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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.


Reaction to the Ferguson grand jury's decision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38
"There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation — and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy — I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another." — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri

Obama on Ferguson: U.S. 'has more work to do' on race relations

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16

U.S. President Obama makes a statement in the wake of the decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Brown in Ferguson, at the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama issued an appeal on Monday for restraint by protesters and police after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teen last August. In a late-night appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama also urged Americans to understand that much work remained to be done to improve relations between black Americans and law enforcement. "We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. ...


U.S. introduces menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:13

A Numero Uno pizza is served at Pizzeria Uno in ChicagoBy Toni Clarke and Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) - The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods. "Obesity is a national epidemic that affects millions of Americans," Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters on a conference call on Monday. "Strikingly, Americans eat and drink about a third of their calories away from home. ...


Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:59

FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Brown Family, Ferguson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months before deciding not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:


Missouri Gov. Nixon calls for peaceful response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:56
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling for a peaceful response after the announcement that a white Ferguson police officer will not face criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Man whose murder conviction was overturned is free

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:53
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A 69-year-old man convicted of murder 34 years ago was freed Monday after prosecutors told a judge they're no longer sure he committed the crime.