I heard a broadcaster saying ''better news.'' after he had listened to the report about rising police homicide.

Can you tell what ''better news'' mean here please? That didn't sound like a positive report to me.
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Did the broadcaster say, "And now we move on to better news?"
Did he say that the report contained better news than he had heard previously about the same situation?

He is referring, I presume, to the next news item.
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Thank you CJ and Mr.M. I just found the source. It's CBS.

The FBI also reports that 50 police officers were killed last year in accidents, but that is actually 22 fewer accidental deaths than the year before.


Sounds like CJ's right.
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