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Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.... 11/26/2014 5:44 PM

Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.... 11/26/2014 2:09 PM

Brown's mother: Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son.... 11/26/2014 2:44 PM

Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown.... 11/26/2014 2:08 PM

58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.... 11/26/2014 5:43 PM

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) -- More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.... 11/26/2014 5:33 PM

Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.... 11/26/2014 2:55 PM

Hiker photographed bear before it killed him
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.... 11/26/2014 3:51 PM

Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving - an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.... 11/26/2014 1:13 PM

Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.... 11/26/2014 5:09 PM