The St. Louis-area community is struggling to keep order and heal divisions after more than a week of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today about the deployment of the National Guard, plus reaction from former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Continue reading
The Missouri National Guard arrived in Ferguson on the orders of Gov. Jay Nixon a night after police again used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd that was reportedly throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting at police. Nixon also lifted a two-day curfew. A private autopsy of slain teenager Michael Brown concluded he had been shot six times. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
A leaked internal spreadsheet from Time, Inc. shows that the company assigned writers different scores for various criteria, including their value to advertisers.
Keep up with the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri, by following these journalists, local officials and individuals on the ground. It’s a story that has been at the forefront of the news, beginning with local protests Sunday, Aug. 10, the … Continue reading
President Barack Obama plans to speak Monday about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with top aides on both trouble spots. Continue reading
When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense — a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected through the stingers. Scientists, however, may have found a way to co-opt those venoms as a means of defense for humans against cancerous tumors.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announced Monday morning that he would be leaving the Ecuadoran Embassy in London. He has taken refuge there for over two years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces arrest and questioning for allegations of sexual assault. Continue reading
Estrada said that Judge Bert Richardson decided instead that Perry will receive a summons to appear which has not been issued yet. Continue reading
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT today to discuss preliminary forensic findings. Continue reading
Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department’s new “Expenditures on Children and Families” report said. As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than families in the urban South and rural parts of the U.S., or roughly $282,480. Continue reading