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 ...

Police allege Missouri teen shot by officer robbed store

Aug 16, 2014

Police allege Missouri teen shot by officer robbed store

Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly ...

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Aug 15, 2014

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Thousands of people across America attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer and for other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality. The vigils, observed in more than ...

Nightly protests follow shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Aug 14, 2014

Nightly protests follow shooting of unarmed black teen in Missouri

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday, the fourth night of racially charged demonstrations after police shot to death an unarmed black teen. Some demonstrators hurled rocks at police as others scattered, ...

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Aug 3, 2014

More human remains recovered at Ukraine crash site

Investigators using sniffer dogs recovered more human remains and personal belongings at the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the head of an international recovery mission said. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 70 Dutch and Australian investigators ...