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SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A police chaplain says a young New York City police officer who was shot to death on patrol had a vocation to be a hero. Monsignor Robert Romano says Officer Brian Moore always ran into the trouble, not away from it. Romano spoke at a funeral Mass for the 25-year-old officer at a Roman Catholic church on Long Island. The funeral in Seaford, New York began under heavy security. A sniper stood on top of a police van as a hearse carried his body from a funeral home, and snipers watched from the roof of a nearby elementary school.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina have released details of yesterday's shooting of a black homeowner by a sheriff's deputy. They say two deputies had responded to a report of a home invasion. At the back of the house, they say, the homeowner came outside with a gun, and one of the deputies -- who is white -- told him to drop it before firing at the man and wounding him in the neck. The homeowner, identified as Bryan Heyward, was taken to a hospital. A suspect in the break-in was later arrested.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There have been similar investigations in Ferguson, Missouri and in Cleveland. And now, the Baltimore police department will be investigated by the U.S. Justice Department, to determine if there are law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights. The announcement came today from Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Baltimore suffered days of unrest after the death of Freddie Gray. He died April 19 following a week in a coma after his arrest.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's air force says a technical failure caused today's crash-landing of a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries. Among the seven who died with the ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway, and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia. Officials say most of the fatalies were caused by a fire that broke out on the helicopter after the landing. Two pilots and a crew member also died, and ten passengers were injured.

ATLANTA (AP) — All four people aboard a small passenger plane have been killed in the crash of the plane onto an Atlanta interstate. The plane grazed the hood of a tractor-trailer before the crash, which started an intense fire. Witnesses say the flames prevented anyone on the ground from helping victims in the wreckage. The plane had taken off from DeKalb (deh-KAB') Peachtree Airport and apparently ran into trouble a short time later.

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