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Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Small plane crashes into Chicago home

CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Study ties dental drugs, heart infection risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S., the highest risk patients still get these drugs and no similar trend has been seen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Lake-effect snow pummels New York, closes Thruway

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Parts of New York measured the season's first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, on Tuesday as 3 feet of lake-effect snow blanketed the Buffalo area and forced the closure of a 132-mile stretch of the state Thruway.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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US to close family detention center in New Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will close a temporary family immigration detention center in rural New Mexico by the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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