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  • Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say

    Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say
    BRISTOL — Arthur Hapgood Sr. stepped outside 211 Park St. on Monday evening to smoke some marijuana, and when he returned, he was a changed man, witnesses told police. He was making bizarre comments, waving his arms and yelling, and then started...
  • St. Louis police fatally shoot man who brandished knife

    ST. LOUIS An agitated crowd of nearly 200 people gathered at a St. Louis shooting scene, chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot." Police Chief Sam Dotson walked from a sidewalk press briefing toward the crowd at midday Tuesday. As he was describing the scene,...
  • The race to be wrong surges ahead in volatile Ferguson

    The events in Ferguson, Mo., have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about what...
  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 19

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Two men were shot during the chaos of demonstrations late Monday and early Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., police confirmed. Officers weren't involved in the shootings. There was no immediate information on the identities or conditions...
  • Obama's actions speak louder than words, some civil rights leaders say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's reluctance to delve intensely into the issue of race is drawing criticism from some African-Americans, who say he needs to contribute to the dialogue on race in America, especially as violence continues to roil...
  • L.A. councilman to hold forum to ease tensions over LAPD shooting

    L.A. councilman to hold forum to ease tensions over LAPD shooting
    A Los Angeles city councilman has organized a public meeting for Tuesday evening to ease tensions over the controversial shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles last week. Councilman Curren Price said he organized the 7 p.m. meeting at...
  • In Ferguson, mixed reviews for Gov. Nixon, good for Sen. McCaskill

    WASHINGTON Think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose competence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy helped raise his profile outside his state. Recall former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who became an icon of resolve and resilience in the wake of...
  • Why did Michael Brown shooting happen where it did?

    FERGUSON, Mo. Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to this north St. Louis...
  • Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns

    Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns
    Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life. The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...
  • Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?

    Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?
    The shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban St. Louis has spotlighted a wide range of policy questions and social issues, from police training and militarization (evident with the response to the post-shooting protests) to the...
  • Man shot overnight at Orlando apartment complex

    Man shot overnight at Orlando apartment complex
    A man is in critical condition after being shot early Sunday in Orlando. Orlando police responded to a shooting call at the Ivey on the Lake Apartments on Ivey Lane at about 12:45 a.m. The victim had been driven to a local hospital as officers arrived...