Friends, relatives and colleagues of a policeman gunned down along with his partner line up outside a church and dozens of officers salute as his flag-draped casket is carried inside for a daylong wake.
Thousands of police officers from across the nation pack a church and spill onto streets to honor Rafael Ramos. But tensions are evident as officers turn away from giant screens showing Bill de Blasio.
Sycamore, Ill., a small community west of Chicago, still has meters that accept pennies, nickels and dimes around its town square. A penny gets you 12 minutes, a nickel buys an hour and a dime is worth two hours.
The nation’s economy grew at an unexpectedly strong 5 percent in the third quarter, buoyed by an uptick in personal spending and an increase in wages that has outpaced inflation, the government announced Tuesday.
Continuing a Christmas Eve tradition, Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 105 people Wednesday, before retracting one to a man hours later after learning he had not disclosed recent discipline by financial regulators, a spokesman said.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being “much too vague” and dependent on foreign partners.
“The Interview” was put back into theaters Thursday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release.
The rumble of motorcycles, the faraway sounds of bagpipers, a hearse carrying a coffin covered with a flag. Helicopters passing in a “missing man” formation, leaving a gap of open sky to symbolize a lost life.
Across the Middle East this week, it was a somber Christmas for many in the region, especially in northern Iraq, where worshippers gathered far from home after being displaced by the Islamic State group's summer blitz. Baghdad's Christians worshipped in the very same church that came under siege a few years ago by an earlier incarnation of the IS group.
Richard Bernstein officially joins the Michigan Supreme Court in a few days. But he's been working off the clock since November, preparing for 10 cases in an extraordinary way — memorizing the key points of every brief read to him by an aide.
A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.