"Assassination." That's the word 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 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 new surveillance video today 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 a white styrofoam box Saturday afternoon. Police say the box ilprobably 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 of two NYPD officers, and thereafter.
A New York judge released information from the Garner grand jury Thursday. The information came in response to a petition for public disclosure.
But details from what was released reveal little about the actual grand jury proceedings.
Eric Garner's family is upset about that.
Renee Zellweger is one of Hollywood's most famous faces.
As Jeanne Moos puts it, "she may have raised more than her own eyebrows."
Now, many of her fans say they barely recognize her.
Jeanne looks at the public's reaction... and some overreactions.
NORAD put additional aircraft on standby and went into a higher state of alert following the deadly shooting in Ottawa.
Barbara Starr reports from the Pentagon on ways the U.S. increased security following today's attack.
There were 11 new U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq - six of those strikes near the besieged city of Kobani.
But still, ISIS now appears to be in control of a third of this key city near the Syria – Turkey border.
Airstrikes alone aren't turning the tide.
And Turkey, a key U.S. ally in this fight, says it's not realistic for the world to expect Turkey to fight the ground war alone.
But as the battle continues, it's now a race against time to rescue an American held by ISIS.
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose given name is Peter, was detained on October 1 while doing humanitarian work in eastern Syria.
Now, his mother making a desperate plea to the terror group's leader, begging for her son's release.
Arwa Damon has the story.