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Tensions with New York City police go beyond racial issues: commissioner

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NEW YORK - Tensions between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police are rooted in issues that go beyond racial relations, the police commissioner said on Sunday, a day after the funeral of one of the two officers slain a week ago in their patrol car.

Woman plans guilty plea in triple Texas murders: prosecutor

- A woman charged with helping her husband kill a Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney has reached a tentative agreement to plead guilty to murder, the special prosecutor in the case said on Sunday.

28 Dec 2014

Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

NEW YORK - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. | Video

28 Dec 2014

Ferguson police spokesman suspended after 'pile of trash' remark

- The spokesman for the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, has been suspended without pay after admitting he referred to a roadside memorial to an unarmed teenager killed by police as a "pile of trash," the city announced over the weekend.

28 Dec 2014

Fire at San Antonio high-rise for seniors kills five

SAN ANTONIO - A fire in a high-rise apartment building for senior citizens left five people dead in suburban San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, fire officials said.

28 Dec 2014

Five die in Kansas City after car hit by truck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police on Sunday were investigating an accident that killed five people, including three toddlers, when their car stopped on a Kansas City freeway and was struck from behind by a semi-truck.

28 Dec 2014

Arizona officer killed during domestic violence investigation

- An Arizona police officer investigating a domestic violence incident was shot dead by a suspect who then killed himself, police said.

28 Dec 2014

Elder-care challenges prompt tech executives to create startups, apps

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, Google Inc's commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help patients combat chronic disease. 

Health, Tech, Media 28 Dec 2014

Teen charged with arson in Missouri protest

- A teen was charged Saturday with arson after police say he confessed to setting a convenience store on fire during anti-police violence protests in a St. Louis suburb last week, according to officials and media reports.

27 Dec 2014

Former President Bush, 90, to spend weekend in Houston hospital

- Doctors in Houston will keep former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the hospital through the weekend since his bout with shortness of breath, though doctors "have begun discussing dates for his discharge," his office said Saturday.

27 Dec 2014

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