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Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.... 8/20/2014 5:14 PM

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.... 8/20/2014 4:36 PM

AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.... 8/20/2014 6:31 PM

Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.... 8/20/2014 6:10 PM

Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.... 8/20/2014 5:35 PM

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.... 8/20/2014 5:39 PM

Slain American journalist remembered as driven
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.... 8/20/2014 3:42 PM

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.... 8/20/2014 6:10 PM

States' leading lethal injection expert ends role
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.... 8/20/2014 5:31 PM

In deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.... 8/20/2014 11:40 AM