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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

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NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backla... Full Story

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  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
    Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    NEW 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.

  • Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history
    Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two 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.

  • A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush

    Officers 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 andmight not have even seen their killer.

  • QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.

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

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

  • NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
    NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subways — the nation's biggest mass transit network — serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.

  • Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer
    Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

    MIAMI (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
    NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

    ALBANY, 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.

  • Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
    Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupanc is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business.

  • 7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lightning struck a car in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium after their game with Green Bay on Sunday, injuring seven people, officials and witnesses said.

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