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Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days…

Police killings top stories for 2014

Police killings top stories for 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to…

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and…

Cuban cigars? Not yet, but they are coming

Cuban cigars?  Not yet, but they are coming

The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the…

Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

Supremes clear way for gay marriage in Florida

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided…

U.S. not really prepared for a nuke attack

U.S. not really prepared for a nuke attack

The federal government isn’t fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency…

Americans wary of drones

Americans wary of drones

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous…

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

How should U.S. respond to hack on Sony?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role…

Data security in question after Sony hack

Data security in question after Sony hack

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the…

Cuba decision stirs emotional responses

Cuba decision stirs emotional responses

The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat…