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Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading po... Full Story

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  • Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall
    Protesters force lockdown of St. Louis City Hall

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.

  • Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
    Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in th first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.

  • 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.

  • Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
    Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall
    Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.

  • Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

  • Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting
    Police ID officers involved 12-year-old's shooting

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said Wednesday as they released surveillance video of the shooting and identified the officers involved.

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth
    Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.

  • Tom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, will host this year's National Christmas Tree lighting in President's Park near the White House.

  • 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.

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