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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 2:16 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

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.... 12/21/2014 12:58 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

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.... 12/20/2014 12:36 PM

Immigrants build document trails to remain in US
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.... 12/20/2014 3:47 PM

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.... 12/20/2014 9:16 PM