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Cop shot child from 10 feet away

Nov 25, 2014 / 1:25 pm

A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday. The boy was confronted Saturday by officers responding to a 911 call about a male who...

Protesters storm courthouse

Nov 25, 2014 / 12:35 pm

Video from Monday night's riot and Tuesday morning clean up: Tuesday Update: Protesters angry about the grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson have overturned barricades and swarmed the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St....

Apartment building collapses

Nov 25, 2014 / 8:37 am

An apartment building in Egypt's capital collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 17 people as rescuers and neighbours frantically dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors, authorities said. The collapse in Cairo's eastern Matariya district highlights the longtime problem of...

Female suicide bombers kill 30

Nov 25, 2014 / 7:19 am

Two teenage female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, according to witnesses and a security official. Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, are suspected of the bombings, as...

Violence in Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armoured vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson. Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the...

Ferguson protests across the US

Nov 24, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants...

Obama asks for calm after verdict

Nov 24, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Violent protests erupted after grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death an unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of demonstrations and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police. President Barack...

No indictment in Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Protests are underway after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., in a case that has elevated tensions between the community and local law enforcement. That means officer Darren Wilson, 28, will not be...

Grand jury decision expected

Nov 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a lawyer for Brown's family said Monday. The panel has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black...

One scary looking fish

Nov 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat, much less filmed swimming through the deep sea, but a group of scientist has changed all that catching the fish on tape. On Monday, November 17, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research...

Soyuz rocket blasts off

Nov 24, 2014 / 9:48 am

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian capsule roared into the pre-dawn darkness just after 3...

Residents ready for evacuation

Nov 24, 2014 / 7:07 am

People in storm-affected areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were starting to swell. It was not clear how widespread flooding would be almost a week after western New York was pummeled by epic snowfall. Thermometer readings...

Crack smoking mayor dies

Nov 24, 2014 / 5:30 am

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead,...

Iran nuke talks may be extended

Nov 23, 2014 / 8:46 pm

With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date. The official, a member of the Iranian delegation in Vienna, said the tipping point could...

Army fort in Texas locked down

Nov 23, 2014 / 8:35 pm

A desk sergeant at the U.S. Army's Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason. The official says the lockdown began Sunday evening, and it's undetermined how long it will last. He declined to give his name due to department...

Tunisia holds landmark election

Nov 23, 2014 / 7:03 pm

Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic...

Man devours turkey, wins $5k

Nov 23, 2014 / 3:53 pm

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the...

12-year-old boy shot by cops

Nov 23, 2014 / 11:44 am

A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to an emergency call about a person waving a gun in a park. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon —...

3-year-old shot in the mouth

Nov 22, 2014 / 9:09 pm

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth — reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbour were playing with a gun. Lt. Susy Johnson says the 911 call came late Friday night after the boy's father heard a loud...

Ugly tree ruins Christmas

Nov 22, 2014 / 9:02 pm

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group...

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