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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

Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

Friday, November 21, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor … 0

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

Friday, November 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Performances by Bill Cosby in Las Vegas, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. The director of … 0

Agency: Schools helped Lanza’s mom ‘appease’ him

Friday, November 21, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. — Adam Lanza’s parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating — and not confronting — his difficulties engaging with … 0

Marylou Sudders named Baker’s HHS chief

Friday, November 21, 2014

BOSTON — Marylou Sudders, a former state mental health commissioner and chief executive of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was tapped Friday by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in his administration. Sudders, currently an associate professor … 0

Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex

Friday, November 21, 2014

NEW YORK — A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said … 0

Oregon festival’s giant nutcracker: 41 feet

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ore. festival’s giant nutcracker: 41 feet ROSEBURG, Ore. — Sponsors of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg have commissioned a whopper of a centerpiece — a wooden nutcracker intended to stand 41 feet tall, weigh more than 16,000 … 0

Obama spurns GOP with immigration orders

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, … 0

Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe. … 0

Overdose

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel … 0

One drink at a time

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. From moss schnapps in Iceland to gut-busting raki in Turkey and homebrew in the Himalayas, he’s learned the hard way that tippler’s truism: “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.” Maxwell says … 0