Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Jan 1, 2016

Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Surging Midwestern rivers forced hundreds of evacuations, threatened dozens of levees and brought transportation by car, boat or train to a virtual standstill Thursday in the St. Louis area. Swollen rivers and streams, already high from a wet late fall, were pushed to heights ...

Clinton: Confederate flag shouldn't fly anywhere anymore

Jun 24, 2015

Clinton: Confederate flag shouldn't fly anywhere anymore

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Confederate battle flag “shouldn’t fly anywhere.” The Democratic presidential contender calls the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina “an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God.” She’s welcomed news that South Carolina ...

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

Apr 24, 2015

Family sues Ferguson over Michael Brown's wrongful shooting death

The family of Michael Brown filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen’s killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race. The civil ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...