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Ferguson plot looked to kill police chief, blow up St. Louis Arch

Posted: 11/27/2014 - Two men arrested last week on suspicion of acquiring guns and explosives to use at protests in Ferguson, Missouri, planned to blow up St. Louis' Gateway Arch and assassinate the county prosecutor, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ferguson grand jury documents detail many original witness accounts changed

Updated: 11/26/2014 - Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn't see the shooting at all.

President Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision

Posted: 11/24/2014 - President Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Thanksgiving dinner safety tips

Posted: 11/26/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in six Americans gets sick annually from food poisoning. To prevent that, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers some basic safety tips.
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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.

Probe begins in fatal shooting of boy by officer

Posted: 11/24/2014 - A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

Updated: 11/21/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Posted: 11/19/2014 - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

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