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  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon not ready to call special prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS Even as a St. Louis County grand jury prepares to open its examination of Michael Brown's death, a rising chorus is demanding that the county's controversial elected prosecutor step aside and let a special prosecutor handle it. But Missouri...
  • Activists ask American Express to sever ties with SeaWorld

    Now that a partnership between SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines is ending, animal rights activists have their eyes on another corporation that does business with the theme park company: American Express. A new petition on change.org asks American...
  • 'Hands up, don't shoot,' protesters chant at police near St. Louis

    'Hands up, don't shoot,' protesters chant at police near St. Louis
    On a small hill overlooking an area of Ferguson where rioters ravaged stores Sunday night, a crowd of youths stared down police and reveled in the confrontation late Monday. Little could be seen of what lay at the bottom of the hill, where bright police...
  • Missouri governor pledges 'different tone' for authorities as highway patrol takes over

    FERGUSON, Mo. Facing a withering national judgment that a community in his state had come to look like "a war zone," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered on Thursday that the Missouri State Highway Patrol take over security of Ferguson from St. Louis County...
  • Tension remains high in wake of fatal shooting of Missouri teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. Tension stayed high and raw Monday as the St. Louis region continued to wait for answers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a municipal police officer. In another day of fast-moving events, the FBI promised to investigate the...
  • Two arrested during protests in Oakland, Berkeley; officer pepper-sprayed

    OAKLAND, Calif. A group of about 200 protesters denouncing police violence in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man near St. Louis marched around Oakland and into Berkeley Friday night. Two people were arrested in Berkeley, and an Oakland...
  • Church meetings hear calls for justice in Missouri police shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. At two meetings with distinctly different tones, the call Tuesday night was for justice. Packed houses at two churches heard speakers discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon a...
  • KidsPeace refugee program prompts Lehighton soccer team to pull out of tourney

    For 16 years, the KidsPeace Soccer Invitational has offered hundreds of children a chance to scamper around the plush Orefield campus fields while raising money to counsel troubled youths. But this year, the tournament finds itself running up against a...
  • Protesters, riot police confront looters as unrest flares in Ferguson

    A demonstration that began quietly erupted into rampaging and looting early Saturday on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., where police in heavy gear and armored vehicles confronted more than 100 protesters near the place where Michael Brown, an 18-year-old...
  • Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence

    Chicago vigil protests Ferguson violence
    Hundreds of people crowded Daley Plaza on Thursday night for a rally against police brutality as repercussions of violence in Ferguson, Mo., hit Chicago following the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I'm so mad right now I can't even speak. This...
  • Growing police use of military equipment faces scrutiny

    The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation's police departments...