CHICAGO Chicago was calm on Wednesday, a day after the release of a graphic video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman charged with murder, a peaceful response compared with outbursts of violence in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over other deaths at the hands of police. | Video
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe as millions of people traveled on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with security heightened at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues after the Paris attacks. | Video
MINNEAPOLIS Four men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police as prosecutors weighed charges against them in connection with the shooting this week of five people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.
NEW YORK General Motors Co and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
PHOENIX A U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed in New Mexico during a routine training mission on Wednesday but the pilot was able to eject safely, military officials said.
MIAMI A jury on Wednesday found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook.
A Connecticut man was found guilty on Wednesday on charges he ran a Ponzi scheme while he was a teenager in which he falsely promised high investment returns by reselling electronics online and promoting concerts.
SAN FRANCISCO The handgun used in the slaying of a California artist killed while painting a mural in the city of Oakland had been stolen from the car of a federal immigration agent, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.
A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.
ATLANTA Former cruiserweight boxing champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell was shot to death during a robbery as he exited a public transit bus in Atlanta early on Wednesday, police said.