INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism
KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic Stae extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders.
BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear
NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.
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Ferguson protests move to retail stores
MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, city police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday morning.
Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.
Second act of Black Friday shopping in full swing
NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thanksgiving and early Friday on the start of what is traditionally th busiest shopping day of the year.
In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice
CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.
Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.
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