Kmart workers fight for time off on Thanksgiving

Somebody has to work on Thanksgiving, and Kmart says it does its best to staff stores with volunteers that day. But hundreds of workers say that's not good…

Buffalo snow melt: How bad will flooding get?

What's worse than 7 feet of snow piled up in front of your house? How about the flooding that comes once those 7 feet of snow melt?

That's exactly what some…

Report: China building airstrip' island

China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite…

Banker 'fit' to enter plea over HK murders

A court in Hong Kong has ruled that a British banker charged with the grisly murder of two Indonesian women is psychologically fit to enter a plea on both…

Five things to know for your New Day

A grand jury in Missouri meets again today and could decide what will happen to Officer Darren Wilson. Buffalo gets ready for insane flooding as 7 feet of…

Cosby: From TV dad to accused sexual predator

Cosby Bill

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Bill Cosby has dominated headlines for much of the last month as accusations of sexual assault pile up.

More than a dozen women have accused Cosby, many of…

China is not finished with rate cuts

China's central bank surprised investors last week with its first rate cut in more than two years. But get used to that -- analysts say more cuts are in the…

Is Ferguson grand jury close to deciding?

Michael Brown Ferguson protests weekend

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A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting.

Prosecutors haven't said what their plans…

Australian Broadcasting Corp slashes jobs, radio

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 400 jobs and close five radio production centers as government funding shrinks.

In addition to the sweeping…

5 reported dead after earthquake hits China

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A powerful earthquake struck a remote Tibetan region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least five people and causing a stampede at a primary…

Family fights to save beloved dog

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A Louisiana family is fighting to protect its beloved pit bull from a "vicious dogs" ordinance.

Joanna Armand started an online petition to protect pit bull…

Baby found in storm drain days after birth

Baby feet

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The bicyclists were on a morning ride Sunday when they heard a shocking sound coming from somewhere below them: a baby crying.

They lifted a slab off a storm…

Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities…

World's most impressive metro stations

Metro stations get a bad reputation as dark, grimy places where travelers are as likely to catch a communicable disease as they are a train.

Riding the subway…

After 20 years of Tofurky, why eat fake meat?

Options for meat substitutes have come a long way since Seth Tibbott's first few Thanksgivings as vegetarian in the 1970s.

Vegetable side dishes and salads were…

At Ferguson church, faith calms fears

Carol Byrd fears for her life these days.

She's anxious at night when she leaves her home, just a few blocks away from West Florissant Avenue, the street that…

Taiwan's nightclubs for literature

It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.

While some people are slowly walking home through the neon-lit streets, or getting ready to hit the club scene, others…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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