Of­fi­cer deaths on duty fell 20% in ’12

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - Stormytenure: Dark side: Bush fam­ily seeks pri­vacy: east­jerusalem build­ing:

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.

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