- 2 reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle suits Updated: Aug-03-15 7:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two journalists who were arrested while reporting on protests after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown have settled lawsuits against St. Louis County, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday.
- Police issue 'pantry tickets' for minor traffic violations Updated: Aug-03-15 5:35 pm
AFFTON, Missouri - Drivers pulled over by police in the Affton area of St. Louis County for a minor traffic violation recently got a surprise: No ticket, but a suggestion to instead donate money to a food pantry or some other worthy cause.
- Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement Updated: Aug-03-15 7:34 am
ST. LOUIS - EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police," an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).
- Houston professor visits museum, connects past with present Updated: Aug-02-15 11:58 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Among the 1,096 people who visited the National Civil Rights Museum recently was a young college professor from Houston.
- Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more Updated: Aug-02-15 10:47 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
- Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.
- Court nixes release of New York chokehold death testimony Updated: Jul-29-15 11:07 pm
NEW YORK - The public can't see the testimony a grand jury weighed before declining to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, an appeals court said Wednesday, citing longstanding reasons for grand jury confidentiality.
- Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig Updated: Jul-29-15 5:28 am
SANTA MONICA, California - In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.
- 2 meetings held by panel examining Ferguson decisions Updated: Jul-28-15 3:01 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A legislative panel that said it would investigate Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's decisions involving the state's response to protests that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has met just twice since December, with the chairman citing difficulty in coordinating members' schedules.
- March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson Updated: Jul-27-15 4:43 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
- Ferguson hires black police commander as interim chief Updated: Jul-22-15 4:20 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson leaders introduced a new interim police chief Wednesday, tasking the black police commander from Arizona with building trust between residents of the predominantly black St. Louis suburb and its mostly white officers, nearly a year since Michael Brown's death roiled racial tensions.
- Largest convention staying in St. Louis Updated: Jul-21-15 8:43 am
ST. LOUIS - The largest convention in St. Louis is staying, despite some initial concerns about Ferguson.
- Barber leads effort to unify Charlotte as trial looms Updated: Jul-18-15 12:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - As North Carolina's largest city braces for the trial of a former police officer accused in the killing of an unarmed black man, an unlikely coalition of barbers, clergy and law enforcement is working to improve relations between the black community and police in Charlotte - and to head off possible violence once the trial ends.
- US judge narrows Michael Brown family suit against Ferguson Updated: Jul-14-15 6:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-police officer who fatally shot the unarmed, black 18-year-old.
- After years of declining crime, a spike in city violence Updated: Jul-11-15 11:10 am
CHICAGO - Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not seen in decades: more bloodshed.
- Father of slain teen says police can do more to gain trust Updated: Jul-11-15 11:01 am
DETROIT - The father of an unarmed, black 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer in Missouri says law enforcement officials can do more to build community trust and prevent problems.
- Missouri law addresses concerns after Ferguson shooting Updated: Jul-09-15 5:13 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday limiting cities' ability to profit from traffic tickets and court fines - the first significant step taken by state lawmakers to address concerns raised after the police shooting of a black, unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson nearly a year ago.
- Looted Ferguson store to be transformed into training center Updated: Jul-09-15 3:26 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - Heralded as hope for economic empowerment of young black men, construction was launched Thursday on a job-training center where a QuikTrip once stood before being looted and torched a night after last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown.
- Suspect in Ferguson police shooting likely to stay jailed Updated: Jul-09-15 2:02 pm
ST. LOUIS - An attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a protest in Ferguson said Thursday that he expects his client will remain jailed until the case is resolved.
- Nixon set to take action on bill for municipal court limits Updated: Jul-09-15 5:05 am
ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.
- The Latest: Baltimore police head fired amid rising crime Updated: Jul-08-15 8:44 pm
BALTIMORE - Chanta Saunders, a 25-year-old woman who was friends with Freddie Gray and witnessed his arrest, said the Baltimore mayor's decision to fire the city police commissioner was a good one. But Saunders said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shares as much responsibility as the ex-commissioner, Anthony Batts, for a strained relationship between police and many Baltimore residents.
- Judge tosses bid for probe of prosecutor in Ferguson case Updated: Jul-06-15 5:04 pm
ST. LOUIS - A judge has tossed out a push by activists for an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ruling that the effort was "not only logically flawed but contrary to the principles of our criminal justice system."