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More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

by Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward Mcallister, Reuters

2 days ago

Protesters flip over a Ferguson police car in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters

National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and... read full article

  • Missouri governor orders more troops to Ferguson after riots

    by Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Aiming to head off more looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....

  • U.N. chief urges peaceful Ferguson protests, rights protection

    Reuters

    3 days ago

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged protesters in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere in the United States to refrain from violence and called on law enforcement to protect the rights of people to demonstrate peacefully.

    A grand jury on Monday cleared a white...

  • Gunshots ring out, tear gas fired as violence returns to Ferguson

    by Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Gunshots rang out and police lobbed tear gas at an angry crowd that threw bottles outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury decided not to indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.

    Outrage over the decision fueled...

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  • Grand jury decides against charges in Ferguson shooting, unrest erupts

    by Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

    Angry crowds took to the streets...

  • Missouri grand jury has made decision in fatal shooting of Michael Brown

    by Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters

    4 days ago

    A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

    St. Louis County Prosecutor...

  • Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

    by Phil Stewart and Steve Holland, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.

    It was the first major change to Obama's...

  • FBI arrests 2 suspected Ferguson bomb suspects; later charged with federal firearms offenses

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

    Word of the...

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