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New York governor orders more July Fourth security after alert
News Image"We are keenly aware that New York State remains a top target for terrorists," Cuomo said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have issued an alert calling for local authorities and the public to remain vigilant for possible threats following recent calls for violence by Islamic State militants. In New York City, the nation's largest municipal police force assigned about 7,000 officers and nearly all its counterterrorism personnel to handle security around Independence Day events.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:14:09 -0400
New York fugitive wrote to daughter 'See you on the outside': report
Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State policeMatt, 49, was shot and killed by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent on June 26 about 27 miles northwest (43 km) northwest of the prison in Dannemora, New York. Sweat, 35, was shot and captured on Sunday another 23 miles (37 km) away, close to the Canadian border.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:03:16 -0400
South Carolina church fire started by natural causes: police
Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photoThe U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the fires and has so far determined that one was an electrical fire and two others were from natural causes. The fires were being investigated against the backdrop of the June 17 shooting of nine black churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:41:52 -0400
High-ranking Mormon church figure Boyd Packer dies at 90
News Image(Reuters) - Boyd Packer, head of the Mormon Church's highest governing body, died at his home in Salt Lake City on Friday, the church said on its website. Packer, who served as president of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, had been next in line to be church president, according to his obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:31:13 -0400
Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90
News ImageSALT LAKE CITY (AP) Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:28:46 -0400
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