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New York Police Department officer Jason Muller salutes during the national anthem after participating in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. A gunman ambushed NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn Saturday, fatally shooting them as they sat in their patrol car before running into a nearby subway station and killing himself. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Officers are being warned to wear bulletproof vests and avoid inflammatory online posts.

GlasgowLONDON (AP) — Police in Scotland said a number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow.

A woman recites from Bible while standing over makeshift memorial during prayer vigil at the site where two NYPD officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn borough of New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy Attorney General James Cole said on Monday the fatal shootings of two New York police officers on Saturday were "heinous and cowardly acts." The officers were attacked by a man apparently motivated by the deaths of two black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri. "Our sympathies, our prayers are going out to those families," Cole said of the officers. "There's no reason we should have to be dealing with this." (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man was justified in using force and will not be charged, the district attorney said on Monday, two days after more than 70 demonstrators calling for justice in the case were arrested. Christopher Manney, who was fired from the Milwaukee police force, was acting in self defense when he shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times during a struggle in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30, Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm said in a statement. ...
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative reported that the 20-year-old gunman was suicidal, police spokesman Steven Fore said. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect began firing shots at them from inside the home, Fore said. ...

Russian President Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in MoscowIt's a clear sign that the ruble is in serious trouble.

The Obama family vacationsPresidents have perhaps the most stressful job in the world. For Barack Obama, recharging his batteries requires a mix of golf, books, Nicorette — but most of all, time with his family.

Paul Ryan speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative groups have been calling for the replacement of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed by Democrats in 2009 and whose term expires next month. ...

A South Korean army soldier watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)Pyongyang accuses the U.S. of "recklessly" spreading rumors that it led an attack on Sony.

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

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