Monday, September 1, 2014

National News

Stewart to return to competition Sunday
Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital
NEW YORK - Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital.

Army: Shooter at Virginia base was female soldier
FORT LEE, Va. - The Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.

Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation
FERGUSON, Mo. - The city of Ferguson, Missouri, says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

Missouri governor sends Guard, lifts curfew
FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Violent protests continue in St. Louis suburb
FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson aren't yet saying how many people were arrested during a night of violent protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says about 10 people were arrested -- including a St. Louis alderman who had been chronicling the protests on social media.

Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home.

Robin Williams dies from apparent suicide at age 63
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

FBI opens civil rights case after police shoot man
FERGUSON, Mo. - The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager.

Boy 'apparently' an Internet star after interview