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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, speaks alongside NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, stands beside during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Tensions between NYPD, de Blasio boil over after killings

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tensions between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s police – which boiled over in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two officers Saturday – have been simmering since the mayor’s 2013 campaign and represent a sharp turn from the close alliance between the city’s mayors and law enforcement over the past two decades. Recriminations against …

Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings

Monday, December 22, 2014

The ambush killing of two New York City police officers Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement over police use of lethal force to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they …

French officials: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears

Monday, December 22, 2014

French officials said a driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France last night, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France. Last night’s rampage came a day after a knife attack on the police in another French town that counterterrorism police officials are investigating. The government said the motive …

Nathaniel Kibby charges: Stun gun, zip ties used on abducted teen

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A man used death threats, a stun gun, zip ties and a shock collar to control a teenage girl he’s accused of kidnapping at gunpoint, imprisoning and sexually assaulting over nine months, according to indictments released yesterday. Nathaniel …

Sanbornton fire destroys garage, two vehicles

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A garage and two vehicles were destroyed in a Saturday afternoon fire in Sanbornton that officials are blaming on a wood stove. The Sanbornton Fire Department found the garage fully involved when they arrived at 118 Burleigh Hill …

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings commits suicide

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds yesterday in the woods of suburban Philadelphia, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt …

Mass. prison system not required to pay for sex-reassignment surgery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Massachusetts prison system does not have to provide an inmate with gender-reassignment surgery, reversing an earlier decision that deemed such inaction unconstitutional. Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in …

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. It ended 16 hours later in a barrage of gunfire that left two …

FBI’s Boston office warns of corruption in casino industry

Monday, December 15, 2014

The head of the FBI’s Boston office said yesterday he’s concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption and financial and organized crime. Special Agent Vincent Lisi, whose office covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, said the industry’s growth provides …

6 dead, suspect on loose in suburban Philadelphia

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country’s leaders are putting their “personal ambitions” ahead of the young nation’s future, the U.N. secretary-general said yesterday. A year ago …

U.S. Marine charged with murder of transgender woman in Philippines

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prosecutors in the Philippines yesterday charged a 19-year-old U.S. Marine in the killing of a transgender woman, alleging that the American strangled and drowned the victim in a toilet after the two returned to a motel room together. Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton faces a murder charge in the …

Police: Car sideswiped vehicle, causing rollover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police are looking for a driver who they say sideswiped a vehicle on Interstate 93 in Bow causing it to rollover. The three occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries after the crash early yesterday morning. A witness told …

Man arrested after Portland shooting, 2 sought

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., had ties to a gang, as did two of the victims, the police said yesterday. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Lonzo Murphy …