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Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

By Jason Sickles, Yahoo Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. (Getty/Facebook) CLAYTON, Mo. — A St Continue reading

AP Source: Seager, M’s agree on $100M, 7-year deal

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold. Continue reading

AP Source: Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract. Continue reading

UK: ‘Severe’ terror threat requires new powers

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, the interior minister said Monday, announcing measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying terrorist ransoms. Home Secretary Theresa May said the advance of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq had given “energy and a renewed sense of purpose” to Islamic radicals in Britain, creating a threat more serious “than at any time before or since 9/11.” She said that British authorities have foiled 40 terrorist plots since the July 2005 London transit bombings, which killed 52 people. In August, Britain raised its threat level from “substantial” to “severe,” indicating an attack is highly likely Continue reading

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, left, shoots past Boise State’s Nick Duncan (13) and Mikey Thompson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Nov. Continue reading

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St Continue reading

In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

By Kristin m. Hall, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter’s rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket. Continue reading

Turkey to host training for 2,000 Syrian rebels

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Monday. Turkey had agreed in principle to train and equip Syrian rebel forces as part of the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State, but details on the numbers involved and where the training would take place had yet to be announced Continue reading

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN VIENNA (AP) — Facing still significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months. Continue reading

Longtime NHL coach Pat Quinn dies at age 71

Canada’s head coach Pat Quinn watches his team’s practice at the 2009 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championships in Ottawa, in this file photo from January 4, 2009. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Shaun Best/Files (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Pat Quinn, a longtime National Hockey League coach who twice reached the Stanley Cup finals, has died at the age of 71, officials said Monday. Quinn died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after a year of declining health, said officials from the Vancouver Giants, a junior hockey team that Quinn co-owned. Continue reading