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  • TSA screener faces up to 14 years in jail for stealing $10,000 from passengers

    WASHINGTON — A Transportation Security Administration screener at New York’s Kennedy Airport could be heading to prison for a lengthy sentence. Prosecutors say TSA agent Alexandra Schmid,34, stole $10,000 in cash from passengers. A judge in…

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    The killings of two unarmed black men 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…

  • Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops…

  • Mayor, VP to speak at slain NYPD officer’s funeral

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to attend the funeral of a New York City police officer shot to death along with his partner one week ago in a brazen daylight ambush…

  • Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.…

  • Study: Marijuana use has increased in Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national study. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1BdXt69) reports the study…

  • 12-year-old riding new scooter fatally hit by car

    UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy riding a motorized scooter he got for Christmas has been fatally struck by a car in front of his home in Southern California. KCBS-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/1D0evpN ) that…

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

    HOUSTON (AP) _ Former President George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night in a Houston hospital where he’s being treated after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Friday…

  • Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner…

  • Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

    Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a…

  • Sudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan’s government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country’s violence-wracked Darfur…

  • 60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Park

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Teams plan to resume searching Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington’s Olympic National Park. Jim Griffin went for a hike Monday on the Olympic Hot Springs Trail. His…

  • PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony’s PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas…

  • Michael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car. Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday.…

  • Baby ostracized by other gorillas will switch zoos

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A baby gorilla raised by human keepers wearing hairy vests is ready to be placed with other gorillas and will move to the Columbus Zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo said Friday. Kamina, a…