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Officer Darren Wilson

St. Louis County

ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Wednesday in Missouri.

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VIDEO Small pantry makes big impact

Rural areas have harder time helping those in need

The King's Pantry works to help the large amount of needy in Webster County.

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Springfield City Hall

Springfield will vote on nondiscrimination ordinance next April

The city council approved an ordinance in October that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Springfield's nondiscrimination protections.

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Woman dead, officer injured in Missouri shooting

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman died and a police officer was shot in a confrontation that authorities say was not related to unrest in Ferguson.

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Looting in Ferguson

At least 14 injured in Ferguson-related protests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals report having treated at least 14 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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(img1)Daytime Video: Auto repair shop, beauty boutique burned

Daytime Video: Auto repair shop, beauty boutique burned

Buildings burn Tuesday morning after the riots in Ferguson.  This is aerial video of an auto repair shop and a beauty boutique that caught fire.

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Officer Darren Wilson

St. Louis County

Clergy protest Brown decision near Ferguson

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — About 100 protesters, including many clergy members, are protesting in the streets of the St. Louis suburb where it was announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown.

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New restrictions proposed for scooter riders

New scooter reguations proposed

Many riders unhappy with the proposed changes.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Sunny Cool

Sunny and Cool Today

Today will be cool but less windy. Highs top our in the mid 40s with plenty of sunshine to be had.

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(img1)Memorial for Michael Brown on streets

VIDEO: Memorial for Michael Brown on street in Ferguson

This is an aerial view of a memorial made on a Ferguson street to remember Michael Brown.

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No indictment: Springfield reacts to Ferguson grand jury

Students at Missouri State and citizens around Springfield speak with KSPR following the announcement in Ferguson.

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No indictment: Springfield reaction to Ferguson grand jury

Students and members of the Springfield community react to the grand jury announcement not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

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(img1)Video of protests in Ferguson

Ferguson crowd erupts in anger at no indictment

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered in Ferguson erupted in anger, throwing things at police and knocking down a barricade as a county prosecutor announced that police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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(img1)Police use tear gas to control protestors in Ferguson

Violence in Ferguson after no indictment announced

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officers in armored vehicles lobbed canisters of irritants that made people's eyes and lungs burn, dispersing crowds in Ferguson after a police car was vandalized, business windows shattered and gunshots rang in the streets.

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(img1)Liquor Store looting

VIDEO: Protestors loot a liquor store in Ferguson

The protests spilled over to this liquor store in Ferguson where many looted Monday night.

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(img1)Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts to grand jury declining indictment against Officer Wilson

WATCH: Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts to grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Wilson

Rev. Jesse Jackson gave this statement after the grand jury decided against an indictment in the deadly shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill reacts to grand jury decision in Ferguson

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill released this statement Monday night after the grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

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(img1)Bob McCullough delivers grand jury decision

WATCH: St. Louis County prosecutor delivers grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting

A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict 28-year-old Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson.  In August, Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation.

 

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(img1)Video of protests in Ferguson

WATCH: Protestors gather on the streets of Ferguson before grand jury decision

Protestors took to the streets of Ferguson before the grand jury decision in the officer Wilson case is announced at 8:00 p.m.

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Court documents reveal details of north Springfield shootout

We have new information about the fatal shooting that happened in a north Springfield neighborhood last week. KSPR News obtained court documents that reveal the events that led up to the shooting, and explain why charges haven’t been filed in the case.

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New information on North Grant shooting

New information on North Grant shooting

We have new information on the fatal shooting that happened in a north Springfield neighborhood last week. KSPR News obtained court documents that reveal the events that led up to the shooting, and explain why charges haven’t been filed in the case.

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Up & Down Temps This Week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at some big swings with temperatures this week.

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(img1)SIGN SCAMS

Looking to make some extra cash this holiday season?

A warning for people looking to make extra cash this holiday season. If you're looking for a job, scammers are too.

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Crime Stoppers poster Autumn Ladd

Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week: Autumn Ladd

Here's the latest appeal from Crime Stoppers of Greater Springfield for the public's help.

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Leigh's Lost and Found, featuring two lost Mastiff mix puppies from different litters

Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring two lost Mastiff mix puppies

The male and female are not related but both were found wandering loose without collars or ID

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Video Leigh s Lost and Found featuring lost Mastiff puppies

Video: Leigh's Lost and Found featuring lost Mastiff puppies

The male and female mix puppies are not related but both are lost

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Roller coaster temperatures

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Roller coaster temperatures

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at some up and down temperatures this week.

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Burned trailer home where 2 died near Laquey

Coroner releases names of 2 boys who died in house fire

The fire also injured five other family members late Thursday night near Laquey in western Pulaski County.

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Norman T. Anderson

Girl says family friend sexually abused her in Stone County

Norman T. Anderson, 58, is in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond after he was charged with seven counts of first-degree statutory sodomy on Saturday.

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Residents displaced by broken sprinkler system

American Inn reopens some rooms after sprinkler repairs

The hotel had to close and kick out people who were renting rooms by the week early in November.

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VIDEO Small pantry makes big impact

VIDEO: Small pantry makes big impact

The King's Pantry is helping people in need in Webster County.

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(img1)Daytime Video: Auto repair shop, beauty boutique burned

Daytime Video: Auto repair shop, beauty boutique burned

Buildings burn Tuesday morning after the riots in Ferguson.  This is aerial video of an auto repair shop and a beauty boutique that caught fire.

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(img1)Memorial for Michael Brown on streets

VIDEO: Memorial for Michael Brown on street in Ferguson

This is an aerial view of a memorial made on a Ferguson street to remember Michael Brown.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Sunny Cool

KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast: Sunny & Cool

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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(img2)i44 protestors

WATCH: Protestors shut down I-44 near St. Louis University

Authorities closed I-44 for a short time Monday night as protestors marched on the interstate.  It happened near St. Louis University.

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(img1)Buildings burn in Ferguson following violent protests

WATCH: Buildings burn in Ferguson following violent protests

The protests in Ferguson turned fiery for police as buildings caught fire during the riots Monday night.

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(img1)Liquor Store looting

VIDEO: Protestors loot a liquor store in Ferguson

The protests spilled over to this liquor store in Ferguson where many looted Monday night.

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(img1)Police use tear gas to control protestors in Ferguson

WATCH: Police use smoke bombs to control protestors in Ferguson

Police turned to smoke bombs and tear gas to control the unruly crowd on the streets of Ferguson following the grand jury's decision no to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the deadly shooting of Michael Brown.

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(img1)Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts to grand jury declining indictment against Officer Wilson

WATCH: Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts to grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Wilson

Rev. Jesse Jackson gave this statement after the grand jury decided against an indictment in the deadly shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

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(img1)Video: Protestors vandalize police car in Ferguson

WATCH: Protestors vandalize police car in Ferguson after grand jury decision

Police fought back protestors in Ferguson after crowds got unruly following the grand jury decision to decline to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

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(img1)Bob McCullough delivers grand jury decision

WATCH: St. Louis County prosecutor delivers grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting

A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict 28-year-old Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson.  In August, Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown during a confrontation.

 

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(img1)Video of protests in Ferguson

WATCH: Protestors gather on the streets of Ferguson before grand jury decision

Protestors took to the streets of Ferguson before the grand jury decision in the officer Wilson case is announced at 8:00 p.m.

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New information on North Grant shooting

New information on North Grant shooting

We have new information on the fatal shooting that happened in a north Springfield neighborhood last week. KSPR News obtained court documents that reveal the events that led up to the shooting, and explain why charges haven’t been filed in the case.

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Video Leigh s Lost and Found featuring lost Mastiff puppies

Video: Leigh's Lost and Found featuring lost Mastiff puppies

The male and female mix puppies are not related but both are lost

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Roller coaster temperatures

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Roller coaster temperatures

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at some up and down temperatures this week.

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UPDATE: Police say crime common at motel

Update: Police say motel active where four shot dead in spri

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl gets answers to how people at a Springfield motel slept through a quadruple-shooting.

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Terry Allen leaving MSU football, students speak out

MSU head football coach Terry Allen will not be back next season. The university has decided not to renew his contract.

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Sunday Evening Forecast Much Colder Light Snow Chances

Sunday Evening Forecast: Much Colder...Light Snow Chances

A cold front is triggering showers and thunderstorms...but then much colder and windy conditions are expected...a chance of wet snow after midnight.

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Allen dismissal

VIDEO: MSU announces search for new football coach

KSPR's Mike Scott and Matt Buhrman report. 

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T Allen done

SATURDAY VIDEO: MSU coach Terry Allen says he won't be back in 2015

MSU head football coach Terry Allen spoke after the Bears loss Saturday at Northern Iowa.

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Moats newser

VIDEO: Kyle Moats announces search for new coach

MSU Director of Athletics announces Terry Allen will not be retained; names search committee for new football coach. 

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Saturday Evening Forecast A Mild and Wet Sunday

Saturday Evening Forecast: A Mild and Wet Sunday

Our weekend started mild and wet and it will end that way too...before another shot of colder air moves in beginning Sunday night into next week.

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Update on two deadly Springfield shootings

Update on two deadly Springfield shootings

Families are mourning the loss of their loved ones as Springfield police continue investigating two fatal shootings that happened over the last week. A total of five people were killed, and one man is recovering in the hospital after taking a bullet to the chest.

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(img1)Robot device

Raw Video: Robot removes suspicious device from Springfield-Branson National Airport

Security personnel who were screening baggage at Springfield-Branson National Airport came across an item that they believe could be an explosive device.   After the discovery by Transportation Security Administration employees around 9:30 Friday, the airport terminal was evacuated, and all incoming and outbound commercial flights were put on hold.

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We now know what it was that shut down the airport in Spring

The suspicious device that shut down the airport in Springfield Friday

The Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad says a suspicious package flagged by the Transportation Security Administration’s screening process at the Springfield-Branson National Airport on Friday morning was not an explosive device.

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Passengers delayed after bomb scare at Springfield-Branson N

Passengers delayed after bomb scare at Springfield-Branson National Airport

KSPR's Bob Trihy shows us why passengers still say safety first when it comes to flying.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Tracking rain

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Tracking rain

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the best chance for rain this weekend.

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Ferguson library sees donations roll in

Ferguson is in turmoil, but one community safe haven is getting a lot of attention.

Schools were closed Tuesday, but the town's public library stayed open to give children a place to go.

Many applauded that decision on Twitter, and pushed donations to...

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Darren Wilson: Sorry but conscience is clear

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he was sorry for the loss of life when he shot unarmed teen Michael Brown last August but that his conscience is clear because he was simply doing his job.

The interview, con...

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Ferguson grand jury decision protests

REUTERS

Ferguson left smoldering after grand jury verdict

[Breaking news, posted at 3:42 p.m. ET]

Officer Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told reporters Tuesday. "No decision has been made. His current employment st...

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Inventor creates watch that fires laser

It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!

It ... tells time?

Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his full-time gig creating props and modes...

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URGENT - Ferguson Mayor Wilson

(CNN) -- Officer Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told reporters Tuesday. "No decision has been made. His current employment status has not changed," he said...

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Ferguson protests after grand jury

Jim Young/Reuters

Ferguson: The odd timing of the decision

During the height of the months-long protests in Ferguson last summer, police said demonstrators could protest all they want -- as long as they stayed home after dark.

The reasoning back then: Troublemakers from outside the city come in to create cha...

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Friends gathering

iStock / CREATISTA

What if you don't like your kids' friends?

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

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URGENT - Ferguson Mayor National Guard

(CNN) -- Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Tuesday slammed how the National Guard was deployed in his city. "The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning. We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all ...

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King to Obama: Invite Wilson to White House

Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should invite Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson to meet with him at the White House.

"I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, o...

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Apple iPad Mini 3

Apple

iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

The way tablet sales are slumping, there's almost a better chance you'll get three French hens or two turtle doves than an iPad this Christmas.

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Officer Darren Wilson

St. Louis County

ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Wednesday in Missouri.

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Preview: Seahawks at 49ers

The stakes are certainly not as high as when Seattle knocked off San Francisco in last season's NFC Championship game, but Thursday's outcome figures to have some major playoff ramifications when the 49ers host the Seahawks in a matchup of ...

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Preview: Texas-Pan American at Utah

A loss to No. 15 San Diego State may have knocked Utah out of the Top 25, but it didn't dishearten the Running Utes, who host Texas-Pan American in the first round of the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament on Wednesday. Utah bounced back from its...

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Ferguson, Missouri rally

CNN

Scores of protests over Ferguson case planned

Hours after protests over the grand jury decision in Michael Brown's death rocked Ferguson, Missouri, people across the country took to the streets to voice their anger again Tuesday.

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Durbin to hold Senate hearing on Ferguson

Less than 24 hours after the Ferguson Grand Jury decision was announced ruling no charges for police Officer Darren Wilson and leading to a night full of unrest in the small Missouri town, one Senate leader says that Congress is ready to take action.

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Recap: East Carolina 58, Fresno State 52

East Carolina 58, Fresno State 52: Freshman B.J. Tyson scored a team-high 22 points off the bench, including eight late as the Pirates held off the Bulldogs in the consolation round of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.Caleb White cont...

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ISIS

ISIS Video

2 Minn. men charged for alleged ISIS support

Two Minnesota men face criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities by the Syrian group ISIS, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in Minneapolis.

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Brown's stepfather: 'Burn this bitch down!'

Michael Brown's stepfather consoled the dead teen's distraught mother after Monday's controversial grand jury announcement and then turned to the crowd of demonstrators, saying, "Burn this mother f---er down" and "Burn this bitch down," according to ...

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closeup of basketball seams, ball

Jason Antony/SXC

Wolves' Martin to miss 6-8 weeks

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right wrist.

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Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns, in uniform

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Agent: Manziel sucker-punched

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was the victim, not the instigator, in the early Saturday morning incident in Cleveland that police described as a "riot" scene upon arrival at 2:30 a.m., according to his agent.

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Pablo Sandoval with Boston Red Sox fan in panda suit

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Red Sox view Sandoval as 'perfect fit'

When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home.

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Preview: Virginia at Virginia Tech

In-state rivals Virginia and Virginia Tech clash in Blacksburg on Friday with the Commonwealth Cup and bowl eligibility on the line for both sides. The Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak last week, topping Miami (Fla.) 30-13 at hom...

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Minnesota G McNeil suspended

East Carolina 56, Fresno State 49: Freshman B.J. Tyson scored a team-high 20 points off the bench, including six late as the Pirates held off the Bulldogs in the consolation round of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.Caleb White contri...

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Recap: East Carolina 56, Fresno State 49

East Carolina 56, Fresno State 49: Freshman B.J. Tyson scored a team-high 20 points off the bench, including six late as the Pirates held off the Bulldogs in the consolation round of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.Caleb White contri...

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Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo snow storm

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Buffalo stadium will be ready Sunday

The Buffalo Bills will be able to play host to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium after last week's massive snowstorm in western New York buried the facility.

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DNA pioneer James Watson to sell Nobel Prize

DNA pioneer James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize he won for his co-discovery of the double helix structure -- the building block of life.

The coveted gold medal is expected to go under the hammer for up to $3.5 million in a sale at Christie's in Ne...

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Storm expected to snarl travel in Northeast

If you're heading to the airport to fly to the East Coast for Thanksgiving, expect delays of three to six hours.

A nor'easter is expected to dump heavy rain and snow on the eastern United States late Tuesday into Wednesday and cause severe delays on ...

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Obama, Hagel resignation

REUTERS

Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack...

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President Obama making Ferguson remarks

Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

His measured tone stood in stunning contrast to the images o...

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NY asst prncpl shaves kids head

School official shaves student's head in NY

Student Lucas Hull says most of his senior class sat in the school's cafeteria and watched the assistant principal shave his head after he said Hull's faux-hawk violated the school's dress code.

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Matsuzaka to return to Japan

Free-agent pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is headed back to his native Japan after spending eight years in the major leagues. The 34-year-old Matsuzaka reached a contract agreement with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, the current Japanese League cha...

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URGENT - ABC Darren Wilson Interview

(CNN) -- ABC's George Stephanopoulos has "just finished a more than hourlong interview" with Ferguson police Office Darren WIlson, Stephanopoulos said on his official Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

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airplane wing, travel, flight

Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up.

The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group Airlin...

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