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NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City and elsewhere are on guard after the deadly ambush of two officers sitting in their squad car on a Brooklyn street. Authorities say the gunman who opened fire Saturday afternoon had posted online that he planned to kill police in retaliation for the police-involved deaths of unarmed black men. The gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers.

NEW YORK (AP) — A backlash over the ambush killing of two New York City police officers could derail the protest movement that's emerged around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. That's the fear of civil rights leaders who are condemning the shooting of the two officers. Police union officials and politicians are accusing protesters of fanning anti-police fervor.

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. Brokaw announced today that he will soon begin a drug maintenance program after months of chemotherapy. In February, the 74-year-old Brokaw revealed that six months earlier he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the blood marrow, and was undergoing treatment.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Coal mines in America are on pace this year to set a new low mark in mining deaths. Deaths and injuries at mines have been declining since a West Virginia underground mining disaster killed 29 workers in 2010. Federal mine safety officials say increased enforcement efforts since the Upper Big Branch mine explosion have improved the safety at all mines.

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Holiday drivers are really getting a break at the pump. The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price of regular is the lowest it's been in more than five years and she says prices will likely keep falling.

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