‘Lost Boy’ hopes to reunite with mom after 30 years

| |Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

James Thiep Angui survived a civil war in Sudan, eventually making his way to Texas. He hopes to return home — for a visit to see his mother and family — next year.

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

Congress nears deal to avoid tax increases, Obama vows veto

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Deductibility of sales taxes in Taxes is part of a congressional proposal involving $450 billion in tax deductions in Washington. The White House is calling it a bad deal and is threatening a veto.

Six in downtown Fort Worth protest Ferguson grand jury decision

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Anya Callahan, organizer of the protest, said, “Hopefully, I don’t have to come out here again for another black kid who gets shot dead.”

Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.

Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Tough to make a case against police in shootings

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.