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In this photo provided by ABC News, ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, left, interviews Ferguson, MO., police officer Darren Wilson, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Missouri. The interview will air during ABC News programs and platforms on Nov. 25 and 26. (AP Photo/ABC News, Kevin Lowder)

Missouri: More Guard troops roll into Ferguson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson, Mo., yesterday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. Meanwhile, officer Darren Wilson broke his long public silence, insisting on national television that he could not …

Can OPEC members unite to raise oil prices?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day. The 12-member group’s purpose is to coordinate how much oil is produced in order to keep prices high and stable and maximize member countries’ revenue while making sure global demand for oil stays …

Thanksgiving Day deals likely to trump Black Friday discounts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are …

Republicans sue White House over health law

Saturday, November 22, 2014

House Republicans yesterday announced that they have filed a long-awaited legal suit challenging President Obama’s “unilateral actions” on the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, announced the lawsuit’s filing minutes after he publicly denounced another of the president’s executive moves, this on the decision …

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Epping

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed in Epping after the state passed a law allowing seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses. The Portsmouth Herald reports the plan will be presented to selectmen Monday night at Epping Town Hall. The program is being administered …

South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm’s way

Friday, November 21, 2014

The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart’s sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to …

Worm spends four years burrowing through man’s brain

Friday, November 21, 2014

After four years of headaches, a British man was found to have a rare guest living inside his skull: a tapeworm. The case was reported in the journal Genome Biology. Does your head hurt yet? Give it a minute. The nearly half-inch-long Spirometra erinaceieuropaei worm was found during …

Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

Friday, November 21, 2014

Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag yesterday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal. In hours …

Chart: The world is too fat and it’s costing us $2 trillion a year

Friday, November 21, 2014

We’re fat – and we’re getting fatter. One estimate from earlier this year found that almost one-third of the world was now obese (that’s more than 2 billion people) and that numbers had been rising, significantly, for decades. The world’s growing obesity and the health problems that come …

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Friday, November 21, 2014

It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola …

Immigration tests GOP leaders’ ability to control conservative response to Obama

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a humiliating defeat at the polls, winning full control of Congress. But already, GOP leaders fear that the conservative uproar over the president’s immigration actions will doom any hopes for …

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. A Senate panel met yesterday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which …

Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early yesterday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said. …