• 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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  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

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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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  • 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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    #10 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Calling a Boeing home

    Bruce Campbell, a former electrical engineer, has transformed a retired Boeing 727 into a living space in Portland, OR. Campbell is one of a small number of people worldwide who have transformed retired aircraft into a living space or other creative projects, although a spokesman for the Aircraft…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Truck crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow

    Six people were killed in a road incident in Glasgow, Scotland, according to a local media report which said that a refuse truck had been involved in a collision with pedestrians. (AP) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr.

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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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  • Jets players speak out on slain NYPD officers

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.

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  • Mugabe fires more cabinet ministers

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers, the presidency announced late Sunday, in an apparent purge targeting allies of his former deputy Joice Mujuru. The move came after months of political upheaval in Zimbabwe over the succession to…

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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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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio tries legal Hail Mary against Obama immigration plan

    For years, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made himself an icon far beyond the sprawling landscape of Arizona's Maricopa County through his crusade against illegal immigration.

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