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Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:

Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable.

Cuba stalemate makes identifying rafters difficult

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The bodies surfaced 20 miles from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, the faces unrecognizable.

US stocks inch further into record territory

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

U.S. stocks are closing higher, keeping major indexes at record levels.

Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Teens punished for prank on autistic classmate

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank have been ordered to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

Alabama deputy, 3 teens killed in head-on crash

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday.

2 million could turn out for pope in Philadelphia

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Roman Catholic leaders in Philadelphia are predicting as many as 2 million people could turn out to see Pope Francis during his first U.S. visit as pontiff.

Woman cleared in fatal car wreck after GM letter

|Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A Texas judge has cleared a woman accused in a fatal wreck after General Motors acknowledged her car would've been among millions recalled for an ignition switch problem that may have contributed to the death.