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2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

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NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New ... Full Story

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  • 2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
    2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

  • Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 NYC police officers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
    US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.

  • Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

    INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.

  • Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
    Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

    MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

  • Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America
    Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

  • Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home

    CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.

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    Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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    Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

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  • Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism
    Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.

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