Sit-in blocks HK city streets
Hundreds of protesters were holding a sit-in along four city blocks in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning, bracing for another day of clashes with police who plan on clearing more of the pro-democracy protest site in the bustling Mong Kok district.

Darren Wilson thanks supporters after Ferguson jury's decision
Lawyers for Ferguson cop issue statement, noting that officers often must make "split-second and difficult decisions"

AP Sources: Top Candidate for Defense Job Bows Out
AP sources: Top candidate to head Pentagon bows out, Obama said to be considering Jeh Johnson

Iran's 'volleyball protester' out on bail
Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after trying to watch a volleyball game in Iran, is free on bail, her family says.

Report Cites Weather in Deadly Bahamas Air Crash
Preliminary report points to weather in Bahamas air crash that killed pastor, 8 others

Takata exec due back in hot seat before US lawmakers

A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility in Auburn Hills, MichiganThe US House of Representatives has called a senior Takata executive back to Washington for a new hearing over the company's faulty airbags tied to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata's senior vice president for global quality assurance, has been asked to testify on December 3, the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Tuesday. Also called to testify are a top official of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has urged a nationwide recall of vehicles with certain Takata-made driver's seat airbags, and representatives from Honda, Toyota and BMW. Takata is accused of knowing for years that its airbags can deploy with excessive explosive power and send shrapnel into a car's passengers, without making them public.

Lee Rigby report blames Web giant
UK intelligence and security agencies made errors in investigating two men convicted of murdering a British soldier in a brutal attack in London but could not have prevented his death, UK lawmakers concluded Tuesday.

Photos: These Balloons Have Hung Up Their Boots
These balloons have seen their final days in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.