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Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown, speaks as National Action Network Ferguson chapter president Rev. Carlton Lee, right, listens during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Gray and Lee spoke about preparations as citizens wait for a decision from the grand jury whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Barricades go up as Ferguson grand jury decision awaited in Michael Brown case

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that …

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after more than 7 feet of snow in NY

Saturday, November 22, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers. “I know that people really need to get …

Report: Mother of Sandy Hook shooter rejected Yale advice

Friday, November 21, 2014

In February 2007, Yale clinicians identified in Adam Lanza what they believed were profound emotional disabilities and offered him treatment that could give him relief for the first time in his troubled life. But Adam was angry and anxious, and he didn’t want to go. His mother, Nancy Lanza, constantly placating her son, was inclined to pull away from the treatment, prompting a …

Pope Francis confirms plan to attend World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Monday, November 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — A pontiff who has long championed humble acts — sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy — is coming to the …

Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

Monday, November 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it …

Chopin’s heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

Monday, November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. …

Scientists hopeful comet lander will wake up

Monday, November 17, 2014

BERLIN — A burst of sunshine in the spring could be just the wakeup call for Europe’s comet lander. Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and …

‘Star’ Burton, 26, to marry Manson

Monday, November 17, 2014

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him. Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she …

Europeans prominent in beheading video

Monday, November 17, 2014

PARIS — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries …

Militant video shows US aid worker beheaded

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized …

Face-offs await Obama after productive trip

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama headed home Sunday on a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years …

Putin denies pressure led to summit exit

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BRISBANE, Australia — Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia’s escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had …

Surgeon with Ebola ‘extremely ill,’ Neb. hospital says

Sunday, November 16, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was in extremely critical condition Sunday at a Nebraska hospital, his doctors said. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, arrived in …