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Protests temporarily close malls, shut down trains
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as other rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.... 11/29/2014 2:15 AM

A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.... 11/29/2014 2:28 AM

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.... 11/29/2014 12:55 AM

NY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.... 11/29/2014 1:56 AM

Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies
PHOENIX (AP) -- If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.... 11/28/2014 6:45 PM

Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.... 11/28/2014 11:04 PM

Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.... 11/29/2014 12:46 AM

NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.... 11/28/2014 9:20 PM

NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.... 11/29/2014 1:10 AM

Officials suspect poisoning in Oregon crow die-off
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week.... 11/29/2014 12:14 AM