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    Police officer shot and killed near Tampa, Fla.

    (CNN) — A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said. A suspect is in custody. The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office and local police are investigating. No further information was available. Tarpon Springs is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast about 10 miles northwest of Tampa.

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    Lawsuits say Sony Pictures should have expected security breach

    (CNN) – Former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have filed four lawsuits against the company following a massive security breach. The suits alleged Sony was negligent because it didn’t prepare for a massive cyberattack despite warnings and previous security breaches. The two other suits were filed but were not available for inspection Saturday. Michael Corona and Christina Mathis’s complaint put the situation in dramatic terms: “An epic nightmare, much better suited to a cinematic thriller than to real life, is […]

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    Former NY Governor Pataki slams mayor after ‘assassination’ of 2 NYPD officers

    (CNN) – Not too long after a man gunned down two officers sitting in their patrol car in New York City, the finger-pointing started. Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday, and shot both in the head, killing them. He later used the same gun to commit suicide, authorities said. Former Gov. George Pataki and police union officials quickly lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom they accused of putting officers’ lives at […]

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    What we know about NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley

    (CNN)– Police identified the shooter of two NYPD officers as Ismaaiyl Brinsley. He arrived in New York from Baltimore, but had a residence in the Atlanta suburb of Union City, Georgia. Bratton said that Brinsley was somehow connected to Brooklyn, but would not discuss that information. Bratton said at this time, there was no indication Brinsley was connected to any terrorist groups or organized entity. Police were investigating posts Brinsley allegedly made on social media. There was at least one […]

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    Famed boxer Muhammad Ali hospitalized for pneumonia

    (CNN) –  Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali’s treatment prognosis is good, he said. “Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition,” Gunnell said in a statement. The illness was caught early, and Ali is not expected to be in the hospital long. “At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy,” the statement said. Ali, […]

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    Rev. Al Sharpton, community leaders express outrage over murder of 2 NYPD officers

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – The Rev. Al Sharpton and several community leaders are speaking out about their outrage regarding the execution-style death of two NYPD officers Saturday afternoon. In a statement released Saturday night, Sharpton said he spoke with the Garner family regarding the shooting. “Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases,” the statement said. “We […]

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    North Korea warns ‘serious consequences’ for U.S. ‘framing’ of Sony hack

    (CNN) — North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — and then proposed the two countries work together. “Whoever is going to frame our country for a crime should present concrete evidence,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday. “America’s childish investigation result and its attempt to frame us for this crime shows their hostile tendency towards us.” But in a rare move, the North Korean regime said both countries […]

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    Mother arrested in deaths of 8 children in Australia

    (CNN) — The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning. The 37-year-old woman is under police guard at a hospital and in stable condition, he said at a news conference. The discovery of the bodies added to a traumatic week for Australia after a deadly hostage-taking in Sydney. Police said they were called […]

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    ‘Deeply concerned’ FBI names North Korea as Sony hacker

    Washington (CNN) — North Korea is officially responsible for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the FBI announced Friday. An FBI investigation linked the malware, infrastructure and techniques a group of hackers called “Guardians of Peace” used in the Sony attack to previous North Korean cyberattacks. The North Korean-backed hackers broke into Sony’s servers, published private emails and information and threatened to attack movie theaters screening “The Interview,” a comedy film about an assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

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    Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted Bob Evans meal

    (CNN) — The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain’s meatloaf. Mark and Ann Starcher say a tainted meal that their parents shared from a local Bob Evans restaurant in October 2012 made them so “violently ill” that it ultimately led to their deaths, according to a lawsuit they’ve filed against the Ohio-based chain. According to the complaint, about nine hours […]

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