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  • It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a large NY balloon

    The New York Police Department says a large balloon is being unleashed above the city for two days to measure the heights of the city's buildings.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.


  • New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

    New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage.


  • This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows Officer Dennis Guerra. Guerra died, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 after responding to a mattress fire Sunday at a Brooklyn apartment building. Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is "hurting" after the death of Guerra, and praised him as an "exemplary" officer who was trying to "save people in need." (AP Photo/NYPD)

    NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

    A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, noting that the father of four "died trying to save others."


  • Charity hockey game turns chaotic as NYC police, firemen fight

    A charity hockey game between New York City police and firemen came to chaos on Sunday as the two sides traded fists and blows in a game one watcher said reminded of old-timey NHL rivals.


  • Tight-knit Colorado community shaken by fraud case

    A tight-knit Colorado church community is campaigning to free six businessmen who were convicted of fraud because of the way they kept their firm going as they tried to market crime-fighting software to the New York Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security and others.


  • Sharpton, NYC police discuss profiling of shoppers

    The Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leaders and representatives from the retail industry met Thursday with New York Police Department Commissioner William J. Bratton to discuss the role of police officers in allegations of racial profiling at department stores that surfaced last fall in shoplifting cases that have resulted in numerous lawsuits.


  • NYPD oversight official named

    A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department.


  • James Brady, and Andrew Rossig, foreground left and right, two parachutists who jumped from One World Trader Center in September 2013, are accompanied by attorneys Timothy Parlatore, background left and Andrew Mancilla, to surrender to police, in New York,  Monday, March 24, 2014. Monday's arrests come eight days after a 16-year-old was arrested on charges of climbing up to the top of the nation's biggest skyscraper. Police had no immediate information on Monday's arrests. They had said they were looking for two parachutists seen floating near the building Sept. 30. The defense attorneys say  three accused jumpers and an alleged accomplice on the ground are expecting to face felony burglary charges. The attorneys say the defendants are experienced BASE jumpers, the acronym stands for "building, span, antenna, earth." The lawyers say the men took care to keep from endangering anyone. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    WTC parachute jump condemned as 'selfish act'

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Center last fall by three skydiving enthusiasts as a lawless act that put others in danger.


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