Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case
Protesters set fires and loot businesses in the area where Michael Brown was fatally shot.
U.S. judge rules Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that an Arkansas constitutional amendment that defines legal marriage as being only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker said the Arkansas amendment enacted about a decade ago denied U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law for same-sex couples. ...
More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots
By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local mayor said the governor did not do enough to protect businesses from looting. ...
Thousands rally across U.S. after Ferguson decision
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in some U.S. cities for a second day Tuesday, even as others were still cleaning up vandalism from the night before.
Live updates: Protesters respond to grand jury decision
The updates track reactions to a Missouri grand jury's decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most ...
Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference with the Brown family and their lawyers, Sharpton said the grand jury decision not to issue charges against Officer Darren Wilson was not surprising and urged a continued investigation by the federal government. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)
Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
It's extremely rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment.
Michael Brown’s friend upset and angry that cop walks free, vows the ‘fight doesn’t stop here’
Michael Brown’s friend says that he does not condone the violence or looting that broke out after a grand jury failed to indict officer Darren Wilson in the young man’s death, but that he understands where it comes from.