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Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor ami... Full Story

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  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt
    Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the executions of two officers.

  • Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers
    Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings n pigs" and references to high-profile cases of police officers shooting unarmed black men.

  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
    North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
    Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident.

  • Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
    Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday they have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an execution this year that lasted nearly two hours, but they are nevertheless changing the drugs they use to put inmates to death.

  • Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol
    Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

  • Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess
    Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an arent segregationist.

  • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh
    Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who are seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case and the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

  • Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn case

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
    Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.

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