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  • Several protesters taken into custody in Ferguson
    Several protesters taken into custody in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen people protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown have been arrested outside of the Ferguson police department.

  • A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson
    A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied
    Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

  • NY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling
    NY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family's cries but couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives.

  • Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies
    Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policies

    PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.

  • Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown
    Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

  • Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University 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.

  • NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death
    NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case involving the death of an unarmed man at the hands of police.

  • NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables
    NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible.

  • Officials suspect poisoning in Oregon crow die-off

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portland this week.

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