Wall Street Journal U.S. News

Syndicate content WSJ.com US News
WSJ.com US News
Updated: 14 min 56 sec ago

Obama on Ferguson: 'No Excuse' for Violence

November 25, 2014 - 5:17pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 5:17pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 4:54pm
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.

Ferguson Uneasy After Violent Night

November 25, 2014 - 4:47pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 4:44pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 4:38pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 4:18pm
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.

GOP Working on Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown

November 25, 2014 - 4:17pm
Congressional Republicans are considering a way to keep most of the government running through next fall, while extending federal funding connected to immigration just until early 2015 to push back against the president’s executive action.

Grand Jury Transcripts Show Widely Varying Witness Testimony

November 25, 2014 - 2:21pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 1:36pm
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

November 25, 2014 - 9:26am
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

November 25, 2014 - 8:05am
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

November 25, 2014 - 7:52am
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.

Protesters Turn Out in U.S. Cities Following Decision

November 25, 2014 - 3:42am
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.

U.S. Buys Up Ebola Gear, Leaving Little for Africa

November 25, 2014 - 3:39am
The few global suppliers are ramping up production, but they are still straining to meet demand, especially since anxiety has risen in the U.S.

Ferguson Police Officer Not Charged in Black Teen's Shooting

November 25, 2014 - 3:34am
A grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking renewed unrest in Ferguson Mo., which became a national flash point over race and justice during weeks of turmoil this summer.

Chuck Hagel Resigns as Defense Chief

November 25, 2014 - 3:25am
President Obama announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position, marking a major realignment in leadership amid multiple military challenges.

Ferguson Hit by Looting, Arson

November 25, 2014 - 3:01am
Peaceful protests in Ferguson, Mo., gave way to looting and arson in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the summer shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Iran, World Powers Fail to Reach Deal

November 25, 2014 - 2:50am
World powers failed to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran and extended talks for seven months, exposing deep divides between the sides and putting the diplomatic effort at risk from domestic discord in the nations involved.

Police Rarely Criminally Charged for On-Duty Shootings

November 25, 2014 - 1:07am
Police are rarely charged criminally for on-duty shootings, but law-enforcement officials and critics differ on whether this should be the case.