By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. But in California, about 500 people were arrested in rallies over the past two days that shut highways in major cites. ...
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, where police reported the arrests of at least seven protesters who had vowed over social media to disrupt the event to show outrage over the racially-charged Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri. ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest member of the nine-justice court, was released from a Washington hospital on Thursday after undergoing a heart procedure, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday to improve blood flow after she reported discomfort following routine exercise. "Justice Ginsburg was released from the hospital this morning," court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. ...
A Humboldt State University student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and is in critical condition.
On Thanksgiving day the chances of having a house fire nearly double, said Redding Fire Investigators Craig Wittner and Patrick O'Connor.
Union representatives, as well as two of Redding's five City Council Members, called a news conference Wednesday afternoon in front of the Council Chambers at Redding City Hall.
Zir Weems was arrested by Butte County deputies for murdering his wife Wednesday, right after he posted bail in Glenn County on animal cruelty charges.
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said his surgically repaired knee is swelling on him and caused him to play with a great deal of pain in the Houston's last game.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says a conference realignment that would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences, could help level the playing field between the NBA's two conferences.
Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger made a tongue-in-cheek guarantee Wednesday not to take another selfie before this week's game.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III didn't have much to say about coach Jay Gruden's decision to bench him, merely calling it a "coach's decision."