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DOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officers

December 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside... more »»

Police: Suspect in mother-son shooting is caught

December 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man sought for shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend and her 11-year-old son has been taken into custody in Rochester. more »»

Mobile home where boy was killed is shuttered

December 22, 2014

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have shuttered the upstate New York mobile home where police say a 5-year-old boy was bludgeoned and strangled by his teenage cousin. more »»

NY requires Ocwen reforms, $150M homeowner help

December 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York financial regulators have reached a settlement with Ocwen Financial Cor. more »»

Steinbrenner charity to aid slain officer's sons

December 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. more »»

Police: Man in custody may be shooting suspect

December 22, 2014

NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man sought for shooting and wounding his ex-girlfriend and her 11-year-old son may be in custody in Rochester. more »»

Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

December 22, 2014


3 killed in separate shootings in Buffalo

December 22, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating the city's third fatal shooting in four days.

Local media report that the latest shooting occurred around 3:15 a.m. more »»

Subway rider slashed in NYC; police seek suspect

December 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who stabbed a subway passenger as a train pulled into a busy Manhattan station.

It happened around 5 p.m. Sunday at the Union Square stop. more »»

New York to lower flags for fallen soldier

December 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags at government buildings to be lowered to honor a fallen soldier from New York City.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Morris died De. more »»

NY lawmakers call for bullet-proof police car windows

December 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York state be retrofitted with bullet-proof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car. more »»

NY law envisions Lunar New Year school closings

December 22, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will let schools close on the Chinese Lunar New Year or other days when religious or cultural observances will keep most students at home. more »»

AP: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

December 22, 2014

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. more »»

Timeline of events before and after NYC cop deaths

December 22, 2014

A timeline of events in the hours before and moments after two New York Police Department officers were killed in their cruiser Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online t... more »»

Police departments on alert after cop killings

December 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media after ... more »»

List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

December 22, 2014

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

— Frederick J. Levesque Jr. more »»

Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

December 22, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with... more »»

Jets players speak out on slain NYPD officers

December 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty. more »»

Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed

December 22, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before. more »»



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