Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Aug 26, 2014

Thousands attend Missouri funeral for Ferguson teen killed by cop

Relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old Missouri man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands ...

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson as tensions ease

Aug 22, 2014

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson as tensions ease

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. Peaceful demonstrations overnight were the calmest street gatherings in the ...

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Aug 21, 2014

Rams reach out to Ferguson teams

Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes ...

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

Aug 21, 2014

'Change is coming' after police shooting in Ferguson, Holder says

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students that “change is coming” Wednesday in suburban St. Louis near the community where a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black 18-year-old and sparked days of furious protests. Meanwhile, a small group of protesters ...

Aug 20, 2014

St. Louis police fatally shoot man with knife, authorities say

Police in St. Louis killed a man they say brandished a knife and refused to drop it. The victim yelled “Kill me now,” Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters Tuesday. The incident occurred hours after police fired tear gas at protesters in nearby Ferguson, ...

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

Aug 20, 2014

As protests rage in Ferguson, Obama struggles to find his role

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America’s painful history on race, can be healed. Six years ...

Justice's goal in Ferguson: ensuring truth

Aug 19, 2014

Justice's goal in Ferguson: ensuring truth

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white ...

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson; National Guard deploys

Aug 19, 2014

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson; National Guard deploys

President Barack Obama said he has dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with federal and local authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police has sparked days of protests and violence. Obama again urged calm in Ferguson, ...

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

Aug 18, 2014

Obama dances on a knife edge addressing U.S. race questions

by Julie Pace

For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as America’s first black president. Just months after being sworn in, Obama rapped police in Massachusetts for acting “stupidly” ...

Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times

Aug 18, 2014

Autopsy finds unarmed teen killed by police was shot six times

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 Sunday night. Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former ...