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FERGUSON

FERGUSON, Missouri — Residents sought a return to normal Thursday as business owners boarded up windows and cleared away debris following unrest over a grand jury decision's not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. By Jim Salter and Jim Suhr.

AP Photos, video.

CANADA-RADIO HOST INVESTIGATION

TORONTO — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster. By Rob Gillies.

AP photos.

HOLIDAY-TRAVEL WEATHER

MINEOLA, New York — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolls into the U.S. Northeast as millions of Americans make the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country's the busiest travel days of the year. By Frank Eltman.

AP Photos, video.

PRIVATE POLICING

MEXICO CITY — Distrust of public police makes private security a big business in Latin America. In the world's most dangerous region, an army of nearly 4 million private officers make up an industry projected to reach $30 billion by 2016. By Katherine Corcoran. AP Photos. Abridged version also available.

With: PRIVATE POLICING-PHOTO GALLERY.

VENEZUELA-ALLEGED PLOT

CARACAS, Venezuela — An outspoken leader of Venezuela's opposition is being charged in what the government alleges was a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. By Jorge Rueda.

AP Photo.

MEXICO-LEFT IN DISARRAY

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's left faces huge problems following the resignation of former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, a pillar of progressive politics and son of the revered president who nationalized the oil industry. By E. Eduardo Castillo.

AP Photo.

COLOMBIA-EXHUMED GUERRILLA

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia is digging up the remains of a former guerrilla leader who was assassinated 25 years ago while running for president in one of the most emblematic crimes committed during a wave of terror against leftist activists. By Libardo Cardona. AP Photos.

BRAZIL-VIOLENCE

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro state must provide financial support to the family of a laborer whose disappearance in police custody last year became a cause celebre and a symbol of endemic police brutality, a Brazilian court has ruled.

COLOMBIA-INMATES THEATER

BOGOTA, Colombia — Handcuffed female inmates file onto a dark stage as armed prison guards watch in Colombia's National Theater. They're putting on the Greek tragedy "Antigone" as the marquee attraction in the second annual Theater Festival for Prisoners. By Jacobo Garcia.

AP Photos.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

BRISTOL-MYERS-HEPATITIS DRUG

UNDATED — U.S. regulators have declined to approve Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir as part of a combination hepatitis C treatment with another antiviral drug called asunaprevir. Daclatasvir was approved in July in Japan for use in patients with one strain of the virus that's common in that country. By Linda A. Johnson.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

BILL COSBY-NATIONAL ENQUIRER

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid eliminating a second accuser's story. By Maryclaire Dale.

AP Photo.