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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...
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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...

TV star claims sexual abuse

Nov 22, 2014 / 7:18 pm

A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah. Rosemary Williams of "My Five Wives" on TLC says she was molested more than two...

Ferguson prepares for decision

Nov 22, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and...

28 killed on bus

Nov 22, 2014 / 7:15 pm

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until...

Town opposes Winnie the Pooh

Nov 22, 2014 / 6:14 pm

Winnie the Pooh may be loved by children everywhere, but the willy nilly silly old bear stuffed with fluff has caused quite a huff in a Polish community. The British newspaper The Independent reports that councillors in the town of Tuszyn have punted Pooh as a possible playground patron because...

Hotel explosion injures 14

Nov 22, 2014 / 6:01 pm

A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday. The London Fire Brigade said that five of the 14 were taken to hospital and some 400...

$162,000 for Hitler painting

Nov 22, 2014 / 3:57 pm

A watercolour of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four...

2 dead, 1 injured in shooting

Nov 22, 2014 / 1:20 pm

A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, a government official said. A Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby heard the shooting, threw on his bullet-resistant vest, grabbed his gun and ran to the...

Three straight nights of unrest

Nov 22, 2014 / 10:01 am

Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old. St. Louis County police...
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