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By Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's police commissioner urged an easing of tensions on Monday after some in his force, responding to the fatal shooting of two officers, accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of being insufficiently supportive of police. The U.S. Justice Department on Monday condemned Saturday's attack in which a 28-year-old man with a troubled history killed the two officers in their patrol car to avenge the killings by white officers of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City. The gunman then killed himself. ...
ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays.
(Reuters) - The raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," has died, his agent said on Monday. He was 70. Marshall Arts, the company of Cocker's agent Barrie Marshall in England, confirmed the death, but gave no other details. (Reporting by Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey; Editing by Peter Galloway)