Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.
Passions still inflamed but Ferguson starts to calm

A protester waves a flag during a demonstration outside the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer on Wednesday after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Just a few dozen protesters and clergy braved rain and light snow to protest outside the police department in the St Louis suburb, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on August 9. A Missouri grand jury decided Monday not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson, who fired the fatal shots -- a move that inspired coast-to-coast anger in the United States as well as a rally across the Atlantic in London. After they were rebuffed, extra police and a National Guard Humvee were drafted to protect the building.



Callahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates after scoring past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.



US automakers aim for luxury market in China

A luxury Cadillac from US auto giant General Motors, seen on display at a ceremony in the Forbidden City, Beijing, on June 7, 2004China is the new El Dorado for US automakers looking to develop sales of their luxury brands, which globally are lagging behind German and Japanese competitors. General Motors, the largest US automaker, already sells more cars in China each month than it does in its home market and expects that to continue. "Our joint ventures in China are working to boost production capacity by 30 percent to more than five million units annually by 2015," GM executive Mary Barra told the firm's annual shareholders meeting. GM launched a Chinese-produced luxury sedan, the XTS, last year and is steadily adding more vehicles to its Cadillac range.



South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looks at his watch during the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the first since 2011, is meant as a forum to discuss regional issues, but is usually dominated by the rivalry between Pakistan and India. (AP Photo/Narendra Shrestha, Pool)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.





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