A group of demonstrators pray in front of the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 as they join others to protest the death of 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer.  (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson: Grand Jury Does Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting

The grand jury has been considering charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black 18-year-old after a confrontation in August.


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Utah Lawmaker Considers Shutting Off Water Service To Massive NSA Data Storage Facility

Republican Rep. Marc Roberts, of Santaquin, said there are serious questions about privacy and surveillance surrounding the center, and several Utah residents who spoke at a legislative committee hearing Wednesday agreed.



Oregon Cities Prepared To Defend Marijuana Tax Laws After Measure Bans Practice

Measure 91, passed by voters on Nov. 4, has a clause forbidding any taxation on marijuana except by the state. Now, those cities say they are prepared to defend their taxes in court.


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Utah Police Officer’s Body Camera Was Off When He Shot Sword-Wielding Suspect

The department doesn’t have a policy on when cameras must be activated. Judson and Cpl. Matthew Schauerhamer, the other officer involved in the shooting, are returning to active duty after the shooting was ruled legally justified.


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Republican Congress Faces Decision After Marijuana Legalization Vote In Washington, D.C.

While states out West enjoy both autonomy and distance, federal lawmakers have the power to quash any District law they don’t like. And with legalization getting a foothold on the East Coast for the first time, the District’s initiative could force Congress to make decisions affecting the future of legal pot nationwide.


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Oregon Mother Who Allegedly Threw Autistic Son, 6, Off Bridge Appears In Court

Lincoln County Circuit Court in Newport said Tuesday that 34-year-old Jillian McCabe entered no pleas to charges of aggravated murder, murder, and manslaughter. The case has yet to go to a grand jury.


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Russian Rocket Engines Suspected In Antares Rocket Explosion

The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew up 15 seconds after lifting off for the space station Tuesday, lighting up the night sky and raining flaming debris on the launch site. No one was injured, but the $200 million-plus mission was a total loss.


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Utah Police, National Guard Face Penalties In Bikini Video Shoot Promoting Calendar

Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton told lawmakers Thursday that the handful of Guard members involved could face fines, demotions or forced retirements when an investigation is complete.


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Cover Oregon Debacle Winding Down As Final Ties Between State, Oracle Are Cut

Oregon had planned to salvage some of the Oracle-built portal to enroll people in Medicaid, but officials have now decided to scrap that project as well and will use another state’s Medicaid enrollment system instead.


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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Suspended Over Role In State Government Porn Scandal

The justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct.


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Bikini-Clad Calendar Photo Shoot May Have Featured Utah National Guard Equipment

The Utah National Guard learned about it Tuesday and is determining if military equipment was used in the video, Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said. The Utah National Guard didn’t give permission for the project, he said.


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Utah Mayor Wants To Protect Night Sky From Too Much Light Pollution

“Right now as a young city, this is really the only time to preserve the night sky for everyone else’s benefit,” Pengra told The Daily Herald of Provo. The Eagle Mountain city council last week considered an ordinance designed to limit the reach of the town’s artificial light.


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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A cross stands in the Roman catacombs in the gardens of the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Castel Gandolfo

A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations From Around The World

See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.

Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut

Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.

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Travis Flies In Support Of Sandy

Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.

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Closing Ceremonies Of The London Olympics

Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.


Smokey Bear Through The Years

See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.

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