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  • New York program aims to improve ties between police, teens

    Police officers patrol Times Square in New YorkNew York City police and teenagers from some of the city's toughest neighborhoods came together on Tuesday at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater for an event designed to build mutual respect and improve their frayed relationship.     About 925 New York police officers, most recent graduates of the police academy, joined some 425 community members from across the city's five boroughs for an exchange of empathy and laughter which they agreed is often missing in their daily interactions. The program, Operation Conversation: Cops and Kids, is aimed at improving communication and trust between police and teenagers in New York's low income neighborhoods after years of tension over policing tactics, like the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, and the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers across the country.




  • AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

    Francisco Sanchez, center, is lead out of the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, right, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, left, after his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.




  • Felon in immigration furor pleads not guilty to San Francisco shooting

    Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is led into the Hall of Justice for his arraignment in San FranciscoA convicted felon who had been deported five times from the United States to Mexico pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to first degree murder in a San Francisco shooting that has spawned passionate debate about the city's immigration policies. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, was charged with murder on Monday for last week's apparently random shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. The gun used in the shooting belonged to a federal agent, anonymous sources told the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times.




  • China stocks slump again, more companies halt trading; Hong Kong also hit

    A floor trader reacts as he checks share prices during morning trading at the Hong Kong Exchanges in Hong Kong, ChinaSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China stocks tumbled to four-month lows on Wednesday morning as investors dumped both small and big caps, defying government attempts to stabilize the market, while nearly half of Chinese listed companies have halted trading to insulate themselves from the meltdown. The panic in mainland markets is rippling across the border, knocking the Hong Kong market down more than 4 percent. Overseas-listed Chinese companies also slumped. The Shanghai Composite Index opened 7 percent lower, but erased some of the losses by midday, down 3.9 percent. ...




  • NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

    Military plane crashes in southern Arizona, sparks fireMONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.




  • Hillary Clinton talks trust and Trump in first campaign interview

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after a campaign event in Iowa CityHillary Clinton covered trust, Trump and the ten-dollar bill Tuesday in her first nationally televised interview since announcing her 2016 campaign.




  • Groups sue Chicago suburbs for more gun control

    A bouquet of roses lays at the spot where 17-year-old Vonzell Banks was shot and killed in the Bronzeville neighborhood in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of civil rights activists on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs to force them to take stricter gun-control measures to stem the flow of weapons into the city's crime-ridden neighborhoods. The complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court against the towns of Riverdale, Lyons and Lincolnwood said gunshops there, along with stores in Gary, Indiana, supply a fifth of guns seized by police at crime scenes in the city. With between 400-500 murders a year, almost all with guns, Chicago lags other big U.S. cities in bringing down homicides.




  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder
    The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • FBI agents search Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home

    Authorities arrive at home of Jared FogleThe FBI and state police searched the Indiana home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle early Tuesday. The food franchise later announced it had suspended its relationship with Fogle.




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