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Deadly police ambushes at two-decade high

Firearms-related deaths were up 56 percent over the 41 officers killed by gunfire in 2015, but are still far below the all-time high of 156 officers killed by gunfire in 1973. "We have public servants, police officers, like the men who were taken away from us", Obama said. The organization inscribes the names of officers killed in the line of duty on a monument in Washington , D.C.

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Former U.S. Army soldier could be military's first execution since 1961

The man at the center of the case is former U.S. Army soldier Ronald Gray, a convicted murderer and rapist, who was granted a last-minute stay of execution in 1998. Former President George W. Bush approved the death penalty for Gray in 2008. Schlehuber says she'd like to witness Gray's execution. "He needs to pay for what he's done".

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New Hampshire psychiatric patient accused of breach affecting 15k

In a release, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) said the incident " is being treated with the utmost seriousness by all relevant state agencies " She said cybersecurity efforts in the state were being strengthened, all state employees were receiving cybersecurity training, and investigations into the incident continue.

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Debbie Reynolds Mourned After Death From 'Broken Heart'

Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at age 60 after falling ill on a plane on Friday. Tributes have been paid to the 84-year-old and Star Trek actor William Shatner wrote: "Debbie Reynolds was one of the last of Hollywood royalty". TV presenter Larry King said: " Debbie Reynolds was pure class. She held it together beautifully, obviously, for the last couple of days but she was under a lot of emotion and stress from the loss [of Carrie] and it's pretty much what triggered this event".

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Fox River Mall evacuated for welfare check

WBAY-TV reports the Fox River Mall is being evacuated as a safety precaution, according to the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office. Fights, disturbances and false reports of gunfire caused chaotic scenes and shut down several malls across the United States on Monday during the typically busy post-Christmas shopping day.

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South Florida live stream, live score updates; Birmingham Bowl 2016

After a slow start to the season, South Carolina's offense has taken off with quarterback Jake Bentley as the starter. SOUTH CAROLINA KEY TRENDS: The Gameocks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games and are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.

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List of New Year's Eve celebrations

Plungers can pre-register online at theboardwalkoi.com. 2700 skokieparks.orgLook for the annual Bubble Bash at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville with fish kites, sand painting, turtle shell weaving, and more. A ticket to the event is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and also includes party favors and champagne. 418 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-544-4749; cafemuseroyaloak.com; Tickets are $58 per person.

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Couple arrested on Delta flight to LA

ABC News has learned the flight crew called ahead to airport police 20 minutes after take off, and said they had to return because of the allegedly unruly passengers. The woman curses as officers escort her off the plane. "Her boyfriend attacked somebody back there", one passenger could be heard saying. "For what? For what?" The pair will likely face both local and federal charges for disrupting the flight, which eventually continued on to its destination.

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Multiple rounds of lake-effect snow incoming

Chances for snow in the Buffalo metro area continue through the evening. A lake-effect snow warning for Lewis and Jefferson counties starts at 7 p.m. Syracuse- After a couple weeks off, the lake effect snow machine is set to crank up once again, with one to two feet of snow expected between Thursday and Friday for parts of Central New York.

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Queen Anne's officer shot while responding to domestic dispute

The incident reportedly began around 9:30 PM Wednesday night when officers responded to a home on Edmore Road for a domestic disturbance. Both were injured, police said. The female later went to the Sheriff's Headquarters after the incident. The name and condition of the suspect were not immediately known. The relationship between the man and the woman was not immediatly disclosed.

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Cops: Children Locked Inside Room With No Heat, Little Food

The 6-year-old boy weighed just 28 pounds, one pound less than his last medical checkup in October 2013, and his 5-year-old sister weighed 27 pounds, four pounds less than her last visit to a doctor in May 2014. The DA says all three children are either still in the hospital or back in the hospital. Marsico says the charge is akin to an attempted homicide charge.

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2-year-old twin boys killed in Watts house fire; father critical

The children and father were rescued and hospitalized. The boys, said to be 3-year-old twins by LAFD Public Information Officer David Ortiz, were taken to a local hospital in grave condition. The Los Angeles Fire Department says a man suffered critical facial burns and a 4-year-old girl was rescued uninjured by a neighbor. A Christmas tree may have played a role in a fire Tuesday night that killed two young boys and left a man in critical condition in the Green Meadows neighborhood of ...

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Kmart to close West Parrish Avenue store

The closings will include 30 Sears and Kmart stores. More recent Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Sears Holdings: Q3 Is The Most Challenging Time Of The Year" on December 27, 2016.

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Donald Trump's Tweet On US Nuclear Weapons Expansion Boggles Nukes Experts

Ahead of the Christmas holiday U.S. president-elect Donald Trump tweeted about his desire to "expand" United States nuclear capability, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed defeating missile shields, as fears of a potential nuclear arms race arose.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo plans State of the State Address

No specific information has been released on the speeches. This is not Cuomo's first break with Albany tradition. The state's constitution requires an annual message from the governor to the Legislature, but doesn't dictate when or where the message should be delivered.

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Featured Stock Overview: American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL)

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AAL shares. American Airlines Group Inc. stated a price of 48.59 today, indicating a positive change of 0.23%. The firm owned 239,962 shares of the airline's stock after selling 208,817 shares during the period. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $800,000.00.

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Fort Worth Police Chief Is Wrong, Jacqueline Craig's Arrest Was Racist

He is seen wrestling Craig to the ground after one of her daughters tries to step between the officer and Craig. He wants the officer fired and prosecuted. Mayor Betsy Price called the arrest an " isolated incident " that should not be used as an indictment of the entire Fort Worth Police Department. "You could've came to me", Craig tells the accused man, who stands nearby.

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Naked man dies after jumping on cars on Florida highway

They were able to subdue the man and transport him the hospital where he later died. Police say they had to subdue the man, who was acting irrationally, running around and jumping on cars in the roadway. The exact cause of death is still unknown. "He was behaving as if on (a) mind altering drug possibly", Hegarty said. At this time, southbound traffic on Dale Mabry at Columbus is being diverted.

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Transgender boy, 8, kicked out of Cub Scouts after some parents complained

As you may be aware, it's been over three years since the Boy Scouts of America finally started allowing openly gay children in their group - and about a year and a half since they extended that invitation to adult Den Leaders as well. Wilson said he knows of at least two transgender boys who are Cub Scouts , one in a southern state that he did not name and the other in NY. Kristie Maldonado commented that her son "would not be fine if I put him in Girl Scouts ".

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Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

The New Year's Eve ball in Times Square is ready to drop. This year's ball has a new crystal design called "The Gift of Kindness" symbolizing unity. The current one, which is permanently housed on top of the One Times Square building, weighs 17 times as much and features roughly 32,000 LEDs. "At a time when the world seems ever-more fractured, divided and disconnected the symbolism of our global celebration highlighting the United Nations and its global goals could not be more ...

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Tree recycling event helps preserve the environment

Because Public Works may get ahead of schedule, residents do not need to wait for their regular collection day to put their trees at the curb. "Flocked" trees or trees containing any foreign objects will not be accepted for recycling and will be taken to the landfill for disposal.

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Tracking potential heavy snow for Thursday

The snow will end from south to north later Thursday night and Friday morning. It looks like the ski resorts in central MA up into Vermont and New Hampshire will do very well from this storm! if you plan to travel north to take advantage of this snow, a good travel day might be Wednesday because roads will likely become hazardous by late Thursday morning.

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Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss call off engagement

This official announcement should put a swift end to any assumptions of that arrangement in the future, especially given the fact that Jackson cited "professional obligations and the geographic distance" as reasoning for the split. "The love of my life is the Los Angeles Lakers". After coaching the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships, Jackson came to the Lakers and won three straight titles with the Lakers from 1999-2002.

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Hollywood Icon Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

Fisher was always generous with her fans by taking the time to talk to them, Mrs Glasgow said. "She's gonna be missed". And sure, Fisher herself may have joked about Leia's faltering British (or is it?) accent, but that flaw is the exception that proves the rule of Fisher's effortlessly cool performance.

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Earthquakes in Nevada Felt Throughout Northern California

A series of quakes struck near the California/Nevada border on December 28, 2016. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada is reporting a series of earthquakes felt throughout northern Nevada and in California. A 5.7-magnitude quake occurred 18 miles west-southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., at about 12:18 a.m.at a depth of about 5 miles. According to the Times, at least eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater have hit the Nevada-California region in the past 10 days.

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Slamming Chair Causes 'Pandemonium' at Jersey Gardens Mall

It happened at the The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth. According to a report by NJ 101.5, police have not confirmed if there was a shooting at the shopping mall, but did say there was a large fight that took place. No injuries were reported. Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said there was no shooting and that someone slamming a chair loudly during a fight sparked the cries of a "gun".

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Russell Athletic Bowl, West Virginia vs Miami: Preview and predictions

Adding in those of opponents, and the play on a particular day, and it becomes an nearly impossible series of permutations, but there are still some points that stand out. Not only is a bowl game an extra game for the outgoing seniors, but it is a chance to show the younger players what they have to look forward to over the next several years.

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7 arrested after fights break out at CT mall

Authorities say fights broke out Monday evening at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester. "When our officers tried to deal with one of the fights in particular, they got punched in the head, just a very chaotic scene", said Manchester Police Capt.

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Millions of dollars in fur coats stolen from Dennis Basso

A chief from the store presumed that the desperados may have case the store previously. "They definitely knew where those pieces were hanging, because the first guy ran directly to that area where the sables were kept", the manager, who declined to give his name, said to Eyewitness News.

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Former 'Survivor' contestant gets prison in MI child porn case

He will spend one to four years behind bars. He is also taking care of 11 children, who he thinks will be left helpless if he's sentenced to jail. "We are asking for the maximum sentence". Investigators said Skupin recruited investors and friends to take part in his "gifting scheme" called "Pay It Forward". Their money would then cycle through a chart in which participants were eventually paid out of other new investors' money.

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Putin: 'Nothing unusual' in Trump nukes comment

Nuclear deterrence is not going away soon, nor are nuclear weapons. The Barack Obama administration did conclude that the delivery, safety and technical aspects of the arsenal needed an upgrade and it sanctioned a one trillion dollar modernisation programme that is still unfolding.

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How long should I leave up my Christmas tree?

Your tree needs to be completely stripped of all decorations, and placed near " Christmas Tree " drop-off signs around the city. "They always have the prettiest trees", Paula Jacobs said. Trees can also be dropped off at the I-66 Transfer Station or the I-95 Landfill Complex. Add leaves, twigs and branches that have fallen into your yard to provide protection for small animals.If you have a pond on your property, make your Christmas tree a part of it to provide refuge and a feeding area ...

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Prosecutors say tattoos link Aaron Hernandez to double murder

Hernandez had tattoos done soon after the victims were killed that link him to the slayings, prosecutor Patrick Haggan said in court. Meanwhile, attorneys for Hernandez are also petitioning the court to block prosecutors from using allegedly incriminating text messages exchanged between him and Bradley.

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Plane reported missing, possibly crashed in Great Smoky Mountains

Park officials said ground teams search the steep and heavily wooded area on foot Tuesday, but were unable to access some areas due to rough terrain. In a release, the National Park Service said they received a report the airplane might have gone down in the central area of the park.

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Fights break out in malls across the country and at CherryVale Mall

Police there are working to determine what caused the fights, telling ABC News they are looking into social media to see whether the incident may have been planned. There were fights at several malls around the country Monday night. Hundreds of rampaging teens forced the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester, Connecticut, to close early, and the city had to call in extra buses to take all of the teens home.


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