CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain University of Virginia student watched from the second row of a courtroom Wednesday as a judge agreed to delay the trial of the man facing murder charges in the case.
The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.
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 again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. "I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Ryerson University and the CBC.
There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police said Wednesday.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother.
A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.