December 21st, 2014

World News

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children whose bodies were found inside her home

By Kristen Gelineau, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

SYDNEY – An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of Cairns where ... Read More »

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AP sources: Killer of 2 NYC cops posted online that he would shoot ‘pigs’ over chokehold death

By Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The ... Read More »

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Among 2014’s notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

By Bernard McGhee, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War. Brady took up a personal campaign for increased gun control after ... Read More »

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AP sources: Killer of 2 cops said online he was going to shoot 2 ‘pigs’ over chokehold death

By Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The ... Read More »

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Police commissioner: Killer of 2 NYC cops made Instagram posts that were ‘very anti-police’

By Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City’s police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were “very anti-police.” Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood. Bratton says ... Read More »

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Police commissioner: 2 NYC officers killed in cruiser ‘were, quite simply, assassinated’

By Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City’s police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser “were, quite simply, assassinated.” Police COmmisssioner William Bratton spoke Saturday at a news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio. He identified the two officers killed in Brooklyn as Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos. He ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Two NYC officers were ‘assassinated':Police

By The Canadian Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, – Police commissioner: 2 NYC officers killed in cruiser ‘were, quite simply, assassinated’ More to come... Read More »

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AP source: US asks for China’s co-operation as it weighs response to Sony cyberattack

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. and China have shared information about the attack and that the U.S. has asked for China’s ... Read More »

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AP sources: 2nd NYC officer dies after gunman ambushes them in cruiser; suspect kills self

By Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. The shooting took place in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood. Both officers were rushed ... Read More »

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Anti-Castro protesters in Miami blast Obama, say ‘it’s not the time’ for more Cuba-US ties

By Christine Armario And Rachel La Corte, The Associated Press on December 20th, 2014

MIAMI – Waving U.S. and Cuban flags and chanting “Obama, traitor,” anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president’s plan to normalize relations with the communist nation. Cuban-American exiles and island opposition leaders vowed to continue fighting the thawing relationship between the countries and prevent any ... Read More »

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