By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hours after two New York policemen were shot dead in their patrol car last month, police union boss Pat Lynch accused the mayor of having "blood on his hands." Lynch's attack was prompted by what many police officers saw as the mayor's failure to defend them against criticism that overly aggressive tactics had caused the death of a black suspect. In the weeks that followed, Lynch was the face of an extraordinary revolt by many officers against Mayor Bill de Blasio. Lynch’s union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), is in turmoil, beset by infighting, according to interviews with more than 40 police officers and union insiders. On Tuesday, a group of union insiders is set to announce a campaign to unseat him in the upcoming June election, several PBA trustees said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.
DENVER (AP) — If James Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Colorado theater massacre, he would be committed indefinitely to the state mental hospital and could — in theory, at least — be released someday.
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire, the latest shake-up after a series of security lapses at the agency charged with protecting the president, an agency official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmedActing Director Joseph Clancy had told the four assistant directors who oversee the agency's missions of protection, investigations, technology and public affairs that they must leave their jobs. "Four assistant directors have been notified that they're being assigned to other positions," the official said. Recent lapses by the agency include allowing a knife-carrying man to jump a fence and run into the White House last September in one of the worst security breaches since President Barack Obama took office in 2009.