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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — 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.
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car in Alabama, killing three teens and a sheriff's deputy.

State Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, left, and his wife city Councilperson Inez Barron, flank Melissa Butler during a news conference outside the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Barron told reporters he thinks the shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley by a New York City Police officer, in a pitch-dark stairwell of a public housing complex, warrants a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Butler was with Gurley when he was shot. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors should charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell, elected officials said Monday after the medical examiner announced that the death was ruled a homicide.


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:30:18 -0500
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:29:04 -0500

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 file photo, Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, centre, stands at the "Team USSR" bench prior to the charity ice hockey match, at the Moscow's Red Square. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Police responded to a Friday morning fight where he a man alleges he was assaulted by someone in Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's entourage at a downtown hotel.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:25:16 -0500

Eric Gordon (L) of the New Orleans Pelicans guards Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 6, 2013New Orleans Pelicans starting guard Eric Gordon has been sidelined indefinitely with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the NBA club announced Monday. Gordon, a seven-year NBA veteran, suffered the injury Saturday in the Pelicans' 106-94 victory over Utah when he separated his shoulder. In 12 games this season, Gordon has averaged 9.5 points and 2.0 assists a game for New Orleans. The Pelicans are 7-5, last in the Southwest division, which is by far the toughest in the league.


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:22:57 -0500

Specialist Ronnie Howard, right, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting demand for stocks.


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:15:50 -0500

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith tries to call a time out during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded Monday that he "didn't do the things that needed to be done to put our guys in the best position to win the game" in a bitter loss to the Cleveland Browns.


Officials pose for a family picture during their meeting in ViennaBy Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented an historic deal. Western officials said they were aiming to secure an agreement on the substance of a final accord by March but that more time would be needed to reach a consensus on the all-important technical details. ...


South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, center right, speaks with Bianca Cuevas during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.(AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll.


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:14:14 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Weir's new series on CNN will entail a lot of travel.

This undated photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions shows the movie poster from the 1927 film "London after Midnight." The poster for the film starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction. Heritage Auctions in Dallas announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it is the only poster known to exist for the film in which Chaney, a star of early cinema, appeared as a vampire. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Heritage Auctions)DALLAS (AP) — A poster for the 1927 film "London After Midnight," starring Lon Chaney, has sold for $478,000, making it the most valuable movie poster ever sold at public auction.


FILE - In a Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Sting performs at the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards, at the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York. It was announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that the singer-songwriter will play the role of a foreman onstage in "The Last Ship" starting Dec. 9 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical, for which Sting supplied songs and lyrics, has been struggling at the box office. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.


CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison on Monday for his role in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:04:37 -0500

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, actress Judith Ivey poses for a portrait at the Empire Hotel in New York. Producers of “The Audience” said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that Ivey, the two-time Tony Award winner and one-time cast member of "Designing Women," will play former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Audience," opening in New York on Feb. 17. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Judith Ivey will need to get in touch with her fearsome side. She's going to be the "Iron Lady" on Broadway.


REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:50:09 -0500

Kentucky's Tyler Ulis (3) puts up a shot against Kansas's Devonte Graham during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 72-40. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week.


File - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo Palestinians hang national flag inside the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem on. Israeli authorities demolished the apartment as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station last month which left two people dead. Israel says it is resuming demolitions because it needs more tools to stop a recent wave of Palestinian attacks on Jews. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Enas Shalodi, a Palestinian mother of six, has been severely punished by Israel for something she didn't do.


Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, stop traffic during a march through a suburb in St. Louis, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's office was due to make an announcement on the grand jury, the Post and CNN reported, citing sources. A spokesman for McCulloch did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ...


This artist rendering provided Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by United States Steel, Corp., depicts a proposed building that the company announced would become its company's world headquarters in Pittsburgh. The building would be part of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins’ redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site. It would replace the current headquarters in the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower, downtown Pittsburgh's highest building. (AP Photo/United States Steel, Corp.)PITTSBURGH (AP) — United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins.


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:47:04 -0500

FILE - In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor says he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed Iran's nuclear program on the phone on Monday, with the Kremlin saying "substantial progress" was made at talks in Vienna. The Kremlin said the importance of further "constructive cooperation" with the aim of reaching a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program was underlined during the talks. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:42:16 -0500
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.
(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives hold the "trump card" on immigration if they choose to use it, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. Earnest reiterated President Barack Obama's call for Congress to pass legislation that would replace the executive actions he took last week on immigration. Legislation would need to be along the lines of the bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Senate last year, Earnest told a press briefing. (Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Susan Heavey)
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's main opposition party has condemned the State Security Service for raiding its Lagos office over the weekend.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday President Barack Obama urged any protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to be peaceful after a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The grand jury in the St. Louis suburb has made its decision, according to media reports, but it has not yet been announced. (Reporting by Will Dunham)

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playgroundThe chief of police in the US city of Cleveland on Monday defended the conduct of an officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was wielding a replica handgun. Tamir Rice died in hospital early Sunday after two police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, confronted the African-American youngster at a recreation center. "There is no time that a Cleveland police officer wants to go out and shoot a kid, period," Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams told a press conference.


A man plays a laterna at a central market street of AthensATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout program. Athens had set a Dec. 8 deadline to complete the review. But talks floundered over a projected 2015 budget gap and EU/IMF inspectors did not return as expected to Athens this month, leading to concerns that any delays would derail Greece's plan to quit its bailout by the end of the year. ...


Obama Announces Resignation Of Chuck Hagel As Defense SecretaryBy Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago, and Republicans, who took over the Senate and now control both houses of Congress, are looking to bring changes. ...


FILE - In this file photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department is Brandon Howell, 34, who is charged with killing five people in a Kansas City, Missouri. (AP Photo/Kansas City Police Department)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of attacking and killing five people during a rampage in a quiet Kansas City neighborhood pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree murder for each victim.


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:19:53 -0500

In this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 photo provided by NBC, from left, Tamron Hall, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker appear on the "Today" show, in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Bryan Bedder)NEW YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.


Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's low government bond yields may reflect a mix of investors' fear and expectations of weak future growth, the Bank of England's chief economist said on Monday. Andy Haldane, in a BBC interview, said high debt and general risk aversion caused by the 2008-09 financial crisis could act as a headwind to growth for the foreseeable future. He also said that low gilt yields showed "a remarkable pattern". "It may be telling us that rates in future may be materially lower than they have been in the past, because growth is soggier than it has been in the past," he added. ...


A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald and Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top official for digital markets said on Monday he was concerned that big tech companies may be abusing dominant positions, but he also said investigations into Google must not be rushed. As sponsors of a European Parliament motion seeking action to rein in Google played down suggestions the U.S. Internet search firm should be broken up, European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip told Reuters that he suspected some major companies were abusing their power in the digital market. ...


CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:09:45 -0500

This October 22, 2014 photo from the WHO shows the reception by Geneva University Hospital of a batch of experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory, and licenced by the Canadian government to NewLink GeneticsUS drugmaker Merck has bought the rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine being developed by NewLink Genetics, the companies said Monday. The agreement gives Merck an exclusive worldwide agreement to research, develop, manufacture and distribute NewLink's rVSV-EBOV Ebola vaccine, originally developed by Canada's Public Health Agency. Licensed by the Canadian government to the US firm NewLink, rVSV-EBOV is one of two experimental Ebola vaccines identified by the WHO as showing promising results when tested on monkeys. The other vaccine, ChAd3, is made by British company GlaxoSmithKline and the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).


  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:07:06 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" the free agent third baseman will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said.



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