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Two N.Y. police officers slain in apparent retribution attack

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NEW YORK - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men.

Florida police officer killed; suspect in custody

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida police officer was killed in a shooting early on Sunday, and a suspect was in custody, according to a sheriff's office and local media reports.

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CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

WASHINGTON - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times.

Politics, 20 Dec 2014

Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

- More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resulting in about 25 arrests during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, officials said.

20 Dec 2014

Video seems to show football's Rice, future wife kiss after brawl

NEW YORK - Newly released video footage appears to show professional football's Ray Rice and his future wife kissing while handcuffed in a casino elevator following the couple's fight that cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports 20 Dec 2014

Guy Harvey, marine artist and environmentalist, fishes for growth

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - Guy Harvey stared at a mural of his marine paintings - images that are reproduced on 2 million T-shirts a year - and frowned at a butterfly fish. The Pacific species didn't belong among the Florida wildlife depicted at a beach resort restaurant bearing his name.

20 Dec 2014

Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28

- More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said.

20 Dec 2014

Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

- A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday.

Health, 20 Dec 2014

Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial's commission said on Saturday.

20 Dec 2014

San Francisco prosecutor charges deputy in hospital assault: report

SAN FRANCISCO - 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.

20 Dec 2014

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