Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West title

November 28th, 2014

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon scores on a 6-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field.


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Woman wins £337m in divorce case

November 28th, 2014

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

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Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

November 27th, 2014

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Mexico's president announced a new anti-crime plan that includes proposals for a nationwide ID, giving Congress the power to dissolve corrupt municipal government and fold their often-corrupt local police forces under the control of the country’s 31 state governments. The plan would focus first on four of Mexico’s most troubled states, Guerrero, Michoacan, Jalisco and Tamaulipas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over often-corrupt municipal police.


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Tensions ease in protest-hit Ferguson

November 27th, 2014

A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.

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General strike shuts down services across Greece

November 27th, 2014

Unionists block the entrance of a docked ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Thursday Nov. 27 2014. A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff. Greece has been dependent on billions of euros from international bailouts from the eurozone and International Monetary Fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.


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‘No new grand jury’ in Ferguson case

November 27th, 2014

Missouri’s governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.

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Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: NIH

November 27th, 2014

A doctor holds a seringe containing the Ebola vaccine called ChAd3, developed by GlaxoSmithKine, on November 4, 2014 at the CHUV hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where trials are also being heldResearchers say they're a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 5,700 people, mostly in West Africa. In the first phase of testing, all 20 healthy adults injected with a higher or lower dose of the vaccine developed antibodies needed to fight Ebola, said the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which conducted the study. "The unprecedented scale of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has intensified efforts to develop safe and effective vaccines," said Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is developing the vaccine alongside GlaxoSmithKline.


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Family ‘crushed’ by Ferguson ruling

November 27th, 2014

The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are “crushed” by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.

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Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

November 26th, 2014

FILE - This July 31, 2014, file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a surgical procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 81-year-old Ginsburg had the procedure Wednesday morning after a coronary blockage was discovered. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said.


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Five children die in US house fire

November 26th, 2014

Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.

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