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This undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. According to a medical record released as part of the evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting, doctors diagnosed Wilson with a facial contusion. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office) 

Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson ‘tussle’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through … 0

What’s behind anger?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many refuse to accept the grand jurors’ choice not to charge the white cop with a crime in the … 0

Snow coming for holiday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor today on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. Forecasters said major Northeast cities will probably see moderate to heavy rain most of the … 0

How much do you know about how the Internet works?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a … 0

Ark. , Miss. gay marriage bans overturned

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so … 0

Pope addresses Europe

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

STRASBOURG, France — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and “haggard” Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed. … 0

Hungary police warn women of dangers of flirting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, police in Hungary have warned young women about the risks of flirting. The Vas County police department issued a statement Tuesday about rape prevention, cautioning that “flirting by young women can often elicit violence.” … 0

Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

VENICE, Fla. — Authorities say two southwest Florida high school students organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools. Police say a 15-year-old Venice High School student was already in juvenile custody for an unrelated case when he was charged Tuesday with human trafficking. On Friday, … 0

Conservationists sue over federal coal program

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. — Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change. The lawsuit from Friends of the Earth and the Western Organization of Resource … 0

Activists: Syrian strikes kill 60 in IS-held city

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BEIRUT — Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop fronts and setting dozens of cars ablaze, activists said. … 0

Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide reaction

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For China’s state media, the violence in Ferguson, Mo., was an opportunity to point out the type of rights abuses the United States and its Western allies often accuse Beijing authorities of committing. In Russia, which faces accusations … 0

Space station’s 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation. The 3-D printer delivered to the International Space Station two months ago made a sample replacement part for itself this week. It … 0

Ferguson protesters rally across US for 2nd day

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly … 0