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Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

Donna Salvaggio and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting. ...



No charges against ex-police officer in fatal Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man will not be charged in the incident, the district attorney said on Monday, adding the use of force was justified. Christopher Manney, who was fired from the Milwaukee police force, was acting in self defense when he shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times during a struggle in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm said in a statement. Hamilton, 31, had a history of mental illness. ...


Georgia man killed after firing hail of bullets at police, neighbors

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative reported that the 20-year-old gunman was suicidal, police spokesman Steven Fore said. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect began firing shots at them from inside the home, Fore said. ...


Obama calls Philadelphia police commissioner after NYC police shootings

By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama recently named Ramsey co-chair of a task force to examine policing practices across the United States following a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri for killing an unarmed black teenager. ...


Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

TOWSON, Md. (AP) ? The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.


Police shoot man with realistic BB gun; traps found in apt.

Police shoot man with realistic BB gun; traps found in apt.Delaware authorities say two policemen fatally shot a man who pointed a BB gun at them inside an apartment rigged with chemical traps.



Hernandez back in court for final pretrial hearing

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) ? Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.


Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh

In this still images from aerial video provided by WHDH-TV in Boston, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center wearing an orange jumpsuit, is transferred between vehicles in Devins, Mass., following his hearing in federal court Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/WHDH-TV Boston) NO ONLINE, PRINT OR BROADCAST USE MASSACHUSETTS. MANDATORY CREDIT.BOSTON (AP) ? Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are again drawing parallels between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in an effort to have the trial moved out of Massachusetts.



Officers shoot Delaware man who pointed pellet gun at them

Police shoot man with realistic BB gun; traps found in apt.Delaware authorities say two policemen are on paid leave after they fatally shot a man who pointed a pellet gun at them.



Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, an envelopes with the Rudolph postmark and special ink stamp sit at the Rudolph, Wisconsin post office. Usually the post office gets 10,000 cards for their mid-month special cancellation postmark, but this year they had 16,000. Postmaster Becky Trzebiatowski attributed the increase to the special postal service stamps honoring the 50th anniversary of the ?Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? television special. She says stamp sales are up at least 50 percent over last year. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) ? This seems to be Rudolph's Christmas.