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Barricades block the entrance to the St. Louis County Police Headquarters in ClaytonBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. It appeared that the St. Louis suburb, which has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations since Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, would have to wait until at least Monday and perhaps longer for an announcement. ...


Erie County Holding Center corrections officer carries sandbags as he directs inmates to create sandbags to prepare for possible flooding following a massive snow storm in WilliamsvilleBy Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Creeks appeared to be flowing smoothly and no flooding had been reported as the sun began to go down, county officials said. More than 775 members of the New York National Guard were in Erie County and Buffalo to help with flood prevention after days of work to clear roads and dig homes and cars out of the record snow from a storm that killed 13 people. ...


Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...


CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 — six of them seriously, authorities said.
Today is Monday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2014. There are 37 days left in the year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they've taken into custody the driver of a suspicious vehicle that sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.

Eagles lead past Titans 43-24Josh Huff got the Philadelphia Eagles started and LeSean McCoy kept them going as the Birds beat the Titans 43-24 on Sunday.


Hunter dies after accidentally shooting himself in West Windsor TownshipAuthorities say a New Jersey goose hunter, who was out with his father, died after he accidentally shot himself in the head and neck.


By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A brief lockdown at a U.S Army base in San Antonio was lifted after officials detained a man on Sunday in what a military spokesman described as a "high-security incident," while adding there was no threat. One person remained under arrest at Fort Sam Houston after a suspicious vehicle was found in the middle of the post, spokesman Alex Delgado said. "There were no other passengers in the vehicle and emergency personnel report no other individuals are suspected of being involved," Delgado said. The base is the home of the U.S. ...

Police search for missing Whitehall Township womanState police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing Whitehall Township woman who was last seen leaving her job.


Police: Mother who shot 3 children in Tabernacle diesState Police say the mother believed to have shot three children in an attempted murder-suicide in Tabernacle, New Jersey has died.


Woman found dead outside warehouse in South PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a woman was found dead on the side of a warehouse near a busy area of South Philadelphia.


2 teens shot in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that wounded two teenagers in North Philadelphia.


NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested the parents of a 9-month-old girl who was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in New York City.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two women and a dog have been rescued after a building collapsed on Chicago's South Side, and authorities are conducting a search of the rubble even though they don't believe anyone else was inside.
(Reuters) - Search-and-rescue crews pulled two women and a dog from the rubble of a collapsed Chicago apartment building on Sunday night and were searching for more victims, fire officials said. The women, one in her 70s and another believed to be a young adult, were taken to hospital while about 100 fire personnel searched for others, Deputy District Chief Jeff Lyle of the Chicago Fire Department said. Fire officials believe there are no more trapped victims but are continuing their search to make sure, Lyle said. "We have a three-story residential building that pancaked," Lyle said. ...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say breached security and commandeered an airport work truck at the San Jose airport.

Mumia Abu-Jamal curriculum reinstated in California school districtA school district in California is reinstating a controversial curriculum - an optional lesson on convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal is currently serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.


Ray Mills, left, and Londrelle Hall pause before a memorial in the middle of a street Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, more than three months after a black 18-year-old was shot and killed there by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. The two men spent 20 days running from their home in Atlanta in an effort to raise awareness of the shooting. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


1 killed, 2 injured in Bear, Delaware crashOne person is dead and two others are in critical condition after a collision in Bear, Delaware.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker behead by Islamic State militants in Syria was praised for his humanitarian work Sunday during a memorial service attended by hundreds that included readings from the Bible and the Quran.

Police fall victim to swatting hoax in WallingfordPolice in Wallingford, Delaware County became the victims of a frightening hoax known as swatting.


Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonusPilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus - that is, until the airline wanted the money back


Woman found dead outside warehouse in South PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a woman was found dead, naked and with a trash bag around her head on the side of a warehouse near a busy area of South Philadelphia.


Home invasion arrest, man caught with stolen TVPolice arrested a suspect for a home invasion in the Frankford section of Philadelphia after they caught the man with a stolen TV.


FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.


This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was set on fire. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.


BOSTON (AP) — An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.

President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, before traveling to Del Sol High School to speaks about the steps he will be taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.


By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida gunman who gunned down a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another this weekend before being killed in a wild exchange of fire with police wanted to take down as many law-enforcement officers as possible, authorities said on Sunday.    The gunman, Wade Holley, 53, apparently set fire to his home deliberately on Saturday morning to lure police and firefighters to his quiet residential neighborhood in the state capital of Tallahassee. Among those who rushed to the scene was Deputy Christopher L. Smith, 47, who died of multiple gunshot wounds. ...

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