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Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago.... 12/28/2014 6:50 AM

Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.... 12/28/2014 5:33 AM

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.... 12/27/2014 9:24 PM

AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy.... 12/27/2014 3:56 PM

Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.... 12/27/2014 3:35 PM

Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."... 12/27/2014 4:09 PM

School bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts at tournament
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.... 12/28/2014 2:11 AM

Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon.... 12/28/2014 10:56 AM

AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding `meh.'... 12/27/2014 8:26 AM

Congress likely to make key decisions on drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is about to propose long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.... 12/28/2014 10:59 AM