Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages
The government called for an emergency meeting with U.N. officials.
11/29/2014 - 04:22 AM
'Gray Thursday' makes for smoother Friday shopping
Those hunting for bargains at Minnesota retailers Friday morning found that Black Friday's steady slide back into Thanksgiving Day made for smoother shopping. By sunrise Friday, it was clear that the post-Thanksgiving ...
11/29/2014 - 05:05 AM
Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to play
Ray Rice has won his appeal of the NFL's disciplinary decision.
11/29/2014 - 04:01 AM
Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at car
A pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.
11/29/2014 - 01:41 AM
'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.
Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into the black". REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY)
11/29/2014 - 12:34 AM
Protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains
Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
11/29/2014 - 08:52 AM
Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.
11/29/2014 - 07:22 AM
Obama's plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start
By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...
11/28/2014 - 06:38 PM
French Parliament debates recognizing Palestine
PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.
11/29/2014 - 02:09 AM
Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies
PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.
11/29/2014 - 12:33 AM
Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the dark
Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.
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Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided
CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.
11/27/2014 - 02:43 PM
St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned on some retailers around the country. After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...
11/29/2014 - 08:44 AM
Christmas tree arrives at White House
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree. ...
11/29/2014 - 02:31 AM
U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests
By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores - some calling for higher wages at Wal-Mart Stores Inc , others protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri. ...
11/29/2014 - 07:14 AM
Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
11/27/2014 - 12:36 PM
Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
An AP review finds numerous statements that were conflicting, fabricated or provably wrong.
11/27/2014 - 11:40 AM
East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...
11/27/2014 - 09:20 AM
Dramatic scenes from Ferguson-related protests around the U.S.
Outrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations.
11/27/2014 - 01:58 AM
Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.
11/27/2014 - 08:34 AM
Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.
11/27/2014 - 08:00 AM
Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground
The death toll has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries.
11/27/2014 - 02:44 AM
You can buy Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – for $8 million
President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation is truly historic, but would you fork over $8.4 million to own one of two copies of the original document?
11/27/2014 - 03:26 AM
IAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal
The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states.
11/27/2014 - 01:14 AM
Consumer drones are coming from GoPro
The multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year, the Journal said. GoPro was not immediately available for comment. The company already provides the cameras used in many drones. (Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sai Sachin R in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)
11/27/2014 - 01:19 AM
Officer Darren Wilson Discusses His Personal Life
Wilson revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby.
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Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.
11/27/2014 - 06:45 AM
Applications for US jobless aid jump
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits hit a surprising number.
11/26/2014 - 10:01 PM
Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander
KIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, visiting Kiev as head of U.S. forces in Europe, said Russia's "militarization" of the Crimea peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March meant Moscow could exert influence over almost the entire Black Sea region. ...
11/26/2014 - 11:28 PM
Ferguson protests spread across U.S.
People from New York to L.A. took to the streets for a second straight night.
11/27/2014 - 12:16 AM
Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.
11/27/2014 - 01:23 PM
AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.
11/26/2014 - 08:41 AM
Relative calm prevails in Ferguson
A police cruiser is set on fire by protesters during a second night of unrest.
11/26/2014 - 02:41 PM
Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy
Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."
11/26/2014 - 08:59 AM
Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
It's extremely rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment.
11/25/2014 - 11:46 PM
Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.
11/26/2014 - 07:41 AM
Exclusive: Police Officer Darren Wilson explains why he feared for his life
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos spoke to the Ferguson police officer.
11/26/2014 - 07:32 AM
Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Because the Benghazi committee is select and not permanent or standing, the House will have to vote again to re-create it when Congress returns for a new session in January. Boehner’s statement did not mention that another vote would need to occur in order for Gowdy to have a panel to lead or for other Republicans to serve on it.
11/25/2014 - 06:00 PM
Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most ...
11/26/2014 - 02:32 AM
Michael Brown’s friend upset and angry that cop walks free, vows the ‘fight doesn’t stop here’
Michael Brown’s friend says that he does not condone the violence or looting that broke out after a grand jury failed to indict officer Darren Wilson in the young man’s death, but that he understands where it comes from.
11/25/2014 - 10:39 PM
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