A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson
Taiwan local elections test pro-China ruling party
Butler powers Bulls past Celtics
Rare optimism ahead of climate talks in Lima
Today in History
Today is Saturday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2014. There are 32 days left in the year.
Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life
Ebola scare boosts business for Alabama company
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, at least temporarily, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease.
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IS 'not weakened by air strikes'
Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syrias foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
VIDEO: Chavez's life performed as a ballet
The life of Venezuelas late President Hugo Chavez is to be performed as a ballet.
Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit
Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.
Will Moldova choose EU or Putin?
Moldovas general election takes on a geopolitical edge in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine
VIDEO: How to avoid out-of-battery rage
Silicon Valley start-ups come up with new ways to prevent smartphones from running out of power before the end of the day.
Taiwan holds biggest local elections
Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.
Sri Lanka v England delayed by rain
The start of Englands second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo is delayed by heavy rain.
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Protesters return to Ferguson, confront police
Tension returned to Ferguson as protesters marched and faced off with police, chanting who do you protect, who do you serve?
Man shoots woman, self at Nordstrom
A man shot a woman and then himself inside a Nordstrom store in Chicago on Friday night, officials said.
NASA stages 'Black Hole Friday'
Shoppers may have Black Friday, but NASA scientists have something thats arguably better: Black Hole Friday.
Darren Wilson goes underground
Since the death of Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson has gone to great lengths to remain hidden. Brian Todd reports.
Biggest travel flops ever
CNN takes a look at game-changing travel innovations that failed.
Nancy Grace: Story doesn't add up
HLNs Nancy Grace comments on Officer Darren Wilsons testimony and the way the evidence was presented on his case.
Officer seizes homeless boy's flute
In the busy streets, shoppers and workers rush by the homeless little boy with a flute -- some dropping change but most ignoring him. But he plays on knowing that each coin or note can help his family survive another
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WHEN PIGS FLY? Owner, pet booted from US Airways flight
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Killing of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved
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Prisoners get millions from IRS in bogus refund claims, watchdog finds
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HOW LOW CAN IT GO? Oil prices drop as OPEC reels from US fracking
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FERGUSON FRENZY Protesters shut down 3 St. Louis area malls, trains
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'BAND OF MOTHERS' Moms of wounded vets are caregivers at Walter Reed
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Passenger and pet pig removed from US Airways plane
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At least 81 people killed in Nigerian mosque attack; Boko Haram militants suspected
KANO, Nigeria — Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshipers Friday at the main mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, killing at least 81 people in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram
WorldViews: In 2004, I met an Afghan girl sold into an abusive marriage at age 9. This month, I(...)
Pekay was small, with a puffy nose and an infectious smile. That was the last memory I had of her, 10 years ago. She was 13 back then, but she had already suffered a lifetime of misery. When Pekay was 9,
Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off the coast of France
MOSCOW — Four Russian military ships sailed through the English Channel on Friday and dropped anchor alongside the coast of France, an occurrence that NATO called routine but still had resonance at a time of Cold War-level tensions between Russia
Afghanistan on edge as stepped-up Taliban attacks kill at least 6
KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents struck targets across Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding scores more, extending a string of attacks in recent weeks that have put Afghans on edge, two months into the term of
WorldViews: Spain’s Real Madrid drops cross from logo to appease Gulf sponsors
Spanish soccer heavyweight Real Madrid dropped the Christian cross affixed at the top of its  official crest after signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. At an unveiling ceremony in the Gulf emirate earlier this week,
WorldViews: Saudi Arabia says 12 percent of its ‘rehabilitated’ terrorists have returned to(...)
Its often argued that the people who commit acts of terrorism are troubled and vulnerable individuals. In Saudi Arabia, the government takes that thinking further: In 2004, it set up a high profile rehabilitation system for terrorists which hoped to deradicalize them through religious
Syria, U.S. attack same Syrian city, then trade barbs
BEIRUT — Damascus and Washington traded public jabs after warplanes from both countries carried out independent and lethal air raids this week on a city in eastern Syria that is under the control of the Islamic State. Read full article
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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano
KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigerias biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore
Syria says U.S.-led strikes have not weakened Islamic State
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrias foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls.
U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests
WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are
St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against
Three dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people including an army general were killed and at least 28 wounded on Friday in militant attacks, some claimed by a group loyal to Islamic State, and clashes at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, is eligible for NFL
(Reuters) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for domestic violence and is now eligible to sign with any National Football League team, the league said on Friday.
Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuser
(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a womans sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second womans allegations, according to
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Man shoots girlfriend, self in Chicago Nordstrom
Police say a man shot his girlfriend, a seasonal employee at the store, and then himself.       
Mo. governor plans special session on Ferguson funding
The session would deal with funding for the National Guard and State Highway Patrol.       
Two shot in Chicago Nordstrom
At least one is dead in what the Chicago Tribune reports was domestic-related shooting.       
77-year-old woman can lift more than you
Willie Murphy recently deadlifted 215 pounds, more than twice her weight.       
Grand jury protesters close St. Louis shopping mall
Mall closed as marchers protesting Ferguson grand jury decision lie down on third floor.       
Black Friday protesters picket Walmart for higher wages, consistent work
More than 1,600 demonstrations were organized by the Organization United for Respect at Walmart.       
Obama immigration action may split religious coalition
A religious coalition had been unified in pushing passage of a bill.       
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One Dead, Another Hurt in Shooting at Nordstrom in Chicago
The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday, a store employee said. A man is dead and a woman was critically wounded.
Ferguson Demonstrators, Police Clash in Seattle
Tensions flare between protesters and Seattle police following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.
Mom, Son Rob Neighbors on Thanksgiving, Police Say
The break-in in Milford, Conn., occurred after the victims brought the alleged burglars a plate of turkey dinner, the victims mom said.
Portland Cop Asks Young Boy For Hug at Rally for Ferguson
In the midst of an emotional rally this week, a 12-year-old with his own tough past had just the right idea. And it brought comfort at the perfect moment.
'Stand Up, Don't Shop': Ferguson Protesters Target Black Friday
Protesters in several cities urged shoppers not to buy in wake of the Brown grand jury decision, while business in Ferguson say its misguided.
Progress Made, But 104K Still in Dark After Storm
Crews restored power to about 70,000 customers in the wake of a noreaster, but more than 104,000 remained in the dark.
Beloved Mexican Comedian 'Chespirito' Dead at 85
The slapstick comedy of Roberto Gomez Bolanos, known as Chespirito, charmed fans from Spain to Argentina for over four decades.
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Taliban Press Attacks Against Afghan Targets
Taliban insurgents continued a sudden pattern of intense assaults, another sign that the traditional fighting season has been prolonged.
On Trip to Turkey, Pope Francis Calls for Dialogue in Battling ISIS
Pope Francis argued that force alone would not defeat extremists, and he urged that people of all faiths be treated equally before the law.
New York Agencies Gear Up to Meet Demands of New Immigration Policy
The executive order on immigration is being seen by some officials and advocates as the biggest test yet for a network that could serve as a model for other states.
Movie Review: ‘The Imitation Game’ Stars Benedict Cumberbatch
In “The Imitation Game” Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, whose code-breaking work helped win World War II yet whose homosexuality led him to face indecency charges in Britain.
Lens Blog: When Glamour Speaks Your Name
A new book looks at the history of how black women used style and substance to counter stereotypes — or invisibility — in the mainstream.
Explosions Hit Worshippers in Northern Nigeria
Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of Kano, northern Nigeria’s biggest city.
The Mine Disaster That Shook Turkey
A mine fire in May killed 301 men, making it the worst industrial disaster in Turkish history. This is the story of two men who lived through it.
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5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want, From Dan Pink
I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level. There are ways to deal with people who are difficult but brass tacks here, folks: most
Don’t Expect to See the Reinstated Ray Rice Play Anytime Soon
A former judge overturns Roger Goodells indefinite suspension of Rice following his domestic violence incident. But will any team sign him?
Black Friday Gets a Little Less Frenzied
Only scattered reports of shopper scuffles and arrests
Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Joke About Golden Globes Outfits
That sounds gorgeant
Austin Police: More Than 100 Rounds Fired
(AUSTIN, Texas) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man’s motives after he began
Mickey Rourke Out-Boxes 29-Year-Old in Return to Ring
The actor says the sport sort of saved me from myself
How Mexico’s President Plans to Fix Police Corruption
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has unveiled a sweeping plan to overhaul the way the nation conducts local law enforcement, in the face of public anger over police corruption. The reform, which requires the approval of the country’s legislators, would
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In New York, other U.S. cities, Black Friday rallies protest grand jury decision in Ferguson, M(...)
Hundreds of people protesting grand jurys decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown rallied in New York City on Black Friday.
Police: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog
Roger Pelletier, of New Hampshire, was arrested after police say the man broke into his neighbors apartment and tried to strangle the neighbors dog, a Shih Tzu named Oreo.
2 boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling
Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried familys cries but couldnt respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving
Merrick Road reopens after gas main break, police say
A section of Merrick Road in Merrick, briefly shut because of a gas main break, was reopened about 3:30 p.m., a Nassau police spokesman said Friday.
Ray DeForest, Northport teacher and jazz pianist, dies
Ray DeForest, a teacher who inspired his students to dream and in retirement played jazz classics for free nightly at a Northport cafe, died early on Thanksgiving Day.
Long Island's uncertain economic horizon
Where are the jobs?
Salmonella-tainted bean sprouts sicken 68 people in NY, 9 other states, officials say
Bean sprouts contaminated with salmonella bacteria have sickened 68 people in 10 states -- including New York -- according to federal health officials who identified a Brooklyn company as the outbreaks source.
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