National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2014-12-22T12:19:43Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting. ... In wake of police killings, New York officers on edge By Michelle Conlin (Reuters) - On December 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the protest drew near, Hamm and his fellow officers could hear the chants of the noisy throngs:  “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”     In his 13 years on the force, Hamm had never encountered demonstrators shouting out anything like that. ... Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative groups have been calling for the replacement of CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, who was appointed by Democrats in 2009 and whose term expires next month. ... Police departments on alert after cop killings NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. Sentencing slated in rape case probation violation STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players faces nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to violating his probation. Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parks director of a Pennsylvania township who helped subdue a gunman charged with killing three people at a municipal meeting last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday: Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year. Horses killed in Hockessin, Del. barn fire Firefighters battled a raging blaze inside a barn in Hockessin, Delaware Sunday night. Fires erupt inside 2 apartment complexes in Claymont, Del. Firefighters battled large blazes inside two apartment complexes in Claymont, Delaware on Sunday. Protesters rally in Center City against police brutality The ambush of two New York City police officers has been tied to the recent wave of protests against the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. And now Philadelphia Police have weighed in on how they will staff the rallies moving forward in light of tragedy. Shane Montgomery's keys found in Schuylkill River Police discovered a set of keys in the Schuylkill River, which they say belong to missing West Chester University student Shane Montgomery. US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company. Maine man charged with killing girlfriend, two children (Reuters) - A 27-year-old man was arrested in Maine on Sunday and charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children, whose bodies were discovered in their mobile home a day earlier, state police said. Keith Coleman, of Garland, about 28 miles northwest of Bangor, was charged with three counts of murder and was awaiting a first court appearance either Monday or Tuesday, Maine State Police said in a news release. ... Obama calls Philadelphia police commissioner after NYC police shootings By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama recently named Ramsey co-chair of a task force to examine policing practices across the United States following a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri for killing an unarmed black teenager. ... Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to a neighbor who said she saw the woman and called 911. Police: Man killed girlfriend, her 2 kids in Maine GARLAND, Maine (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said. Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer MIAMI (AP) — A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said. Fire tears through barn in Hockessin, Del. Firefighters battled a raging blaze inside a barn in Hockessin, Delaware Sunday night. 10 Things to Know for Monday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: Officers shoot Delaware man who pointed pellet gun at them Delaware authorities say two policemen are on paid leave after they fatally shot a man who pointed a pellet gun at them. Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. EST, the local police department said. Authorities charged Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. ... 2 sought in home invasion, robbery of 76-year-old woman West Whiteland Township Police Department are searching for two people wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery. A look at the 2 NYC officers killed in ambush Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were in their marked New York Police Department cruiser on a Brooklyn street when a gunman opened fire on them, then fled to a subway station where he committed suicide. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the partners never had time to pull their weapons and might not have even seen their killer. The men were working out of the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn as part of a special detail to help with crime reduction in the area. QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago. 1 dead in Claymont, Del. apartment fire One person is dead and another hospitalized after a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Claymont, Delaware. 7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lightning struck a car in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium after their game with Green Bay on Sunday, injuring seven people, officials and witnesses said. Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday. What's being said about killings of 2 NYC officers Reaction to the deaths of two New York Police Department officers killed by a gunman who ambushed them in their squad car on a Brooklyn street: Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Monday that U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will be his nominee for deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, a U.S. official said. Yates, 54, currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia where is known as a close ally of outgoing U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's Justice Department. She is a vocal proponent of Holder's policies on lowering incarceration rates by cutting jail time for low-level drug offenders. ... Man dies after driving into trees off highway Authorities say a 34-year-old southern New Jersey man has died after his car left the Atlantic City Expressway. WRHL 2014-12-22T05:19:43Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491