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NEW YORK (AP) — It's a day of mourning in New York City for one of the two police officers shot dead in an ambush last week. Thousands of police officers gathered in Queens today for Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral. But when the mayor spoke in the church, hundreds of officers outside turned their backs on him in a show of disrespect. They believe he has supported anti-police protesters.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is again lashing out at the United States and especially President Barack Obama amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview." Pyongyang is blaming the U.S. for shutting down its Internet, while denying it was involved in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. The country's top governing body calls Obama "reckless in words and deeds."

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. A family spokesman says the 90-year-old's condition has improved and doctors are discussing dates for his discharge, but he will remain for now at Houston's Methodist Hospital for observation.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman says the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh) lasted a few minutes. John Paul visited Agca in prison in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000.

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria says it's 'ready to participate' in to "preliminary" peace talks in Moscow which are meant to resolve the civil war that's claimed over 200,000 lives in nearly four years of conflict. But Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says it's not decided whether to attend the talks with President Bashar Assad's government that Russia is proposing for next month.

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