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Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.... 11/27/2014 12:21 AM

Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack 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 11:16 PM

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 11:12 PM

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.... 11/26/2014 11:15 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 11:59 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

Boy's family: Cleveland officers reacted quickly
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided.... 11/27/2014 12:07 AM

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