Missouri

People protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown a week ago in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Despite heavy rainfall and lightning, hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday night at a busy thoroughfare that has been the site of previous clashes with police. Dozens of officers, a much more visible presence than the night before, stood watch — including some with shields. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer […]

08/17/2014

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Police identify officer, allege teen robbed store

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from […]

08/15/2014

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Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager identified the officer on Friday as Darren Wilson, and said the officer was dispatched to […]

08/15/2014

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama steps into another racially charged incident

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first black president. […]

08/15/2014

People raise their hands in the middle of the street as police wearing riot gear move toward their position trying to get them to disperse Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The FBI opened an investigation Monday into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by an officer in Ferguson. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Protesters march through streets of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting the death of a black Missouri teenager shot by a white police officer are marching through the streets of Ferguson. The protests come as the Missouri State […]

08/14/2014

Police wearing riot gear stage outside the remains of a burned convenience store Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Holder: “Concerned” about tensions in Ferguson, MO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s concerned that the use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, is sending a “conflicting message.” Holder said in a statement Thursday that Ferguson law […]

08/14/2014

AJ Schnack, left,  and David Wilson, co-directors of the documentary film "We Always Lie to Strangers," following the premiere of the film at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Courtesy Reuben Stern)

Documentary goes behind the music in Branson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle America’s flag-waving, family-friendly celebration of musical variety shows and early-bird dinner specials. But […]

12/27/2013

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal data show health disparities among states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in […]

12/12/2013

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, file photo, Joseph Paul Franklin sits in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court where jury selection was set to begin in his murder trial in Cincinnati. Franklin has been convicted of five murders, but authorities suspect he's responsible for many more during a cross-country murder spree more than three decades ago, but it was the killing of a man outside a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977 that landed Franklin on Missouri's death row. Franklin was put to death Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, the first execution in nearly three years in Missouri. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state’s first execution in nearly three years. The 63-year-old Franklin targeted blacks and […]

11/24/2013

Joseph Paul Franklin in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Oct. 19, 1998. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first […]

11/20/2013

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