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Protesters march in downtown Seattle, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, to demonstrate against a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. The peaceful march was a mix of students who walked out of schools and a coalition of clergy members. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Across US, protesters rally against grand jury decision

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. Peaceful demonstrators marched in Seattle and disrupted traffic in St. Louis and Cleveland. Rallies also formed in New …

Brown family rips prosecutor; Officer Wilson speaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation. As darkness fell, hundreds more National Guardsmen were ordered …

Teen girl bombers kill scores in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BAUCHI, Nigeria — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her explosives, killing dozens more, according to witnesses and authorities. More than 40 …

Hong Kong tries to clear protest site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HONG KONG — An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes …

Nuclear talks face obstacles even with time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

VIENNA — The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran’s apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how to reduce Iran’s capacity to make nuclear arms. Western …

Buffalo area dodges major flooding

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A wild nine-day stretch of weather that saw epic snow followed by springlike temperatures, high winds and flood fears came to a close Tuesday, and forecasters said the Buffalo area was in for an …

French warship not going to Russia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PARIS — 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. French President Francois Hollande’s office …

Obama bestows top civilian honor on 18

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites. The 18 notables who gathered in …

Grand jury won’t indict Mo. officer; protests over slain teen grow violent

Monday, November 24, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions …

Pentagon chief Hagel out under pressure

Monday, November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management. The president said …

Iran nuclear talks extended to July

Monday, November 24, 2014

VIENNA — A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to …

Israel resumes razing homes to punish attackers

Monday, November 24, 2014

JERUSALEM — Enas Shalodi, a Palestinian mother of six, has been severely punished by Israel for something she didn’t do. A wrecking crew gutted her family’s apartment in Jerusalem last week, tearing down inner walls and leaving behind …

Police share video of officer shooting boy in Cleveland

Monday, November 24, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said …