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  • Secret Service Sees No Problem With Volunteer Drivers in Presidential Motorcades

    The U.S. Secret Service responded today to a New York Times report suggesting that the use of citizen volunteers to drive certain vehicles in presidential motorcades could pose a security or safety risk.Natalie Tyson, a 24-year-old graduate student who spoke to The Times in an interview about her…

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  • Man Who Threatened to Kill Police Officers Says Dead Cops Should Have Been White

    New details have emerged about one of the threats that was made against New York police officers in the wake of the fatal shooting that left two cops dead in New York last weekend.Elvin Payamps, 38, was arrested Wednesday after someone overheard him making threats on a cell phone, saying that he…

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  • Biggest Sports Controversies of 2014

    It was another big year for sports, but some in the sports world got attention for all the wrong reasons in 2014.The Biggest News Stories of 2014The Year in PhotosHere are six people who did not have such a great year:Ray RiceThe Baltimore Ravens running back was indefinitely suspended by the NFL…

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  • More Arrests in Threats to New York City Police Officers

    Two more people have been charged with threatening NYPD officers, including one who allegedly called a threat into the grieving police precinct of two officers who were slain last weekend.The NYPD said 41-year-old Tyrone Melville allegedly called the 84th precinct switchboard, where the slain…

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  • CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Ebola

    Lab workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters were possibly exposed to material that "may have contained" live Ebola virus, the agency reported.What workers thought was a virus that was not alive was on a sealed plate as it was transferred from a high-level…

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  • NYC Police Threatened 40 Times Since 2 Cops Killed

    There have been 40 separate threats against New York City police since two officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn Saturday, the NYPD said today.Half of those threats have been deemed not credible. The rest are still under investigation. There have been four arrests in the four days since the…

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  • Michael Grimm Resists Calls for Resignation After Guilty Plea to Tax Charge

    After pleading guilty to a felony tax charge in federal court today, Rep. Michael Grimm made it clear he has no plans to resign from office despite mounting pressure from Democrats."No," Grimm told reporters outside the courtroom when asked if he would resign. "As I said before as long as I am able…

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  • 12 Recalls of Christmas Include Coffee Brewer, Fleece Hoodie

    Here’s hoping your true love won't give you a recalled product to start the Twelve Days of Christmas.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regularly releases information about voluntary recalls by manufacturers and mandatory recalls ordered by the commission. Federal law prohibits…

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  • Houston Grand Jury Chooses Not to Indict Police Officer in Shooting

    A grand jury in Houston has decided not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 26-year-old black man in January.Officer Juventino Castro was working at an extra job at a shopping center when he shot and killed Jordan Baker, according to ABC station KTRK.This is the third grand…

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  • Biggest Mysteries of 2014

    Horrifying crimes and the bizarre behavior of a strange world leader captured the public's imagination and piqued curiosity. ...

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  • ISIS: Western Journalist Embedded With Group Says He Came Into Contact With Americans

    The first Western journalist to spend time with ISIS since the launch of U.S. airstrikes in August says he has spent time with upwards of 14 Americans -- including one from New Jersey -- during the 10 days he spent inside the group's self-styled “Caliphate."In an interview with ABC News, German…

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  • Justice Department Opens Probe of Milwaukee Police Officer Fatal Shooting

    After county prosecutors announced they won't charge a white former Milwaukee police officer in connection with the killing of a black man in April, the U.S. Department of Justice said today that it will review the case for possible civil rights violations.Earlier today the county prosecutor…

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  • One Former Cop's Analysis: It's No Time to Be Turning our Backs on Anyone

    I will be attending the funerals of New York city police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos this week and I hope that not only Mayor Bill de Blasio but President Barack Obama also attend to show respect for the brave cops who should not have died.As a former New York police detective, I remember…

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  • NBA Commissioner to Chris Christie: Join Me to Expand Sports Betting

    With both powerful men calling for expanded legalized sports gambling, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to join him in lobbying Congress to rewrite federal laws on the subject.The NBA and the other major professional sports leagues are actually fighting New…

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  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues President Obama Over Immigration Order

    A lawyer for controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio urged a federal court judge today to stop the president from “ramming” new immigration policies “down the throats of the American people.”Larry Klayman, founder of the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, urged Washington, D.C. District…

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  • Displaced Iraqis Celebrate Christmas In Abandoned Shopping Mall

    Thousands of Iraqi Christians seeking shelter in an unfinished shopping mall are trying to make the most of Christmas this year -- hanging threadbare decorations even as the floors are flooded and the walls non-existent.Days before the holiday, a makeshift nativity scene is put into place, colored…

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  • New 'Bourbon Virus' Blamed for Kansas Man's Death

    A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in Kansas and dubbed the "Bourbon virus."The never-before-seen virus was named for Bourbon County, Kansas, where its only known victim lived. The man got sick over the summer and died, and it's taken six months for doctors at the University of Kansas…

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