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  • Ferguson highlights police use of military gear and tactics

    FERGUSON, Mo. The focus on continuing protests here turned Thursday toward paramilitary tactics and equipment that critics even among some law enforcement leaders say have provoked violence from the crowds. Calls for St. Louis County and Ferguson...
  • President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown

    President Obama chooses his words carefully on Michael Brown
    As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race. But rather than bold words, Obama's reaction in this case has been shaped by an...
  • Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times, and twice in the head

    Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot six times, and twice in the head
    Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy found, a Brown family attorney said Sunday night. This mostly black St. Louis suburb has been racked by unrest since Brown was shot by a Ferguson...
  • Obama vows to see that 'justice is done' in Ferguson, Mo.

    WASHINGTON Justice Department officials on Thursday stepped up their investigation into the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., while Missouri Highway Patrol officers took over security in the town that's been roiled by demonstrations. With...
  • Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says

    FBI and Justice Department investigators from St. Louis and Washington have already spoken with key witnesses who saw a police officer shoot an unarmed teenager during a confrontation last weekend in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said...
  • Private autopsy says Brown shot 6 times; Holder orders third autopsy

    The U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a third autopsy of Michael Brown, whose shooting death by a Ferguson police officer touched off a week of volatile protests that boiled over for another night late Sunday. Meanwhile, a private autopsy requested...
  • Missouri governor calls in National Guard after night of chaos; 1st autopsy of teen released

    Missouri governor calls in National Guard after night of chaos; 1st autopsy of teen released
    After a night of chaos in which police said they used tear gas to disperse crowds after some protesters fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at police, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon early Monday signed an executive order directing National Guard troops to...
  • Private autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot 6 times: New York Times

    Private autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot 6 times: New York Times
    A private autopsy report shows that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, the New York Times reported on Sunday night. Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former chief...
  • Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times: NYT

    (Reuters) - A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, the New York Times reported on Sunday night. Citing Dr....
  • Missouri governor emphasizes federal investigation into shooting death

    WASHINGTON Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, in television appearances Sunday, repeatedly emphasized the role of the federal investigation over the local one in the shooting death of Michael Brown. He said St. Louis County, Mo., Prosecuting Attorney Robert...
  • Justice Department to conduct second autopsy of Ferguson shooting victim

    Justice Department to conduct second autopsy of Ferguson shooting victim
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered the Justice Department to conduct an autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a spokesman said. Justice Department spokesman...
  • Some cities question benefits of free U.S. military gear

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle seemed like a useful piece of equipment for the Albuquerque Police Department - at least at first. But less than a year after the hulking tactical vehicle arrived from the U.S. Defense...