A woman looks at the memorial set up at the site of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

S&P 500, Dow end at records on central bank bets 4:11pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Monday on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused even as volume was below average.

President Barack Obama (L) embraces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after announcing Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Hagel resigns as defense secretary

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepped down, marking the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections.  Full Article 

Rising seas are eating away as much as 11 feet of shore a year along the unprotected western end of Galveston Island, where rock revetments are the only thing preventing the waves from swallowing some homes along the shore. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Why Houston fears the next big storm

GALVESTON, Texas - Six years after Hurricane Ike, Houston is as vulnerable as when the storm hit. No major projects are under way to fend off surging seas.  Full Article 

Secretary of State John Kerry pauses during a news conference after a meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks extended seven months

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock.  Full Article | Opinion: A misconception that could scuttle nuclear talks 

A customer counts her money at the register of a Toys R Us store on the Thanksgiving Day holiday in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

The ambush of charities in the check-out line

NEW YORK - One objection from potential givers over calls for charity at the check-out register is that it requires a snap decision, which doesn't give you any time at all to properly evaluate the charity or how the funds are going to be used.  Full Article 

South Buffalo resident Ron Jeblonski uses a snow blower to clear snow from his driveway in South Buffalo, New York, November 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Aaron Ingrao

Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.  Full Article 


Boy with pellet gun killed by Cleveland police

CLEVELAND - A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after he brandished a pellet gun at a Cleveland recreation center died from his injuries, officials said.  Full Article 

UVA student leaders in disgust following report of gang rape

University of Virginia student leaders express disgust after Rolling Stone magazine issues a detailed report of an alleged fraternity gang-rape involving seven men and a freshman woman. Gavino Garay reports.