US News  November 28, 2014
Ray Rice suspension overturned
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely earlier this year for domestic violence, won his appeal, meaning he could return to the National Football LeagueFormer Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely earlier this year for domestic violence, won his appeal Friday, meaning he could return to the National Football League.Rice -- who was cut by the Ravens -- is now a free agent, and eligible to play if another team signs him, his lawyer Peter Ginsberg told USA Today.The 2...  Full Story
Toned, tattooed Mickey Rourke returns to ring at 62 -- and wins
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, 62, arrives to fight US professional Elliot Seymour, 29, in Moscow on November 28, 2014Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke picked up his boxing career on Friday night in Moscow at 62 years old -- and beat his far younger opponent in the second round.Rourke, wearing red trunks with a Russian flag, unleashed a barrage of blows against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour, an American professional boxer, and the bout was halted. It had been set to go f...  Full Story
'Star Wars' trailer sparks fan frenzy
A man looks at a tweet announcing the completion of filming and the title for the newest "Star Wars" film, on November 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California"Star Wars" fans got their first glimpse Friday of the space saga's long-awaited new film -- including a controversial new-look lightsaber -- but still have to wait a year for the movie itself."There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" a gravel-voiced narrator intones in the brief trailer, before a squadron of Stormtroopers is seen prepping f...  Full Story
Texas police kill gunman after he shoots at Austin buildings
The Texas Capitol building on August 20, 2011 in Austin, TexasUS police fatally shot a man after he opened fire at several buildings in the Texas state capital Friday, including police headquarters and the Mexican consulate, authorities said.Police in the city of Austin said on Twitter that an "active shooter" had targeted multiple downtown buildings, including the police HQ.Following an "officer-involved sho...  Full Story
Oil stocks sink; Dow, Nasdaq flat
US oil prices dropped to a new four-year low after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to hold firm on output levelsEnergy-related stocks were hammered Friday, leaving US stocks mostly flat in a holiday-shortened session, after OPEC decided not to cut production in response to lower crude prices.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.49 point, barely creeping to a new record high at 17,828.24.The broad-based S&P 500 slid 5.27 (0.25 percent) to 2,067.56...  Full Story
US crude oil price falls more than $7 a barrel
An oil well near Tioga, North Dakota, August 21, 2013US oil prices plunged by more than $7 a barrel Friday, a day after OPEC decided to not cut production in response to lower prices.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in January closed at $66.15 a barrel, down $7.54 from the closing price Wednesday....  Full Story
Black Friday gets holiday shopping season in high gear
A salesperson rings up a sale at a Best Buy store during the Black Friday doorbuster sale that started on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fairfax, VirginiaBlack Friday, the biggest US shopping "holiday", kicked off with expectations that lower gasoline prices and higher consumer confidence could mean better year-end retail sales than last year.The buying frenzy started early, turning Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday into what the industry has begun calling "Gray Thursday".Big retail chains like Wa...  Full Story
Cop at center of Ferguson case to leave force
A photo released November 24, 2014 by the office of  St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough shows police officer Darren Wilson shortly after he fatally shot black teenager Michael BrownThe Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his lawyer said. Darren Wilson is currently in discussions with the Ferguson, Missouri police department on the terms and conditions of his departure, attorney Neil Bruntrager said this week."There's no way...  Full Story