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By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Aiming to head off new looting and rioting, Missouri's governor on Tuesday ordered National Guard reinforcements into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following overnight violence ignited by the clearing of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot to death by officer Darren Wilson in August, condemned as biased the grand jury process that led to Monday's decision not to bring criminal charges against Wilson. ...
(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot and killed in August by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb. At a news conference with the Brown family and their lawyers, Sharpton said the grand jury decision not to issue charges against Officer Darren Wilson was not surprising and urged a continued investigation by the federal government. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)
(Reuters) - Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown blasted the grand jury process that led to a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed the black teenager in August. Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray said in a news conference that the process had been unfair because the prosecutor on the case had a conflict of interest and because Wilson was not cross-examined. They said a special prosecutor should have been appointed. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bill Trott)
EL PASO, Texas (AP) ? Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died. He was 40.
ST. LOUIS (AP) ? The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A Philadelphia lawyer was charged Tuesday with patronizing a sex-trafficking ring that held a missing 14-year-old girl captive and sent her to his downtown office to have sex with him.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) ? Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground.
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - An independent investigator will examine allegations of a 2012 gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house that was described in harrowing detail in Rolling Stone magazine, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday. Attorney General Mark Herring said the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers would examine both the incident in which seven fraternity members are accused and how the university handled the matter. University Rector George Keith Martin apologized to the survivor of the alleged attack, identified only as Jackie. ...
(Reuters) - No decision has been made about the future of Officer Darren Wilson with the Ferguson Police Department following the grand jury's decision not to indict him in the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown and remains on leave pending the completion of an internal investigation, Knowles told a news conference. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Sandra Maler)
(Reuters) - The National Guard was not deployed quickly enough in Ferguson, Missouri, after unrest erupted following the announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the shooting of a black, unarmed teen, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Tuesday. "The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning," Knowles told a news conference. "We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson. ...