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Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Show More Summary

Pope to urge tolerance in Turkey visit as wars rage

By Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

Boston-area Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel

(Reuters) - Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station on Thursday due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. Show More Summary

Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the dark

Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.

Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

Tensions appear to ease after two nights of unrest over the decision in the Michael Brown case.

Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.

Dramatic scenes from Ferguson-related protests around the U.S.

Outrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations.

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Show More Summary

Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

East Coast storm threatens Thanksgiving travel

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast is threatening to snarl traffic and disrupt flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. Show More Summary

Police probe man's death in area near Ferguson protests

(Reuters) - St. Louis County police said on Wednesday they were investigating the death of a black man found shot and set on fire near an area where rioting erupted after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of a black teenager. Show More Summary

Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.

Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Show More Summary

Eastern U.S. storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A storm expected to blast the East Coast with rain and snow through Thursday morning is threatening to snarl traffic for millions and impede air travel ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The nor'easter that formed...Show More Summary

U.S. government says 462,125 health plans selected on Healthcare.gov

(Reuters) - During the first week of open enrollment for 2015 in the individual health plans created by the national healthcare reform law, 462,125 people selected plans from the federal healthcare website Healthcare.gov, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

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