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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday. Jeff Roorda,...
Emotions ran high as immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials across the country watched President Barack Obama's televised announcement on immigration reform. As advocates praised the president's plans and Republicans slammed his action as an overreach,...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city. This time of year, Anchorage normally has nearly 17 inches of snowfall. Instead, it's seen less than 4 inches — and that...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not expect to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday. Jeff Roorda,...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. In a call...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kwame Ajamu was underneath his truck fixing a fuel pump when his childhood friend, Ricky Jackson, called and asked if Ajamu could give him a ride home on Friday. Ajamu, once known as Ronnie Bridgeman, Jackson and Ajamu's brother, Wiley Bridgeman, were sentenced...
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread. The centerpiece...
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's...