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U.S. Top News: Tensions with New York City police go beyond racial issues: commissioner

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Tensions with New York City police go beyond racial issues: commissioner
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tensions between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police are rooted in issues that go beyond racial relations, the police commissioner said on Sunday, a day after the funeral of one of the two officers slain a week ago in their patrol car.
FDA approves Roche Ebola test for emergency use
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG said U.S. health regulators have approved its Ebola test for emergency use in response to the world's worst outbreak of the disease in West Africa.
Woman plans guilty plea in triple Texas murders: prosecutor
(Reuters) - A woman charged with helping her husband kill a Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney has reached a tentative agreement to plead guilty to murder, the special prosecutor in the case said on Sunday.
Angry police shun NYC mayor at funeral for slain officer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday for the funeral of one of two policemen shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police.
Ferguson police spokesman suspended after 'pile of trash' remark
(Reuters) - The spokesman for the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, has been suspended without pay after admitting he referred to a roadside memorial to an unarmed teenager killed by police as a "pile of trash," the city announced over the weekend.
Fire at San Antonio high-rise for seniors kills five
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A fire in a high-rise apartment building for senior citizens left five people dead in suburban San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, fire officials said.
Five die in Kansas City after car hit by truck
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Sunday were investigating an accident that killed five people, including three toddlers, when their car stopped on a Kansas City freeway and was struck from behind by a semi-truck.
Arizona officer killed during domestic violence investigation
(Reuters) - An Arizona police officer investigating a domestic violence incident was shot dead by a suspect who then killed himself, police said.
Elder-care challenges prompt tech executives to create startups, apps
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For years, Google Inc's commerce chief, Stephanie Tilenius, held a demanding job and helped oversee the medical care of her parents, an experience that led her to leave the Internet search giant in 2012 and start a company to help patients combat chronic disease. 
Teen charged with arson in Missouri protest
(Reuters) - A teen was charged Saturday with arson after police say he confessed to setting a convenience store on fire during anti-police violence protests in a St. Louis suburb last week, according to officials and media reports.
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