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In wake of fatal ambush, New York police on edge

Dec 22, 2014

In wake of fatal ambush, New York police on edge

On Dec. 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the protest drew near, Hamm and his fellow officers could hear the ...

Dec 22, 2014

Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud

Prosecutors described a Toronto man’s massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery — stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the ...

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

Dec 22, 2014

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City 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, ...

Dec 22, 2014

Florida police officer killed; suspect in custody

A Florida police officer was killed in a shooting early on Sunday and a suspect was in custody, according to a sheriff’s office and local media reports. The shooting occurred in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office ...

Dec 21, 2014

Crime in New York drops

Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: Low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. The numbers could be seen as ...

Dec 21, 2014

Wrong-way drunk driver covers 50 km on French highway

A drunk driver clocked 50 km going the wrong way on a highway in western France, colliding with three cars along the way but injuring only one person, police said Saturday. The 56-year-old from the central city of Tours was driving home from southwestern ...

Dec 21, 2014

Chicago mayor's son mugged

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son has been mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” Chicago Police spokesman ...

Dec 21, 2014

Gunman kills two New York police officers, commits suicide

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 ...

Prosecutor says some Ferguson witnesses lied

Dec 20, 2014

Prosecutor says some Ferguson witnesses lied

Some witnesses before the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown obviously lied under oath, a prosecutor said Friday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who convened the grand jury in August, was interviewed by KTRS Radio in St. Louis. ...