National Guard troops line up in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

More troops deployed in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager  Full Article | Video 

Hong Kong police start clearing activists from protest site 10:41pm EST

HONG KONG - Riot police began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong on Wednesday, following street clashes overnight, and scuffles broke out as some protesters tried to resist attempts to force them off the streets, Reuters witnesses said.

A two-mile Canadian Pacific train loaded with oil tank cars idles on a track in Enderlin, North Dakota, November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Why a North Dakota town is taking on big rail

ENDERLIN, N.D. - More than 60 percent of the 1.1 million barrels of oil produced each day in North Dakota is transported via rail, which has delayed, blocked and frustrated residents of a small town. Now the issue has landed in court.  Full Article 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens as President Barack Obama announces Hagel’s resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Chuck Hagel the scapegoat

Chuck Hagel’s resignation as secretary of defense may bring about some short-term political gains, but in the long run it will not be good for the administration, the Pentagon or the country.  Commentary 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin listen to their countries national anthems prior to St. Petersburg Dialogue forum in Wiesbaden, in this October 15, 2007 file photo.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.  Full Article 

A pizza is served in Chicago January 20, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

Just how many calories are in that pie?

The U.S. government announced new rules requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to list the the calorie count of what they sell on their menus.  Video 

Thanksgiving Day holiday shoppers line up with discounted television sets at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals

NEW YORK - You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain (at least by size): a 65-inch Vizio television at Walmart for $648.  Full Article 

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Protesters take to the streets of Manhattan following grand jury decision

Protesters swarm the streets of Manhattan in anger a day after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict the officer involved in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Taking on Islamic State

The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in Poca, West Virginia May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Predicting nuclear power outages

The fall refueling season is winding down for nuclear facilities, with spring forecasts calling for the least offline time since 2006.  Full Article