WASHINGTON

Clintons’ speeches lucrative

Hillary Rodham Clinton and husband Bill Clinton made $35 million from 164 paid speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies since leaving the White House in 2001. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of public disclosure forms and records released by her campaign. The long and lucrative relationship between the Clinton family and the financial services industry has emerged as a key issue in her Democratic primary race. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is accusing Clinton of being too cozy with the financial industry she once represented as senator from New York.

NEW YORK

Newborn left in manger

Authorities are searching for whoever left a newborn baby with the umbilical cord still attached in the Christmas nativity manger at a New York City church. Police say a custodian at a Queens church found the child after returning from lunch Monday afternoon. Investigators say the baby was wrapped in towels and lying in the manger at the Holy Child of Jesus Church in Richmond Hill. Police said the baby is in good health at a local hospital. Police have not released the gender.

LOS ANGELES

Mist to mask nasty smell

A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors the substance is safe and would neutralize the rotten-egg smell that has led to more than 660 complaints by residents to the air board about nausea, headaches and dizziness.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Dancing cop loses his job

Providence’s famous dancing cop said he was fired Tuesday for organizing a protest over the appearance of a “blacklivesmatter” hashtag on another police officer’s coffee cup at a Rhode Island Dunkin’ Donuts. Tony Lepore led a small protest in October outside the coffee shop in support of the officer. Lepore said he met with police officials Tuesday, where he was told that community groups were upset about the protest and he wouldn’t be rehired. The 68-year-old directed downtown traffic each holiday season. Commuters know him for the dance moves he’s been perfecting since 1984.

Compiled from wire reports.