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Two New York police officers killed in ambush: official

Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy 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 were killed without warning in their marked police car as they were on duty in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference flanked by Mayor Bill de Blasio. "They were quite simply assassinated," he said. ...



CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

People pose with laptops in front of projection of binary code and CIA emblem in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee who were investigating the CIA's use of torture in interrogations of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. ...



Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

(Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, a community group member said. The protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States in recent weeks over grand jury decisions not to charge white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. ...


Bratton: Cop killer made anti-police online posts

NEW YORK (AP) ? New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."


Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'

Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'New York City's police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser "were, quite simply, assassinated."



SEPTA police officer saves heart attack victim

SEPTA police officer saves heart attack victimA SEPTA police officer is being hailed as a hero after saving a man's life at the 69th Street Station early Saturday morning.



North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.



Protesters stage "die-in" at King of Prussia Mall

Protesters stage "die-in" at King of Prussia MallWhile thousands of people tried to squeeze-in some last minute Christmas shopping, demonstrators staged a "die-in" at the King of Prussia Mall Saturday.



Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

Demonstrators filled the Mall of America rotunda and chanted "Black lives matter" to protest police brutality, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Bloomington, Minn. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis had more than 3,000 people confirm on Facebook that they would attend. Attendance figures weren't immediately available. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) ? A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.



2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

Police boss: NYC cops 'quite simply, assassinated'An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.