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

By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - 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. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flown at half staff around the city. New York City's main police union harshly criticized the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades for being insufficiently supportive of the department during recent waves of anti-police violence. ...


Florida police officer killed; shooting suspect in custody

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday, law enforcement officials said, providing no details about the suspect in custody or motive for the shooting. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 a.m. EST, the Tarpon Springs Police Department said. The officer later died of his injuries at a local hospital, the police department 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. ...



Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

In this photo taken Monday Dec. 15, 2014 the newly designed warship vessel named Ghost sits in an old warehouse on the grounds of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. New Hampshire businessman Greg Sancoff put up some of his own money to build the warship, now he just needs to find a buyer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)KITTERY, Maine (AP) ? Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.



Police officer fatally shot in Florida, authorities say

Police officer fatally shot in Florida, authorities sayFlorida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.



Police search for missing Camden woman

Police search for missing Camden womanThe Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing Camden woman.



Timeline of events before, after NYPD cop deaths

A timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.


Autopsies slated on 4 teenagers killed in Poconos crash

Autopsies slated on 4 teenagers killed in Poconos crashAn eastern Pennsylvania coroner says autopsies are scheduled Monday on the four teenagers killed in a fiery head-on collision over the weekend.



Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) ? The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.


California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

FILE - This file photo taken Tuesday, May 13, 2014 shows a row of Google self-driving cars outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.