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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Inside the NYPD-Killer’s Final Hours

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December 31, 2014
With a painstaking search to trace Ismaaiyl Brinsley's final steps, detectives are hoping to come to find out why he killed two NYPD officers as they sat in their patrol car. Michael Daly reports on the detectives' tireless efforts, and the chilling reality of what they have found.
The Pentagon's newest stealth jet, the Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35, cost nearly $400 billion. Dave Majumdar reports that due to missing software, the jet won't be able to fire its gun during operational missions until 2019, three to four years after it joins fighter squadrons.

Searchers used sonar equipment to locate the plane wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501 at the bottom of the Java Sea, a search and rescue official told CNN on Wednesday. It's unclear whether the plane remains intact or is broken apart, according to Hernato, the official who goes by one name. As of Wednesday morning, 10 bodies have been recovered off the coast of Borneo as searchers battled strong currents and high winds in their recovery efforts. One of the bodies was a female wearing a flight attendant's uniform, Indonesia's Search and Rescue Chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo told the Associated Press. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash and have yet to locate the plane's black boxes, or cockpit voice and flight data recorders, but have retrieved parts of the jet's interior, a life jacket, an emergency exit door, and a suitcase.


On Tuesday, seven people, including two children, were found dead at two separate locations in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, Canada. They were later linked to the murder of a middle-aged woman on Monday evening, when a man allegedly entered a private residence and fired a gun before fleeing. Six additional victims, including the two children, were found at another private residence Tuesday. The suspect was found dead hours later from an apparent suicide at a Vietnamese restaurant. "The investigation is complex and very fluid at this point. None of the victims have been identified at this time." No details on the crime scenes' connections have been released.

The Marriott hotel chain's policy of blocking personal Wi-Fi devices in order to charge guests to use its expensive, Wi-Fi connection was recently dubbed unlawful by the FCC. Kyle Chayka reports that the company that dubs itself "a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company" is now trying to claim that it's blocking the devices for cybersecurity reasons.

Ravens Security Chief Sex Crime Charge
Not sexually violent.
UN Fails to Pass Palestinian Resolution
Fell one "yes" vote short.
Cancer Dip Spares 1.5M Americans
A 22 percent decrease over two decades.
U.S. Softens on Oil Export Ban
After 40 years.
Lynton: Sony Used Phone Tree During Hack
Used old BlackBerrys.

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