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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside.... 12/27/2014 10:12 PM

Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.... 12/27/2014 11:19 PM

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.... 12/27/2014 9:24 PM

AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy.... 12/27/2014 3:56 PM

Insurers dogged by claims of slanted Sandy reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, flood insurance companies working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched an army of structural engineers to do some detective work.... 12/27/2014 3:35 PM

Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."... 12/27/2014 4:09 PM

AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding `meh.'... 12/27/2014 8:26 AM

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.... 12/27/2014 6:33 PM

President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 8
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) -- How President Barack Obama spent the eighth day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:... 12/27/2014 10:47 PM

Food hubs link consumers with locally farmed food
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Move over farmers' markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers.... 12/27/2014 3:38 PM