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SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of police officers have gathered under tight security for the funeral of a New York City police officer who was killed on patrol. A three-mile no-fly zone has been imposed above a Long Island church where Officer Brian Moore's funeral Mass is being held, and snipers watched from a nearby roof. Thousands of officers lined up and saluted as a hearse carrying Moore's body headed to the church. The 25-year-old died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens. He and his partner were in street clothes in an unmarked car when they stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force, looking at whether it engages in practices that violate civil rights. In announcing the investigation, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the sour relations between the police and the communities they serve is "one of the most challenging issues of our time." The probe was requested by Baltimore's mayor after a man was fatally injured in police custody, triggering protests and violence.

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of North and South Carolina, nearly a month before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. What forecasters are calling Subtropical Storm Ana (AH'-nah) is expected to start moving toward the coast soon and bring 2 to 4 inches of rain with it. The storm with sustained winds of 45 miles an hour is centered about 180 miles south-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

ATLANTA (AP) — A fire official says all four people aboard a small plane are dead after the Piper PA-32 crashed on a busy Atlanta interstate. The plane slammed into Interstate 285 after taking off from DeKalb (deh-KAB') Peachtree Airport. The crash shut down the east-west highway in both directions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says aviation officials had the authority to clear passengers to use cellphone and other electronics during takeoffs and landings. It's a defeat for the nation's largest flight attendants union, which says passengers should be required to stow cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings. The union says those devices can distract passengers from safety announcements and become dangerous projectiles. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says the government has discretion to change the rules on such matters.

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