A man, who was demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, holds an image of Michael Brown outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case: report

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, the Washington Post reported.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

Wall Street hits new records, but telecom weighs on Dow 12:57pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action.

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 

Visitors look at a Tesla Model S car displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Tesla in talks with BMW over car batteries

FRANKFURT - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is in talks with Germany's BMW over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla's Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel.  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 

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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 

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Hagel resigns as U.S. defense secretary

U.S. President Barack Obama thanks outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for his service leading the Pentagon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).