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Police departments on alert after cop killings

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.

Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Show More Summary

In wake of police killings, New York officers on edge

By Michelle Conlin (Reuters) - On December 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the...Show More Summary

Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and other officials took to Sunday morning talk shows to condemn Saturday's slayings of two NYPD police officers.

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.

What police departments can learn from the LAPD

Los Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation.

2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

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.

U.S. mulls putting N. Korea 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.

U.S. dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security...Show More Summary

Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist syst...

Shooter of 2 NYPD officers identified

The officers were shot inside their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Teen gets portrait with rifle into yearbook despite objections from staff

A teenage girl from Broadalbin-Perth High School in upstate New York managed to get her hunting picture into the yearbook even after a school committee objected to its inclusion.

2 NYPD officers fatally shot in ambush

The officers were shot inside their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Two New York police officers killed in ambush: official

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman who had posted anti-police statements on social media ambushed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, police said. The officers...Show More Summary

Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?

Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state.

U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

U.S. officials say the transfer from the detention center is a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

San Francisco prosecutor charges deputy in hospital assault: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco District Attorney's office charged a sheriff's deputy on Friday for allegedly attacking a hospital patient and covering it up with a false police report, according to officials and local media. Show More Summary

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

Protesters from both sides of policing controversy face off in NYC

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scores of protesters denouncing police violence against non-whites rallied alongside dozens of supporters of New York City police officers on Friday in a tense standoff outside City Hall that comes amid weeks of mostly peaceful protests. Show More Summary

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