Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple Inc's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system. U2 released its new 11-track "Songs of Innocence" live on stage with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. The album immediately appeared in iTunes users' music libraries.
By Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Embattled city leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday were preparing to hold their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer ignited weeks of unrest in the St. Louis suburb. Protesters are demanding the arrest of the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, as well as the ouster of both Mayor James Knowles III and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. The Ferguson City Council, made up of the mayor and six other members, canceled a meeting scheduled for late August and arranged to hold this council meeting at an area church to accommodate what is expected to be a large crowd. In a precursor to the meeting, a public relations firm representing the city council on Monday night issued a press release laying out a series of new programs the council said should help reduce community concerns, including the formation of a citizens review board to help improve law enforcement operations and actions.