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  • Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

  • Developers look to create underground NYC park

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under...

  • Brown's mother: Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son. Lesley McSpadden said during an interview on...

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits top 300,000 for first time in nearly 3 months.

  • US consumer spending edges up modest 0.2 percent in October after no change in September

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending edges up modest 0.2 percent in October after no change in September.

  • US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent in October, but investment category falls again

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent in October, but investment category falls again.

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. Both are attempts to...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him. ___ THE LATEST...

  • Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly embraced President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. On other weighty policy issues, she isn't saying much. Not about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Not about a sweeping climate change agreement between the U.S. and...

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun. Police diverted traffic...

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