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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 8:17 PM

Police seek answers in killing of 2 NYPD officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car.... 12/21/2014 9:08 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

NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's subways - the nation's biggest mass transit network - serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.... 12/21/2014 5:59 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 6:08 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 8:03 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