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Protesters walk through a cloud of tear gas Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

  They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence […]

08/19/2014

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

People gather around a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, located at the site where Brown was shot by police a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where police and protesters have clashed after a black teenager was […]

08/16/2014

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

Jeremiah Parker, 4, stands in front of his mother, Shatara Parker, as they attend a protest Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that’s been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, […]

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

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

Hactivist group releases name it says is officer in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Associated Press has […]

08/14/2014

Protestors drop to their knees and put their arms in the air during a rally for Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last Saturday, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

Despite hackers, chief won’t ID cop in shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager said Wednesday that cyber-attacks on his city’s website won’t sway him into releasing the officer’s […]

08/13/2014

People are seen in a store Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A few thousand people crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown shot and killed by a police officer, while afterward several car windows were smashed and stores were looted as people carried away armloads of goods as witnessed by an an Associated Press reporter. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A candlelight vigil for a young unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles […]

08/11/2014

A Jersey City Police Department cruiser is seen with its back window shattered as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Mayor lashes out over memorial for cop-killer

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor is lashing out at residents who are memorializing a man who killed a police officer over the weekend. A temporary memorial was on display Monday in […]

07/14/2014

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