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Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:38

FILE - In this file Feb. 11, 2014 image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., is officer Darren Wilson at a city council meeting in Ferguson. A grand jury said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 that it has reached a decision about whether to indict Wilsoin in the shooting death of Michael Brown, according to a lawyer for Brown's family. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and even more Monday night, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.


Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:32

A man watches as stores burn Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/David Goldman)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.


VA fires troubled Phoenix hospital director

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:26

This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Helman was fired Monday, nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the Phoenix facility since February 2012. Best quality available. (AP Photo/Veterans Affairs Department)PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly seven months after the Department of Veterans Affairs became embroiled in a nationwide scandal, the agency fired the head of its troubled Phoenix hospital amid allegations of misconduct and cover-ups.


Highlights of testimony in Michael Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:24

This undated photo released by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, shows the uniform worn by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson when he shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. The image was released as part of the evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Wilson in the fatal shooting. (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office)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.


County police chief: Fabric of Ferguson torn apart

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:54
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says at least a dozen businesses are burning after protests in Ferguson turned violent.

No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:38
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

LIVE UPDATES: Ferguson protests following grand jury decision on Michael Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:42

 Ferguson protests following grand jury decision on Michael Brown shootingPhotos, tweets and up-to-the-minute updates from ABC journalists in Ferguson, Mo. as well as reaction in major cities around the United States.


Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Wilson say he followed his training

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:09
(Reuters) - Attorneys for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson said in a statement released on Monday that he was following his training and the law when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. "We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury's decision. We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a respectful and peaceful manner," the statement said. (Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Paul Tait)

U.S. regulator restricts flights over Ferguson amid riots

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:38
(Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday evening issued a temporary flight restriction for Ferguson, Missouri as violent protests erupted after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot dead a black teenager in August. The St. Louis County Police Department said in a Tweet that there was heavy automatic gunfire heard in Ferguson near the scene of the fatal police shooting. (Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

Gunshots echo as violence returns to Ferguson, protests across U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:23

Protesters stand atop a car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri,By Ellen Wulfhorst and Daniel Wallis FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Gunshots pierced the air as an angry crowd threw bottles outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury on Monday decided not to indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. The police lobbed tear gas in response as a few hundred protesters took to the streets, with some setting fire to a police cruiser and another car and some buildings. ...


Violence in Ferguson after no indictment announced

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:21
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

PHOTOS: Darren Wilson after altercation

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:17

 Darren Wilson after altercationSt. Louis County Prosecutor's Office released these photos of Officer Darren Wilson from the day of the altercation with Michael Brown.


Obama urges calm after Ferguson decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:05

Obama urges calm after Ferguson decisionPresident Barack Obama says he joins with Michael Brown's family in urging peaceful protests after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old.


AccuWeather: From Record Warmth to Rain and Snow

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:00

 From Record Warmth to Rain and SnowMeteorologist Cecily Tynan has details on a coastal storm that will cause problems for the busiest travel day of the season Wednesday.


Student released after Fort Sam Houston lockdown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:54
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A college student has been released and won't face charges after trying to drive onto Fort Sam Houston over the weekend without proper credentials, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown.

Pets mostly welcome in stores, but follow the rules

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:52

Pets mostly welcome in stores, but follow the rulesIt seems that the days of leaving your dog at home while you run your errands may be over!


LIVE UPDATES: Ferguson grand jury decision on Michael Brown shooting

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:44

 Ferguson protests following grand jury decision on Michael Brown shootingPhotos, tweets and up-to-the-minute updates from ABC journalists in Ferguson, Mo. as well as reaction in major cities around the United States.


Factbox: Composition and workings of grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:41
(Reuters) - A grand jury has heard evidence in the fatal shooting in August in Ferguson, Missouri, of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, and its decision will be announced Monday. The St. Louis County's prosecuting attorney, Robert McCulloch, outlined the jury's responsibility and its composition in a statement issued in October. The grand jury's sole function, McCulloch said, "is to answer a single question: what, if any charges shall be brought?" Following is a description of the function of grand juries in the St. ...

Federal probe of Ferguson shooting is still ongoing: prosecutor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:41
(Reuters) - A federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in August is still ongoing, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said on Monday. McCulloch made the remarks after a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Photos from Ferguson, Missouri

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:40

Photos from Ferguson, MissouriA grand jury declined Monday to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many African-Americans and police.