Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
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In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business
LONDON (AP) -- Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts....
Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony....
Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves....
PennDOT warns against travel on I-81 during storm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is urging holiday drivers to avoid Interstate 81 as a storm that's bringing up to a foot of heavy, wet snow descends on the region....
Some schools, Pa. offices close ahead of snowfall
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State workers and teachers across a swath of central and northeastern Pennsylvania are staying home as cold rain changes over to snow....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
DEP awaiting tests for 'cat urine' smell in city
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- State environmental officials don't believe a "cat urine" smell plaguing part of one western Pennsylvania city is harmful, but neither do they yet know what's causing it....
Embattled Pa. police chief gets $200,000 to leave
BRENTWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh suburb is paying its embattled police chief nearly $200,000 to retire....
Man gets 2 life sentences in killing of Pa. couple
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted last month in the drug-related slaying of a western Pennsylvania couple has been formally sentenced to consecutive life terms plus an extra 27 to 54 years in prison....
Paralyzed man pushing DA for retrial decision
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys for a young black man paralyzed by a Pittsburgh officer say his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry the man on some counts stemming from the traffic stop during which he was wounded....
Police: Man extorted $13K to not reveal affair
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he extorted $13,000 from another man in exchange for not telling the alleged victim's wife that he was having an affair....
Sen. Corman's lawyer wants Penn State mediation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for Republican state Sen. Jake Corman wants the state's Commonwealth Court to approve mediation for a lawsuit challenging NCAA sanctions against Penn State....
Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb....
A St Louis County grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests. The officer claims Michael Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car then reached for the officer's weapon. Some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
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