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The Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, walks with former New York Gov. David Paterson, second from left, and Gwen Carr, right, mother of Eric Garner, as they arrive before a march to protest the death of Eric Garner, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The afternoon rally and march was led by Sharpton and relatives of Garner, who died July 17 after a New York Police Department officer took him to the ground with a banned tactic in a confrontation captured on video. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

- Associated Press

With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

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In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Melissa Maraj, File)

Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

- Associated Press

Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola virus.

ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF NOV. 1-2 AND THEREAFTER - Sakkarapalayam Mahalingam prepares dye compounds to color cancer cells in a lab of professor Philip Low Tuesday, Oct.21, 2014, in the Drug Discovery Facility on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Once the cancer cells have been colored with the dye, they can be selectively targeted by anti-cancer drugs. It's high-profile faculty members such as Low who the university count on to keep a steady influx of research grants. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)

Purdue research the engine that drives economy

- Associated Press

It's no coincidence that Purdue University fought hard to keep professor Philip Low when he was nearly lured away for another position five years ago.

Contractor constructs poems inspired by rowing

- Associated Press

Much of Northampton builder Jonathan Wright's work might be described as earthbound - designing and constructing eco-conscious buildings through his company, Wright Builders. But Wright is also a poet with a deep love for the ethereal world he discovers when he is out on the water, rowing.

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

- Associated Press

A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

This three image combo photo shows the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket separating from the carrier aircraft, left, prior to it exploding in the air, right, during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The Virgin Galactic rocket that exploded during a test flight, killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

- Associated Press

Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, NOV. 1 AND THEREAFTER - In this Sept. 30, 2014 photo, 91-year-old  Charles "Bob" Simcoe talks about his work as a columnist on metallurgy in his home in Watseka, Ill. Simcoe writes a monthly column for Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine, the international professional journal of the metallurgy industry. Metallurgy is a science that deals with the nature and uses of metal. It's not a big-money deal, but it helped him get noticed by his alma mater, Purdue University. This year he was named one of the school's Alumni of the Year. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Scott Anderson)

EXCHANGE: Tech-geek, 91, still blogging

- Associated Press

At 91, Charles "Bob" Simcoe, of Watseka, has found a special niche. He's now a monthly columnist for Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine, the international professional journal of the metallurgy industry.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, left,  of Spain, and head coach Flip Saunders celebrate after they defeated the Detroit Pistons 97-91 in a NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal

- Associated Press

The clock was ticking down toward the deadline for reaching agreement on an extension of his rookie contract, and just like he does on the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio took charge.

Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker, left, blocks out Philadelphia 76ers Henry Sims during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Mayo scores 25, Bucks beat Sixers 93-81

- Associated Press

The sellout crowd gave star rookie Jabari Parker the biggest pregame cheers. Veteran guard O.J. Mayo ended up having the biggest night.

Artist's work combats condition affecting brain

- Associated Press

The walls of Davis Yates' home abound with framed images of his "serendipitous art" - the colorful results of his computer manipulations of photos and paintings.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, NOV. 1 AND THEREAFTER - In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Angela Anderson, left, and Katy Ferrell who have teamed up to open La Petite Cooking School, merging dining with a fun teaching environment that works in intimate sized classes share a laugh in Peoria, Ill.  Ferrell, 34, had another love along with cooking: dancing. A ballet dancer who danced professionally with a troupe that performed in places like Paris and Las Vegas, she also was part of a USO tour for troops based at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. With her dancing days over, Ferrell turned to the kitchen. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)


- Associated Press

It's just a test kitchen tucked away in the 401 Water complex in Downtown Peoria but Katy Ferrell calls it "a little rocket ship that's just taking off."

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

- Associated Press

The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert.

Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

- Associated Press

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:

Former Sedalia resident builds handmade guitars

- Associated Press

What do soup pot lids, old car transmissions, wooden salad bowls and cigar boxes have in common? Well if Jack Herndon, formerly of Sedalia, has anything to do with it, they will come together in perfect harmony and play beautiful music.

Analysis: Research park makes $522 million impact

Associated Press

A new economic analysis has found that the Arkansas Research and Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than $522 million since construction began in 2003.