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Two New York police officers were
reportedly shot in the head at point-
blank range yesterday when a suspect
attacked them as they sat in a patrol
car.One police officer was killed and
another was left critically injured.
The attack took place in Brooklyn at
around 3 pm, the New York Daily News
Deputy Chief Kim Royster said the
suspect fled into a subway station after
shooting the two officers and that the
police had recovered a gun from the
She said the suspect went into a sub-
way station and officers found him there
wounded with a gunshot wound that
appeared to be self-inflicted. His con-
dition is unclear, she said.
(New York Times/ABC)
In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, people gather at the traditional Christmas Market in Frankfurt,
Germany, yesterday. The market runs lures thousands of tourists every year. AP PHOTO
CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY
Cuban President Raul Castro has
confirmed he will participate in the
Washington-backed Summit of the
Americas in Panama in April.
He will potentially have his first
meeting with US President Barack
Obama since the two countries agreed
last Wednesday to re-establish diplo-
Castro yesterday demanded that the
US respect Cuba's communist rule, but
said he was open to discussing with
Washington a wide range of issues.
"In the same way that we have never
demanded that the United States
change its political system, we will
demand respect for ours," Castro told
Cuba's National Assembly in a session
that turned into a celebration of resist-
ance to US aggression.
Obama this week reset Washington's
Cold War-era policy on Cuba and the
two countries swapped prisoners in a
historic deal after 18 months of secret
US officials will visit the capital
Havana in January to start talks on
normalisation, and Obama has said his
government will push Cuba on issues
of human and political rights as they
negotiate over the coming months.
Castro also said Cuba faces a "long
and difficult struggle" before the US
removes a decades-old economic
embargo against the Caribbean island.
The Guardians of Peace, a group
of hackers accused of performing
the cyberattack on Sony Pictures,
mocked the FBI in a new state-
ment issued yesterday.
"The result of investigation by
FBI is so excellent that you might
have seen what we were doing with
your own eye," said the statement
posted on the file-sharing Web site
"We congratulate you (sic) suc-
cess. FBI is the BEST in the world.
You will find the gift for FBI at the
following address. Enjoy!"
The link provided in the message
leads to a YouTube video titled You
Are An Idiot. The FBI declined
comment on the message.
The FBI announced North Korea
is responsible for the cyberattack
on Sony Pictures. An FBI investi-
gation linked the malware, infra-
structure and techniques used by
the Guardians of Peace in the Sony
attack to previous North Korean
The hackers broke into Sony's
servers, published private e-mails
and information, and threatened to
attack movie theatres screening The
Interview, a comedy film about an
assassination plot on North Korean
leader Kim Jong Un.
N Korea proposes
working with US
Earlier yesterday, North Korea
slammed US claims that the regime
is responsible for a cyberattack on
Sony Pictures---and then proposed
the two countries work together.
"Whoever is going to frame our
country for a crime should present
concrete evidence," the state-run
Korean Central News Agency
"America's childish investigation
result and its attempt to frame us
for this crime shows their hostile
tendency towards us."
But in a rare move, the North
Korean regime said both countries
should work together.
"While America has been crit-
icised by its own public and con-
tinues to point the finger at us, we
suggest mutual investigation with
America on this case," KCNA said.
"If America refuses our proposal
of mutual investigation, continues
to link us to this case, and talk about
actions in response, they (America)
will be met with serious conse-
US replies to North Korea
National Security Council
spokesman Mark Stroh replied to
the North Korean statement:
"As the FBI made clear, we are
confident the North Korean gov-
ernment is responsible for this
destructive attack. We stand by this
conclusion. The government of
North Korea has a long history of
denying responsibility for destruc-
tive and provocative actions. If the
North Korean government wants
to help, they can admit their cul-
pability and compensate Sony for
the damages this attack caused."
President Barack Obama said that
Sony Pictures made a mistake in
cancelling the release of the movie.
"I am sympathetic to the con-
cerns that they face," Obama said.
"Having said all that, yes, I think
they made a mistake. Let's not get
into that way of doing business."
North Korea rejected the notion
that it would attack "innocent
"We will not tolerate the people
who are willing to insult our
supreme leader, but even when we
retaliate, we will not conduct terror
against innocent moviegoers,"
"The retaliation will target the
ones who are responsible and the
originators of the insults. Our army
has the intention and ability to do
N Korea seeks
joint probe with US
Suspected hackers mock FBI
Castro to attend
President Barack Obama and first lady
Michelle Obama, board Air Force One
from Andrews Air Force Base,
Maryland, on Friday, en route to their
family vacation in Hawaii. (AP PHOTO)
An autopsy report for a Southern
California mayor who was shot to death
by his wife provides more detailed
allegations that he inflicted domestic
abuse over a span of two decades.
According to the report, the daughter
of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo told
investigators hours after the September
shooting that her father had been
verbally and physically abusive toward
her mother over the last 20 years. But
she said the abuse had become more
physical in the last two years amid
arguments over his infidelity.
Crespo and his wife, Lyvette, were not
sleeping in the same bedroom and he
would drag her by the hair to force her to
do so, according to the coroner's report.
The couple's daughter, Crystal Crespo,
said the abuse had never been reported
and did not leave her mother with
Lyvette Crespo shot her 45-year-old
husband three times in the chest with a
9 mm pistol at close range, the report
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials
have said she claimed she shot her
husband in self-defence after he got into
a physical altercation with their 19-year-
old son. (ABC)
Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death
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