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
Streets of Ferguson quiet after two nights of racial unrest
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager. A couple of dozen protesters huddled in the falling snow outside police headquarters in the St. Louis suburb, in sharp contrast to the hundreds who took the streets on Monday in a night of arson, looting, sporadic gunfire and clashes with police that ended in more than 60 arrests. ...
11/27/2014 - 11:41 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
Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice was shot by a patrol officer on Saturday after a 911 call reported someone pointing a gun at people at the Cudell Recreation Center. The caller said the gun could be a fake. The video shows the boy walking and pointing the gun in different directions before entering a gazebo. A patrol car with two officers pulls up to the gazebo. ...
11/27/2014 - 07:37 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 - 02:40 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.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
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 - 11:32 AM
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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