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Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.... 11/27/2014 3:37 PM

A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.... 11/27/2014 3:44 PM

Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.... 11/27/2014 3:51 PM

Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.... 11/27/2014 1:40 PM

Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.... 11/27/2014 4:26 PM

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.... 11/27/2014 2:46 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 9:33 AM

In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy
Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.... 11/26/2014 11:39 PM

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.... 11/27/2014 8:21 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