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Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:21pm
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- 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....
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Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:41pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager....
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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:08pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday....
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Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more....
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Official: Afghan president orders military review

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:37pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor....
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Tough to make a case against police in shootings

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of making a case against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case....
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2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:56pm
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs....
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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater....
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'Jewish state' bill tests Israeli democracy

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:36pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In the face of a rising wave of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel's status as "the Jewish state." Netanyahu says it's a needed response to those who question Israel's right to exist. But the measure would anger Israel's Arab minority and could draw international condemnation, severely testing a delicate balance between democracy and the country's Jewish character. Here's a look at the debate:...
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Activists: Syrian strikes kill 60 in IS-held city

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:04pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop fronts and setting dozens of cars ablaze, activists said....
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Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:24pm
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how to reduce Iran's capacity to make nuclear arms....
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Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:23pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget?...
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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law....
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'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:51pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women....
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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:48am
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon....
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Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:23am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium....
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Mexican boy recovering after huge tumor removed

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:35am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Mexican boy with a massive tumor who drew international attention when U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery to remove pieces of the growth....
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Transcript: Men debated killing final victim

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:32am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare the life of the pretty, young woman they had picked up just hours before....
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Iraq to overhaul Baghdad security to stop bombings

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:26am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad's neighborhood of Gorayaat, a small Shiite enclave on a bend in the Tigris River, exemplifies the failures of Iraq's security agencies trying to protect the capital from attacks by the Islamic State. The district has been a target for years, hit by so many bombings, suicide attacks, rockets and mortars that residents have lost count....
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Forsett dominant as Ravens beat Saints 34-27

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:10am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- After each of his two touchdowns, Justin Forsett kneeled in the end zone, spread his arms wide and tilted his head back as if gazing toward the heavens beyond the Superdome roof. As he did so, the Ravens running back couldn't help but think of how much his career has changed in a year....
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