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13 minutes ago // CBS

world Small businesses bear brunt of Ferguson mayhem

Reresurgence of unrest following grand jury announcement is taking a toll on the streets, but hitting some business owners the most

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Sun reporter cleared over Budget leak

The Sun's former Whitehall editor is cleared of illegally paying a civil servant for information, including details of the March 2010 budget.

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Merkel Takes Tough Stance on Russia

The German chancellor said sanctions will remain in place, as NATO said it wasnt ruling out increasing its support to Ukraine, including potential delivery of lethal weapons.

22 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Contaminated' petrol was from Murco

Morrisons says suspected contaminated petrol sold at two stores in Carmarthenshire came from the Murco refinery in Milford Haven.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Children swapped at birth should stay with parents who raised them

Court-appointed expert says it is not be in the interests of two South African four-year-olds to be returned to biological parents Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world US stocks barely budge ahead of Thanksgiving

NEW YORK Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world US stocks open little changed; Deere slumps

NEW YORK U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, keeping the major indexes near record levels, as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy.

26 minutes ago // UPI

world Zimbabwe's power struggles in spotlight as vice president barred from ZANU-PF central committee

JC FinleyHARARE, Zimbabwe, Nov. 26 UPI -- Zimbabwe's Vice President Joyce Mujuru was denied a place on the ZANU-PF party's central committee after the media tied her to a plot to kill the president.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Sex assault charge for radio host

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Home of the Day: Modern entertainer's space in Hollywood Hills

Reclaimed barn wood paneling and Jerusalem stone finishes lend a warming note to the vaulted, glass-lined interiors of this modern tri-level residence in Hollywood Hills West. The home is equipped for either small- or large-scale entertaining, with telescoping doors off of the master suite that...

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'The Voice' recap: Only one woman makes it into the top 8

For the second week in a row, The Voice voters sent home two female contestants 16-year-old Reagan James, of Team Blake, and returning contestant Anita Antoinette, of Team Gwen -- on Tuesdays results show, when the top 10 shrank to the top 8. That leaves only one...

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Care home owners charged with neglect

The owners of a care home in Lancashire are charged with mistreating vulnerable residents.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world HK police remove barricades and face protesters - in pictures

Officers remove barricading in the city and scuffles broke out during attempts to clear one of the zones held by protesters. Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were among activists arrested Continue reading...

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC football morning report: Recent history gives Fighting Irish nod

Fact of the day: USC has defeated Notre Dame in 12 of the last 15 games, but the Fighting Irish have won three of the last four.

37 minutes ago // CBS

world Ingrid Michaelson turns tragedy into lyrics

Singer-songwriter opens up about what may have been her toughest year, and how it resulted in her most powerful and popular music yet in "Lights Out"

40 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

KIEV, Ukraine Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove said a large number of Russian troops are also active inside Ukraine, training and advising separatist rebels.Moscow has routinely denied it played any direct role in the conflict in Ukraine, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives

41 minutes ago // New York Times

world 7 Hong Kong Police Officers Arrested in Beating of Protester

The arrests for the October beating were announced after the police cleared one of Hong Kongs busiest shopping streets of encamped pro-democracy protesters.

41 minutes ago // UPI

world Gunman kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

Gabrielle LevyQUETTA CITY, Pakistan, Nov. 26 UPI -- Four polio workers were killed in southwestern Pakistan Wednesday in what is being considered part of a targeted campaign against those combating the virus.

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Easy dinner recipes: Three great ideas in about 15 minutes

Dinner in about 15 minutes? You bet. Because we all have those days when we're short on time -- or energy -- or perhaps we're busy planning for a big dinner tomorrow. Have your meal ready in minutes with these hearty ideas.

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world Turkey bans reporting on corruption investigation of ex-ministers

ANKARA Reuters - A Turkish court has banned media from reporting on a parliamentary investigation into corruption allegations against four ex-ministers, a move the opposition says amounts to protecting thieves.

43 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Report blames Brotherhood for Rabaa clashes

Government report blames Muslim Brotherhood for post-coup violence but says large death toll could have been avoided.

45 minutes ago // CNN

world Cricketer hit by pitch, collapses

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is fighting for his life in a hospital, a day after he collapsed on the field.

47 minutes ago // VOA

world Prisoners Take Over Ngaragba Jail in CAR Capital

Hundreds of prisoners have taken over the main jail in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui. Security forces and international peacekeepers quickly surrounded the prison, and the United Nations mission in the country said the prisoners cannot escape. There were, and may still be, more than 700 prisoners inside Ngaragba detention center, a jail built for only 300. The prison has seen breakouts in the past year, and the U.N. has been warning in recent weeks that conditions ins

48 minutes ago // The Independent

world Thanksgiving weather: Winter storms hit US East Coast, cancelling hundreds of flights

Winter storms have brought travel chaos to the millions of Americans heading across the country to join loved ones for Thanksgiving tomorrow, by causing hundreds of flights cancellations.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Unrest in Ferguson lets Moscow score points against Washington

Schadenfreude from Moscow unmistakeable, but officials seize opportunity to take revenge for US State Departments hectoring statements regarding Russias internal politicsFrom Cairo to Moscow: how the world reacted to Ferguson Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway

Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Burglars admit attacking lecturer

Four men admit a burglary during which a university lecturer was savagely beaten at his south London home.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world Hungary's ruling party down in polls over Web tax, quarrels with West

BUDAPEST Reuters - Public support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party fell sharply in November, a survey showed on Wednesday, hit by a plan to tax Internet use that it later dropped and by disputes with Western powers.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world Royal Mail 'scaremongering' on post

The boss of Royal Mail is accused of "scaremongering" by the business secretary, after telling MPs that there is a threat to the universal service.

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Robert Griffin III headed to Redskins' bench in favor of Colt McCoy

Robert Griffin III was the toast of D.C. just two years ago, leading the Washington Redskins to an unlikely playoff berth and earning himself NFL rookie-of-the-year honors in the process.

54 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Ghomeshi to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon after being charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // CBS

world Bill Cosby loses yet another performance

A venue in Green Bay, Wisconsin cancelled an upcoming Bill Cosby performance, and the comedian was also removed from the advisory board of a North Carolina university. Also, Angelina Jolie directed the film "Unbroken," which opens in December. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news.

56 minutes ago // ABC

world South Asian Leaders Don't Sign Expected Agreements

South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements; chances of India-Pakistan talks decline

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.K. Debuts Tougher Counterterror Laws

The U.K. government presented controversial counterterrorism draft legislation which includes a plan to block British terror suspects from returning to the U.K. from abroad.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Dripping in Holiday Jewels

These colorful, multi-carat jewels dazzle and sparkle anyone into a holiday mood.