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Black Friday underway across America

Friday, 28 November 2014 04:30
NEW YORK (AP) — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There's good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at grabbing those holiday dollars. Still, millions of Americans are expected to head…
Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. cities
Thursday, 27 November 2014 16:23
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los…
Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays
Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:17
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, but skies were expected to clear throughout the East Coast, which was…
Thankful just to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:15
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, but skies were expected to clear throughout the East Coast, which was…
Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies
Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:14
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los…
Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada
Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:11
(Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few years. But they face opposition from taxi companies and some officials who argue the…
Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere dwindle after two nights of unrest
Thursday, 27 November 2014 05:10
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los…
Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
Thursday, 27 November 2014 04:09
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast. Alas, the yearly Thanksgiving trek, be it across the country or across town, may be a mixed bag of the usual travel headaches with a little extra pocket money as a consolation prize. A snapshot of what it's like…
Australian extradited to U.S. in Silk Road online drugs bazaar case
Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:08
By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has extradited a man to the United States to face trial for alleged involvement in Silk Road, a website where people bought illegal drugs like heroin using digital currency bitcoin, a government official said on Thursday. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Queensland, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in relation to the website in December.
Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere muted after two nights of racial unrest
Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:08
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los…

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