ABC News(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has spoken out to ABC News for the first time publicly since fatally shooting a black teenager, Michael Brown, and he said that he would not do anything differently.

Speaking exclusively to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Wilson said that Brown reached into his police car and grabbed for his gun, causing Wilson to fear for his life.

“All I wanted to do was live,” said Wilson, whom the grand jury declined to indict in connection with the fatal shooting in August.

He told ABC News about the struggle he faced with Brown as the teen allegedly punched Wilson in the face.

“I didn’t know if I’d be able to withstand another hit like that,” Wilson said.

“I had reached out my window with my right hand to grab onto his forearm ’cause I was gonna try and move him back and get out of the car to where I’m no longer trapped,” Wilson said.

“I just felt the immense power that he had. And then the way I’ve described it is it was like a 5-year-old holding on to Hulk Hogan. That’s just how big this man was,” Wilson said.

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ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deploy more than 2,000 National Guardsmen Tuesday night to prevent a recurrence of the rioting that rocked the city of Ferguson after a grand jury cleared Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown.

“The violence we saw last night cannot be repeated,” Nixon said sternly.

“The National Guard presence is to be ramped up significantly,” he said. He will deploy 2,200 Monday night, Nixon said.

He called the aftermath a “heartbreaking sight,” and said “seniors are afraid to leave the house and children are afraid to go out and play….We must do better and we will.”

The governor’s plan came shortly after Ferguson Mayor James Knowles criticized the governor’s decision to wait to send the National Guard into the protests after the grand jury decision was announced.

The mayor also asked that there be stepped-up protections Tuesday night.

“We must be prepared ahead of time. We must be prepared for the absolute worst,” he said.

Knowles said the National Guard was not deployed ahead of time Monday night, a move he said cost the city.

“Unfortunately as unrest grew and further assistance was needed, the National Guard was not deployed in enough time to save all of our businesses,” said Knowles, adding it’s “deeply concerning.”

He said that by waiting to send in the National Guard to provide assistance for the law enforcement officers already on the ground, protesters were able to do more damage to private property and local businesses.

“Some of these businesses have been hit twice,” Knowles said.

At least a dozen businesses were burned along with a couple of police cars during Monday night’s protests, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said earlier Tuesday.

“We reached out both through unified control and through political channels to make it known we needed more assets,” Knowles said of his office’s efforts to get the National Guard sent in as soon as property began being attacked.

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ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deploy more than 2,000 National Guardsmen Tuesday night to prevent a recurrence of the rioting that rocked the city of Ferguson after a grand jury cleared Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown.

“The violence we saw last night cannot be repeated,” Nixon said sternly.

“The National Guard presence is to be ramped up significantly,” he said. He will deploy 2,200 Monday night, Nixon said.

He called the aftermath a “heartbreaking sight,” and said “seniors are afraid to leave the house and children are afraid to go out and play….We must do better and we will.”

The governor’s plan came shortly after Ferguson Mayor James Knowles criticized the governor’s decision to wait to send the National Guard into the protests after the grand jury decision was announced.

The mayor also asked that there be stepped-up protections Tuesday night.

“We must be prepared ahead of time. We must be prepared for the absolute worst,” he said.

Knowles said the National Guard was not deployed ahead of time Monday night, a move he said cost the city.

“Unfortunately as unrest grew and further assistance was needed, the National Guard was not deployed in enough time to save all of our businesses,” said Knowles, adding it’s “deeply concerning.”

He said that by waiting to send in the National Guard to provide assistance for the law enforcement officers already on the ground, protesters were able to do more damage to private property and local businesses.

“Some of these businesses have been hit twice,” Knowles said.

At least a dozen businesses were burned along with a couple of police cars during Monday night’s protests, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said earlier Tuesday.

“We reached out both through unified control and through political channels to make it known we needed more assets,” Knowles said of his office’s efforts to get the National Guard sent in as soon as property began being attacked.

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ABC NEWS(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will deploy more than 2,000 National Guardsmen Tuesday night to prevent a recurrence of the rioting that rocked the city of Ferguson after a grand jury cleared Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown.

“The violence we saw last night cannot be repeated,” Nixon said sternly.

“The National Guard presence is to be ramped up significantly,” he said. He will deploy 2,200 Monday night, Nixon said.

He called the aftermath a “heartbreaking sight,” and said “seniors are afraid to leave the house and children are afraid to go out and play….We must do better and we will.”

The governor’s plan came shortly after Ferguson Mayor James Knowles criticized the governor’s decision to wait to send the National Guard into the protests after the grand jury decision was announced.

The mayor also asked that there be stepped-up protections Tuesday night.

“We must be prepared ahead of time. We must be prepared for the absolute worst,” he said.

Knowles said the National Guard was not deployed ahead of time Monday night, a move he said cost the city.

“Unfortunately as unrest grew and further assistance was needed, the National Guard was not deployed in enough time to save all of our businesses,” said Knowles, adding it’s “deeply concerning.”

He said that by waiting to send in the National Guard to provide assistance for the law enforcement officers already on the ground, protesters were able to do more damage to private property and local businesses.

“Some of these businesses have been hit twice,” Knowles said.

At least a dozen businesses were burned along with a couple of police cars during Monday night’s protests, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said earlier Tuesday.

“We reached out both through unified control and through political channels to make it known we needed more assets,” Knowles said of his office’s efforts to get the National Guard sent in as soon as property began being attacked.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, many will see unsettled weather on Wednesday that could interrupt their travel plans.

Snow is expected to fall on I-35 from Minneapolis to Des Moines, Iowa and on I-94 through Wisconsin. Also, I-5 from Seattle to Portland, Oregon will be wet with occasional pounding due to heavy rain forecast there. I-90 will be snow covered through the northern Rockies as well.

On the East Coast, a significant Nor’easter is set to hit.

From Orlando, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina on I-95 it will be heavy rain with local flooding possible. I-95 from Washington, D.C. to New York will begin to see rain as early as Wednesday morning, with showers arriving in Boston in the late morning.

As the cold air moves into the Northeast, rain will change to snow in the early afternoon for most major cities. There are possible accumulations in parts of the Northeast: Washington, D.C. could see 1 to 2 inches, Philadelphia 1 to 3, New York City 3-6 and Boston 3-6 inches as well.

Thanksgiving Day will be mostly dry for the I-95 corridor, but snow will be flying on I-94 on Thursday from the Dakotas to Minnesota and Wisconsin with a few inches possible there.

For the West coast, it will be a wet ride on I-5 from Seattle to San Francisco with heavy rain, especially in Washington and Oregon. Minor flooding is possible.

If you are traveling over the northern Rockies on I-90 from Seattle to Billings, Montana, watch out for some snow covered roads as you go over Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes.

Most of the South will be dry on Thanksgiving from Orlando to Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles.

For your return trip on Sunday, most of the country will be in a good shape. I-95 corridor will be dry from Florida to Maine. The only trouble spot will be the West Coast, where heavy rain is possible on I-5 from Seattle to San Francisco and even some rain possible in Southern California late Sunday night.

For the Great Lakes and Northern Plains, snow showers are possible with 1-2 inches of snow accumulation. With milder air further east, rain showers are possible in Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.

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Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The heartbroken mother of Michael Brown broke down during protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury cleared the police officer who fatally shot her teenage son.

Lesley McSpadden was captured on video screaming and crying in the hours after she learned Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown in August, would not be indicted in the teen’s death.

“They wrong,” she repeated.

“Everyone want me to be calm — do you know how them bullets hit my son, what they did to his body as they entered his body?” she asked. “Nobody had to live through what I lived through.”

“They never gonna care,” she said. “I’ve been here my whole life. I ain’t never had to go through nothing like this.”

Supporters surrounded McSpadden as she broke town in tears, covering her face with her hands. Many screamed profanities and urged the crowd to “burn this b—h down.”

McSpadden’s partner, wearing a green and white shirt, is also seen shouting during the clip and hugging her.

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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The FBI has arrested a Minneapolis college student and charged another man — who is still overseas — for allegedly being part of a conspiracy to help ISIS, authorities said.

Abdullah Yusuf, 18, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, was arrested Tuesday as part of a broader FBI investigation in Minnesota targeting “numerous individuals” there who have tried to join ISIS or had successfully made their way to war-torn Syria and Iraq, where the terrorist group is wreaking havoc and radicalizing others around the world through online propaganda.

According to federal authorities, Yusuf knew another Minnesota man who went to Syria in March — and two months later Yusuf tried to go there himself.

This past spring, Yusuf obtained a passport and bought an airline ticket to Turkey, where he would find his way into Syria, according to federal prosecutors.

On May 28, after his father dropped him off at school, Yusuf made his way to the airport, but the FBI caught up to him there and told him he couldn’t leave for Turkey, authorities said.

Charges against 20-year-old Abdi Nur were also announced on Tuesday. According to charging documents, he left for Turkey in May. He was supposed to return to the United States in June, but he never came back.

“More than 16,000 recruits from over 90 countries traveled to Syria to become foreign terrorist fighters with alarming consequences,” said the head of the Justice Department National Security Division, John Carlin. “This is a global crisis and we will continue our efforts to prevent Americans from joining the fight and to hold accountable those who provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations.”

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dave_valler/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Lambert – St. Louis International Airport was subject to a temporary flight restriction Monday night into Tuesday morning due to gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, reports of gunshots created a sufficient hazard that only law enforcement aircraft were permitted to fly through the area beginning at 10:15 p.m. local time.

The restriction prevented approach at multiple runways at the St. Louis airport. The FAA said 10 inbound flights were diverted to other airports. Five additional arriving flights were cancelled, the airport said.

The flight restriction was lifted at about 5 a.m. local time, with a limited number of early morning flights cancelled.

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Alessandro Drago/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Student leaders at the University of Virginia on Monday vowed to find a solution to sexual violence, in the wake of an article in Rolling Stone magazine that detailed a horrifying sexual assault case at the school in 2012 and the way in which that case was handled.

According to a news release from the school, Student Council President Jalen Ross called the article a “wakeup call.”

“Sexual assault is a problem that needs our undivided attention,” Ross added. “Thousands of us this week have committed to responding to this hard problem with hard work and I hope that each and every one of you will join us in doing that.”

Ross, along with Brian Head, President of One in Four, Ashley Brown, president of One Less, and Tommy Reid, president of the school’s Inter-Fraternity Council spoke out about the article on Monday. One in Four and One Less are student organizations dedicated to educating students about and preventing rape and sexual assault on the university’s campus.

Over the weekend, school President Teresa Sullivan announced that all of the school’s fraternities would be suspended until at least Jan. 9, and that all associated social activities would be cancelled.

The university’s Board of Visitors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday “to discuss the University’s policies and procedures regarding sexual assault.”

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Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETRIOT) — Thanksgiving Day football will kickoff with the Chicago Bears traveling to the Motor City to take on their divisional rivals, the Detroit Lions.

Detroit (7-4) is coming off a 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

“[We’ve] got to find a way to get better and get better in a hurry,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said. “[It’s a] tough Chicago Bear team that we’re about to face who’s won two games in a row.”

Chicago (5-6) is coming off a 21-13 win over Tampa on Sunday and are well aware of the challenges of playing during a short week.

“It’s something that’s universal throughout the league,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said. “Everybody’s playing Thursday night games. We’ve all had experience in putting gameplans together.”

Trestman knows that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be looking to erase a tough day on Sunday.

“We know what they have talent wise offensively,” Trestman said. “That’ll be a challenge for us.”

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