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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, fueling new speculation about the timing as protesters demand justice for Michael Brown. After meeting Friday but...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. "It's really urgent that we address the weak links and blind...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. The distinguished group receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully. Former Sen. Rick Santorum...
DENVER (AP) — That's not mistletoe. From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states have been offering...
CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. LaSalle Street Church had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real estate deal, the pastor said, and $160,000 — a...
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Nov. 7 signed off on Detroit's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, but he didn't specify when that would happen. A specific date is expected to be discussed during a court hearing Monday. ___ Q: Why is an exit date important? A: Detroit is poised to borrow...
CHICAGO (AP) — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and cities. The spotlight during Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez' sentencing in federal court...
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said. The fire Saturday occurred 50 miles northwest of Chicago at Valley...