FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson has identified an employee fired for sending racist emails to co-workers as its former municipal court clerk.
Meteorologist Melissa Magee says milder air arrives as we move through the weekend and into next week.
It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says a dead mother and toddler whose naked bodies were found in a field about 200 yards from their wrecked car died of hypothermia.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BNSF Railway Co said on Friday that the crude oil train derailed near Galena, Ill., a day earlier originated from North Dakota, according to a statement. It added it was running on BNSF's mainline track. (Reporting By Catherine Ngai)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have overridden the governor's veto on a bill that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University police are investigating reports that a man came to the university's Kennedy School of Government to solicit donations for a charity connected to the Islamic State.
Police are searching for the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania Thursday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her 2-year-old granddaughter after the girl was found outside in the cold naked, wearing only a pair of boots.
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state truck driver who apparently fell asleep at the wheel before swerving into oncoming traffic, killing a woman in a car and striking a school bus filled with children, was cited for causing a collision last year, officials said on Friday. Truck driver Kenneth Hahn, 54, of Yakima was cited just over a year ago for veering across the center of a roadway near the scene of Thursday's fatal crash, causing an injury collision, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Darren Wright. Hahn's box truck crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic, crashing into a car driven by Carmela Cuellar Morales, 22, of Orondo, who died at the scene.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard will get her wish, after a homeowners association that initially rejected the idea relented.
(Reuters) - An Illinois emergency management official said on Friday that 21 tank cars derailed, seven were damaged, and were five still on fire after a BNSF oil train accident on Thursday near the town of Galena. Some oil was leaking from the derailed cars, said a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, but there was no evidence that it had reached a nearby river. (Reporting by Edward McAllister in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who died the day before a town meeting vote was elected to serve on the select board after officials withheld information about the death citing state campaign laws.
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors contend that Reverend Shaun Harrison, the now-fired dean of The English High School, hired one of his students to sell marijuana and shot the 17-year-old boy in the back of the head on a Boston street Tuesday night after a disagreement. The victim, whose name was not released due to his youth, is expected to survive his injuries, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say the incident was recorded on a surveillance camera at a nearby business. Harrison was an advocate for struggling teenagers who had worked with police on a number of outreach efforts, including serving as a member of the Boston TenPoint Coalition, a group of Christian clergy members working with black and Latino youth, said Boston police spokesman Lieutenant Mike McCarthy.
(Reuters) - A train carrying 15 tanker cars of liquefied propane derailed in Essex junction, Vermont, late on Thursday, but no flammable gas was leaked and there was no danger to the public, according to a local news website on Friday. All safety systems also operated as designed, burlingtonfreepress.com reported, citing New England Railroad spokesman Mike Williams.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of threatening police officers with a hammer and using his children as shields after officers drew their weapons.
By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Weary Wisconsin lawmakers on Friday approved a bill that stops private sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment and sent it to Republican Governor Scott Walker, who is expected to sign it on Monday. The Republican-led state Assembly voted 62-35 on party lines to make Wisconsin the 25th "right-to-work" state, a measure supported by Walker, an early favorite in the battle for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. The final vote came after 24 hours of debate in the Assembly and two weeks after state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced plans to take up a "right-to-work" bill. It has everything to do with busting," said Representative Andy Jorgensen, a Democrat.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say the condition of a Syracuse University student's frostbitten fingers has improved since he was injured during a cold weather fraternity hazing stunt.