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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:34:38 -0500
Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into the black". REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY) . . more
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:10:49 -0500
Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. . . more
NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. . . more
By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ... . . more
PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate. . . more
PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago. . . more
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power. . . more
CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive. . . more
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo.(Reuters) - A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area. West Florissant Avenue is home to a Walgreen Co store and other businesses that were looted or burned on Monday after a decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August. ... . . more
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:31:10 -0500
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree. ... . . more
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. . . more
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:36:22 -0500
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast. . . more
An AP review finds numerous statements that were conflicting, fabricated or provably wrong. . . more
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:20:40 -0500
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ... . . more
Outrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations. . . more
CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said. . . more
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. . . more


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