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Wake for slain officer...Officer wounds woman...North Korea slur

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 26, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Ramos says his father's death "will not be in vain." Hundreds of New York City police officers watched on giant TV screens outside the church where the wake was held Friday for slain officer Rafael Ramos. Thousands more people are expected Saturday for his funeral, including Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Rafael Ramos and his partner were ambushed by a man police say was troubled and had shot and wounded an ex-girlfriend in Baltimore earlier that day.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a Southern California woman who pointed a gun at a police officer is in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in the leg. Authorities say the police officer shot a woman Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman. Diamond Vargas was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is name calling and blame casting over the shutdown of its internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview." Pyongyang called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. for the internet shut down as well as the release of the movie by Sony. The North's powerful National Defense Commission describes the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's Xbox Live service appears to be mostly back online but the same can't be said for Sony's PlayStation network. Credit for the disruptions is being claimed on Twitter by a group of self-proclaimed hackers called Lizard Squad — or someone purporting to speak for it. But many video game enthusiasts and some other hacker groups quickly condemned their actions.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's army has announced more airstrikes as part of an ongoing military operation against extremists near the Afghan border. An army statement says warplanes have killed 23 militants in the North Waziristan tribal region. The attacks also destroyed an underground tunnel system and a large underground cache of weapons and ammunition.

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