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.


July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for minorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts.

  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions

MIAMI (AP) — Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes — which has lagged behind storm track forecasting — could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane specialists.


  • Written by By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press