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Journalist Trey Yingst is arrested during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

- Associated Press

Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

Vatican prosecutor didn't report abusive priest

Associated Press

An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe.

Retired Springfield Bishop Maguire dies at age 95

Associated Press

Former Bishop Joseph Maguire, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield from 1977 to 1992 and faced allegations following retirement that clergy sex abuse and cover-up of that abuse had happened on his watch, died Sunday evening at the age of 95.

Cape missionaries breach Africa lockdown via radio

- Associated Press

Forced by the Ebola epidemic to be under lockdown in a children's home in Sierra Leone, missionaries Patty and Allen Morell of Centerville are reaching out to thousands of people in the West African nation with a radio program.

Pope Francis kisses a child as he meets with the participants at the missionary meeting of the Italian bishops' conference in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope meets with autistic children

- Associated Press

Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CST

Associated Press

A Wisconsin tradition appeared to get off to a safe start Saturday as Department of Natural Resources officials said they had received no immediate reports of accidental shootings or other injuries on the opening day of the state's nine-day gun deer hunt.

School chief salaries vary based on needs, wealth

- Associated Press

When Lake Ridge School Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley asked for a raise this year, it created an uproar -- with teachers, parents and even some students protesting.

FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this Aug. 5, 2014 photo, Erin Maidan poses for a photo in Waterloo, Iowa. Maidan is a longtime member of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. As the synagogue begins its transformation into a community-led organization, Maidan and other women are stepping into roles as leaders and educators that traditionally have been male. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Brandon Pollock)

Woman steps into leadership role at synagogue

- Associated Press

Astronaut, doctor, firefighter, teacher. When Erin Maidan was a child, those were typical responses to the age-old question posed by adults, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

American citizen Abraham Meza-Campos, 2, of Silver Spring, Md,. holds an American flag as he watches President Obama's speech on his plans for protections for undocumented immigrants at a watch party held at CASA de Maryland's multicultural center in Hyattsville, Md., on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

U.S. cardinal to undocumented: Come out of the 'shadows'

- Catholic News Agency

The vice president of the U.S. bishops conference has said that charitable immigration reform must address the needs of both legal and illegal immigrants, encouraging the latter to come forward and receive help.