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Holder meets in St. Louis with parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown, fatally shot by officer

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:22
ST. LOUIS – U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer. Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's congressional delegation. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The attorney general flew to Missouri Wednesday morning and made several visits around the area, including to a community college and a restaurant in Ferguson near…
Special forces tried to rescue American hostages in Syria this summer but didn't find them
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:22
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen special operations forces dropped by aircraft…
COLOR WAR Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:19
Aug. 20, 2014: A man paints yellow over the blue at one of Moscow's Stalin-era skyscrapers with a star on top, which was painted in colors of the Ukrainian national flag in Moscow, Russia.AP Call it a protest of primary colors. Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and gave it a makeover, painting the iconic symbol in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites…
U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:35
By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, braced for another night of racially charged unrest on Tuesday as the governor and U.S. attorney general appealed for calm in the St. Louis suburb 10 days after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. The predominantly African-American community of 21,000 people has been gripped by street protests punctuated by looting and clashes with police every night since the unarmed,…
In Operation Fast and Furious, judge orders govt to turn over list of contested documents
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:21
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Justice Department says the documents should…
US attorney general tells Ferguson community he understands why some blacks mistrust police
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:21
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)The Associated Press
GlobalPost: Kidnappers threatened James Foley's life last week in response to US bombings
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:21
BOSTON – The chief executive officer of a Boston-based media company says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq. Foley was freelancing for GlobalPost when he disappeared in Syria. GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni told reporters Wednesday that the threatening email sent to Foley's family was "full of rage" but made no demands. He says the kidnappers ignored pleas for mercy. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT
Father of 'affluenza' teenager arrested in North Texas on charge of impersonating officer
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:21
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer. North Richland Hills police say Frederick Anthony Couch faces charges after an early morning disturbance July 28. He was taken into custody Tuesday and released after posting $2,500 bail. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police say Couch showed a badge and identified himself…
COLOR CHALLENGE Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:18
Aug. 20, 2014: A man paints yellow over the blue at one of Moscow's Stalin-era skyscrapers with a star on top, which was painted in colors of the Ukrainian national flag in Moscow, Russia.AP Call it a protest of primary colors. Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and gave it a makeover, painting the iconic symbol in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites…
Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits militants in Iraq
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:32
By Alexander Dziadosz and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. The video, titled "A Message To America," presented President Barack Obama with bleak options that could define America’s next phase of involvement in Iraq and the public reaction to it,…
 

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