North Korean officials said in a statement Sunday that the army and people of North Korea "are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space," adding that they appreciate the work of those who hacked Sony Pictures, but don't know who the culprits are, NBC News reported. The officials also accused the U.S. government of being "deeply involved" in the making of the film, "The Interview." The statement — issued by the policy department of the North's National Defense Commission — included threats to "all the citadels" of the U.S.
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Moments before he fatally shot two police offices at point-blank range, Ismaaiyl Brinsley told a couple of passersby: "Watch what I'm going to do." NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce mentioned that encounter Sunday during a news briefing focused on the timeline in the slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they sat in their squad car on a Bedford Styvesant street.
A driver screaming "Allahu Akbar!" (Arabic for "God is Great") appeared to deliberately hit about a dozen pedestrians in the French city of Dijon before being arrested on Sunday, officials said. The driver, who is in his forties, hit five different groups of pedestrians in the eastern part of the city, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, officials said. A day earlier, French police in a suburb of Tours shot and killed a man also shouting "Allahu Akbar" after he stabbed and wounded three officers at a police station.
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Over three weeks after his disappearance, officials found the keys of missing Pennsylvania college student Shane Montgomery. A volunteer diving recovery team discovered the 21-year-old West Chester University student's personal keys in the Schuylkill River after searching for four and a half hours Sunday. No further evidence has been found. The Philadelphia native was last seen early Thanksgiving morning as he left Kildare's Irish Pub in Philadelphia.
A fourth suspect has been charged in last week's attack on two officers during a protest over the death of Eric Garner on the Brooklyn Bridge, police say. Cindy Gorn, 29, was charged Sunday with resisting arrest, riot and obstructing governmental administration, police say. She is one of the seven demonstrators suspected of attacking NYPD Lts. Philip Chan and Patrick Sullivan as the two officers tried to arrest CUNY adjunct professor Eric Linsker late on Dec. 13 on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Four people, including two children, were shot dead inside of a residence in Rockford, Ill., on Saturday night, Rockford police said. A neighbor said she heard pounding on the door of the residence and then the sound of the door being forced open. The sound of gunshots immediately followed. When police arrived they found four victims with gunshot wounds. All of them were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Family and friends of Officer Rafael Ramos, fatally shot with his partner in Brooklyn, thanked the public for its prayers and asked City Hall to mend its relationship with the city's police department. "I would like to thank all those who have shared their sympathy for our beloved family member," said Lucy Ramos, the officer's aunt. "I hope and pray that we can reflect on this tragic loss." John Rodriguez, president of the 75th Precinct Community Council, was among those who urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to repair relations with the police force. "My mayor, you need to sit down, you need to get everything corrected," he said.
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. None of the injuries appeared to be serious, Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny said. The strike kicked up rocks and gravel and knocked a few people down when it hit around 4 p.m.
Nearly 1,000 people took part in a protest for Mike Brown and Eric Garner in downtown Philadelphia on Sunday night. The Philadelphia “Blackout” march saw hundreds of protesters marching around City Hall. Raheem Harvey, one of the event organizers, told NBC10 the goal of the demonstration was to “unify the people and give them an opportunity to speak.” The protest is one of many that have occurred nationwide in response to two separate grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The father of a toddler abandoned at one of Los Angeles's premier shopping centers Saturday came forward nearly a day later and was being interviewed by police and child protective services Sunday afternoon, officials said. The girl remained in child protective services custody. Los Angeles Police Department officials said they had not been reunited. The father told officers that he didn't initially know the three-year-old was missing, but had been actively trying to get in contact with her.
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Florida officials said a police officer was shot and killed early Sunday morning while responding to an incident in Pinellas County, about 30 miles from Tampa, according to a Tarpon Springs Police Department statement.
A suspect, Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., 23, has been arrested on one count of first degree murder in the killing of officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek and will be transported to the county jail, the sheriff's office said. The 45-year-old officer was a 17-year law enforcement veteran, and got his start in the New York Police Department, according to a Tarpon Springs Police Department statement, reported NBC affiliate WFLA. The shooting came hours after a gunman shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn before taking his own life.
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A holiday billboard has fired up a debate in a Northern California city. The owners of Down Range shooting range put up a sign outside their business in Chico, depicting Santa Claus holding a gun.