Merkel stands by suggestion Europe can't rely fully on US


BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by her suggestion that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. and declared Wednesday that Germany and China can work together to help calm the world's problems.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON , Associated Press

NYC officer shot to death in command post RV; gunman killed


NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post RV by an ex-convict who once ranted online about his treatment in prison and about police getting away with killing people, authorities said. He was later killed after pulling a gun on police.

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  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press

Iraqi commander says 300 IS fighters holed up in Mosul


MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul's Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said Wednesday.