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Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting. ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:26:44 -0500
Florida police officer killed; suspect charged with murder
News ImageBy Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 a.m. EST, the Tarpon Springs Police Department said. The officer later died of his injuries at a local hospital, the police department said. ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:53:58 -0500
In wake of police killings, New York officers on edge
News ImageBy Michelle Conlin (Reuters) - On December 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the protest drew near, Hamm and his fellow officers could hear the chants of the noisy throngs: What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now. In his 13 years on the force, Hamm had never encountered demonstrators shouting out anything like that. ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:59:58 -0500
NY cop killer had long criminal history
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:02:59 -0500
What's being said about killings of 2 NYC officers
News ImageReaction to the deaths of two New York Police Department officers killed by a gunman who ambushed them in their squad car on a Brooklyn street:
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:02:31 -0500
7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:48:59 -0500
Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general
By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Monday that Attorney Sally Yates will be his nominee for deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, a U.S. official said. Yates currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia where she has made a name for herself by prosecuting several high-profile cases. She is known as a close ally of outgoing U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's Justice Department. ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:46:56 -0500
A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush
News ImageOfficers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:46:43 -0500
Timeline of events before and after NY cop deaths
A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:39:06 -0500
Real-life 'Sopranos' strip club robbed of $30,000
News ImageAuthorities say the northern New Jersey strip club that was used for filming of "The Sopranos" has been robbed of $30,000.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:36:54 -0500
Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:30:35 -0500
Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:26:37 -0500
Shane Montgomery's keys found in Schuylkill River
News ImagePolice discovered a set of keys in the Schuylkill River, which they say belong to missing West Chester University student Shane Montgomery.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:17:51 -0500
NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
News ImageALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:07:49 -0500
4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:55:57 -0500
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