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St. Louis awaits grand jury decision on Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.... 11/25/2014 12:58 AM

Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.... 11/24/2014 9:01 PM

Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:... 11/25/2014 2:11 AM

Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.... 11/24/2014 11:46 PM

Autopsy begins on Kansas woman found raped, burned
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- An autopsy has begun on a Kansas woman who died this weekend, days after she was sexually assaulted and set on fire in a Wichita park, a county official said Monday.... 11/24/2014 10:21 PM

VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays.... 11/25/2014 12:12 AM

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.... 11/25/2014 12:05 AM

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management.... 11/24/2014 9:44 PM

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.... 11/25/2014 12:51 AM

US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin `El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.... 11/24/2014 10:19 PM