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2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

NEW YORK — The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. Just minutes before a wanted poster for Ism...

Bound and punished

Sitting in the restraint at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center, the girl could barely move. Her hands were cuffed b...

Whistleblowers say fear of reprisal thwarts proper care for ...

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- At any hospital, patient safety and quality of care depend on the willingness of medical workers to identify...
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In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. The songs were released Saturday because several in-progress demos were leaked earlier in the week, publicist Liz Rosenberg said. Madonna said in a statement that she had wanted to wait until a different holiday season.

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A foot in door -- literarily speaking

Some fans of Ernest Hemingway said they hope the new policy on Cuba announced Wednesday will mean a chance for more people to visit the Nobel Prize-winning author's most well-known home.

Ignition, air-bag flaws push vehicle recalls to 60 million

U.S. automobile recalls surpassed the 60 million mark for the first time in a single year, largely because of the rush to prevent more deaths from defective General Motors Co. ignition switches and Takata Corp. air bags.

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U.S. petitions China to help slap N. Korea

President Barack Obama's administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the "proportional response" that Obama promised to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures.

On a day like this ...

It happens now and then. After tomorrow's paper is put to bed, and I'm making my way across the street to find my car in the now almost empty parking lot, I spot the dark, shambling figure out of the corner of my eye--and go on alert.

Top teams, UA women on display

If Arkansas fans want to cheer for the Razorbacks and root against Texas, they don’t have to wait for the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29 in Houston.

Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area.

Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Parliament.

South Korea lowers outlook on weak private sector

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea lowered its growth forecast for next year, citing persistently weak sentiment among consumers and businesses.

Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.

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