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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

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

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

Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.... 12/22/2014 6:07 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 6:31 AM

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
NEW YORK (AP) -- Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.... 12/21/2014 10:26 PM

Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings
TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.... 12/22/2014 4:00 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 5:13 PM

It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) -- This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.... 12/22/2014 6:17 PM

Immigrants apply for Arizona driver's licenses
PHOENIX (AP) -- Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy have started to apply for Arizona driver's licenses now that a judge has barred the state from denying them driving privileges.... 12/22/2014 5:36 PM