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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday.

Stocks edge higher on earnings gains, Europe hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — Good news on corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher Wednesday morning, a day after the Standard and Poor's 500 index had its best day of the year. Investors were also encouraged by a government report showing U.S. inflation is low and by hopes for new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

Serena slumps to biggest defeat in 16 years

Singapore (AFP) - Serena Williams won just two games Wednesday as she crashed to her heaviest defeat in 16 years and raised concerns over a knee injury that could dash her hopes at the WTA Finals.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police and witnesses say a gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra leone's capital.

Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his life" in jail unless he cooperates.

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1 shot at war memorial in Ottawa

One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, according to Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy.

Serena suffers worst loss in 16 years

It's been that type of year for Serena Williams.

Mandy Moore: Africa health care cure

Mandy Moore says quality health care can be ensured by applying commercial franchising strategies to clinics in Africa.

Palins describe brawl in recordings

Bristol Palin describes being dragged through the grass and called a series of obscenities during a massive brawl last month in recordings of Anchorage police interviews that CNN obtained through a public records request.

People can't live in these new high-rises

With a tiny land mass relative to its 8.2 million residents, the state of Israel is running out of room to bury their dead.

Rowe defends himself against critics

CNN's Mike Rowe defends himself against critics, saying, "I was neither bored nor disdainful" of endangered birds on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."

Why Ferguson grand jury was needed

Paul Callan says the grand jury is the right process to use to decide if charges should be brought against the police officer

Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden

"Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada. But the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.

Warren: I've been treated differently

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told CNN she has been treated differently as a woman in the clubby upper chamber — echoing the general sentiments of her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote about sexism in the Senate in a recent book.

The 5 biggest breakfast myths

The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.

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Pistorius starts prison stay in hospital wing

Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital of Pretoria, said a prison official.

Serena 'embarrassed' by worst loss since '98

Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst.

Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated

The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.

Sources: Rice files grievance against Ravens

Ray Rice has filed a grievance against the Baltimore Ravens for terminating his contract, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.

Report: Pats lose DE Jones 1 month for hip

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones will be out for one month after suffering a hip injury, according to a Boston Globe report.

Mo'ne ad appearance won't affect eligibility

Appearing in a commercial that aired during Game 1 of the World Series will not compromise the amateur status of Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis should she choose to play college sports.

Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle'

Kobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.

Tebow: Gators lacking identity, leadership

The pressure is mounting on Florida coach Will Muschamp and his slumping Gators.
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