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Widespread problems on Rikers Island tough to fix
NEW YORK (AP) -- Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help.... 12/28/2014 4:01 PM

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

Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A 24-year-old police officer died after being shot by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself Saturday afternoon in Arizona.... 12/28/2014 2:28 PM

A bigger tent? GOP faces minority challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing.... 12/28/2014 1:54 PM

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

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

Officials: Death not tied to truck crash into home
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 93-year-old hospice patient who died after a pickup truck crashed through a Philadelphia-area home near the bed where she was lying succumbed from natural causes.... 12/28/2014 8:45 AM

Congress likely to make key decisions on drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing 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 3:39 PM

Seed libraries struggle with state laws limiting exchanges
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- For thousands of years, people have exchanged seeds to grow terrific tomatoes or produce the perfect potato, but a new effort to loan and borrow seeds has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice.... 12/28/2014 3:18 PM