Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson speaks out. Protests related to the Michael Brown case grow from coast to coast. And storm delays await Thanksgiving travelers.
It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. DARREN WILSON
Officer speaks out: Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, maintains that he did his job right. Wilson told ABC News yesterday that he's not tormented by that fateful encounter in suburban St. Louis last summer. "I don't think it's haunting," Wilson says. "It's always going to be something that happened. The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know I did my job right."
2. NATIONWIDE PROTESTS
Protests around the U.S.: In Atlanta and Boston and New York and Los Angeles, they marched by the hundreds or the thousands, blocking bridges, tunnels and major highways. They shouted their anger about a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. There were protests in more than 170 U.S. cities.
3. FERGUSON PROTESTS
Another night of chaos: Like the night before, the tension in Ferguson, Missouri, got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night. Protesters, kept at bay all evening by riot police and the National Guard, got restive. Some flipped over a police cruiser, broke out its windows and set it on fire. Police moved in quickly to snuff it out.
4. THANKSGIVING CHAOS
Unfriendly skies: If you're flying to the East Coast for Thanksgiving, expect delays of three to six hours. A nor'easter is expected to dump heavy rain and snow on the eastern United States today and cause severe delays on what's traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. About 30 million people from the mountains of North Carolina to Maine could be affected.
5. RARE GIFT
Just in time for the holidays: Will Lautzenheiser got a wonderful gift for Thanksgiving. The 40-year-old quad amputee showed off his two new arm transplants at a Boston-area hospital. "To ... have received this gift is ... obviously life changing," he says. The former professor of film production lost his limbs in 2011 after a battle with a severe streptococcal infection.
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