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usa Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, Ohio A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.Both are attempts to counter frustration among workers and their families over holiday store hours that have expanded into the holiday.

24 minutes ago // ABC

usa Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Having a Baby

Police Officer Darren Wilson, the officer at the center of the Ferguson storm, told "Good Morning America" today that he and his wife are expecting a baby.

28 minutes ago // Fox News

usa Student snapped final photo before bear attack in New Jersey

A Rutgers student who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey snapped photos of the 300-pound beast before it chased him, mauled him and even gouged the phone the victim used to take his last pics.

30 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Deere Sees Big Decline in Equipment Sales

Deere projected a 20% decline in farm equipment sales for the recently started business year, warning again that lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on demand for agricultural machinery.

31 minutes ago // CBS

usa Much calmer night in Ferguson

In contrast to night before, only sporadic violence reported, with additional National Guard troops on hand

31 minutes ago // MSNBC

usa Macy's Parade: Who Makes the Cut?

Macy's Studio Vice President John Piper explains what's in the job description for Thanksgiving parade balloons.

46 minutes ago // ABC

usa Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Having a Baby

The officer got married while in seclusion following Ferguson shooting.

50 minutes ago // Boston Herald

usa Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

MINEOLA, N.Y. One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.Major Northeast cities were likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day on Wednesday, though New York and other places also were gearing up for several inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan said.

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Ferguson Hit by Second Night of Protests

Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo. for a second consecutive night in response to the grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer.

52 minutes ago // MSNBC

usa 'Insult After Injury': Browns Slam 'Disrespectful' Wilson

The mother of Michael Brown said Officer Darren Wilson's account of her son's shooting 'insult after injury.'

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Deere Sees Big Decline in Equipment Sales

Deere projected a 20% decline in farm equipment sales for the recently started business year, reiterating its warnings that lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on demand for agricultural machinery.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

usa Ferguson Protesters Unleash Rage From Coast to Coast

Anger over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who fatally shot Michael Brown reverberated around the country early Wednesday.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

usa Global Investors Plow Cash Into Asian Stocks

Neither double-digit gains in a handful of markets, nor the risk of higher interest rates in the U.S. have diminished investor appetite for stocks in the region.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

usa Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall

SAN FRANCISCO A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said Tuesday.The man's name and hometown have not been released."We are amazed that he fell from such a high distance and still survived. Landing on the car really helped, and we are so thankful for that," the man's family said in a statement released by San Francisco General Hospital. They famil

1 hour ago // New York Times

usa Ferguson Grows Calmer, but Tensions Remain

As the Missouri National Guard bolstered its presence and the police became more assertive, law enforcement officials effectively squashed much of the chaos from a night earlier.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

usa Darren Wilson: 'I Never Wanted to Take Anyone's Life'

I never wanted to take anyones life, the officer said.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

usa Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

MINEOLA, N.Y. One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.Major Northeast cities were likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day on Wednesday, though New York and other places also were gearing up for several inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan said.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

usa Michael Brown's Mom: Wilson Just Added Insult to Injury

The mother of Michael Brown said Officer Darren Wilson's account of her son's shooting 'insult after injury.'

1 hour ago // Fox News

usa Florida man accused of making meth in public bathroom

Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach.

1 hour ago // ABC

usa 2 FBI Special Agents Shot Near Ferguson

Two FBI special agents were shot during an investigation near Ferguson, Missouri this morning, FBI Public Affairs Specialist Rebecca Wu confirmed.

1 hour ago // Fox News

usa Cleveland to release video of 12-year-old boy shot by officer

Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

usa Michael Brown's Mom: Cop Account Added Insult to Injury

The mother of Michael Brown said Officer Darren Wilson's account of her son's shooting 'insult after injury.'

1 hour ago // New York Times

usa First Draft: Today in Politics

The potential political costs of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.; speculation about Chuck Hagels replacement; and a look at Speaker John A. Boehners turkey brine recipe.

1 hour ago // ABC

usa 2 FBI Agents Shot, Wounded in St. Louis Area

2 FBI agents shot, hurt in St. Louis area; spokeswoman says not directly related to protests

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

usa 2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests.Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday.One agent was shot in the shoulder and the other agent was shot in the leg. Wu says neither injury is life-threatening.

1 hour ago // Reuters

usa U.S. issues travel warning for Djibouti over terror threat

NAIROBI Reuters - The United States has issued a warning to travelers citing "specific threats from terrorism" aimed at Western and local interests in the east African nation of Djibouti.

1 hour ago // Reuters

usa National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

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1 hour ago // Reuters

usa Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. Reuters - Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though the incident was "not directly related" to racially charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, an agency spokeswoman said.

1 hour ago // Reuters

usa National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S

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1 hour ago // ABC

usa Broken Elevator Traps Disabled Connecticut Residents

Broken elevator in Connecticut building traps disabled residents; some cancel Thanksgiving

2 hours ago // New York Times

usa Motherlode Blog: The Giving Tree: Take What You Want, Leave What You Can

Stocking the branches of the Giving Tree with candy, gloves and small gifts kept us busy, and grateful, all season long.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

usa Storm to Snarl Thanksgiving Travel for Millions

A powerful winter storm forecast to disrupt the Thanksgiving travel plans of millions of Americans began its march up the East Coast early Wednesday.

2 hours ago // USA Today

usa Obama's day: A turkey pardoning

President Obama pardons a turkey and does volunteer service the day before Thanksgiving.

2 hours ago // ABC

usa 2 FBI Agents Shot, Injured in St. Louis Area

2 FBI agents shot, hurt in St. Louis area; spokeswoman says not directly related to protests

2 hours ago // ABC

usa Owner of Destroyed Massachusetts Strip Club Sues

Owner of Massachusetts strip club destroyed in natural gas explosion sues utility for $5M

2 hours ago // New York Times

usa News: Latest Updates: Protests Nationwide as More Troops Are Called to Ferguson

More arrests were made overnight as protests also spread around the country. In an effort to quell violence in Ferguson, Missouri officials deployed additional National Guard troops.