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Ferguson Beefs Up Response After Violence

29 min 42 sec ago
Missouri’s governor said he would triple the National Guard presence in the St. Louis region after widespread violence following a grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen.

Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power-Plant Emissions

34 min 11 sec ago
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants.

Teacher-Training Proposal Sparks Debate

1 hour 2 min ago
The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics—including how well their graduates perform in the job market and in the classroom.

Obama's Muted Ferguson Response Reflects His Limited Options

1 hour 14 min ago
The president’s response to the rioting in Ferguson underscores both the role he has carved for himself as uniquely well-suited to bridge the nation’s racial divide and his discomfort at times with embracing the role.

Turning Ferguson Into a Federal Case Won't Be Easy

1 hour 40 min ago
A decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson shifts the focus to the Justice Department and whether federal civil rights charges are warranted in the shooting.

Resignation Capped Tense Year for Hagel

2 hours 11 min ago
Pentagon chief repeatedly found fault with what he saw as indecisiveness by the White House National Security Council.

West Sees Some Progress With Iran

3 hours 30 min ago
Western officials noted progress in narrowing gaps with Iran over the key question of the country’s future production of nuclear fuel and on ways the West can better track uranium enrichment.

Obama on Ferguson: 'No Excuse' for Violence

3 hours 43 min ago
President Barack Obama said there was “no excuse” for vandalism and violence, speaking a day after the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision was announced and resulted in unrest.

Law and Evidence Tilted in Ferguson Police's Favor

3 hours 43 min ago
The factors that ultimately shaped the grand jury’s decision were in place at an early stage.

Schumer: Focus on Health Law Was a Political Mistake

4 hours 6 min ago
Democrats smarting from this year’s midterm losses need to embrace their pro-government roots and refocus on coherent policies to help the middle class, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said, citing the 2010 federal health-care law as a political miscalculation.

Americans Borrowing More Briskly for Cars, Homes

4 hours 12 min ago
Americans showed an increased appetite for borrowing this summer, taking out more new mortgages for the first time in more than a year while adding to their debts using car and credit-card loans.

Ferguson Uneasy After Violent Night

4 hours 13 min ago
More protests were planned throughout the region after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Fannie, Freddie Give Some Relief to Foreclosed Homeowners

4 hours 16 min ago
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will allow homeowners now in foreclosure to buy back their properties at market value, a reversal of previous policy that had prohibited such transactions.

Amid Global Slowdown, U.S. Growth Keeps Looking Better

4 hours 23 min ago
The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty.

Congressional Talks On Tax Breaks Stall

4 hours 42 min ago
Congressional negotiations to extend a slate of temporary tax breaks stalled Tuesday when the White House pushed back on a deal under discussion on Capitol Hill.

Grand Jury Transcripts Show Widely Varying Witness Testimony

6 hours 40 min ago
The transcripts of the grand jury proceedings investigating police officer Darren Wilson’s actions in the shooting death of Michael Brown reveal that witnesses’ testimony varied widely on the key details of the Aug. 9 encounter.

Brown Family Lawyers Criticize Prosecutor, Legal Process

7 hours 25 min ago
Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family lashed out on Tuesday at the local prosecutor and the legal process that led a grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of the black teen.

Ferguson Area Clergy Lead Peaceful Protest

11 hours 34 min ago
A sunrise prayer vigil and dozens of clergy marching in the streets here Tuesday was a stark counterpoint to the destruction and looting that took place Monday night just miles away in Ferguson.

Protests Spread in U.S. Cities Following Decision

12 hours 55 min ago
Protests broke out in a number of U.S. cities following the decision on Monday by a grand jury not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.

Ferguson Legal Fight Extends Beyond Grand Jury

13 hours 8 min ago
A grand jury’s decision to reject charges against a white officer in the shooting death of a black teenager in Missouri likely won’t be the last word from the courts on the tragic events of Aug. 9.