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  • Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer…

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict…

  • President Obama’s Hawaii vacation: Day 8

    KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the eighth day of his family’s holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday: — MORNING AT HOME: President Obama stayed at his Kailua vacation home until late…

  • Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon. Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a man who was…

  • California man suspected of vandalizing Islamic center

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Christmas day, causing investigators at first to suspect a hate crime, police said Saturday.…

  • School bans ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts at tournament

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited…

  • March ends at St. Louis Arch, closes monument

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — About 125 people protesting police violence have marched in St. Louis to the Gateway Arch, prompting park police to close the monument early. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1JVJJTG ) that…

  • NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though…

  • Governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey jointly vetoed legislation Saturday aimed at overhauling the Port Authority and proposed instead a series of reforms they said would go further in…

  • Lava creeps 15 yards closer to Hawaii marketplace

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava that had been stalled on its way to a shopping center on Hawaii’s Big Island has started moving again and advanced 15 yards since Friday afternoon. The molten rock is…

  • 2 small planes collide in Maryland; no injuries

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two small planes collided as they were trying to land in Maryland. The Carroll County Times reports (http://bit.ly/13M4GiQ ) that at about 4 p.m. Saturday the wings of two…

  • Search continues for hiker in Olympic National Park

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington’s Olympic National Park, focusing on an area off trail where his pack was found. Jim Griffin hasn’t been seen since…

  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua…

  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday the 90-year-old’s condition has…

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict…