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  • Obama to Ferguson: 'Keep protests peaceful'

    November 21, 2014 12:58 PM

    HENDERSON, NV - President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful. Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to... more »
  • After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

    November 20, 2014 11:33 AM

    FERGUSON - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson. St. Louis County police made five arrests Wednesday night - four for blocking traffic and one for being a fugitive... more »
  • Sharpton: Activists ready for decision in Ferguson

    November 19, 2014 5:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a white police officer should face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday. After months... more »
  • Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

    November 19, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Suburban St. Louis gun dealers are reporting a surge in sales, especially among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Steven King of Metro Shooting Supplies says he's sold two to three... more »
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    November 17, 2014 3:32 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.... more »
  • Residents of town near Ferguson warned: Be ready

    November 14, 2014 1:11 PM

    BERKELEY, MO - A St. Louis County town that neighbors Ferguson, Missouri, is warning residents to prepare for potential unrest that may follow the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case. Berkeley officials passed out flyers this week urging its 9,000 residents to be prepared just as they would... more »
  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    October 18, 2014 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - An attorney for the family of an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, says the officer's account of what happened is "self-serving." Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Saturday that Darren Wilson will... more »
  • Second day of protests take shape in St. Louis

    October 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds are gathered in downtown St. Louis for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the area and elsewhere. The crowd appeared larger than the ones seen at Friday's protests. While the main focus is on recent... more »
  • Tensions high as more protests planned in Missouri

    October 10, 2014 2:09 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Tensions are high as the St. Louis region prepares for what's expected to be four days of large-scale protests and marches over the Michael Brown shooting. The events start Friday in the wake of another fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old. Several civil rights organizations are... more »
  • Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

    September 26, 2014 2:15 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters have clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown. The black 18-year-old Brown was shot dead by a white police officer Aug. 9. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside... more »
  • New focus on minority voting after Brown's death

    September 13, 2014 10:33 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died last month in Ferguson, Missouri, lies the grave of Dred Scott. Scott is the slave who went to the Supreme Court and tried, unsuccessfully, to be recognized as a free American citizen - 157 years ago. Michael... more »
  • Ferguson reforms met with rancor at city meeting Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:05 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday night with anger, outrage and warnings of... more »
  • Ferguson city council plans review board Play Video

    September 9, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they plan to establish a review board to help guide the police department, as the city council prepares to meet for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. The City Council has... more »
  • Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records Play Video

    September 3, 2014 1:50 AM

    CLAYTON, MO - Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a California online journalist have filed petitions... more »
  • Hundreds line up for Michael Brown funeral Play Video

    August 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Hundreds of people are gathering to say goodbye to Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer earlier this month. A long line of people waited Monday morning in sweltering morning heat to get into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in... more »
  • Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

    August 23, 2014 7:44 PM

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper... more »
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    August 22, 2014 2:51 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking... more »
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    August 21, 2014 1:09 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says... more »
  • Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters Play Video

    August 21, 2014 2:15 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers. They marched around a single block in the St. Louis suburb as a... more »
  • AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    August 20, 2014 11:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's congressional delegation. The... more »
  • Protesters fill Ferguson streets night before attorney general's visit Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:09 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... more »
  • Start of school again delayed in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 1:51 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest. Classes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, five days after 18-year-old Michael Brown's death. The district initially postponed... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    August 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body... more »
  • Obama to speak on Iraq, Missouri

    August 18, 2014 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to speak Monday about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with top aides on both trouble spots. The White House says Obama will issue a statement on both developments later Monday afternoon. Obama met with his national security team Monday... more »
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    August 18, 2014 2:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

    August 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know." Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an independent autopsy shows 18-year-old... more »
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 10:33 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri... more »
  • Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen's shooting death

    August 15, 2014 1:24 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate the victim's character by saying he committed a robbery that day. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Friday identified Darren Wilson... more »
  • Police reveal officer's name in teen's death

    August 15, 2014 9:00 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson. Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming... more »
  • Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

    August 15, 2014 1:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest. The... more »
  • Protesters march through streets of Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds of people protesting the death of a Missouri teenager shot by a police officer are marching through the streets of Ferguson. The protests come as the Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb amid criticisms of the police response.... more »
  • Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

    August 14, 2014 3:40 PM

    FLORISSANT, MO - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Nixon made the announcement at a news conference... more »
  • Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

    August 14, 2014 10:35 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Associated Press has not been able to verify the name. Police and prosecutors have declined to name the officer,... more »
  • Protesters gassed, journalists arrested in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 10:25 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson aren't yet saying how many people were arrested during a night of violent protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says about 10 people were arrested -- including a St. Louis... more »
  • Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 2:12 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
  • Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot teen

    August 12, 2014 12:04 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - The police chief in a St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager says he's holding off on publicly identifying the officer because of death threats. The officer was placed on administrative leave Saturday after fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Police... more »

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