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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 …

Amid family feud, no Christmas trees at Rossview Farms

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rossview Farms in Concord is usually bustling this time of year, with families arriving to tag and cut down one of the hundreds of trees on the other side of a toppling stone wall. But the 600-acre farm, …

3 victims conscious in shooting near Oregon school

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A shooter wounded two boys and a girl outside an alternative high school in Portland, Ore., yesterday in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, the police said. The victims apparently are students at Rosemary Anderson High …

Report: CIA medics aided, complained about tactics

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From the early stages of the CIA’s brutal interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even as they sometimes complained about the ethical dilemmas …

Liquor commission to crack down on drunken driving

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is ramping up efforts to prevent drunken driving during the holiday season by increasing undercover monitoring of establishments serving alcohol and partnering with the state police to increase patrols. A $25,000 grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association will help pay for …

Woman in deadly bike crash to plead guilty

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The unlicensed New Hampshire driver charged with plowing into a group of bicyclists last year, killing two Massachusetts women, said in a court filing yesterday that she plans to plead guilty to some of the charges against her. The police said 20-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook was ticketed …

Stolen plow truck back at school for winter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Laconia school district is happy it has its plow truck back for winter, now that it’s no longer needed as a prime piece of evidence in a criminal case. The truck was stolen during a burglary at Laconia High School, and 34-year-old Dennis Lefebvre pleaded guilty Wednesday …

Hong Kong police arrest 209 protesters, demolish main camp

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong authorities demolished a protest camp yesterday at the heart of the city’s 2½-month pro-democracy movement but scores of activists taken away by the police vowed their fight for genuine elections wasn’t over. Hundreds of police officers …

Mother released on bail, had fled with child in 2004

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A woman who turned herself in to authorities a decade after fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter during a custody dispute has been released on $50,000 cash bail. Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband …

Nation & World briefs: Dec. 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hawaii Man lost at sea for 12 days reconnects with son A Hawaii fisherman who rode out massive waves and survived on raw fish while lost at sea for 12 days said the ordeal was worthwhile because it led to him reconnecting with the son he’d lost touch …

Sudden death of N.H. man who worked in Concord possibly due to food allergy

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Vermont State Police said a 24-year-old man known to have a food allergy died in Lyndonville after possibly coming into contact with the food over the weekend. The police said there is nothing suspicious about the death of Edward Alfred Horan II, of Hooksett. Horan worked as …