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Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer

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

Two snowmobilers die, one rescued after plunging into Montana lake

- Two men died and a third was rescued from a Montana lake when their snowmobiles plunged into the ice-covered body of water as they attempted to cross to the other side, local officials said Saturday.

1:37pm EST

Man at New York psychiatric hospital killed by fellow patient, police say

- A patient at a psychiatric hospital in New York City has been charged with killing a fellow patient at the state-run facility, police said on Saturday.

2:57pm EST

Five people stabbed in Washington restaurant

WASHINGTON - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital.

11:25am EST

'Gorillafication' in sight for abandoned baby primate at Ohio zoo

- Zookeepers wearing gorilla suits have helped rear an endangered abandoned baby gorilla in Ohio so she can join an adult group.

12:13pm EST

Former 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond arrested in Wisconsin

- Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy "Screech" on the high school sitcom, has been arrested for stabbing a man with a switchblade at a bar north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police said on Friday.

Entertainment 26 Dec 2014

Oregon mother calls daughter's East Timor release 'Christmas present'

- The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon she could return to the United States.

26 Dec 2014

U.S. police struggle to uncover threats on social media

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES - U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend.

26 Dec 2014

Crime and lawsuits cloud new 'American Sniper' movie

DALLAS - The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero.

Entertainment, 26 Dec 2014

Long-delayed U.S. high-speed rail plans may ride on Texas express

AUSTIN, Texas - With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston.

26 Dec 2014

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