| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government prosecutors investigating the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that sparked a Missouri city's nights of rage face an uphill fight delivering the swift or sweeping results demanded by rights activists.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Ed Nelson, a television, stage and film actor who was one of the mainstays of the 1960s prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place," died Saturday at his home in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.
He had been in declining health with various ailments, said a...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:26 PM
Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters.
Nixon's curfew announcement came after...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 AM
The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown.
All of them were black men who died at the hands of law enforcement officers.
They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:35 AM
A protest by a small two-way radio manufacturer has stalled an FBI plan to hand a sole-source contract worth up to $500 million to emergency communications giant Motorola Solutions Inc., mainly to upgrade the bureau's 30-year-old network.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The phenomenon known as the pop-up dinner, in which nontraditional spaces are converted into short-term dining venues, has been around for a few years. But a quickly expanding company named Dinner Lab is bringing what originally was a haphazard practice...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Archie Manning is already there, of course, and Drew Brees will be. They are the most highly regarded quarterbacks in New Orleans Saints history — the two-time Pro Bowler and the record-setting Super Bowl winner.
But three decades after Manning,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
HBO’s “True Blood” launches its seventh and final season with heaps of sex, violence and supernatural terror.
It’s a typical day, therefore, in bucolic Bon Temps, La., where vampires, werewolves and other strange creatures...