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In this Nov. 27, 2014 photo, Lori Karn, of Harrisburg, heads for the door after shopping the Black Friday sale at Target in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)  NO SALES

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

Friday, November 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part because many Americans took advantage of stores’ earlier opening hours to do their shopping on Thanksgiving Day. That might be hard to stomach for … 0

Inside Kobani: Devastation mixed with optimism

Friday, November 28, 2014

KOBANI, Syria — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town’s Kurdish … 0

Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35

Friday, November 28, 2014

KANO, Nigeria — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria’s second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said. One hundred and fifty others sustained various degrees of injury in the blasts in the city of Kano, State Deputy Police Commissioner Sanusi Lemu said. Hundreds had gathered to listen to a … 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

Erdogan: women are not equal to men

Monday, November 24, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers. Addressing … 0