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  • Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said....
  • Ferguson protests move to retail stores
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
  • Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini....

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  • More glory for California Chrome?
    California Chrome's 2014 has been something of a roller-coaster ride but the year could still end on a high in the colt's final race of the American thoroughbred horse racing season at Del Mar.
  • Murray to wed girlfriend Kim Sears
    Andy Murray has served up a few changes to his support team at the end of the tennis season but there is one person who isn't going anywhere -- his new fiancée Kim Sears.
  • Hughes: Bowler faces 'heartbreak'
    To many outsiders, cricket can seem like a pedestrian pursuit.

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  • Inside OPEC room, Naimi declares price war on U.S. shale oil
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's oil minister told fellow OPEC members they must combat the U.S. shale oil boom, arguing against cutting crude output in order to depress prices and undermine the profitability of North American producers.
  • Pope urges solidarity to stop aggressors in Syria and Iraq
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism on Friday and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "grave persecutions" in Syria and Iraq.






  • Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online.






 

 

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