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.