FERGUSON, Mo. - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. | Video
NEW YORK - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast is threatening to snarl traffic and disrupt flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds.
- St. Louis County police said on Wednesday they were investigating the death of a black man found shot and set on fire near an area where rioting erupted after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.
- The American mining industry is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ban on new uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon in a legal battle with environmentalists over impacts on the premier U.S. park.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Two FBI agents were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday and the suspect was dead in an incident not related to the racially charged unrest around nearby Ferguson, officials said.
MILFORD, Conn. - Police have arrested one of two men suspected of grabbing $50,000 worth of fur coats on Wednesday from a high-end clothing shop in Greenwich, Connecticut, and then speeding off in a getaway car to New York.
DALLAS - A former mortician serving a life sentence for murdering an elderly East Texas woman in a case that inspired the 2011 film "Bernie" will receive a new punishment hearing, a state appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
SAN ANTONIO - The FBI arrested a 36-year-old San Antonio man on Wednesday accused of being a mob hit man who is suspected in at least three murders and believed to have given the order to have a Texas police officer killed, the FBI said.
- An anonymous, hand-written note threatening damage to trees and shrubs on the University of Mississippi campus ahead of a major intra-state football game was turned over to federal investigators on Wednesday, the school said in a statement.