Tensions rise after slayings of NYPD officers

As the strain mounts between the police and City Hall, attention turned to the shooter, who posted that he would kill officers as retribution for the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Mayor De Blasio faces crisis, resentment by city’s police

New York’s mayor and police department have had a contentious relationship since his 2013 campaign.

An undated photo of Assata Shakur, who fled to Cuba in 1979. (AP)

Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Thirty years ago, the fugitive, who is Tupac Shakur’s godmother, fled to Cuba after being convicted in the slaying of a New Jersey state trooper. Now officials are renewing calls for her return.

Christmas storm is set to complicate
holiday travel for many Americans

Christmas storm is set to complicate <br>holiday travel for many Americans

WEATHER GANG | The good news is we’re looking at mainly rain and wind rather than snow or ice.

Russians keep paying the price
for their leaders’ incompetence

Russians keep paying the price <br>for their leaders’ incompetence

WONKBLOG | Whether it’s 1989, 1998 or 2014, the nation’s economy crashes every time oil prices do.

Obama to name No. 2 at Justice Dept.

Obama to name No. 2 at Justice Dept.

Sally Yates, the U.S. attorney in Atlanta is expected to be Obama’s pick for deputy attorney general.

The top ‘Simpsons’ scenes that ‘MythBusters’ should re-create

The top ‘Simpsons’ scenes that ‘MythBusters’ should re-create

As the Discovery Channel show enters its 13th season, here’s what it should prove — or disprove.

Politics

Obama: North Korea hack ‘cyber vandalism,’

Obama: North Korea hack ‘cyber vandalism,’

The president also draws criticism from some Republicans over his overall response to the hack.

Local

D.C. judge gets creative with frequent 911 caller

D.C. judge gets creative with frequent 911 caller

A friend of the caller’s was asked to spend time with her after she had about 13 ambulance rides a month.

Sports

Gruden finds a blueprint to help Griffin succeed

Gruden finds a blueprint to help Griffin succeed

COLUMN | In 27-24 win against the Eagles, Jay Gruden devised a plan that helped Robert Griffin III play well enough to win.

Business

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

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