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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

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LONDON — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey … 0

FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug Administration approved … 0

Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate a gunman who shot three students at Florida State University’s library believed the government had targeted him. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said Thursday that … 0

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now … 0

Bill Cosby remains Temple University trustee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Temple University says Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him. At least three women have publicly discussed their allegations against Cosby in recent weeks. Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby … 0

Protesters, police clash in Mexico

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY — Protesters marched in the capital Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of Mexico’s 1910-17 Revolution. Authorities canceled the traditional … 0

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

Thursday, November 20, 2014

LONDON — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages of police intelligence logs noted which protests he covered, … 0

Immigration order might not have much economic impact

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Will 5 million undocumented immigrants start pushing U.S. citizens out of their jobs now? Will they start getting government benefits and draining city hall budgets? Or will they start moving up the ladder, paying taxes and … 0

GOP cannot cut off money to Obama immigration order

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Republicans may not be able to stop President Barack Obama from making big changes in immigration policy on his own, at least not now. First, a top Republican in the House of Representatives alerted colleagues Thursday that they have no power to cut off funding to … 0

How to teach a self-driving car ethics

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for … 0