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With school funding legal fight over, S.C. looks to reverse downward trends

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

A group of South Carolina school districts recently won a two-decade legal battle over disparate differences in school funding and quality within the Palmetto State.

AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Ferguson protests temporarily close malls near St. Louis, shut down train line in California

Ferguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury’s recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.

Brown family’s pastor tries to make sense of fire that gutted church

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Clutching hands, about 30 members of the Lee family stood over the Thanksgiving spread. Before they could eat, family tradition dictates, they had to first go around the room saying what they are thankful for.

Gov. Nixon to call special session over funding

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the state General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area.

When pigs fly? Not on this US Airways plane

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

This was a pig that truly could not fly.

Federal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appeal

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial.

Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Police: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog

|Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.

Air Force offers details of bomber training zone

| |Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.