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The shootings of two police officers in Brooklyn shine a harsh spotlight on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's facing criticism of his handling of police relations. Erin Burnett has more.
December 22nd, 2014
09:52 PM ET

Timeline of events before and after NYPD shootings

"Assassination." That's the word the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder used Monday night when he called the murders of two New York City police officers on Saturday.

New York city and police departments nationwide are on high alert for copycat attacks in the wake of the brutal execution. The NYPD is investigating at least 15 online threats. The NYPD released today, new surveillance video that captures the shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, just before he went on his murderous rampage. The video shows the 28-year-old in a New York Mall, carrying what appears to be white styrofoam box Saturday afternoon. Police say the box in his arms probably holds the gun he used to kill officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

Investigators also discovered video on Brinsley's cellphone of a New York City protest earlier this month. They say Brinsley was a spectator on a day of nationwide protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Authorities are still trying to determine Brinsley's motivation as well as what he did during the crucial two and a half hours before the shooting.

CNN Miguels Marquez has more on the events leading up to the shooting to two NYPD officers, and thereafter.


Filed under: Justice • Law • Law enforcement • News • NYPD Shootings • Uncategorized
December 19th, 2014
08:59 PM ET

Hackers sell attacks on the "dark web"

While it may appear complicated, you may be surprised to learn jut how easy and affordable online espionage has become.
CNNMoney's Laurie Segall is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Cyber Security • News • North Korea • Sony Hack
December 19th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Streak of air scares rattle passengers ahead of the busiest holiday travel season on record

Americans are taking to the skies in record numbers this holiday season.

But if this past week is any indication, some of them could be in for a very bumpy ride.

On Tuesday, severe turbulence hit an American Airlines flight from South Korea to Dallas, terrifying, and even injuring some passengers, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Other frightening problems ranged from engine trouble to very unruly passengers.

Rene Marsh is OutFront.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
December 19th, 2014
08:36 PM ET

Obama calls on only women during press conference

(CNN) - President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference — and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move, considering the White House press corps has been historically dominated by men. Indeed, the first woman to cover the president, United Press International journalist Helen Thomas, didn't join their ranks until 1960.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the White house realized it had an opportunity to highlight the number of women who cover the White House as it compiled the list of reporters for Obama to call on.

"The fact is, there are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States," Earnest said.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Media • News • Politics
December 19th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

Dog runs for the first time thanks to a special printer

A disabled dog gets a new lease on life thanks to a 3-D printer. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.


Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos • News
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