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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown, speaks during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Gray spoke about preparations as citizens wait for a decision from the grand jury whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.


Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airportBOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said.Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA ZooLOS ANGELES (AP) — A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said.Out of control: FSU, OSU just win, baby

Ohio State running back Jalin Marshall (17) scores a touchdown against Indiana during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 42-27. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.


Mariota has 4 TDs and Ducks beat Buffaloes 44-10

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington (87) catches the ball as Colorado cornerback Kenneth Crawley (2) defends during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota got his curtain call at Autzen Stadium.


No. 2 Alabama rolls past Western Carolina 48-14

Alabama running back Derrick Henry (27) scores a touchdown during the first half an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Banged up in two straight wins over SEC West bruisers, No. 2 Alabama took a while to overwhelm a lower-division team that wasn't supposed to be able to put up much of a fight.


No. 1 Florida State edges Boston College 20-17

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, center, scrambles past Boston College defenders Matt Milano, left, and Steven Daniels in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Florida State defeated Boston College 20-17. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a tight game, once again, and needed their Heisman winner to make a play.


Arkansas defense shuts down Ole Miss in 30-0 win

Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace passes in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials lowered the goal posts in anticipation of a second straight week of onrushing fans.


Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

A man takes a photo of a damaged houses Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Saturday night. More than 20 people have been hurt after the magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said.


Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, locals stand outside after a quake hit Kangding County in Sichuan Province, China Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Guoqian) NO SALESBEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.


Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

The bodies of some of the victims lie in a line on the ground, at the location of an attack on a bus about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside the town of Mandera, near the Somali border in northeastern Kenya, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked the bus in northern Kenya at dawn on Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said. (AP Photo)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.


No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa, 26-24

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs from Iowa linebacker Bo Bower during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record barely lasted a week.


Gay singers test country music's appeal

Ty Herndon attends Country Weekly's 5th annual fashion show & concert in Nashville, Tennessee, June 7, 2011Church, pickup trucks and dive bars -- the imagery of classic country songs evokes "traditional" small-town American life. The winner for Song of the Year at this year's Country Music Association awards was Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow," whose message of not caring about outsiders' judgment alludes both to same-sex love and marijuana-smoking.


Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Michael Palmer and Carin Schultz work to clear her car of snow and remove it from Union street on November 20, 2014 in the suburb of Hamburg, Buffalo, New YorkRecord-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise. Areas of western New York that got socked with more than six feet (two meters) of snow this week are now are under a flood warning, the National Weather Service said. The zone was previously under a flood watch, which urges people to prepare for a possibility, while a more serious flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. The warning was in effect in northern Erie, Genessee, Wyoming, Chatauqua, Cattaraugus, southern Erie counties, including the cities of Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Orchard Park and Springville.


UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

Maine fans cheer during a college football game between Maine and New Hampshire, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Orono, Maine. The school was attempting to break the Guinness world record for the most people wearing plaid-or-tartan-patterned clothing in one place but appeared to have fallen short. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel.


Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegationsTamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonusHONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcryREADING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec 3, 2002, file photo, Suzy Whaley smiles while on the set of Golf Central at the Golf Channel in Orlando, Fla. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history, when the organization elected her as secretary, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Fowler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network.


Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

Volunteers, led by the Old First Ward Community Association, gather for a shovel brigade coordinated by the City in BuffaloBy Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighborhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow. ...


Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale

Haeji Kang, of South Korea, drives on hole 15, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Corey Perrine) FORT MYERS OUT; TV OUT; MAGAZINES OUTNAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Behind just about every green at Tiburon Golf Club was a leaderboard with more information than Stacy Lewis could digest.


Washington museum won't give up guns after allLYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit, after all.Oklahoma's Perine runs for record 427 yards

Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, right, is lifted up by his teammates in the fourth quarter, after breaking the NCAA FBS single-game rushing record of 408 yards, set last week by Melvin Gordon, with 427 yards in an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Oklahoma won 44-7. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.


Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas courseNORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. ...


Boston bombing victim going home after amputationKATY, Texas (AP) — A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility Saturday and has vowed to run the race next year.Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Diego Valencia processes Oregon ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.


Obama immigration plan good, not great for economyWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe(Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will shut down until Jan. 9, the beginning of the spring semester, so that students, faculty and alumni can address sexual assault and sexual violence on campus, said Teresa Sullivan, president of the prestigious state university, located in Charlottesville, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. ...Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

This photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney General's office shows Colter Richard Arbach. Law enforcement officers in northeast South Dakota are looking for Arbach 22, in connection with the killing of four people and wounding of a fifth. The attorney general's office says the shooting happened early Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Sisseton. A news release says Arbach is armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Sisseton is on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, home to the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney General's office)A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.


Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers

Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, domestic partner of Akai Gurley, center left, who was shot by an NYPD officer is joined by Rev. Al Sharpton, left, Gurley's daughter Akaila Gurley, 2, and and relative Janice Davis-Asiedu at the National Action Network in New York Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Police have described a rookie officer's shooting of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn staircase Thursday as an apparent accident. Sharpton called for prosecutors to investigate thoroughly and for police to improve training and procedures. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement officials have termed an apparent accident.


Marshall's return lifts Buckeyes by Hoosiers 42-27

Ohio State running back Jalin Marshall, left, celebrates his touchdown against Indiana with teammate Armani Reeves during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 42-27. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State.


Tiger names Chris Como as new swing coach

Tiger Woods of the US tees a shot during the second round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on January 31, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab EmiratesTiger Woods, the former world number one set to return to golf in less than two weeks, said Saturday that Chris Como is his new swing coach. Como, based in Texas, began working with Woods earlier this month and became the fourth swing coach for the 14-time major winner since the American turned professional in 1996. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. Como, who works out of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, was named by Golf Digest as one of the sport's best young teachers last year at age 35, telling the magazine he developed a curiosity about swing motions while growing up in California and that he worked with a Japanese couple who spoke little English, convincing him of the value of new teaching strategies.


Correction: Wintry Weather story

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the Buffalo snowstorms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that warmer temperatures could make the snow heavier. Warmer temperatures alone would not increase the snow's weight.


Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Beth Bragg carries a shovel to the Old First Ward Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Volunteers registered at the center and fanned out to the hardest hit areas of Buffalo to help clear snow after this week's heavy lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.


Albania opens secret bunker built by communists

A long corridor is seen at a bunker, built by late communist dictator Enver Hoxha in Tirana, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. A gigantic, secret underground bunker that Albania’s communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.


Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-82

Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas, left, and Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton battle for a loose ball under the basket during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.


Woman who was raped, burned dies in KansasWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.Morocco to celebrate birth of its royal twinsPARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.Russian tourist arrested for vandalizing ColosseumROME (AP) — Italian authorities say a Russian tourist has been fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for engraving a big letter 'K' on a wall of the Colosseum, the latest act of vandalism by tourists at the ancient structure.

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