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NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley

NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York City police officer was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed man who police commissioner Bill Bratton said "just happened" to be in the dark stairwell when the officer fired his gun.

The officer, Peter Liang, was convicted in Brooklyn Thursday. He was 18 months out of the police academy when he shot and...

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US and Russia Announce Plan to Increase Syrian Aid and Stop Violence

US and Russia Announce Plan to Increase Syrian Aid and Stop Violence

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities."

One of those steps is to expand humanitarian aid in Syria immediately. A new task force will meet Friday to ensure that progress is made in humani...

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New Sanders Ad Features Eric Garner's Daughter

New Sanders Ad Features Eric Garner's Daughter

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A new ad set to be released online by the Bernie Sanders campaign features Eric Garners daughter, Erica Garner, explaining why she is backing the Vermont senator.

Eric Garner died in the summer of 2014 when police tried to arrest him in Staten Island, New York. A video of the arrest, in which he could be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe," ignited a...

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Former IRS Agent Stands Trial for Allegedly Taking Bribe Money From Marijuana Dispensary

Former IRS Agent Stands Trial for Allegedly Taking Bribe Money From Marijuana Dispensary

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A jury is now deliberating the fate of a former Seattle IRS agent who was captured by the FBI on a hidden camera allegedly accepting thousands in bribe money from a marijuana business in exchange for leniency during an audit.

The trial started Monday for Paul G. Hurley, who is accused of soliciting and receiving a bribe by a public official.

According to court docume...

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"Grey's Anatomy" Actress Says Cast Was "Starstruck" by Denzel Washington as Director

"Grey's Anatomy" Actress Says Cast Was "Starstruck" by Denzel Washington as Director

ABC/Bob DAmico(NEW YORK) -- Grey's Anatomy resumes its 12th season Thursday night on ABC, and the latest episode was directed by an Oscar winner.

Denzel Washington was behind the cameras for the episode, and according to cast member Sarah Drew, she and her colleagues were "pretty starstruck."

Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner, tells ABC Radio, "He's a powerhouse, and it was really exciting to ...

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Increased Zika Virus Screening Deemed Ineffective for Travelers

Increased Zika Virus Screening Deemed Ineffective for Travelers

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While outlining its Zika virus response plan, the Department of Homeland Security said today it will not direct U.S. Customs officials to add new screening measures for travelers into the United States.

Based on our current understanding of the virus, enhanced public health entry screening for Zika would not be effective, a DHS statement said.

Most people who...

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