. We loved doing it. We're going to miss it. Thank you for being on the other end of the screen. - Stephanie

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Editor's note: The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News, reporting on tonight's attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, notes that at least 275 people have been killed and thousands wounded in bomb attacks across Turkey in 2016. It says the attacks were the work of the Islamic State or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. - Tom

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Editor's note: Several reports from Istanbul say one of the gunmen in the Istanbul nightclub attack may be alive and hiding in the building. None of the information I've seen so far is from official sources. - Tom

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University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US

Editor's note: The University of Alabama's win over Washington today was the Tide's 16th straight win against a ranked team. ESPN notes that the streak is tied for the longest in the 80-year history of the AP poll. - Tom

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Istanbul nightclub attack

Editor's note: The Reina nightclub in Instabul, the site of tonight's armed attack, describes itself as being located 'on one of the most beautiful spots of the Bosphorus.' The club's web site boasts of hosting many celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Sting, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Paul Allen. - Tom

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Syrian Civil War

Editor's note: The UN Security Council is set to vote at 1 p.m. ET on a new Syrian civil war resolution that drops language endorsing the cease-fire agreement currently in place and replaces it instead with language that 'welcomes and supports' Russian and Turkish efforts to end violence and start negotiations. Syrian opposition leaders say violence has threatened to derail the cease-fire. - Andrew

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Wallingford, CT, US

Editor's note: According to officials, no one is in custody after a fatal shooting outside Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn., where rapper Meek Mill performed. Two people are dead and two others injured after the shooting. According to the venue's website, the show was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET, and it had just ended when the shooting occurred, Wallingford Police Lt. Cheryl Bradley told My Record-Journal. We will continue to update as soon we get more information. - Imana

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Editor's note: For 2016, the Dow finishes up 13.4%; the Nasdaq gained 7.5% and the S&P 500 added 9.6%. The Wall Street Journal notes that the Dow has tripled since its March 2009 low of 6,547. - Tom

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: President-elect Donald Trump's tweet praising Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to not respond to new U.S. sanctions comes a day after he said it was time for the U.S. to "move on to bigger and better things." On Thursday, the Obama administration announced measures against Russia in response to cyberattacks during the presidential election. Putin responded by condemning the sanctions but said Russia will not retaliate. U.S. federal intelligence agencies have reported Russia was behind the wave of cyberattacks that shook up the presidential election, Politico notes, but some members of Trump's team have said the media and the Democratic Party's discussions of the attacks are efforts to delegitimize his incoming administration. Trump has said he would meet with intelligence officials next week "in order to be updated on the facts of this situation." - Stephanie

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US economic indicators

Editor's note: The Dow is now off 25 points in the year's final session, but MarketWatch notes that the index is poised for its best annual performance in three years. The index is set to end the year 13.7% higher. - Tom

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Plane reported missing over Lake Erie, Dec. 29, 2016

Editor's note: There is some uncertainty surrounding the passenger list of the small plane that went missing over Lake Erie last night after departing Cleveland. Officials at Burke Lakefront Airport have told the media that three adults and three children were on board, however local station WEWS reports the flight plan listed four adults, two children. We're looking for updated information on that, as well as any details on who was on board and the status of the search. - Tricia

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: The sanctions President Obama ordered Thursday are against two Russian intelligence services as well as the head of GRU intelligence agency, Lt. Gen. Korobov, and three of his deputies, AP reports. Two Russian nationals, Alexei Belan and Yevgeny Bogachev, are also sanctioned and wanted by the FBI for cyber crimes. The Obama administration also announced it is shutting down compounds that have been used by Russian personnel and expelled 35 diplomats. The sweeping actions come just three weeks before the Trump administration takes office and are in retaliation for alleged hacking attacks meant to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, NBC News notes. Deputy U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner added that the actions against Russia are also in response "to a pattern of harassment of our diplomats overseas." Russia has denied any involvement in the cyberattacks and President Putin called the decision for sanctions "groundless." - Stephanie

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Editor's note: Earlier this month, NBC News, our parent company, announced it decided to shut down the Breaking News service. Our website and app will stop providing updates and alerts on Dec. 31. For the last six years, we've been honored to serve you around the clock, and we thank you for your incredible loyalty. - Stephanie

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Editor's note: US stocks are recovering some after drifting lower earlier; the Dow is now down only 4 points. - Tom

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celebrities

Editor's note: There are several reports that Rob Kardashian was admitted to a hospital after experiencing complications associated with his diabetes. E! News reports his condition is not life-threatening, and TMZ now reports he was seen leaving a West Hills, Calif., hospital. Rob Kardashian is the brother of TV personality Kim Kardashian and has been in entertainment news headlines recently regarding his relationship with model Blac Chyna. - Stephanie

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: Debbie Reynolds died at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles hours after she reportedly suffered a suspected stroke and the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. - Jimmy

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: TMZ reports that Debbie Reynolds, 84, has been taken to the hospital, citing unnamed sources. Reynolds' daughter Carrie Fisher died Tuesday. We're watching for more details. - Stephanie

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Netanyahu criminal probe

Editor's note: The Times of Israel reports that the new criminal probe of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involve allegations of bribery and fraud. Israeli police, the paper reports citing Channel 10, received new documents as part of a secret inquiry into the prime minister that began almost nine months ago. - Tom

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Upcoming: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a statement in Jerusalem at 6:45 p.m. GMT (1:45 p.m. ET), following U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's speech

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Editor's note: The Dow has dropped 51 points and has slipped below 19,900. The index is now trading at 19,895. - Tom

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