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  • Looting, vandalism follow vigil for dead Missouri teenager

    The police shooting of an unarmed teenager in a St. Louis suburb over the weekend triggered angry demonstrations Sunday morning and vandalism and looting Sunday night, local media reported.  A few thousand demonstrators had gathered for a candlelight...
  • 'We want answers,' family lawyer for Missouri teen shot by cop says

    As demonstrators gathered for a fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Racial tensions have...
  • 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...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • Violent protests overshadow peaceful rallies in wake of Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. They sat under a shade tree, putting marker to poster board in the parking lot of a strip mall. As the Rev. Al Sharpton held the media's attention in downtown St. Louis Tuesday, an Illinois pastor and a Missouri state senator were across...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: A witness to the face-off in the darkness

    Ferguson, Mo.: A witness to the face-off in the darkness
    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...
  • Protesters and police face off in St. Louis suburb over shooting

    The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted, “We shall not be moved!” Down the hill, advancing against them late Monday night, were police officers in gas masks and riot gear, most of them white. “Don&...
  • 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...
  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 11

    NATION FERGUSON, Mo. Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Monday, chanting "Hands up! Don't shoot!" with their arms in the air after a night of violence when a vigil for an unarmed black teenager who...
  • Protests near St. Louis continue for slain teen after riot, arrests

    Protests near St. Louis continue for slain teen after riot, arrests
    Hundreds of protesters gathered at a suburban St. Louis police station on Monday demanding murder charges against an officer who shot to death an unarmed black teenager over the weekend. The largely peaceful protests, monitored by about 50 police...
  • Riot erupts near St. Louis over police shooting of teen

    Riot erupts near St. Louis over police shooting of teen
    Rioting and looting erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, late on Sunday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer turned violent, law enforcement officials and media reports said. Crowds broke the windows of cars and...