Saturday, August 23, 2014

National News

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
U.S. officials: General killed in Afghan attack
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say a U.S. two-star general was killed in an apparent insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces.

Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies
WASHINGTON - The family of James Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, says he has died. Brady was 73.

Burst pipe repairs near completion near UCLA
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews have nearly finished repairs on a nearly century-old water main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.