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New York – Are Trump’s ‘Made In USA’ Hats Really Made In USA?

July 8, 2016 at 12:51 PM
New York - Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats tout they are "Made in USA." Not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found. The iconic, baseball-style hats are indeed stitched together at a small factory in the Los Angeles area. But at least one of the hats in a small sample tested by AP and an outside expert did not contain the specific type of American-made...

Dallas – Expert: Using Robot To Kill Dallas Suspect A 1st

July 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Dallas - A robotics expert says Dallas police appear to be the first law enforcement agency to use a robot to kill. Peter W. Singer, of the New America Foundation, says the killing of a suspect in Thursday night's fatal shooting of five police officers is the first instance of which he's aware of a robot being used lethally by police. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that...

Providence, RI – Video Shows Police Officer Punching Woman In Rhode Island

July 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM
Providence, RI - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is calling for an investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing a police officer punching and dragging a woman. Elorza said Friday that after watching the video he has directed the city's police chief and public safety commissioner to investigate what happened. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare (PAH'-ree) says the video shows...

Dallas – U.S. Army: Suspected Dallas Shooter Was Army Reservist Who Served In Afghanistan

July 8, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Dallas, TX - The Army said Friday that Micah Xavier Johnson, named as a suspect in the Dallas police shootings, served in the Army Reserve for six years and did a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Army released a portion of Johnson's service record that said he enlisted in March 2009 and served in the Army Reserve until April 2015. He was a private first class and at the time he...

Washington – Clinton, Trump Cancel Political Events After Police Deaths

July 8, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Washington - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states. Trump, who had planned to address Hispanics in Miami, issued a statement calling the shootings "a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe." He...

New York – NYC Cracks Down On ‘air Conditioning The Sidewalk’

July 8, 2016 at 10:38 AM
New York - Along New York City's steamy sidewalks in the summer, there's long been a reliable respite from the heat: waves of air-conditioned comfort wafting from open doors. Now the nation's biggest city is pushing businesses to cool it on such wastefulness. Under an expanded law that took full effect this week, most stores and restaurants could be fined $250 or more if they keep their doors...

Dallas, TX – Slain Dallas Transit Officer Was A Newlywed

July 8, 2016 at 09:53 AM
Dallas, TX - The Dallas transit police chief says an officer who was fatally shot during a downtown protest was a newlywed whose bride also works for the police force. Dallas Area Rapid Transit police Chief James Spiller described Officer Brent Thompson on Friday as a "courageous" and "great guy." Thompson was among five police officers killed during a Thursday night demonstration to...

Texas – Suspect In Dallas Police Attack Wanted To ‘kill White People’: Chief

July 8, 2016 at 09:23 AM
Dallas, TX - At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used a bomb to kill a shooter who told them he wanted to kill white officers, authorities said Friday. The attack came during one of several protests across the United States against the killing of two black men by police this week, the latest in a long...

Jerusalem – Lawyer Asks Israel To Destroy Homes Of Palestinian’s Killers

July 8, 2016 at 09:13 AM
Jerusalem - A lawyer for the family of a Palestinian teen whose 2014 murder was part of a chain of events that sparked the Gaza war says he wants Israel to punish the teenager's killers in the same way it does Palestinian militants. Lawyer Mohannad Jubara is petitioning Israel's Supreme Court to demolish the family homes of the Israeli three men who abducted 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir and...

Roswell, GA – Police: Gunman In Vehicle Shoots At Georgia Officer

July 8, 2016 at 08:24 AM
Roswell, GA - A gunman in a passing vehicle opened fire on an Atlanta area police officer on routine patrol, firing multiple shots before he was apprehended after a short car chase, Roswell police said early Friday. No one was hit by the shots, they said. The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, a few hours after a sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers during a...

Texas – Dallas Mayor Says Sniper Suspect In Standoff Has Died

July 8, 2016 at 08:15 AM
Dallas, TX - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the suspect involved in an overnight standoff with police died after officers used explosives to "blast him out." Rawlings said Friday that he was not sure how the suspect died or what weapons were found on him. He says police have swept the area where the standoff took place and found no explosives. Snipers opened fire on police officers in...

Warsaw, Poland – Obama Says America Is Horrified Over Dallas Attack

July 8, 2016 at 07:50 AM
Warsaw, Poland - President Barack Obama said Friday that America is "horrified" by what appears to be a planned sniper shooting targeting police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence. In a brief statement to reporters, Obama said the investigation into the shooting continues but "what we do know is there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack...

Texas – UPDATE: 5 Officers Dead, 6 Hurt In Dallas Protest Sniper Shooting

July 8, 2016 at 07:31 AM
Texas - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said, in a week that bore dark echoes of the tumultuous civil rights era. Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage downtown, Dallas...

New York – Technology Gives Bracing Immediacy To Police Shooting Story

July 8, 2016 at 01:30 AM
New York - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement. The video — posted by a Minnesota woman from inside the car where her boyfriend lay bleeding from police gunfire — was seized on by some as sickening proof of what they have been saying all along: that police are too quick to...

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