Raging Ferguson Protests, Thanksgiving Travel Drama & Sting on Broadway

1. FERGUSON DECISION 

NO INDICTMENT: A grand jury decided NOT to indict police officer Darren Wilson for his fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August. Here’s what was in the “bombshell” testimony: NY DAILY NEWS

VIOLENCE: Police arrested 29 people after what they’re calling the “worst night of violence” since the shooting. Protesters looted and burned down businesses. SEE VIDEO

NATIONWIDE PROTESTS: Protests broke out from L.A. to Chicago to N.Y.C. In Times Square, one protester threw fake blood on the police commissioner. SEE PICS

 

2. THANKSGIVING TRAVEL  

Snow and ice are expected from New England to Georgia on Wednesday, which could create flight delays and traffic on the busiest travel day of the year. WEATHER.COM

Like “over the river and through the woods” wasn’t enough aggravation. #WhiteThanksgiving 

 

3. POLITICS  

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned yesterday, reportedly under pressure from the White House. Questions are being raised about how much he “butted heads” with the Obama administration. WASHINGTON POST

It’s gonna cost a fortune to get someone in to change the nuclear launch codes over the holidays.

 

4. NUKES

Talks of capping Iran’s nuclear program have been extended for another seven months. Republican lawmakers are insisting that the extension be accompanied by increased sanctions against Iran. REUTERS

And we can’t even get an extension on our cell phone payment.

 

5. BUSINESS

Honda said it failed to report more than 1,700 claims of injury or death involving its cars to U.S. regulators. The violation would be one of the biggest in history and could lead to a fine of $35 million. BLOOMBERG

 

6. TECH  

Apple is launching a two-week campaign to raise money to fight AIDS. Proceeds from 25 apps and portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will go to Global Fund. CNET

So if you don’t buy a new iPhone and download a ton of apps, you’re just selfish.

 

7. SPORTS 

The Boston Red Sox reached agreements with third baseman Pablo Sandoval (five years and at least $90 million) and infielder Hanley Ramirez (four years and $88 million). ESPN

 

8. ENTERTAINMENT  

Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month. The show is based on Sting’s own adolescence in the shipbuilding community of Wallsend, England. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

9. TV TIME

Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly will join cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for the second season of HBO’s True Detective. VARIETY

We didn’t expect to see Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn onscreen together until the Wedding Crashers sequel. #JustTheTip

 

10. SPOTTED…

… Katy Perry on a boat in Australia wearing a purple bikini– and twerking. SEE PICS

 

11. OTHER SHTUFF   

More than 4,200 Orthodox Jewish rabbis in Crown Heights, Brooklyn crowded into a selfie. It could be the largest selfie ever taken, although Guinness doesn’t yet have a category for that. SEE PIC 

Maybe they should have checked with Guinness to see if it was a category before going to all that trouble.

 

RETWEET

@jeanniegaffigan: Do you think the husband of the GPS lady listens to her directions?

 

And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Tuesday, November 25, 2014…

 

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