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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

FERGUSON, Mo. – Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who … Full story    

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON – Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, … Full story    
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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

FERGUSON, Mo. – Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL – Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO – A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya – One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Beer, wine flow in West Bank Christian hamlet

TAYBEH, West Bank – A tiny Christian enclave in the overwhelmingly Muslim West Bank has for years crafted the only Palestinian beer and brought thousands … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Ukraine’s Facebook revolution, 1 year later

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasingly unpopular government, activist reporter Mustafa … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Daughter of Polish hero Pilsudski dies at 94

WARSAW, Poland – Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, a World War II pilot and a daughter of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, the father of Poland’s independence, has died at … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities don’t know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University’s … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Where’s the snow? Not in Alaska’s largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska’s largest city. … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Roofs began to creak and collapse, and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) – The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK – A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON – Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. … Full story    
Published:  November 21, 2014

Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014

Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida’s governor by overhauling the state’s schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014

Historic amount of snow hits Buffalo hard

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high canyons. A … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK – Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2014

2 penguin chicks hatch at California academy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, officials announced … Full story    
Published:  November 19, 2014