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A Miami SWAT officer removes a body bunker from the Miami Herald office after a gunman stormed the building. The man surrendered Friday after 2 hours. A second stand-off also ended Friday after a gunman in Chicago held police at bay for 23 hours before killing himself and a hostage. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

2 stand-offs in 48 hours

Gunman kills self, hostage after 23-hour Chicago standoff

CHICAGO- A gunman and a female hostage were killed during a 23-hour standoff on Chicago's South Side, police said early Friday.

The gunman apparently shot the hostage and then himself, police said ... Full Story


Man storms Miami Herald building with "gun"; surrenders after 2-hour standoff

MIAMI- A cartoonist carrying a toy gun that looked real surrendered to police at The Miami Herald's building Friday, more than two hours after arriving and demanding to see an editor of the newspaper's Spanish-language sister paper, police said ... Full Story

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NYPD investigators inspect a vehicle involved in a police shooting that took place near a strip club, Saturday. Officers opened fire on a group of men, killing a groom on his wedding day and leaving two other men injured. (AP Photo/Adam Rountree)

NYC mayor 'deeply disturbed' by police shooting

NEW YORK- Mayor Michael Bloomberg was "deeply disturbed" by the barrage of gunfire unleashed by officers in a weekend shooting that killed a groom on his wedding day, the mayor said Monday.

"I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation to find out what really happened," Bloomberg said after meeting with community leaders at City Hall ... Full Story

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Mo. police shoot 13-year-old, arrest 6 others after chase
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