Two NYPD Officers Ambushed and Killed

(CNN) — The New York Police Department is mourning the death of two of their own. Two officers were killed Saturday by a lone gunman. NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton says Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot while they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Both sustained gunshot wounds to the head. … Continue reading »

Release of “The Interview” Cancelled

(CNN) — U.S. investigators have determined hackers working for North Korea are behind the cyber-attack. This comes after a decision yesterday from Sony to pull the Christmas Day release of the controversial movie, “The Interview”, which jokes about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Some of the biggest theater chains in the … Continue reading »

US – Cuban Relationship Change

(CNN) — Today a major breakthrough in US – Cuba relations. President Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin talks with Cuba about restarting diplomatic relations, which were severed in January 1961. The US will also re-establish an embassy in Havana in the coming months. But critics, including republican Senator Marco … Continue reading »

Director Apologizes for “Let It Go”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CNN) – The director of the movie “Frozen” is apologizing to parents whose children just won’t “Let It Go.” In a recent interview, Jennifer lee told “The Hollywood Reporter” that when the film was released last year, parents would tell her how much their families love signing “Let It Go” and other … Continue reading »

Gunman, 2 Others Killed in Sydney

Sydney (CNN) — Australian authorities stormed the cafe where a self-styled Muslim cleric had been holding hostages early Tuesday, killing the gunman and ending a crisis that had paralyzed central Sydney for hours. They moved in more than 16 hours after the siege began, only after hearing gunfire inside the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, New South … Continue reading »

Average Gallon of Gas at 5 Year Low

CNN – The price of a gallon of gas has fallen below the $2.00 mark in 13 states across the United States. According to the price tracker website gas-buddy.com, three states have stations selling gas for less than $1.90 – Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio – but the low prices aren’t widespread. Officials said the deals … Continue reading »

Sandy Hook Families Planning Lawsuit

CNN – The families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook School Shooting will sue the maker of the gun used by shooter Adam Lanza. Sunday marked two years since the deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. Relatives of the victims have secured high-profile legal representation, including one … Continue reading »

New Sexual Assault Report Released

(CNN) — A study by the Department of Justice finds 80 percent of rape and sexual assaults of female college students are not reported to police. The findings, released Thursday, also found that non-students were victims of rape and sexual assault more than twice as often as students were. In about 80 percent of rape … Continue reading »

Post 9/11 Interrogation Report Released

WASHINGTON DC (CNN) – A report by the U.S. Senate finds the CIA’s detention and interrogation practices during the Bush Administration following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks didn’t work, and were more brutal than previously revealed. On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of the more than 6,000 page report that examined … Continue reading »

Three Dead After Plane Crashes Into Home

[UPDATE 12/8 3:49 PM] Officials confirm the three residents of the house were home when then the plane crashed, bringing the death toll to six. GAITHERSBURG, Md. – At least three people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed into a home in suburban Washington DC. All three victims were on the aircraft. Officials … Continue reading »

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