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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed th... Full Story

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  • Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks
    Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

  • Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'
    Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

  • Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day
    Ferguson protesters rally across US for second day

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions even hundreds of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

  • Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence
    Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

    Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

  • Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
    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 teeager.

  • Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems
    Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

    MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country's stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

  • Missouri governor: More National Guard in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days o come.

  • Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel
    Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

  • Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban
    Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

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