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  • Activists deliver letter to Holder demanding justice for Michael Brown

    Activists deliver letter to Holder demanding justice for Michael Brown
    More than 50 activists gathered outside the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday to deliver a letter to Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., calling for the arrest and prosecution of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo....
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed
    A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.

    Hundreds demonstrate peacefully in embattled Ferguson, Mo.
    Boisterous yet peaceful demonstrations continued as night fell in Ferguson on Thursday under the lower-key supervision of police in standard uniforms. There were no assault rifles, riot gear or armored personnel vehicles that had inflamed tensions over...
  • State police take over security in Ferguson, Mo., with 'softer' stance

    After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.

    Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.
    President Obama sought to calm the increasingly tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for "excessive force" by police or for looting or violence aimed at law enforcement. Making a brief statement from...
  • 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...
  • 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...