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For some, location of Brown's hands irrelevant
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.... 11/27/2014 8:50 PM

US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal.... 11/28/2014 1:55 AM

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) -- Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.... 11/28/2014 2:03 AM

Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.... 11/28/2014 3:09 AM

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.... 11/27/2014 4:10 PM

Evangelicals with gay children challenging church
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.... 11/27/2014 7:00 PM

Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
SEVERN, Md. (AP) -- Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.... 11/27/2014 6:22 PM

California sees record-breaking Thanksgiving heat
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.... 11/28/2014 1:34 AM

2 NY children rescued from snowbank
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.... 11/28/2014 2:02 AM

Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
CHICAGO (AP) -- Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own.... 11/27/2014 10:57 PM