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Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

This undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown,in Ferguson, Mo.According to a medical record releasedas part of the evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting, doctors diagnosed Wilson with a facial contusion. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:01:34 -0500
Civil lawsuit may be only recourse for Ferguson teen's family

By David Ingram and Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Without a criminal indictment, Michael Brown's family might have no better legal recourse than to sue local authorities for the African-American teenager's fatal shooting by a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. After a St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson - and given the high bar to a federal criminal prosecution - the family may follow the path of other high-profile U.S. police shootings and file a civil lawsuit for wrongful death or civil rights violations. ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:00:49 -0500
Ferguson cop testified he feared for his life, shot to kill

By Laila Kearney and Letitia Stein (Reuters) - The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window. Just moments later, 28-year-old Darren Wilson would shoot dead Michael Brown, 18, in an incident that has sharply divided the country amid conflicting accounts of what happened in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:56:02 -0500
Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

President Barack Obama turns around as he is interrupted by a woman on stage during his remarks at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Obama visited his hometown to promote his executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)CHICAGO (AP) Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immigrants help justify the steps he took to protect workers illegally in the country.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:52:22 -0500
France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

PARIS (AP) France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:45:58 -0500
Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:45:26 -0500
Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)CHICAGO (AP) President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:41:18 -0500
Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

PARIS (AP) Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage and then surrendered, authorities said.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:37:58 -0500
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says 'no way' Brown had his hands up when fatally shot.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:37:17 -0500
The National Guard, America's citizen soldiers

National Guard troops secure the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014, a day after violent protests that followed a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael BrownThe National Guard is a centuries-old military network that has served crucial roles in several US security operations, testing its mettle in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as on riot-plagued streets back home. Its Missouri units were deployed into Ferguson to help quell unrest that erupted after a grand jury did not indict a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said the National Guard presence in the Ferguson area would triple to 2,200, with the citizen soldiers tasked with keeping the peace and securing public safety following a night of racially-charged violent protests. Whether rushing to help the hurricane-battered US Gulf Coast in 2005, conducting counter-terrorism or peacekeeping operations abroad, or facing off with deadly consequences against unarmed anti-war demonstrators in 1970, the National Guard has served important but often controversial roles.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:36:26 -0500
Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

In this photo taken on Feb. 14, 2006, Dr. Denham Harman smiles at his 90th birthday celebration at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Harman, the scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's used study cancer and other diseases died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 98. Harman developed the "Free Radical Theory of Aging" in 1954, though it took years for additional research to prove its importance. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:34:45 -0500
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:34:15 -0500
Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

CORRECTS TO TARP COVERED, NOT SNOW COVERED - Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, converses with a person dressed as a panda bear wearing a Red Sox jersey, overlooking a tarp covered Fenway Park field Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)BOSTON (AP) Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:30:27 -0500
AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out

WASHINGTON (AP) Michele Flournoy, a top contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:29:10 -0500
HP fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand

A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo AltoBy Sarah McBride (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year, highlighting weaknesses ahead of the company's planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional computer and printing units. Sales fell 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter to $28.41 billion, from $29.13 billion a year earlier, HP said on Tuesday. Analysts had expected $28.76 billion. Profit declined 2.7 percent to $2.01 billion, or $1.06 cents a share, compared with $1.01 cents a share a year ago, in line with analysts' expectations. ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:53 -0500
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