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Nov 25, 2014

NYT Today's Headlines - November 25, 2014: Top News: Protests Flare After Ferguson Officer Is Not Indicted.

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Today's Headlines

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Top News
Police officers passed a burning vehicle in Ferguson.
Protests Flare After Ferguson Officer Is Not Indicted

By MONICA DAVEY and JULIE BOSMAN

Darren Wilson was not charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which set off civil unrest over what protesters called a pattern of police brutality against young black men.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a news conference Monday with President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Hagel Resigns Under Pressure as Global Crises Test Pentagon

By HELENE COOPER

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's passivity and lack of support in President Obama's inner circle proved too much for an administration that found itself back on a war footing.
. First Draft: A Look at Possible Contenders for Defense Secretary
Secretary of State John Kerry, left, gestures toward Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif while posing with other diplomats Monday during their meeting in Vienna.
A Nuclear Deal for U.S. and Iran Slips Away Again

By DAVID E. SANGER, MICHAEL R. GORDON and PETER BAKER.

Negotiations carried on in secret for months, but despite a thaw between the governments' top envoys, the end result is only another extension.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »
Editors' Picks
Photographs from Ernie Button's series,

SCIENCE

Art in a Whisky Glass, Neatly Explained

By KENNETH CHANG

After having a Scotch years ago, a photographer saw beauty at the bottom. Then he got interested in the science behind the patterns.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Our Cats, Ourselves

By RAZIB KHAN

Domestication happened to humans, too. We've evolved a lot like pets.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"Everybody wants me to be calm. You know what them bullets did to my son!"
LESLEY McSPADDEN, after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who killed her son, Michael Brown.
Today's Videos
Video VIDEO: Michael Brown's Mother Reacts
Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, reacted to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed her son.
Video VIDEO: Harnessing Gecko Power
Humans climb glass with a rig that uses gecko-inspired adhesive pads.
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Video VIDEO: In Performance | Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Ms. Bernstine plays a nun recalling her past in this scene from Heidi Schreck's play "Grand Concourse," set at a church soup kitchen in the Bronx. The show is at Playwrights Horizons through Nov. 30.
. Related Article
For more video, go to NYTimes.com/Video »
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World
Villagers from Yahya Khel district, where a suicide bomber killed dozens on Sunday, gathered to listen to Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's chief executive.
As Bombing Toll Rises, Afghan Villagers Direct Anger at Government

By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN

Villagers of Yahya Khel, where a bomber killed 61 people Sunday, expressed anger at the Taliban but also at a national government they felt had offered them little.
Wong Yeung-tat at the Mong Kok protest site last week. He and his organization, Civic Passion, argue that only stronger action will win concessions.
Factions Seeking Escalation Put Pressure on Hong Kong Protest

By CHRIS BUCKLEY and ALAN WONG

Some demonstrators have grown impatient with the milder path and argue that only stronger action can win concessions from the Hong Kong government.
Britain Plans to Expand Police Powers With Stronger Antiterrorism Legislation

By STEVEN ERLANGER

The proposed measure would include travel restrictions and would make it illegal for insurance companies to reimburse ransom payments for hostage releases.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »
U.S.
A protester confronted police vehicles in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday night after the grand jury announcement of no indictment.
From Plains to Both Coasts, Fury Boils Over

By JOHN ELIGON and MANNY FERNANDEZ

Ferguson became a scene of chaos, anger and grief after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
On Saturday, protesters gathered with signs at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house.
University of Virginia's Image Suffers After Campus Rape Report

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

The governing board will meet Tuesday to discuss complaints that the university has for years mishandled reports of sexual assaults.
F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

By SABRINA TAVERNISE and STEPHANIE STROM

The Food and Drug Administration will announce a sweeping rule on Tuesdaythat will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US »
Politics

NEWS ANALYSIS

A Shake-Up Stops at One

By MARK LANDLER

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is part of a shake-up that does not address deeper doubts about the administration's capacity to deal with a series of global crises.
Bill Walker, right, with Forest Deano Olemaun, a local official, at a meeting of municipal leaders.
Bill Walker, Next Governor for Alaska, Traversed Unlikely Path

By KIRK JOHNSON

Mr. Walker had no party, little money and almost no chance of victory just two months before Election Day.
Nevada Lawmaker, Ira Hansen, Is Forced From Leadership Post Over Remarks on Minorities

By KIMBERLEY McGEE and ADAM NAGOURNEY

A Reno newspaper disclosed that Mr. Hansen, the speaker-elect of the Assembly, had written published remarks full of derogatory remarks about blacks, women, Latinos and gays.
For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »
Business
Candice Anderson was the driver in a 2004 crash that killed her boyfriend, Gene Mikale Erickson. 
Woman Cleared in Death Tied to G.M.'s Faulty Ignition Switch

By REBECCA R. RUIZ

Ten years after a crash that killed a passenger, a Texas woman's guilty plea was overturned after it became clear that the switch was to blame.
Saks Fifth Avenue shot off fireworks on Monday at the unveiling of its holiday windows.

DEALBOOK

Appraisal for Mortgage Values Saks Flagship at $3.7 Billion

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and CHARLES V. BAGLI

Hudson's Bay takes out a loan against the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship that values the department store at nearly $4 billion, making it one of the most valuable retail properties in the country.
Shopping for headphones at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala.
A Place Where Lost Luggage Gets Another Shot

By MIKE TIERNEY

Unclaimed Baggage Center is a family business tucked away in Scottsboro, Ala., that sells items as varied as iPads, mink furs and mattresses.
For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »
Technology
Security researchers at Symantec found evidence that new malware has been used on targets in 10 countries, primarily Saudi Arabia and Russia, as well as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mexico.

BITS BLOG

Symantec Discovers 'Regin' Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks

By NICOLE PERLROTH

The security company indicated that a powerful program that could only have been created by a "nation state" has been finding its way into computer systems for six years.
Yik Yak is a messaging service that lets users post updates anonymously.

BITS BLOG

Yik Yak, an Anonymous Messaging Start-Up, Said to Raise $62 Million

By MIKE ISAAC

The round is the third round of venture capital fund-raising for Yik Yak in seven months, bringing the total amount of money raised to about $73 million.
Since Edward Snowden's revelations about government snooping, barely more than one-third of Americans have done anything to improve their online privacy and security, according to a new report.

BITS BLOG

Americans Relatively Sanguine About Online Privacy, Study Says

By IAN AUSTEN

Most Americans are more concerned about online privacy now than they were a year ago, but a recent survey indicates that they are not as worried as those in other countries.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Technology »
Sports
Pablo Sandoval is headed to the Red Sox for five years and about $100 million.

ON BASEBALL

No Disguising It: Red Sox Are Eyeing a Title Run

By TYLER KEPNER

Pablo Sandoval is headed to Boston, bumping Hanley Ramirez to an already crowded outfield and opening an array of options for a team trying to rebuilding its starting rotation.
Odell Beckham Jr. after making a one-handed touchdown catch on Sunday. One professor called Beckham's reception
Even Under Microscope, Catch by Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. Earns Applause

By BILL PENNINGTON

On the morning after one of the better catches in N.F.L. history, the play was being analyzed by physicists, mechanical engineers and sports scientists.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s one-handed catch from Sunday night, caught on camera by seven different photographers.
Catching the Catch on Camera

By JEFFREY FURTICELLA

Those who saw still photographs of Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch on Sunday night might have wondered: How did the photographer capture that?
For more sports news, go to NYTimes.com/Sports »

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