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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

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  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
    Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see he shooting at all.

  • In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy
    In Ferguson, mundane choices lead to tragedy

    Michael Brown spent part of his last morning chatting with some workmen about Jesus. Police officer Darren Wilson got a call to help a feverish child. Dorian Johnson got up at 7 a.m. with the intention of getting breakfast for his girlfriend.

  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson
    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine.

  • Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals
    Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided
    Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

  • Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans
    Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.

  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
    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.

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'
    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.

  • FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks
    FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
    Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see he shooting at all.

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