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SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A sea of blue is expected on Long Island today for the funeral of a New York City police officer killed in the line of duty. As many as 30,000 police officers from across the United States are expected to pay their respects to officer Brian Moore. He died Monday after being shot in the head by an armed suspect.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for another federal jobs report and predictions are that the April numbers will be a marked improvement over a weak March. Economists surveyed by FactSet believe that job growth rebounded in April to 222,500 from 126,000 in March. Economists have also forecast that the unemployment rate dipped last month to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maneuvering and debate is heating up again over control of U.S. drone strikes following the deaths of a kidnapped Italian and an American in Pakistan. The CIA currently takes point but there's a renewed effort to shift control to the Pentagon. Transparency is a major reason. The military can talk about its activities, unlike the CIA. The two-year effort has been bogged down by bureaucratic rivalries, intelligence sharing dilemmas and congressional turf battles.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has an appointment with the queen today. He's expected to tell Queen Elizabeth II that he has enough support in Parliament to form a government following the latest election. Early British election results and exit polls indicate his Conservatives have won a resounding victory amid a recovering economy.

BEIJING (AP) — China is expanding one of its armies but this expansion requires digging, not recruiting. The museum overseeing the vast mausoleum of China's first emperor says it began work March 30 on the tomb's No. 2 pit and that's expected to yield hundreds more of the famed life-size figures known as the Terra Cotta Warriors. Along with 1,400 warrior and horse statues, the pit is believed to contain 89 war chariots and 116 mounted soldiers.

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