Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
It's extremely rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment.
11/25/2014 - 11:46 PM
Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist. Because the Benghazi committee is select and not permanent or standing, the House will have to vote again to re-create it when Congress returns for a new session in January. Boehner’s statement did not mention that another vote would need to occur in order for Gowdy to have a panel to lead or for other Republicans to serve on it.
11/25/2014 - 06:00 PM
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 ...
11/26/2014 - 02:32 AM
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.
11/25/2014 - 10:39 PM
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case
Protesters set fires and loot businesses in the area where Michael Brown was fatally shot.
11/26/2014 - 06:29 AM
In wake of Ferguson grand jury decision, fed investigations go on
Under the lead of Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department is still pursuing two investigations related to the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
11/25/2014 - 10:25 AM
What Darren Wilson told the grand jury
A St. Louis County grand jury met for 25 days over three months and heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses — many of whom gave conflicting statements — before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
11/25/2014 - 04:24 PM
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. ...
11/26/2014 - 06:24 AM
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)
11/26/2014 - 02:00 AM
Brown family attorneys blasts grand jury process
(Reuters) - Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown blasted the grand jury process that led to a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed the black teenager in August. Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray said in a news conference that the process had been unfair because the prosecutor on the case had a conflict of interest and because Wilson was not cross-examined. They said a special prosecutor should have been appointed. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)
11/26/2014 - 01:45 AM
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.
11/26/2014 - 06:20 AM
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.
11/26/2014 - 05:22 AM
Grand jury: Ferguson Officer Wilson will not face charges
Angry protests follow the decision, which was announced by prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch.
11/25/2014 - 11:48 AM
Obama appeals for calm after Ferguson decision
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.
11/25/2014 - 03:30 PM
Cosby's show nixed in Washington state after sex assault claims
By Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Embattled comedian Bill Cosby's show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks. The Capitol Theatre said all ticket holders to the show, scheduled for Saturday, would receive refunds and the show has been postponed indefinitely. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut also said they had indefinitely postponed a performance by the 77-year-old Cosby, scheduled for Jan. 31. ...
11/25/2014 - 03:51 AM
Missouri governor calls for peace in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for "peace, respect and restraint" when a grand jury announcement is made on whether a white police officer will be charged with fatally shooting a black 18-year-old.
11/25/2014 - 07:53 AM
Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
President Barack Obama on Monday praised the service of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel but gave no hint as to whether he has settled on a shortlist for a successor. Instead, the president announced that Hagel would stay on until a successor has won Senate confirmation. One of numerous potential candidates to replace him, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has already pulled his name from contention.
11/25/2014 - 05:40 AM
Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July
Negotiators give up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by today's deadline.
11/25/2014 - 07:00 AM
Grand jury: No indictment of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson
The months-long grand jury process concludes, but the communities across the U.S. remain on edge.
11/25/2014 - 09:00 AM
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.
11/25/2014 - 05:56 AM
Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.
11/25/2014 - 01:33 AM
In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming
From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact ...
11/25/2014 - 01:28 AM
Turkey to host training for 2,000 Syrian rebels
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Monday. Turkey had agreed in principle to train and equip Syrian rebel forces as part of the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State, but details on the numbers involved and where the training would take place had yet to be announced. The announcement comes after U.S. ...
11/25/2014 - 01:27 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
Chuck Hagel will resign his post leading the Pentagon.
11/24/2014 - 10:53 PM
UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. The government would on Wednesday set out new laws to take on the militants, May added, including legislation making it easier for security services to track attackers online, and check if radicalised fighters were flying into Britain. ...
11/24/2014 - 10:45 PM
More bad news for the Today Show
NEW YORK (AP) — It's rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs.
11/25/2014 - 03:19 AM
Albert Einstein's autographed letter sold at auction
A letter penned by Albert Einstein during World War II was recently auctioned off in Los Angeles. The auction house Nate D. Sanders, Inc. sold the historical document for $12,500 — significantly more than the $10,000 requested minimum bid. The letter, which Einstein wrote in 1939, was addressed to a hat merchant in New York who was involved in efforts to help European Jews escape the horrors of the Nazi regime. The contents of Einstein's letter don't reveal exactly what actions were taken by its recipient, Isidore Zelnikerof Bronx, New York.
11/24/2014 - 10:01 PM
Uncertainty fuels speculation in Ferguson
The weekend passes without a grand jury decision in the police killing of Michael Brown.
11/25/2014 - 03:38 PM
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