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Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths
A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.... 12/22/2014 7:54 PM

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an ardent segregationist.... 12/22/2014 6:04 PM

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday.... 12/22/2014 7:25 PM

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.... 12/22/2014 8:33 PM

AP-GfK Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first Christmas gifts.... 12/22/2014 4:49 PM

Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn case
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A judge has convicted a former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school on all 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.... 12/22/2014 9:10 PM

Arizona to change drugs it uses in executions
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to death.... 12/22/2014 8:55 PM

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere - and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired - was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.... 12/22/2014 6:10 PM

NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers' cold-blooded executions.... 12/22/2014 8:27 PM

Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths
A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.... 12/22/2014 7:54 PM