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U.S. Top News: Gun deaths for U.S. officers rose by 56 percent in 2014: report

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Gun deaths for U.S. officers rose by 56 percent in 2014: report
(Reuters) - Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.
Representative Grimm to step down following guilty plea
(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York, who pleaded guilty last week to a federal felony tax charge, will resign his seat on Jan. 5 because he does not feel he can be completely effective in Congress, he said on Monday.
L.A. police officers shot unarmed black man three times: autopsy
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An unarmed 25-year-old black man slain by Los Angeles police officers in August suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to his back, a long-awaited autopsy report into the killing showed on Monday.
Three New York City fur vendors charged with tossing bleach on protesters
(Reuters) - Three New York City fur vendors have been charged with throwing a mixture of bleach and ammonia from the roof of a Manhattan building onto anti-fur protesters and pedestrians on the street below, authorities said on Monday.
Union urges shipping executives to enter West Coast port talks
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brushing aside calls for federal mediation in prolonged contact talks with employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports, the union for 20,000 dockworkers urged shipping executives on management's board of directors to take a more active part in negotiations.
Census puts U.S. population at 320.09 million, up 0.7 percent from year-ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. population is seen at 320.09 million people as of Jan. 1, up 0.73 percent from a year earlier, the Census Bureau said on Monday.
California judges sue Calpers pension system over contributions
(Reuters) - A group of judges is suing California's public pension system Calpers and the state of California over claims their pension contributions have been almost doubled unlawfully.
New York City mayor heckled, booed at police graduation
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drew heckles and boos along with applause when he addressed graduating police cadets on Monday, two days after thousands of uniformed officers turned their backs on him at a slain policeman's funeral.
Texas police say teen arrested for making threat against them on Twitter
DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas teenager was arrested on Monday on suspicion of posting a photo on social media showing an air rifle that was accompanied by text that police saw as a threat of violence against Fort Worth officers, police said.
Actor Dustin Diamond, accused of stabbing, appears in Wisconsin court
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy "Screech" on the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," appeared in court on Monday in Wisconsin where he is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas, according to court records.
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