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.
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.
A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were both in a stable condition at an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park before a farmer discovered them.
President Barack Obama is 'recklessly' spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and 'the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.'
French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions Monday after a pair of weekend attacks -- one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.