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Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.... 11/26/2014 10:35 PM

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.... 11/26/2014 9:52 PM

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel `a little hairy'
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.... 11/26/2014 9:40 PM

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.... 11/26/2014 9:35 PM

Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.... 11/26/2014 8:44 PM

Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun within two seconds of his cruiser pulling up and the officer allegedly ordering the boy three times to put up his hands.... 11/26/2014 10:15 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

US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
NEW YORK (AP) -- A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.... 11/26/2014 9:16 PM

2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead.... 11/26/2014 10:46 PM

Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story.... 11/26/2014 11:01 PM