A grand jury in Ferguson, MIssouri, decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged two Minnesota men with supporting Islamic State, the militant group that has captured swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and carried out gruesome executions of civilians and foreigners. The U.S. Attorney's office in Minneapolis alleged in a criminal complaint that Abdi Nur, 20, and Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, had engaged in a conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State, and that Nur had actually provided such support. Both men are U.S. citizens of Somali ancestry. ...
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the Ferguson, Missouri, area on Tuesday, following a night of looting and destruction of businesses. The violence occurred in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict white Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Sandra Maler)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — With flat screen TVs, game nights and plentiful Wi-Fi, life in isolation for military members returning from the mission in West Africa against Ebola can look a lot like summer camp.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.
A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.
HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — A 32-year-old teacher accused of participating in group sex with a 16-year-old student and another faculty member has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of having carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - An independent investigator will examine allegations of a 2012 gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house that was described in harrowing detail in Rolling Stone magazine, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday. Attorney General Mark Herring said the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers would examine both the incident in which seven fraternity members are accused and how the university handled the matter. University Rector George Keith Martin apologized to the survivor of the alleged attack, identified only as Jackie. ...
(Reuters) - No decision has been made about the future of Officer Darren Wilson with the Ferguson Police Department following the grand jury's decision not to indict him in the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown and remains on leave pending the completion of an internal investigation, Knowles told a news conference. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)
(Reuters) - The National Guard was not deployed quickly enough in Ferguson, Missouri, after unrest erupted following the announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting of a black, unarmed teen, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. "The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning," Knowles told a news conference. "We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson. ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman," a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.
An annual drive to keep children warm got rolling this morning at Philadelphia City Hall.