US TV host and ex-Suffolk teacher shot dead
2014-08-31 13:22:53 UTC
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, police have said.
Scott Rogers, 52, a presenter for WAFB-TV, was found in Iberville, Baton Rouge on Wednesday, local police s...
US reality TV show: Police killed TV crew member + suspect
2014-08-28 15:34:07 UTC
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant killed a crew member with the longrunning TV show Cops as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities i...
America's lethal combination of children and guns
2014-08-31 13:57:51 UTC
<strong>This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns - but those who do often start young.</strong>
When he was five years old, Dan Baum ...
Arizona gun instructor shot and killed by nine-year-old girl
2014-08-27 22:47:23 UTC
The manager of an Arizona shooting range where a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi said he has trained children as young as five on the use of firearms but the range’s policies on minors is currently under ...
American died in Syrian battle between ISIS and the al-Nusra Front
2014-08-27 09:32:48 UTC
An American fighting for the Islamic State was killed over the weekend in Syria, US officials have said.
The United States had been aware that Douglas McCain, 33, a one-time aspiring rapper and basketball fan from California, was in Syria, the ...
Call for Peace Ahead of Funeral for Michael Brown
2014-08-25 21:34:06 UTC
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral for the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mourners at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church in St Louis sang, prayed and remembered the life of Michael Brown.
Mr Brown, 18, who w...
Strong Magnitude 6 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area
2014-08-25 05:38:28 UTC
The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday.
Thousands March in NY City to Protest police brutality
2014-08-23 23:58:13 UTC
housands of people gathered on Saturday in the New York borough of Staten Island to protest near the spot where Eric Garner, an unarmed 43-year-old black man, died last month after white police officers used an illegal chokehold while trying to su...
Grand jury: Nine white people and three African Americans
2014-08-23 11:04:28 UTC
The grand jury considering the killing of Missouri teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer is made up of nine white people and three African Americans, a state court judge revealed on Friday.
The information, released by judge Carol...
St Louis Police officer: 'I kill everybody. I don’t care'
2014-08-23 10:42:31 UTC
A police officer involved in the protests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video surfaced of him describing black people as “little perverts” and Barack Obama as an illegal immigrant.
'Michael Brown might be still alive if we voted for the right people'
2014-08-23 09:08:25 UTC
The group of Ferguson residents clumped around the makeshift memorial at the spot where a police officer shot Michael Brown readily admitted that two weeks ago they had little idea who ran their city.
They paid no attention to the fact that, wh...
American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital
2014-08-22 06:50:18 UTC
Two US humanitarian workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta after receiving an experimental drug treatment which has yet to go through full clinical and human trials.
Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Michael Brown including two to his head
2014-08-18 10:03:02 UTC
Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by the police officer Darren Wilson set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medic...
Ferguson police clash with Anti-racism protesters again overnight
2014-08-16 16:51:12 UTC
Police in riot gear clashed overnight with small groups of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri amid signs of renewed tensions over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a local patrol officer.
The flareups, breaking a period of relative calm, cam...
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Shot Michael Brown
2014-08-15 22:03:37 UTC
Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Saturday, August 9, 2014 is Darren Wilson.
Police on Friday said that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michae...
Five days after Michael Brown (18) killing: Vigils across US
2014-08-15 06:26:40 UTC
Moments of silence and protests were held in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Bay Area and elsewhere, five days after Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot.
After four nights of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, where he died, state police took charge o...
Obama to Missouri police: No excuse to use excessive force
2014-08-14 21:01:16 UTC
The governor of Missouri pledged changes to the tone of policing at demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, as Barack Obama on Thursday added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown.
Addressing the ...
City authorities concealing the name of the officer who killed the unarmed teenager
2014-08-13 06:28:08 UTC
Civil liberties campaigners threatened on Tuesday to sue the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, for the name of the police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown, arguing that city authorities were breaking the law by keeping i...
'They killed another young black man in America'
2014-08-13 06:21:10 UTC
Michael Brown was on the right path, according to his family and friends. Studying did not come easily, but the 18-year-old worked hard at Normandy high school and graduated in May. Mike had been due to start classes at Vatterott College last Mond...
Rage continue after unarmed black 18-year-old was shot several times by Police
2014-08-12 06:43:14 UTC
<strong>Anger continues to flare up in streets after 18-year-old was shot several times by officer in part of St Louis, Missouri</strong>
Authorities in a St Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police have used tear...
New York Times will describe torture as 'torture'
2014-08-08 08:40:18 UTC
Under pressure from reporters and editors, the New York Times’ leadership has decided to use the word “torture” with regard to the CIA’s treatment of prisoners in the years following September 11.
Executive editor Dean Baquet published a statem...
Mount Sinai hospital in New York treats man for Ebola-like symptoms
2014-08-05 07:58:28 UTC
An American missionary infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak in west Africa is expected to be flown to the US on Tuesday, while doctors in New York say they are treating a patient with Ebola-like symptoms.
Mount Sinai hospital in...
Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With NY Police
2014-07-29 18:35:55 UTC
<strong>Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police
TIME talks with the man who filmed the fatal incident on Staten Island</strong>
On July 17, Ramsey Orta was talking to his friend, Eric Garner, about where t...
California wildfires destroy 10 homes
2014-07-28 06:14:27 UTC
<strong>Two fast-moving wildfires in California have destroyed 10 homes and have forced the evacuation of hundreds more, US officials say.</strong>
In the Sacramento region, a fire has spread to cover an area of about 4,000 acres, while another...
Kids, guns and the American way
2014-07-25 20:42:21 UTC
In February, a nine-year-old Arkansas boy called Hank asked his uncle if he could head off on his own from their remote camp to hunt a rabbit with his .22 calibre rifle. “I said all right,” recalled his uncle Brent later. “It wasn’t a concern. Som...