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Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

Anti-Islam protesters – some of them heavily armed – faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque on Friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff<p>A heavy police presence headed off serious trouble at an anti-Islam protest outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday.<p>Hundreds of …

We're not seeing more police shootings, just more news coverage

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like every week, a name is added to the list: another man, often black and unarmed, has died at the hands of police.<p>Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Jason Harrison, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, to name a few.<p>The headlines make it feel as if the country is …

Law Enforcement

Dashcam video shows Arizona officer intentionally running over suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Arizona said Tuesday that an officer who intentionally used his car to run into a suspect with a rifle probably saved lives.<p>Video of the incident has stirred debate about what type of force police should have used to detain a man with a gun.<p>"Everything in the video seems to point …

Law Enforcement

Group: Officer deaths by firearms up; ambush attacks increase

The number of law enforcement officers shot to death in the line of duty is up by more than 50% this year, and the leading method of those shootings was ambush-style attack.<p>That's according to the nonprofit Washington-based National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which released its …

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

Ferguson awaits Grand Jury

Ebola-infected physician dies in Nebraska

Friends, family, fellow physicians and President Obama expressed sorrow Monday for a surgeon who died of the Ebola virus at a specialized biomedical unit in Nebraska after contracting the disease while working in Sierra Leone.<p>Martin Salia, a native of the West African nation whose family lives in …

Ferguson police brace for new protests by spending thousands on riot gear

The police department overseeing the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old has spent tens of thousands of dollars replenishing their stocks of teargas, “less lethal” ammunition and riot gear in advance of a potential revival in demonstrations.<p>St Louis County …