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15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson

  • numerous: As Small Business Saturday approached, numerous storefronts in the Ferguson area had their windows covered with plywood with messages painted across many of them letting neighbors know that the shops are still open.
  • arrest: In Oakland, more than a dozen people were arrested after about 125 protesters wearing T-shirts that read " Black Lives Matter" interrupted train service from Oakland to San Francisco, with some chaining themselves to trains.
  • exceed: A news release from his office said that due to the increased presence of the State Highway Patrol and the Missouri National Guard in the region, the state's financial obligations for emergency duties are on track to exceed what had been appropriated.
  • demonstrator: Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest the grand jury's decision.
  • security: Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as at least 200 protesters sprawled onto the floor while chanting," Stop shopping and join the movement," at the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights a few miles south of Ferguson, Missouri, where Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown, who was unarmed, in August.

Washington state woman shoots man trying to enter home: TV station

  • tenant: Detectives found the man smelled of alcohol, and investigators were seeking to determine if he knew a previous tenant at the house or a neighbor, it said, adding that a police sergeant called the shooting a case of self-defense.
  • smell: Detectives found the man smelled of alcohol, and investigators were seeking to determine if he knew a previous tenant at the house or a neighbor, it said, adding that a police sergeant called the shooting a case of self-defense.
  • alcohol: Detectives found the man smelled of alcohol, and investigators were seeking to determine if he knew a previous tenant at the house or a neighbor, it said, adding that a police sergeant called the shooting a case of self-defense.
  • sergeant: Detectives found the man smelled of alcohol, and investigators were seeking to determine if he knew a previous tenant at the house or a neighbor, it said, adding that a police sergeant called the shooting a case of self-defense.
  • investigator: Detectives found the man smelled of alcohol, and investigators were seeking to determine if he knew a previous tenant at the house or a neighbor, it said, adding that a police sergeant called the shooting a case of self-defense.

A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson

  • federal: The federal agency also has launched a broad investigation into the Ferguson Police Department.
  • community: The shooting stirred racial tensions and prompted several days of strong and at times violent protests in Ferguson, a predominantly black community patrolled by a mostly white police force.
  • federal: The U.S. Justice Department has its own investigation into possible civil rights violations that could result in federal charges for Wilson, but investigators would need to satisfy a rigorous standard of proof.
  • block: Dozens of people in Seattle blocked streets, and police some protesters also apparently chained doors shut at the nearby Pacific Place shopping center.
  • rigorous: The U.S. Justice Department has its own investigation into possible civil rights violations that could result in federal charges for Wilson, but investigators would need to satisfy a rigorous standard of proof.

Seattle protesters enter shopping malls, chaining doors shut at one

  • spectator: Spectators who came to see the Christmas tree outnumbered protesters, and while the ceremony was cut short there was little friction between the two groups.
  • series: It was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States to disrupt Black Friday shopping at hundreds of stores.
  • disrupt: It was the latest in a series of demonstrations across the United States to disrupt Black Friday shopping at hundreds of stores.
  • indict: SEATTLE (Reuters)- Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony.
  • demonstrator: In a protest targeting another Seattle mall, about 200 demonstrators entered the Westlake Center downtown and marched to a balcony where they chanted.

NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables

  • sense: B ecause for me, having all these people together is a great thing but having a homeless person with a sense that he's not homeless is what I do this for.
  • security: James, who has been homeless since losing a security job four years ago, also volunteers at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, where the dinner occurred.
  • probably: Many are addicted to substances, and it's probably at the same rate as homeless people.
  • firm: Among guests were law firm partners, investment professionals, executives, teachers, social workers, writers, artists, musicians and reti rees.
  • meal: Guest Andrea Neyman said the meal was a great equalizer: " It didn't feel like an event where there were a lot of homeless people.

Ebola scare boosts business for Alabama company

  • double: In China, Weifang Lakeland Safety Products has said it is doubling capacity to meet the demand for coveralls.
  • treat: Ten people have been treated for Ebola in the United States, and one has died.
  • exceed: We took orders in a couple of days that exceeded the orders we 've had on that particular product in two or three years.
  • contact: Located in north Alabama, the family-owned Kappler Inc. of Guntersville typically gets only a few orders annually for the type of suit needed by health workers who are in contact with Ebola patients.
  • employee: While the company has about 75,000 of the suits on back order, Sanders said, it has yet to need to add to its workforce of 150 employees or extend working hours.

Mom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions

  • pray: "Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Kosta Karageorge, and we pray that he is safe and that he is found soon," Meyer said in a statement.
  • cite: Wednesday he texted a message that cited the concussions and said, " I am sorry if I am an embarrassment.
  • message: Wednesday he texted a message that cited the concussions and said, " I am sorry if I am an embarrassment.
  • urge: During halftime at the No. 16 Ohio State men's basketball game against James Madison in Columbus, pictures of Karageorge were shown and an announcement was made urging people with any information to contact police..
  • confirm: Team spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed that Karageorge missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, which his family says was uncharacteristic.

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

  • accuse: The lawsuit is the latest accusing major banks of biased mortgage lending that harmed major American cities, such as Los Angeles, Miami and Baltimore, and prolonged the nation's housing crisis.
  • imposition: The 152-page complaint said the bank targeted borrowers from the time loans were made through foreclosure through " equity stripping," which includes the imposition of inflated or unnecessary rates and fees, as well as penalties to refinance.
  • prolong: The lawsuit is the latest accusing major banks of biased mortgage lending that harmed major American cities, such as Los Angeles, Miami and Baltimore, and prolonged the nation's housing crisis.
  • accuse: Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area- Yahoo News.
  • target: The 152-page complaint said the bank targeted borrowers from the time loans were made through foreclosure through " equity stripping," which includes the imposition of inflated or unnecessary rates and fees, as well as penalties to refinance.

NY boys buried in snow pile heard rescuers calling

  • resident: He started wildly digging, and residents, some using their bare hands, joined in the rescue.
  • hero: I want him to have a good Thanksgiving, because he's a hero," Elijah said.
  • warm: They relied on each other to stay alive, they said, sharing Elijah's face mask to try and keep their hands warm and talking to each other so they wouldn't fall asleep.
  • rescue: He started wildly digging, and residents, some using their bare hands, joined in the rescue.
  • frantic: Meanwhile, their parents were growing more frantic, calling police and searching through the snowy streets for the children who were mere feet from the apartment.

Canada's new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

  • skirmish: Earlier in the year a Twitter skirmish broke out when Canada's NATO delegation tweeted sarcastic advice to Russian soldiers" who keep getting lost ".
  • diplomacy: It remains to be seen whether the jokey and the sober can sit comfortably side by side in the world of social media diplomacy.
  • feed: Other national accounts, such as Ireland, have enlisted a rotating roster of citizen microbloggers to fill their feeds.
  • penchant: Other tweets have sent up the Canadian penchant for apologising and a depiction of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on The Simpsons- alongside more serious references to the country's tourism industry and Ebola vaccine research.
  • instance: Sweden's national tweeter, for instance, is currently a young Russian immigrant sharing her innermost thoughts about " sex, psychology, dancing, clothes she wears and student orchestras.

Updates: Black Friday from start to finish

  • typical: NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day last year, with the figure surging to 145,000 on Black Friday.
  • deny: The problem is the records submitted by states, which aren't always updated to reflect restraining orders or other reasons to deny a sale.
  • firm: It turns out the hottest deals of the season may be on Thanksgiving, according to an analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms.
  • jury: Dozens of protesters interrupted holiday shopping to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
  • participate: In its online survey of 10,000 U.K. shoppers, Verdict Research found 47 percent of the U.K. shoppers plan to participate in the event.

Ferguson: 'Buying black' on Black Friday

  • magazine: For more than 20 years the anti-capitalist magazine Adbusters has urged people to give the shops a miss on what it calls' Buy Nothing Day'.
  • protest: He says that a sustained campaign of economic pressure would serve as a protest against police violence.
  • urge: A spiritual advisor to the family of Michael Brown, the teenager killed by police in Ferguson, is urging African-Americans to buy exclusively from businesses owned by black people on America's busiest shopping day.
  • violence: He says that a sustained campaign of economic pressure would serve as a protest against police violence.
  • damage: The events in Ferguson over the past week have inspired a number of online fundraising drives, including one by a bakery that was damaged during rioting and, as BBC Trending reported, the Ferguson public library.

VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'

  • root: Some critics claim prejudice against the Steel City's working class roots is a factor in Pittsburgh taking the top spot.
  • celebrate: The company told the BBC its competition was meant to celebrate the regions.
  • explore: Matt Danzico from the BBC Pop Up team explores his home state and hometown to find out why people seem so happy to bash Pennsylvania.
  • audience: Gawker Media ran a competition in which 16 cities were pitted against each other, with the audience asked to vote on which city's accent they thought was ugliest.
  • prejudice: Some critics claim prejudice against the Steel City's working class roots is a factor in Pittsburgh taking the top spot.

VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless

  • access: Ms Sandoval, a marketing executive, says she wants to ensure the city's homeless population of more than 7,000 gain access to basic necessities in a safe and welcoming environment.
  • initiative: 'Lava Mae' is a groundbreaking initiative in San Francisco offering the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
  • accuse: Big Silicon Valley companies like Google, Facebook and Tw itter, many of whose workers commute to work from San Francisco, have been accused of not doing enough to contribute socially and aggravating the homeless problem.
  • operate: Ms Sandoval's bus has been operating since the summer and now runs four days a week in two of the worst affected areas, the Mission district as well as the downtown ' Tenderloin' area- where she spoke to the BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor.
  • aggravate: Big Silicon Valley companies like Google, Facebook and Tw itter, many of whose workers commute to work from San Francisco, have been accused of not doing enough to contribute socially and aggravating the homeless problem.