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NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation have traveled to New York City to honor fellow police officer Rafael Ramos today. Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, where gunned down last weekend in a daylight ambush in Brooklyn. At a funeral in Queens, Ramos was remembered as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.

NEW YORK (AP) — The tension between New York City's mayor and police has been evident today at the funeral of police officer Rafael Ramos. Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by the police union for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men. Some officers watching the service on TV screens outside the church turned their backs to the screen during de Blasio's remarks.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's powerful National Defense Commission is threatening the U.S. with unspecified consequences, accusing Washington of being behind recent Internet outages in the communist country. The commission is headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and it's also charged that President Barack Obama was behind the release of the movie "The Interview," which depicts Kim's assassination. The White House is declining comment.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two days after a deadly attack on an African Union base in Somalia's capital, a leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has surrendered. A Somalia Intelligence official says Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region. He says Hersi may have surrendered because he fell out with those loyal to Ahmed Abdi Godane, al-Shabab's top leader who was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this year.

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers representing about 1,500 homeowners hit by Superstorm Sandy are trying to prove that some engineering firms hired to inspect the damage issued bogus reports to give insurance companies ammunition to deny claims. In one case, a concerned federal judge in New York ordered insurers to produce thousands of additional records. But insurance companies insist they have no motive to rig the system, because it was largely Federal Emergency Management Agency money at stake.

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