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Court: No promise Ferguson grand jury evidence will be made public

Youths walk past a mural depicting peace in Ferguson on a vacant building up the street from the city's police department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Demonstrators and Michael Brown's family have denounced the secrecy of the process.


11/23/2014 03:27:32pm
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Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton looks on at Chatham House in central LondonPresident Barack Obama says voters want a 'new car smell' in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be 'a great president.'


11/23/2014 03:35:13pm
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New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Laura Dunn, executive director of the sexual assault survivors’ organization SurvJustice, poses for a picture near a church in her neighborhood in Washington. Dunn, a victim of sexual assault, believes an affirmative consent standard could have helped her 2004 case during campus judicial proceedings, which failed to find wrongdoing, even after appeals. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next level. She seems to be throwing all the right signals.


11/23/2014 12:07:40pm
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Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

Erie County Holding Center corrections officer carries sandbags as he directs inmates to create sandbags to prepare for possible flooding following a massive snow storm in WilliamsvilleBy Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Creeks appeared to be flowing smoothly and no flooding had been reported as the sun began to go down, county officials said. More than 775 members of the New York National Guard were in Erie County and Buffalo to help with flood prevention after days of work to clear roads and dig homes and cars out of the record snow from a storm that killed 13 people. ...


11/23/2014 07:28:28pm
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Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

Barricades block the entrance to the St. Louis County Police Headquarters in ClaytonBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. It appeared that the St. Louis suburb, which has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations since Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, would have to wait until at least Monday and perhaps longer for an announcement. ...


11/23/2014 02:58:30pm
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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...


11/23/2014 12:35:54pm
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Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

A St. Louis County Security Officer places police tape along a barricade outside Buzz Westfall Justice Center in ClaytonCrews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.


11/23/2014 05:03:10pm
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Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

Sgt. Marshall Cashman with the 105th Military Police Company helps remove snow in South BuffaloEmergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet of snow.


11/23/2014 12:26:14pm
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer

12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police officer at Cudell recreation center on the west sideA 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun is dead after being shot by a Cleveland police officer.


11/23/2014 04:18:05pm
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Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

Afghan children are treated at Paktika hospital after suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhlis Afghan, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. (AP Photo)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.


11/23/2014 12:26:56pm
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Tax-Savings Tips From Licensed Experts


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings. The National Association of Enrolled Agents -- a group of licensed tax pra

Television Best Bets: Streaming Programs Worth Watching


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - By now, most households are familiar with the streaming television services like Netflix and Hulu. They are the major players in the shift of television viewing from traditional networks to streaming TV. But now they are not the only games in

Not Leo DiCaprio? How to Cut Your Energy Bills Anyway


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - If we all had Leo DiCaprio's millions, we too could spend a small fortune powering our mansions with solar panels without having to worry whether the investment would ultimately wind up cutting our energy bills or not. But we don't have Leo's

Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americ

Medicine Safety Reminders for Cold and Flu Season


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Americans catch approximately 1 billion colds each year, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 20 percent of people in the U.S. will get the flu this cold and flu season. A majority of people (seven in 10