St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against some retailers around the country. After a mostly quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again on Friday to decry Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:30:54 -0500
Christmas tree arrives at White House
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:10 -0500
U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests
By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores - some calling for higher wages at Wal-Mart Stores Inc , others protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:14:29 -0500
Janay Rice 'foggy' on inside elevator
Janay Rice tells ESPN that it's "hard to accept being called a 'victim'" and "never in my life have I seen abuse, nor have I seen any woman in my family physically abused."
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:45:22 -0500
Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension 'vacated'
The NFL players' union says Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension. An association spokesman says the suspension has been "vacated, effective immediately."
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:39:14 -0500
Air Force offers details of bomber training zone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:18 -0500
Ferguson protest closes 2 St. Louis-area malls
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:00 -0500
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