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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - (Please note offensive language in last paragraph) Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, and sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities. President Barack Obama appealed for dialogue, and his attorney general promised that a federal probe into the Aug. ...


Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest: broadcaster

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI officers were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, media reported. The agents were responding to a situation involving a person barricaded inside a house and suffered non-life threatening injuries, local broadcaster KSDK said on its website. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. About 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. ...


Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

A protester's raised arms are pictured during a march, following the Monday grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in Los AngelesFERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday. By comparison, 61 arrests were made late Monday and into early Tuesday during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire that police countered with volleys of tear gas and smoke bombs. ...



A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

Police take a person into custody Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Brentwood, Mo. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) ? The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him.



2 FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis area

2 FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis areaAn FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County, and that it is not directly related to the Ferguson protests.



Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

In this photo provided by ABC News, ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, left, interviews Ferguson, MO., police officer Darren Wilson, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Missouri. The interview will air during ABC News programs and platforms on Nov. 25 and 26. (AP Photo/ABC News, Kevin Lowder)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) ? National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.



Broken elevator traps disabled Connecticut residents

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) ? Disabled and other residents are trapped in their six-story building in Connecticut due to a broken elevator that may not be fixed for up to a month.


Owner of destroyed Massachusetts strip club sues

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) ? The owner of a strip club destroyed in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts has sued the utility for $5 million.


Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right", in exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos

Darren Wilson says "I know I did my job right", in exclusive interview with George StephanopoulosFerguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.



Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

Kamille Beard, center, of Eugene, Ore., joins others at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in Eugene, Ore., Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014. People protesting the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.