NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after...

Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he’s innocent

Gov. Chris Christie’s former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he’s innocent of charges that he was involved in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution in 2013. Bill Baroni spoke to reporters...

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers’ custody. A Baltimore police officer who briefed reporters at the scene said police did not fire their...

Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation’s top civil rights groups lists her in its...

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What’s listeria and how is it traced to ice cream?

WASHINGTON (AP) — New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a variety of the...

‘Tiger Man’ fights for return of animals

  ‘ STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick’s backyard and into his neighbor’s windows. All of his animals,...