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    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.

    Associated Press
  • Hiker took cell phone photos of bear before fatal New Jersey mauling

    (Reuters) - A hiker who was mauled to death by a black bear in September took photos of the lumbering animal just before the fatal attack in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey, police said Wednesday. Authorities in West Milford have released the photos taken from the cell phone of Darsh…

    Reuters
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    'Burn this b---- down!' Michael Brown's stepfather criticized for reaction to grand jury decision

    Michael Brown's stepfather is being criticized for inflammatory comments he made to a crowd of protesters shortly after learning of the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of his unarmed stepson.

    Yahoo News
  • 2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
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    The forgotten first president (Hint: It wasn’t George Washington)

    John Hanson was the first president of the first U.S. government under the Articles of Confederation

    Power Players
  • Slain US teen's parents call officer's account 'crazy'

    Protests have flared across the United States after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead the unarmed black teenager in August. In his first televised interview since the incident, officer Darren Wilson said he feared for his life, that Brown…

    AFP
  • Mitt Romney leads new poll. Three things that tells us

    Mitt Romney keeps showing up at the top of Republican presidential polls.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Give thanks they haven't forced net neutrality yet

    Worse than a solution looking for a problem, the campaign to regulate ISPs aggressively is based on lies. Netflix and one transit ISP were the source of performance problems earlier this year.

    ZDNet
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    Protesters force lockdown of City Hall in St. Louis (20 photos)

    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. At least two people were arrested after the incident, in which the protesters shouted "Shame,…

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    Presidential turkey pardons: A look back (19 photos)

    The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace pact between the fowl and the White House is a relatively new thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests! The first president to unofficially pardon a turkey was Abraham Lincoln, who…

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  • Boy shot by mom in murder-suicide dies from wounds

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Jersey boy who was critically wounded last week when his mother killed herself and his two siblings died from his injuries Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Vladimir Putin's Tiger Causes Mayhem in China

    Russia and China have had a rocky relationship over the years, enduring their fair share of border disputes, wars, and diplomatic splits. The relationship has improved greatly in recent years, but can it survive a murderous, border-violating tiger?

    The Atlantic
  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

    ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.

    Associated Press
  • Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over…

    Reuters
  • Black Friday Deals You Won't Want to Miss

    This year, Black Friday began a week early. Stores have outdone themselves with the bargains, with many stores offering pre-Black Friday offers early in an attempt to lure in shoppers. In addition to the early sales, many stores will open earlier than ever on Thanksgiving! It is all adding up to…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Official: US commandos took part in Yemen raid

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos in the country.

    Associated Press
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    Ferguson protesters in LA block lanes on 101 Freeway again

    Ferguson protesters in Los Angeles once again blocked lanes on the 101 Freeway near Alvarado Street Wednesday morning.

    KABC – Los Angeles