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2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.... 12/21/2014 4:17 PM

Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 NYC police officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.... 12/21/2014 1:10 PM

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock
MIAMI (AP) -- The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.... 12/21/2014 4:28 PM

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.... 12/21/2014 4:41 PM

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.... 12/21/2014 3:46 PM

States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
CORSICA, S.D. (AP) -- By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.... 12/21/2014 4:24 PM

Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death
INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.... 12/20/2014 9:24 PM

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
MIAMI (AP) -- Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.... 12/20/2014 11:35 PM

Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.... 12/21/2014 1:37 AM

Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home
CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.... 12/20/2014 11:33 PM