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

World 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 small ...

World 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, Missouri, which ...

Obama sending Holder to Ferguson; National Guard deploys

World 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, where ...

World / Crime & Legal Oct 22, 2013

Mass shootings in U.S. 'triple,' says Holder

Washington AP Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the average number of mass shooting incidents in the U.S. has tripled in recent years. Between 2000 and 2008, the country experienced an average of five mass shootings every year. Since then the annual average has tripled, ...