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A police officer waits for the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Hundreds of officers standing outside the church where a funeral is being held for a New York City policeman killed in an ambush shooting have turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during the service.


2014-12-27 10:01:25 -0700

Sarah Palin: President is clueless about energyThere's everyone from Sarah Palin to Seth Rogen to Hillary Clinton.


2014-12-26 01:02:35 -0700

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., in her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There’s room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding ‘meh.’ (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'


2014-12-27 01:26:18 -0700