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Dec 21, 2014

NYT Today's Headlines - December 21, 2014: Top News: Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014


Top News
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide

By BENJAMIN MUELLER and AL BAKER

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
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U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

By DAVID E. SANGER, NICOLE PERLROTH and ERIC SCHMITT

As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea's ability to launch such attacks.

MILITARY MEDICINE

Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

By SHARON LaFRANIERE

Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated and passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »

Top News
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide

By BENJAMIN MUELLER and AL BAKER

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
Workers removing a banner for
U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

By DAVID E. SANGER, NICOLE PERLROTH and ERIC SCHMITT

As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea's ability to launch such attacks.

MILITARY MEDICINE

Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

By SHARON LaFRANIERE

Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated and passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Politics
Andrew Carlson, 9, and his sister Aviva Adams-Wilk, 10, last week in Des Moines at a MoveOn.org rally supporting Senator Elizabeth Warren. Though Ms. Warren says she is not running for president, she may challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton to focus on income inequality.

POLITICAL MEMO

Role for Warren: To Push, if Not Supplant, Clinton

By JONATHAN MARTIN

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has denied plans to run for president, may challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her own way, to focus on income inequality on the trail.
Evelio Ordonez, 69, at a demonstration in Miami on Saturday against President Obama's decision to normalize relations with the Cuban government.
Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement

By NICK MADIGAN

Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime's power.
Matt Huffman, right, a Republican State Representative in Ohio, at a news conference in Columbus on Dec. 12 about the plan to draw voting districts for the state's General Assembly using a bipartisan process.
In a Break From Partisan Rancor, Ohio Moves to Make Elections More Competitive

By TRIP GABRIEL

The Ohio House gave final approval last week to a plan to draw voting districts for the General Assembly using a bipartisan process intended to make elections more competitive.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs

By NICHOLAS CARLSON

The inside story of how Yahoo's C.E.O. lost her way.
Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive of YouTube, has quietly become one of the world's most powerful media executives.
YouTube's Chief, Hitting a New 'Play' Button

By JONATHAN MAHLER

The site is a huge cultural force, but an unfulfilled economic one. Susan Wojcicki's mission is to change that.
A sign in Pennsauken, N.J., last week displays gas prices that drivers have not seen in a long while. The price plunge is likely to reverberate as consumers spend the savings elsewhere.

STRATEGIES

Cheaper Oil, Fatter Wallets and a National Opportunity

By JEFF SOMMER

The drop in the cost of gas gives Americans more spending power, and might also make investments in infrastructure and the environment politically palatable.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
North Korea Warns U.S. Not to Take Sony Action

By MARTIN FACKLER

Warning of "serious consequences" if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with Washington to prove that it was not behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

APP CITY

An App, Memoir, Guesses Your Fondest Memories

By JONAH BROMWICH

Memoir, a time-capsule app that resurfaces photos, Instagram snaps, Facebook posts and more, creates a collage from what it thinks might be your most cherished moments and lets you share them.
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For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Detroit Coach Jim Caldwell has relied on poetry and proverbs, rather than swearing and shouting, to teach his team to put itself in a position to win.
Thanks to a Cerebral Influence, the Lions Find Enlightenment

By BEN SHPIGEL

With a firm but fair touch, Jim Caldwell has transformed the Lions (10-4), who are tied with the Green Bay Packers atop the N.F.C. North.
Phil Jackson, the Knicks' president, can jump into the free-agent market in the summer after several contracts expire and the team falls below the salary cap.

ON PRO BASKETBALL

As Defeats Mount, Knicks Cling to Their Plan and Their Patience

By SCOTT CACCIOLA

Hamstrung by the handiwork of previous regimes, Phil Jackson appears determined to wait it out until the summer, when the Knicks will dip well below the salary cap and finally have money to spend.
Sam Berg is the plaintiff in one of three class-action lawsuits against junior hockey leagues in Canada.
Lawsuits Target Canadian Junior Hockey League System

By JEFF Z. KLEIN

A former junior league player has presented a legal challenge to the way one of the nation's most cherished sports institutions does business.
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »