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  • Peaceful protests turn tense again in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. Another day of peaceful protests turned tense late Tuesday as protesters again clashed with police on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson. As midnight approached, the street scene grew chaotic when someone threw a plastic water bottle at...
  • Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight

    Ferguson streets turn tense around midnight
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, the protests turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make arrests.  The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control when some protesters...
  • As Missouri violence flares, fingers point to outsiders

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed. The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away....
  • U.S. government faces high bar charging cop in Ferguson death

    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. St....
  • Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

    Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile
    In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for...
  • Amid Ferguson unrest, Antonio French finds a national following

    Antonio French sat in the front passenger seat of an air-conditioned sedan parked behind vandalized and boarded-up Red's BBQ on West Florissant Avenue, scrolling through his iPhone, reading a barrage of tweets, emails and text messages. Nods of...
  • St. Louis police forces often don't reflect communities

    ST. LOUIS About 67 percent of Ferguson's residents are African-American, but only 7 percent of the city's commissioned police officers are black. That lopsided representation, brought to light after a black teen was killed by a white police officer two...
  • Has Gov. Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

    ST. LOUIS At the beginning of the month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free...
  • Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings

    Ferguson case reopens lingering wounds from previous police shootings
    Tyrus Murray was 13 years old when her father, Earl Murray, and his friend Ronald Beasley died in a hail of gunfire during a drug bust gone awry. Both men were black, and neither was armed. Their shooters were white law enforcement officers, and neither...
  • In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama

    In Ferguson, strip mall sets the stage for nightly drama
    Barbershop owner Antonio Henley, a burly man in a smock labeled "Tony Da Boss," was surveying the few customers who had ventured in for haircuts, and the unusually large number of empty chairs. "My shop has never been this empty on a Friday," he sighed....
  • Hundreds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. Between 300 and 400 people marched up and down West Florissant Avenue on Saturday afternoon in a peaceful show of support for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer two weeks earlier. The procession began...