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Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

Anti-government protest in Albania's capital

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.

Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said.

Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment.

Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing.

NY state OK's $3.6 million after conviction tossed

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state.

California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

Family pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

The family of slain hostage Alan Henning has paid tribute to his life, gathering for a private memorial service.

Puerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump.

Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

Anti-government protest takes place in Albania

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices and high unemployment.

Thousands take part in Spanish anti-abortion rally

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a demonstration in Madrid to protest against the conservative government's decision to scrap plans to restrict the availability of abortion.

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.

Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.

Pope meets with autistic children

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.

US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

|Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba.