New York cop killer had long criminal history

Published Dec. 21 2014 @ 6:17pm

NEW YORK The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

Published Dec. 21 2014

SYDNEY An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and...

Documents: Quarterback Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing

Published Dec. 21 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of...

Tennessee Tech women's basketball tops Morgan State at Chattanooga Christmas Classic

Published Dec. 21 2014

Three Tennessee Tech players combined for 36 points to lead the Golden Eagles to a 62-56 win over Morgan State...

Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

Published Dec. 21 2014

NEW ORLEANS Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's...

Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

Published Dec. 21 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan An Afghan official says seven policemen were killed in a northern province after their checkpoint came under...

Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India

Published Dec. 21 2014

GUWAHATI, India An explosion in the parking lot of a bus station early Sunday killed three people and wounded...

Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers

Published Dec. 21 2014

The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning...

Top web stories and videos: Dec. 14-19

Published Dec. 21 2014

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Novak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers

Published Dec. 21 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego's slim...

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Published Dec. 20 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and...

AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

Published Dec. 20 2014

NEW YORK A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the...

Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

Published Dec. 20 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as...

New York City's police commissioner: Police officers were 'quite simply, assassinated'

Published Dec. 20 2014

NEW YORK New York City's police commissioner says the two officers who were ambushed and killed in their cruiser...