By Steve Holland and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. "I want the public to see my email," Clinton said in a tweet late on Wednesday. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible." The controversy has landed Clinton in trouble just as she is planning to launch a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
A judge has declared a mistrial in the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after jurors deadlocked on whether the convicted murderer should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.
By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Thursday wrote a formal letter to Republicans urging them to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. There is still no date set by the Republican majority for a vote to be held on the Senate floor for Lynch's nomination, despite the Senate judiciary committee's endorsing her a week ago. The letter, circulated by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy, urged the Republicans to schedule a floor vote as soon as possible.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son's death.
The parents of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead in August by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a family attorney said on Thursday. "He did not have to kill Michael Brown," attorney Daryl Parks said of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.