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Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.... 11/26/2014 7:31 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 7:53 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

Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.... 11/26/2014 7:49 PM

Turkey's great escape foils our 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 7:41 PM

Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.... 11/26/2014 6:11 PM

Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth
DENVER (AP) -- A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.... 11/26/2014 7:06 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

Thanksgiving travelers slowed by snow and rain
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 8:09 PM

At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases
NEW YORK (AP) -- For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit - with no other campers around.... 11/26/2014 6:29 PM