NYC MAYOR: WE MUST HELP OUR PO­LICE

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NEW YORK» The pub­lic needs to pro­tect po­lice at a time when they’re un­der at­tack, New York’s mayor and po­lice com­mis­sioner said Tues­day as they paid re­spects to an of­fi­cer am­bushed and killed in a parked po­lice ve­hi­cle.

“We’ve watched with hor­ror these at­tacks on our po­lice here in New York City and all around our coun­try. It sick­ens us, and we know they can­not be tol­er­ated,” Mayor Bill de Bla­sio said at Of­fi­cer Mioso­tis Fa­milia’s fu­neral at a 4,000-seat land­mark the­ater-turned-church in the Bronx.

“We must end it,” he said. “We must help our po­lice in ev­ery way, just as we ask them to help us in our mo­ment of need . ... They need us to be their eyes and ears. They need our sol­i­dar­ity and sup­port.”

3 men who stopped train at­tack to star in East­wood film. SACRA­MENTO, CALIF.»

The three Cal­i­for­nia men who thwarted a ter­ror at­tack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of play­ing them­selves in a movie di­rected by Clint East­wood about their hero­ics, a stu­dio an­nounced Tues­day.

Air­man 1st Class Spencer Stone, Ore­gon Na­tional Guards­man Alek Skar­latos and civil­ian An­thony Sadler, all child­hood friends from Cal­i­for­nia, will star in “The 15:17 to Paris,” a film based on the book they co-wrote about tak­ing down a ter­ror­ist, Warner Bros. said.

Two Amer­i­cans killed bat­tling Is­lamic State in Syria.

Two Amer­i­cans fight­ing along­side Kur­dish forces in north­ern Syria were killed last week as the bat­tle to re­take the Is­lamic State’s de-facto cap­i­tal there con­tin­ues well into its sec­ond month.

Ni­cholas War­den, 29, and Robert Grodt, 28, died last week on the out­skirts of Raqqa, ac­cord­ing to U.S. of­fi­cials and the Kur­dish Peo­ple’s Pro­tec­tion Units, known as the YPG.

War­den was from Buf­falo, N.Y., and trav­eled to join the YPG in Fe­bru­ary to fight the Is­lamic State be­cause of the at­tacks in­spired by the ter­ror­ist group in places, such as San Bernardino and Or­lando.

Grodt, a one-time vol­un­teer medic from the Oc­cupy Wall Street move­ment, was orig­i­nally from Cal­i­for­nia.

No in­juries as large shark bites kayak. SANTA CRUZ,

CALIF. » A large shark at­tacked a kayak, leav­ing fright­en­ing bite marks on the boat, although the kayaker es­caped with­out in­jury.

The ex­pe­ri­enced kayaker, Steve Law­son, was pad­dling past a kelp bed when he felt a nudge and saw what he be­lieves was a great white shark. The shark bit the front of the kayak and sent him into the wa­ter.

Girl may have been elec­tro­cuted by phone in bath. LOV­ING­TON, N.M.»

Po­lice in New Mex­ico are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether a Texas teenager was elec­tro­cuted when she grabbed her charg­ing cell­phone while bathing.

De­tec­tive Sgt. David Mi­randa of the Lov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment said Tues­day the 14-year-old Lub­bock girl died Sun­day while vis­it­ing her fa­ther.

He says no cause of death has been es­tab­lished but that ini­tial ev­i­dence sug­gests elec­tro­cu­tion. Mi­randa says a cell­phone, a charg­ing cord and an ex­ten­sion cord were found by the bath­tub.

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