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NYPD officers killed...Suspect in Maine killings...China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 22, 2014 at 3:01 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Among other things, New York city investigators are trying to find out if Ismaaiyl Brinsley had taken part in any protests over the deaths of black men at the hands of police before he fatally ambushed two NYPD officers and killed himself. Officials say he had a history of violent acts. Meanwhile rank and file officers are being warned to wear bulletproof vests and avoid inflammatory posts on social media.

GARLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine say they expect a man charged with killing his girlfriend and her two children to make his first court appearance today or tomorrow. The bodies were found in the mobile home they shared. State police say Keith Coleman, of Garland, faces three counts of murder. Police found him visiting friends yesterday.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Transportation says it expects to be a lot busier starting today. The department is anticipating that many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies will begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

CAIRO (AP) — A raid in northern Egypt has killed five militants. Officials say the "most dangerous" jihadis are from a Sinai-based group allied with Islamic State extremists. The ministry says the raid focused on a farm where some extremists were hiding. The name of the group translates to Champions of Jerusalem. Officials say it has carried out scores of attacks since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. Prosecutors say they indicted Jaycee Chan today. If convicted, the 32-year-old could be in prison for up to three years.

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