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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent
A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.
Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers
More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today -- the bulk of them in the Northeast, where rain and snow is hampering pre-Thanksgiving travel.
At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases
The federal program that requires weeks of monitoring for travelers from African countries with Ebola is turning a month old. And so far, no cases of the disease have turned up.
58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests
Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.
Brown's mother: Ferguson decision 'heartbreaking'
Michael Brown's mother says it has been a "sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable" time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn't indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son.
Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer
Cleveland police are ready to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun.
Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down
Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
A Missouri prosecutor is facing renewed scrutiny of his handling of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer — including his decision to have a grand jury decide if the officer would face charges.
Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow
A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations.
Ferguson mayor: Darren Wilson still on leave
Ferguson's mayor says Darren Wilson remains on administrative leave a day after the grand jury did not indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
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