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Aid pours in for vandalized store

Aid pours in for vandalized store

A vandalized bakery in Ferguson, Missouri gets over $250,000 in donations. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to the owner.
Wilson's testimony changes little

Wilson's testimony changes little

Darren Wilson's version of what happened when he confronted Michael Brown has expanded since he gave his first recorded interview to detectives, but the key parts have stayed largely the same.
Nancy Grace: Story doesn't add up

Nancy Grace: Story doesn't add up

HLN's Nancy Grace comments on Officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the way the evidence was presented on his case.
Ferguson terror plot foiled

Ferguson terror plot foiled

Federal prosecutors say two men were planning to carry out a terror plot in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri.
Opinion: Justice different for blac...

Opinion: Justice different for blacks?

A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury had heard more than 70 hours of testimony from 60 witnesses before reaching its decision, which he said was supported by physical evidence.
Opinion: America at its worst

Opinion: America at its worst

No one paying attention to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, since August will be surprised by the grand jury decision last week to not indict Officer Darren Wilson.

FoxNews

Oil and gas prices in freefall as ...

Oil and gas prices in freefall as OPEC reels from US fracking boom

'BAND OF MOTHERS' Moms of wounded ...

'BAND OF MOTHERS' Moms of wounded vets are caregivers at Walter Reed

SUSPENSION LIFTED Former Baltimore...

SUSPENSION LIFTED Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice wins appeal

UNION CANS COKE Teachers accuse com...

UNION CANS COKE Teachers accuse company of 'human rights' abuses

ANCIENT SEA MYSTERY 'World's first ...

ANCIENT SEA MYSTERY 'World's first computer' more complex than thought

Early start takes frenzy out of Bla...

Early start takes frenzy out of Black Friday - Best Buy website suffers Black Friday crash - Ferguson protesters move from streets to stores

MSNBC

BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, ...

BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer

Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Maj...

Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Major Threat to Environment, Health

Ferguson Decision Protesters Target...

Ferguson Decision Protesters Target Black Friday Sales

Best images of the day from around ...

Best images of the day from around the world

From journalism to activism: Jose V...

From journalism to activism: Jose Vargas?s life on the run

Officer Defused Eruptions as Crowds...

Officer Defused Eruptions as Crowds Grew Volatile

Washington Post

How Miriam Carey?s U-turn at a Whit...

How Miriam Carey?s U-turn at a White House checkpoint led to her death

?We want to know: Why? What happened??

So many questions, so much we still don?t know about the case of the woman shot to death by the Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police on Oct. 3, 2013, after a car chase from the White House to Capitol Hill. Her 13-month-old daughter survived in a car seat.

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Police: Slain gunman fired more tha...

Police: Slain gunman fired more than 100 rounds in downtown Austin

A gunman in Austin opened fire Friday on ?multiple downtown buildings? ? including a federal courthouse, the Mexican consulate and Austin Police Department headquarters ? before dying of a gunshot wound, according to officials in the Texas capital. Authorities initially said the man, described as a white male in his 50s, had been shot and killed by police, but said later that they were still investigating the possibility that he died of a self-inflicted wound.

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You can watch the new Star Wars tra...

You can watch the new Star Wars trailer on iTunes ? and Youtube

Nerds around the world felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Internet users suddenly scrambled to watch their first glimpse of the new Star Wars film. The first teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Disney-backed feature directed by J.J. Abrams and set after the original film trilogy, premiered on iTunes this morning.

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Milbank: The Democrats? family feud...

Milbank: The Democrats? family feud is counterproductive

With Democrats acting like this, who needs Republicans?

Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democratic leader who would very much like to be No. 1, caused a furor this week when he gave a speech at the National Press Club bashing fellow Democrats and the White House. He said that Democrats focused on the ?wrong problem? when they passed Obamacare and that the way they handled stimulus legislation was a ?mistake.?

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Yomiuri, Japan?s biggest newspaper,...

Yomiuri, Japan?s biggest newspaper, apologizes for using term ?sex slaves?

TOKYO ? Japan?s biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, has apologized to its readers for using the term ?sex slaves? and ?other inappropriate expressions? to describe the women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

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4 killed as insurgent attacks conti...

4 killed as insurgent attacks continue in Afghanistan

KABUL ? Insurgents struck targets across Afghanistan Friday, killing at least four and wounding scores, extending a string of attacks in recent weeks that have placed Afghans on edge two months into the term of the new U.S.-backed government.

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Reuters

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of bias...

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area.
German pilots union says fresh stri...

German pilots union says fresh strikes imminent at Lufthansa

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots union VC said late on Friday that talks with carrier Deutsche Lufthansa over early retirement benefits have broken down and that new strikes are possible any time.
U.S. Black Friday shopping marked b...

U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests

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.
Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of bias...

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area.
Exclusive: Einhorn - raising new mo...

Exclusive: Einhorn - raising new money as performance lags

BOSTON (Reuters) - Superstar investor David Einhorn is raising cash for the first time since 2012 following three straight years of lagging performance - and some customer redemptions from his $10 billion hedge fund, Greenlight Capital.
U.S. crude down 10 percent post-OPE...

U.S. crude down 10 percent post-OPEC, Brent breaks below $70

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude tumbled 10 percent in its biggest one-day drop in more than five years on Friday, and benchmark Brent broke below $70 a barrel, as OPEC's decision not to cut output sent oil traders and analysts scurrying to find a new trading floor.

ABC

Protests Temporarily Close Malls, S...

Protests Temporarily Close Malls, Shut Down Trains

Ferguson protests temporarily close malls near St. Louis, shut down train line in California
Missing OSU Athlete's Mom Said He T...

Missing OSU Athlete's Mom Said He Told Her of Concussions

An Ohio State football player hasn't been seen since going out for a walk late Wednesday night after texting that he was confused due to concussions.
Inside Kobani: Devastation Mixed Wi...

Inside Kobani: Devastation Mixed With Optimism

INSIDE KOBANI: A devastated town as fighting against Islamic State militants turns corner
Pope Calls for Muslim Opposition to...

Pope Calls for Muslim Opposition to ISIS in Turkey

Pope Francis condemned ISIS assault on Christians and others in Iraq and Syria.
Austin Gunman Fired 100 Rounds, Tri...

Austin Gunman Fired 100 Rounds, Tried to Burn Consulate

A gunman in Austin, Texas, identified as Larry Steven McQuilliams, tried to burn down the Mexican consulate and fired more than 100 rounds at city buildings.
How Syrian Electronic Army Pulled O...

How Syrian Electronic Army Pulled Off Thanksgiving Day Hacks

The Syrian Electronic Army re-emerged Thanksgiving Day to pull off a minor but annoying hack via a U.S. firm.

BBC

Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

Many people are killed in explosions at one of biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
Back me on migration, PM tells EU

Back me on migration, PM tells EU

British PM David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plan to restrict migrant welfare benefits, but will "rule nothing out" if rebuffed
Pope call to combat fanaticism

Pope call to combat fanaticism

Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.
Rice wins appeal against suspension

Rice wins appeal against suspension

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice can play again after winning his appeal against an indefinite ban issued for hitting his wife.
'Anti-government' gun attack in Tex...

'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas

A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.

New York Times

Ohio State Walk-On Is Missing

Ohio State Walk-On Is Missing

A football player and wrestler has not been seen since Wednesday morning.
On Black Friday, Walmart Is Pressed...

On Black Friday, Walmart Is Pressed for Wage Increases

Thousands descended on Walmarts across the country on one of the busiest shopping days of the year to protest what they said were the company?s low wages.
Suspension of Ray Rice Is Overturne...

Suspension of Ray Rice Is Overturned

A former federal judge has overturned the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back who was videotaped knocking out his then-fiancée.
Vows: Stephen Bogart and Carla Sovi...

Vows: Stephen Bogart and Carla Soviero Are Wed.

Humphrey Bogart?s son and his longtime friend finally find the time is right for marriage.
White House Tested Limits of Powers...

White House Tested Limits of Powers Before Action on Immigration

Working in secrecy, a small group huddled for hours daily under orders to use ?our legal authorities to the fullest extent? on a new immigration policy, a senior official said.
?Exodus: Gods and Kings? Portrays t...

?Exodus: Gods and Kings? Portrays the Deity as a Boy

Ridley Scott?s ?Exodus: Gods and Kings? features the 11-year-old Isaac Andrews as the voice and visage of the Almighty.

WallStreet Journal

Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Stand...

Mortgage Lenders Set to Relax Standards

Some of the largest U.S. mortgage lenders are preparing to further ease standards for borrowers after the release of new guidelines this month from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Dow Edges Up to Another Record

Dow Edges Up to Another Record

The blue-chip index closed out its second consecutive month of gains despite a selloff in oil prices and energy stocks.
U.S. Meat-Labeling Move Angers Cana...

U.S. Meat-Labeling Move Angers Canada

The Obama administration appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that would have limited meat-origin labeling, angering Canadian officials who threatened retaliation for what they called violations of international trade rules.
Momo Expects $256.6 Million From IP...

Momo Expects $256.6 Million From IPO

The Chinese maker of social-media dating and chat mobile apps, Momo Inc., expects to raise $256.6 million from a planned stock offering, the company said in a regulatory filing.
China Plan for Deposit Insurance So...

China Plan for Deposit Insurance Sows Doubt

China?s plan to shake up its state-dominated banking system could backfire, as millions of Chinese savers face the prospect of the country allowing its local banks to fail.
Brazil Claws Out of Recession

Brazil Claws Out of Recession

Brazil clawed out of recession in the third quarter, but the outlook for Latin America?s biggest economy remains clouded by weak investment, wary consumers and rising interest rates.

Wired News

The Web Is Getting Slower, At Least...

The Web Is Getting Slower, At Least in How We All Experience It

The Web Is Getting Slower, At Least in How We All Experience It

One thing you can always rely on technology to do is speed things up. Everything, from processors to phones to networks gets faster. Heck, there are actual laws that define this phenomenon. So when at a recent Akamai analyst event a speaker made the offhand comment that the Web is getting slower, it pretty much […]

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Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out

Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out

Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out

In the early 2000s, when the dot-com boom was going bust, there was a corny joke doing the rounds: The new definitions of B2B and B2C were “Back to Banking” and “Back to Consulting.” Thousands of young professionals who had fled the safe confines of Wall Street and the Big 6 in pursuit of Silicon […]

The post Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out appeared first on WIRED.

Finally, Here?s the First Star Wars...

Finally, Here?s the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Finally, Here’s the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, and they weren't kidding when they called it a "teaser."

The post Finally, Here’s the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer appeared first on WIRED.

2014 Physics Gift Guide

2014 Physics Gift Guide

2014 Physics Gift Guide

Need some ideas for a physics-based gift? Here are some suggestions.

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Week?s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a B...

Week?s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a Baller

Week’s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a Baller

We get it. It's the day after Thanksgiving and there is very little you're capable of right now. You're in a food coma and it'll be a while before you're out of that sedentary state. But that doesn't mean you still can't take in some of this week's best TV. Check it all out right here.

The post Week’s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a Baller appeared first on WIRED.

9 Secrets About The Imitation Game,...

9 Secrets About The Imitation Game, Straight From Its Screenwriter

9 Secrets About The Imitation Game, Straight From Its Screenwriter

Much of mathematician Alan Turing's life was shrouded in secrecy for years. The Imitation Game attempts to decode it. Here are the facts and fiction at the heart of the film.

The post 9 Secrets About The Imitation Game, Straight From Its Screenwriter appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with...

Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL.
Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with...

Ray Rice wins appeal, can sign with any team

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL.
Janay Rice: 'Never ... have I seen ...

Janay Rice: 'Never ... have I seen abuse'

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."
Mizzou rallies past Hogs for SEC Ea...

Mizzou rallies past Hogs for SEC East crown

No. 17 Missouri takes SEC Eastern Division
Mom: Missing Buckeye sent concussio...

Mom: Missing Buckeye sent concussion texts

A missing Ohio State football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.
Arizona holds off ASU to claim Pac-...

Arizona holds off ASU to claim Pac-12 South

Nick Wilson ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns and No. 12 Arizona claimed the Pac-12 South title by holding on for a 42-35 victory over No. 13 Arizona State on Friday.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Op-Talk: What Jim Webb Will Bring t...

Op-Talk: What Jim Webb Will Bring to the Presidential Race in 2016

The former senator from Virginia may be the perfect anti-Hillary ? or he may be out of step with his own party.
Opinion: The Downside of Resilience

Opinion: The Downside of Resilience

Children who suffer the least may also benefit the least from extra care.
Opinion: New York?s Next Big Thing

Opinion: New York?s Next Big Thing

To attract conventions, develop a new convention center over the tracks at Sunnyside Yards in Queens.
Opinion: Who Are African Books For?

Opinion: Who Are African Books For?

Our writers are being celebrated, but only for catering to Western tastes.
Op-Talk: Does Your Job Make You Hap...

Op-Talk: Does Your Job Make You Happy?

In a corporate climate some see as profit-obsessed, some companies are actually focusing on worker wellbeing. But will the approach ever be mainstream?
Gray Matter: Why C.E.O.s Are Growin...

Gray Matter: Why C.E.O.s Are Growing Beards

A dialectical theory of facial hair and capitalism.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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With monkey on the lam, Florida nei...

With monkey on the lam, Florida neighborhood goes bananas

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as "three-foot tall, brown and fast."
French farmers cry wolf over sheep ...

French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings

PARIS (Reuters) - French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern - that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks.
Swiss group wants sausage dogs to b...

Swiss group wants sausage dogs to be petted, not eaten

ZURICH (Reuters) - An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages.
Fifty years later, American skating...

Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal.
Putin's tiger the main suspect in m...

Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China's northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday.
Bighorn sheep escapes Los Angeles Z...

Bighorn sheep escapes Los Angeles Zoo, dies after car strikes it

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park on Saturday and dashed around the hills in the park for hours before it ended up on a residential street where it was struck by a car and died, a zoo spokeswoman said.
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