• Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a…

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  • 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.

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  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

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    Truck crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow

    Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland. Police said the incident Monday led to "a number of casualties and fatalities," but couldn't give more precise details. They said there was no indication that the crash,…

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  • N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

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  • Most powerful Cadillac in history heading to Detroit

    You wait 112 years for a seriously fast Cadillac to show up and then two arrive in the space of a few months.

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  • Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

    Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.

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  • Georgia man killed after firing hail of bullets at police, neighbors

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday…

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  • Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts, officials say

    Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in…

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  • The New Fast-Food Danger That Makes Obesity Look Like Child’s Play

    By now most American parents know the super-size effects of fast food on their kids’ bodies (just ask McDonald’s how its Happy Meals are doing). A new study suggests that obesity might be just one facet of unhealthy eating. Turns out, those processed meals might also be hurting children’s brains. 

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    A Real Life `Christmas Story:` Woman Lived in Historic Home

    When "A Christmas Story" comes on TV, 83-year-old Helen Spakes and her family stop what they are doing to watch. The home of Ralphie and the Parker family in the holiday classic is the real-life home she grew up in.

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  • 13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on Facebook

    In a pair of a heart-wrenching Facebook posts, the son of one of the two NYPD officers killed in Saturday's apparent ambush paid tribute to his slain father.

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  • AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

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  • Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

    RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."

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  • Alleged Australia child killer 'coping as best she can'

    An Australian mother charged with killing eight children will have her case heard in January, a court said Monday, as she struggles to come to terms with what happened. Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, also known as Mersane Warria, is accused of eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children…

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  • No charges against ex-police officer in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man was justified in using force and will not be charged, the district attorney said on Monday, two days after more than 70 demonstrators calling for justice in the case were arrested. Christopher Manney, who…

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  • NYPD chief doesn't support officers turning their backs on mayor

    The city's top cop says he does not condone his officers their turning backs on the mayor, as dozens were seen doing Saturday night outside a Brooklyn hospital hours after two NYPD officers were shot dead. The two were killed while sitting in their patrol car by a gunman officials say was out for…

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