MOSCOW (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo.(Reuters) – A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area. West Florissant Avenue is home to a Walgreen Co store and other businesses that were looted or burned on Monday after a decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August. …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Michael Eisner was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co., the entertainment giant founded the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and owned the Los Angeles Angels.
Black 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 Walmart, Target and Macy's opened their doors at 6:00 pm (0100 GMT Friday) in hopes of boosting their weekend sales, even before many Americans had finished the traditional turkey holiday feast. Walmart and Target boasted that the strategy was a success, saying they were swamped with customers — without saying how many.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power.
By Kylie MacLellan and Andrew Osborn ROCESTER/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron could campaign for Britain to leave the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to his country's welfare system, he hinted on Friday, but said he was confident it wouldn't come to that. …
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen.
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in “Gangster Squad” tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators sought to catch the attention of shoppers looking for good deals on Friday, going to major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed Friday as tumbling oil prices had a dual effect on the market: The drop boosted retailers and cruise lines, which benefit when people save on energy costs, but hurt energy companies.
(Reuters) – Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a woman's sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second woman's allegations, according to news reports on a newly unsealed deposition given by Cosby. Cosby described the deal under oath in a deposition in 2005 after he was sued by Andrea Constand, who accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her. …
By Nnekule Ikemfuna KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano, killing at least 35 people on Friday, witnesses and police said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. “These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with people screaming,” said Chijjani Usman, a local reporter who had gone to the mosque in the old city to pray. …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests are scheduled at shopping centers around the country in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. A few popped up in St. Louis-area retail stores late Thursday and continued Friday, the start of what is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria’s second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.