NEW YORK ? An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.
The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital, where one was pronounced dead. Police had said at least one of the officers was shot in the head.
NEW BEDFORD ? The state's official sailing vessel is getting a sprucing up.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation says a combination of private and public money will be used to rehabilitate and restore the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey, currently berthed in New Bedford.
The vessel was launched in 1894 in Essex. It was purchased in 1926 by Arctic explorer Robert Bartlett, and once reached within 600 miles of the North Pole.
BOSTON ? Gov. Deval Patrick's administration says it is directing $15 million toward the development of supportive housing for veterans, the homeless and some low-income families in the state.
With the addition of 235 new supportive housing units, officials say they have now funded more than 3,000 units, tripling a goal set by the governor in 2012.
Supportive housing, operated in conjunction with nonprofit agencies around the state, aims to help individuals or families that are homeless or could become homeless, or are at risk of being institutionalized.
WASHINGTON ? President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.
It's a pattern Obama followed during clandestine talks with Iran that led to an interim nuclear deal and in under-the-radar discussions with China on a climate change agreement announced last month.
SUNRISE, Fla. ? With less than 30 seconds left and the game decided, Florida State's Jarquez Smith was still making it tough for South Florida to get the ball to the basket.
Smith swatted away an attempt in the closing moments to give the Seminoles a school record-tying 15 blocked shots, and they beat South Florida 75-62 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Smith had six blocks and scored eight consecutive points during a pivotal stretch. His block total was a season high for the 6-foot-9 freshman, and 7-3 Boris Bojanovsky added three blocks.
INDIANAPOLIS ? Troy Williams matched his career high with 22 points and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell added 20 to help Indiana beat No. 23 Butler 82-73 on Saturday.
Coach Tom Crean earned his 300th victory. Indiana (9-2) beat a ranked opponent for the 17th time since 2011-12, the most in the Big Ten.
Kellen Dunham led Butler (8-3) with 23 points. The Bulldogs lost their second straight to a power conference foe.