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OPEC: No cut in oil production and prices keep falling

OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices.

Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in pr...

British author PD James

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Crime novelist P.D. James dies at 94

P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," died Thursday. She was 94.

Faber & Faber, her UK publisher, reported her death on its website.

"It is diff...

Michael Brown funeral casket

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Who's 'professor' from Michael Brown autopsy?

The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that's what the man said he was handing over.

A brain. In a bucket.

Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, ...

Ebola virus

CDC

'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.

All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by ...

Google logo on computer screen

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

European Parliament votes for Google breakup

The European Parliament has voted to break up Google and weaken its dominance across the region.

Google controls about 90% of all Web searches in Europe, and politicians have grown increasingly concerned about its power.

But Thursday's vote on its own ...

Kabul, Afghanistan

CNN

Suicide attack kills 5 in Afghan capital

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday killed five people and wounded 33 others, including at least four children, said Hashmat Stanikzai, Kabul's police chief.

An explosive-laden car was detonated as a foreign embassy convoy was...

Darren Wilson

City of Ferguson

Wilson's lawyers discuss his time in hiding

Days after he fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, Officer Darren Wilson was cutting grass when he was told his home address was circulating online.

Within three hours, he'd grabbed some bags and gone into hiding, according to his attorneys.

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Queen Elizabeth

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Queen Elizabeth II honored with lifetime achievement award

Queen Elizabeth II has been honored with the inaugural lifetime achievement award from the world governing body of horse sport, the International Equestrian Federation.

Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas

istock

CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

Kim Jong Un Waves

Reuters

Report: NK leader's sister given senior role

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.

Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jung, was mentioned in an article posted by KCNA on Thursday, referring to her as a vice department dire...

Israel Gaza West Bank

CNN

Israel says it broke up Hamas terror plot

Israeli security forces said Thursday they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium, abductions and car bombings.

Authorities arrested at least 30 members of Palestinian militant group Hamas a...

Nigeria map

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Female suicide bombers kill 78 in Nigeria

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northern Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.

The blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday left 56 people injured. A doctor and a nurse at ...

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On this day: November 27

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

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Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.

States most likely to have a miserable Thanksgiving

Family fight over dinner

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Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for friends, family and...fighting. Find out where it's likely to be the worst this Turkey Day.

On this day: November 26

Concorde's last flight, 2003

Martin Bennett/Reuters

Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.

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