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Ray Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated
NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
Syria says U.S.-led strikes have not weakened Islamic State
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls. A U.S.-led alliance started attacking Islamic State targets in Syria in September as part of a wider effort to destroy the al Qaeda offshoot that has seized large areas of the country and neighboring Iraq. ...
A glance at national protests, cleanup in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Ray Rice domestic violence suspension overturned
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely earlier this year after punching his now-wife, won his appeal, meaning he could return to the National Football League. Rice is now a free agent and eligible to sign with another team, the NFL Players Association said Friday. The 27-year-old Rice had been sacked by the Ravens and kicked out of the NFL indefinitely in September after the emergence of video showing him punching his then-fiancee Janay in a casino elevator in February, knocking her unconscious. The incident was one of several examples of violent off-field behavior that have roiled the hugely popular and lucrative NFL, sparking criticism from fans, sponsors and even US lawmakers.
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