Officer deaths on duty fell 20% in ’12
The numberoflaw enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in the U.S. fell to 127 in 2012 after two years of increases. Texas’10 law enforcement fatalities this year included Austin officerJaime Padron.
Lisa Jackson is leaving as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after four years spent largely on the defensive. Former President George H.W. Bush’s family provide no new details about his medical condition in intensive care in a Houston hospital.
AClemson University researcher who put a fake turtle in the road glimpses the darkness in drivers swerving to hit it. Israel plans its biggest construction surge in decades in disputed territory; critics say it will worsen relations with other nations.