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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

Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon absorbed the shock of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s unexpected resignation Monday, another realization set in: Neither Hagel’s departure, just like those of his two predecessors, nor the arrival of his successor promises major … 0

Thousands rally across US

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately — but initially peacefully — protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black … 0

Two Justice Department investigations continue

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Two Justice Department investigations related to the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of teenager Michael Brown remain open, separate from the state grand jury that announced Monday night it would not indict police officer Darren Wilson. One still-open investigation could yet lead to federal charges against … 0

Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson cop

Monday, November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting … 0

Hacking under the hood

Monday, November 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the … 0

Medal of Freedom

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a … 0

Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon’s policy chief and among President Barack Obama’s more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation. Passed … 0

Unknown nation likely behind spying software

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Cyber-security researchers say they’ve identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world. The malicious software known as “Regin” is designed to … 0

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Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores — and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines — to post the calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus. The long-delayed rules announced by the … 0

Negotiators fail to reach nuclear deal with Iran, extend talks

Monday, November 24, 2014

VIENNA — Six world powers and Iran failed to complete a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program by their Monday deadline, raising new risks for a yearlong diplomatic effort to resolve one of the world’s most urgent security … 0