Ferguson police chief apologizes to Michael Brown’s parents

Ferguson, Missouri, Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized Thursday to the parents of Michael Brown, as well as to any peaceful protesters who feel he didn’t do “enough to protect their constitutional right to protest.” Specifically, he apologized that it took investigating officers four hours to remove Brown’s body from the street after Officer Darren Wilson […]

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of […]

Mexico shock as kidnapped lawmaker killed, burned

A Mexican federal lawmaker was killed and burned after being abducted in broad daylight, authorities confirmed Wednesday, shocking his ruling party amid government assurances that violence is down. Deputy Gabriel Gomez Michel was driving to the airport in the western state of Jalisco on Monday when a clutch of cars intercepted his sport-utility vehicle, authorities […]

Hannah Graham case suspect denied bond

A Texas judge Thursday ordered Jesse Matthew, a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, held without bond pending his extradition to Virginia. In an appearance before Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, Matthew declined to request a court-appointed attorney to fight either his extradition or a Galveston County charge of giving […]

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama […]

Feds launch policing bias study

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old […]

NFL players’ union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players’ union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell initially had suspended the running back for two games without pay and fined him the equivalent of another […]

‘Django Unchained’ actress defends not giving ID to cop

“Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. “I believe in America and what it stands […]

To make the most of a workout, experts say set the proper pace

Whether the goal is to finish a marathon, polish a tennis game or make the most of that hour at the gym, fitness experts say pacing can spell the difference between success and stagnation. Setting the proper workout pace, or the distribution of energy during exercise, deflects boredom and fatigue, syncs body and mind, and […]

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic. Carson acted quickly, hoping to hire several minority recruits. He issued […]


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