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New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton (left) is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers. The officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side.

The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an area wit...


Obama condemns killing of 2 NYPD officers

President Obama issued a statement Saturday "unconditionally" condemning the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers. "Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight ...," he said.

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Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

Police have charged the 37-year-old woman in Friday's deaths in a suburb of Cairns....

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2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two New York City cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn.

Ray Rice, Janay Rice

Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

The video obtained by ABC News shows the couple in handcuffs immediately after the February elevat...

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NYPD makes 3 arrests in protest assaults

Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday.

The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to th...

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Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comed...

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U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified them as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and M...

U.S. seeks China's help against cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.

"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to shar...

Sony studios

Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"

This weekend the embattled movie studio is in active discussions with potential distribution partners, figuring out if there's a way forward for the film that provoked a ...


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What every state in the U.S. is worst at

According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.

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Notable TV exits through the years

Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.


Best & worst value cars for 2015

Get the most bang for your buck with these best value cars for 2015. Also, learn which ones to avoid.

Hunting Boko Haram

What to know: Boko Haram

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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Ice pancakes baffle experts

Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

Money in wallet

What will cost more in 2015

Prepare to pay more for chocolate, coffee, shipping and several other goods and services next year.

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McDonald's dishes around the world

French fries are in short supply at McDonald's restaurants in Japan. Take a look at interesting McDonald's dishes around the world.

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Americans detained abroad

Alan Gross was recently released after being held by the Cuban government since 2009. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

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12 things to know about Pope Francis

Pope Francis turns 78 years old today. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.


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NYPD officers ambushed and killed

Two New York City police officers are dead after being ambushed this afternoon.

North Korea cyberattack

North Korea responds to hacking allegations

North Korea is speaking up about the cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

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North Korea responds to cyberattack allegations

North Korea fires back after U.S. President Barack Obama says the nation was behind the cyberattack on Sony.

Panda Cub Japan

On Camera: Twin panda cubs debut in Japan

Visitors flock to zoo to see twin giant panda cubs in Wakayama Prefecture in Japan.

Delivery driver attacked

Delivery driver fights off attacker

A Rhode Island delivery truck driver was almost relieved of his truck during an attack caught on surveillance cameras.

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Fear and loathing in Hollywood after Sony hack

Show business insiders predict a chilling effect on controversial film subjects in the wake of the Sony hack.

Mom acts to allay child's fear of police

Police in Virginia Beach, Virginia, forged a positive relationship with a 4-year-old girl after her mother realized she had grown afraid of police in light of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere.

Virginia mom helps 4-year-old daughter overcome fear of police

Nikki Montgomery said she was shocked when her 4-year-old daughter Anna screamed and cried when she saw a police officer in a Virginia Beach, Virginia, shopping mall so she sought out officers to help her child overcome the negative impression television coverage of law enforcement had made on her.

James Holmes

Holmes' parents plea for son's life to be spared

Parents of James Holmes, facing trial for the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting massacre, say he "is not a monster" and should be spared from the death penalty. Robert and Arlene Holmes said in an open letter that they "wish that July 20,2012, never happened."

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Couple: Craigslist couch infested with bed bugs

A South Carolina couple got more than they bargained for when they purchased a couch off Craigslist.

CPR to squirrel

Best of 2014: CPR saves squirrel

If you saw a drowning squirrel floating in a swimming pool would you attempt resuscitation?