Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported across the nation....
Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported across the nation. St. Louis Police Chief Jon Belmar said 44 people were arrested overnight, while hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago. Click to read more about the protests. Read »
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, said Wednesday the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury," following a grand jury's decision not to...
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, said Wednesday the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury," following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer in the killing. Wilson's account "sounds crazy," Michael Brown Sr. said on NBC's "Today" show. It's "disrespectful," McSpadden explained. Wilson said in his interview that Brown was the instigator of the incident, reaching for Wilson's gun and charging at him. "For one, my son, he respected law enforcement,'' Brown Sr. said. "Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn? It sounds crazy."
Meteorologists said early Tuesday that a winter storm was likely to hit the Northeast on a day when more than 46 million people across the nation were expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving. Traffic-thwarting weather conditions are predicted for the most traveled day of the holiday week -- Wednesday. Snow and ice are in the forecast from New England to Georgia for Wednesday night, prompting winter storm watches in the region. "Travel is not going to be a lot of fun for people trying to get to grandma’s house on Wednesday," said a lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. Airlines had already cancelled 164 flights for Wednesday, with the potential for even more cancellations and delays, according to FlightAware.com. Conditions may get even worse: Thursday could bring risky road conditions throughout the entire east coast, forecasters said.
Two FBI special agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said. One was struck in the shoulder and the other in the leg while assisting the University City Police Department in serving an arrest warrant in north St. Louis County, the FBI said in a statement. Their injuries were non-life threatening. The shooting was "not directly related to the Ferguson protests," according to the FBI. It was unclear whether it was linked to the shooting of a University City police officer on Monday.
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Two Minnesotan men faced terrorism charges after being accused of trying to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS, federal authorities told NBC News Tuesday. Abdi Nur, 20, remained at large and was believed to be overseas. Federal prosecutors charged Nur and Abdullah Yusuf, 18, with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, prosecutors said. A third unidentified man, also from Minnesota, is under investigation and may already be fighting with ISIS, prosecutors said.
Gunmen on motorcycles fatally shot four members of a team dispensing polio vaccines to children, officials in Pakistan said Wednesday. The victims included three women. Three other people were injured in the attack near Quetta in the restive province of Baluchistan on the border with Afghanistan. Attacks targeting aid workers intensified when it emerged that Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician, ran a fake vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from Osama bin Laden and his family to prove his presence there to the CIA.
Police released surveillance video Tuesday after burglars crashed a car into the Louis Vuitton store at an upscale mall in Northbrook, Illinois last week. Northbrook Police said the crash happened at 4:53
Police released surveillance video Tuesday after burglars crashed a car into the Louis Vuitton store at an upscale mall in Northbrook, Illinois last week. Northbrook Police said the crash happened at 4:53 a.m. Police said a number of purses were taken from the store, estimating the total value stolen at $120,000.
A nor'easter forecast to snarl the Thanksgiving travel plans of millions of Americans began its march up the East Coast early Wednesday, lashing the region with heavy rain, NBC News reported. Forecasters warned the storm would bring up to 12 inches of snow in some areas as it moved north on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston metro areas would likely see snow before noon ET and could expect as much as three inches throughout the day, according to Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. The biggest snowfall accumulations were expected in a swath from the Poconos to Maine.
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"We are here to tell America that we will not surrender, we will never give up our rights and we are against all sanctions."
— Hardline students in Iran, demanding on the streets of Teheran on Sunday their...
— Hardline students in Iran,demanding on the streets of Teheran on Sunday their government not cave to Western pressures, as negotiators from Iran and the West tried to hammer out a nuclear deal on the eve of a self-imposed deadline.
Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests — including 18-year-old Joshua Wong — as they cleared barricades in one volatile district on Wednesday. The move threw into doubt the future of a two-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony. Police said a total of 116 people were arrested in scuffles the previous night which also injured 20 officers.
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St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says there was less violence in Ferguson on Tuesday night than on Monday night. He says there was some gunfire, a fire set, and objects thrown at police. (Nov. 26)
A SoCal woman whose cluttered home caught fire Tuesday evening has died. Firefighters say clutter blocked their entrance into the home and, once inside, made it difficult for them to maneuver. The woman in her late 70s was found unresponsive on the first floor. The 2-alarm fire damaged four of the adjoining units. Firefighters say the residents won't be allowed to return until Wednesday, and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined
Pakistani government and security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed seven alleged militants in Pakistan's remote North Waziristan on Wednesday. The Pakistani army is currently waging a months-long operation against Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants who have controlled North Waziristan for years.
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