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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Jury's Ferguson Decision

Gun sales are on the rise in suburban St. Louis as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, The Associated Press reported. Metro Shooting Supplies reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual— an average of 30 to 50 guns each day — while the jury prepares to conclude its review of the case that sparked looting and violent protests in August. Protest leaders say they are preparing for non-violent demonstrations after the grand jury's decision is announced, but they also acknowledge the risk of more unrest if the panel decides not to charge Darren Wilson. Read »
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Collins, NBA's 1st Openly Gay Player to Retire

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:54 AM

JetBlue to Add Bag Fees on Cheapest Tickets

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:41 AM

NBC Scraps Bill Cosby Project

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Comedian Buys Snow Blower After Crowdfunding Fail

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Feds Call on Automakers to Expand Takata Air Bag Recall

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

2 Dead After Tractor-Trailer Crash, Cars Pinned Against Dunkin' Sign

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Italian Police Catch Secret Mafia Initiation on Camera

Police in northern Italy say for the first time they have video of a secret, ritual swearing-in ceremony for the 'ndrangheta, a powerful Italian crime syndicate. The video and audio recordings reveal new members swearing allegiance to the mob. In the recordings, they are reminded to keep one final bullet in their guns for themselves. Investigators did not explain how they managed to film the ceremony at a farmhouse in Castello di Brianza in northern Italy. Read »
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 4:42 PM

6 Dead, More Than 100 Trapped in Monster Snow Storm

A deadly arctic blast that sent freezing temperatures to all 50 states and dumped more than five feet of snow on parts of New York state eased up early Wednesday, but was set to hit the area again later in the day, NBC News reported. Six deaths were blamed on Tuesday's storm which paralyzed cities and towns. A 140-mile stretch of the state thruway in western New York was closed and more than 100 cars were reported trapped. The team bus of the Niagara University Purple Eagles women's basketball team was stuck for more than 24 hours before players were rescued. The National Weather Service said Tuesday night that some areas of Buffalo suburbs were approaching 76 inches of snow since Monday — a record for snowfall over a 24-hour period anywhere in the U.S. ever. Read »
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Israelis Return to Jerusalem Synagogue After Deadly Attack

Jewish worshippers returned to a Jerusalem synagogue Wednesday that was the site of a deadly attack the previous day amid soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces early on Wednesday demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people in October in an attack on commuters at a crowded light rail platform in Jerusalem. Read »
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Study Will Test Ebola Survivors' Blood to Treat Virus

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Organs of Brain-Dead Toddler Won't Be Donated

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Coach's New Twist on Football Jersey Tradition Brings Team, School Together

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Philadelphia Killer Says He Killed 5 Women in Texas

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Missouri Executes Death Row Inmate for 1994 Killing

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