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Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead -NYT NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years. Quoting a law enforcement source, NBCs New York affiliate reported that the gunman may have been seeking retribution against police after posting a threatening message on a social media account. ...
UPDATE 3-Soccer-Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup * Real win 2-0 to claim Club World Cup for first time * Ramos and Bale goals sink feisty South Americans (Adds Carlo Ancelotti quote) By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all competitions in a bruising encounter which Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez just managed to keep under control. ...
Inmates face armed forces question From January every prisoner coming into custody in England and Wales will be asked whether they have served in the armed forces as part of an effort to improve the way veterans are treated in the justice system.
GOP to back The Interview if it gets to theaters WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie The Interview if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Koreas leader.
Bobsleigh-Humphries and Meyers Taylor make history at World Cup Dec 20 (Reuters) - Canadian Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries and American Elana Meyers Taylor became the first women to pilot four-man bobsleigh teams in World Cup competition as the sport entered the mixed teams era on Saturday. The pair, backed by three male team-mates, made history at Calgarys Canada Olympic Park but were unable to finish in the top 10. Humphries, along with teammates D.J. McLelland, Joey Nemet and Dan Dale - all World Cup rookies - finished 15th out of 17 teams with a combined time from the two runs of 1:48.87. ...
Soccer-A defeat is never dignified, says San Lorenzo coach By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 20 (Reuters) - San Lorenzo coach Edgardo Bauza refused to accept his teams 2-0 defeat had been dignified, even though they were up against the clearly superior Real Madrid in Saturdays Club World Cup final. The South American champions were eight minutes short of getting to halftime with their goal intact and had succeeded in antagonising Real before Sergio Ramos headed the European champions in front. After Gareth Bale added a second early just after halftime, they could easily have capitulated against a team that have averaged 3. ...
U.N.s Ban hails Obama for courageous Cuba move BAMAKO (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday for what he called courage and vision in renewing ties with Cuba and said he had asked Washington to pursue such a course. Cuban President Raul Castro also demonstrated leadership in reciprocating the opening, Ban said. Obama announced on Wednesday that the United States would renew diplomatic relations it severed 50 years ago, and expand commercial ties with the communist-ruled island. ...
Chicago mayors teenage son mugged near home CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayors 17-year-old son was mugged near the familys home.
French police kill Allahu Akbar attacker French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great).
North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe ...
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