Ferguson quiet after two nights of racial unrest

FERGUSON, Mo - The streets of Ferguson were mostly quiet after two nights of racially charged unrest following a grand jury decision to clear a white policeman of criminal prosecution for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.  Full Article 

Oil hits four-year low as expectations fade for OPEC cuts 6:48am EST

LONDON - Fading hopes OPEC will cut production when it meets Thursday sent oil prices tumbling to a four-year low and the world stock-market rally paused for Thanksgiving in the United States.

A group of Beltsville Small White turkeys spend time in a field at the farm of Julie Gauthier in Wake Forest, North Carolina, November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A turkey worth gobbling

WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A tiny but growing number of the 46 million turkeys destined to be eaten this Thanksgiving can trace their lineage to the birds that graced the tables of early settlers.  Full Article 

Protesters take part in a "civic parliament" inside Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, during a protest to oppose the controversial trade pact with mainland China, in Taipei in this April 5, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/Files

China's agency working to absorb Taiwan

TAIPEI/HONG KONG - Beijing is using the United Front as its main agent in thwarting Taiwanese independence and swallowing up the island into the mainland  Full Article 

A nurse prepares a syringe containing an experimental Ebola virus vaccine next to a volunteer called Trina Helderman (L) during a media visit at  Switzerland's Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes early test

NEW YORK - An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists reported.  Full Article 

William Ackman speaks to the audience   in New York, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Ackman sees big payoff from Allergan deal

BOSTON - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014.  Full Article 

A police officer (L) is seen pointing his weapon during an incident involving the shooting of a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun at the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, in this still image from video released by the Cleveland Police Department November 26, 2014. Reuters/Cleveland Police Department

Video shows police shot boy within seconds

CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy, which shows the boy pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds.  Full Article 

A handout photo shows decoration artifacts of glass and bone which were unearthed from a grave inside the site of an archaeological excavation at the town of Amphipolis, in northern Greece, November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Hellenic Culture Ministry/Handout via Reuters

Mysterious tomb holds Greeks in thrall

ATHENS - Greek archaeologist Katerina Peristeri dug in obscurity for years before unearthing a marble tomb from the time of Alexander the Great -- a find that has brought her instant fame.  Full Article