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Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case

A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida’s “stand your ground” law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life

Darren Wilson Could Face Consequences Aside From Grand Jury Decision

The grand jury in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson may not have the final word in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Even after the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson, the 28-year-old policeman at the center of the outcry over Brown’s killing, his

Obama Makes Statement On Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

President Barack Obama urged calm across the nation on Monday in response to the decision by a grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.

In brief remarks at the White House, the president

Wilson Described Michael Brown as 'Crazy,' Intent on Killing Him

 
Image: St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office photo shows Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson photo taken shortly after August 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, presented to the grand jurySt.

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson alleged that Michael Brown taunted him, telling him he was too cowardly to shoot him, before Wilson fired 12 rounds and killed the unarmed teenager, according to a transcript of Wilson's interview with detectives t

Tamir Rice: US police kill boy, 12, carrying replica gun

Police say an officer fired two shots at Tamir Rice after he failed to obey an order to raise his hands.

He did not make any verbal threats nor point the gun towards the officers.

A lawyer representing his family said it would be carrying out its own investigation into w

PHOTO: Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.

PHOTO: Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.

On May 25, 1975, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman went to jail for a murder they didn’t commit. Sentenced to death on the testimony of a single juvenile

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case

A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida’s “stand your ground” law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon. Marissa Alexander is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the 2010 shooting. Under the deal...

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Darren Wilson Could Face Consequences Aside From Grand Jury Decision

Darren Wilson Could Face Consequences Aside From Grand Jury Decision

The grand jury in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson may not have the final word in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Even after the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson, the 28-year-old policeman at the center of the outcry over Brown’s killing, his fate could still hang on a Justice Department investigation, his police officer licensing and a potential civil lawsuit. The Justice Department investigation carries with it the most serious consequences:...

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Obama Makes Statement On Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Obama Makes Statement On Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

President Barack Obama urged calm across the nation on Monday in response to the decision by a grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August. In brief remarks at the White House, the president acknowledged that anger is "an understandable reaction" to the news that Wilson was let go without being indicted. Still, he said, the jury's decision carries "the rule of law" and...

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Wilson Described Michael Brown as 'Crazy,' Intent on Killing Him

Wilson Described Michael Brown as 'Crazy,' Intent on Killing Him

 St. Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson alleged that Michael Brown taunted him, telling him he was too cowardly to shoot him, before Wilson fired 12 rounds and killed the unarmed teenager, according to a transcript of Wilson's interview with detectives the day after the Aug. 9 shooting. According to grand jury records released Monday night, Wilson was asked several times by two Ferguson police detectives on Sunday, Aug. 10, what he was thinking during the confrontation....

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Tamir Rice: US police kill boy, 12, carrying replica gun

Tamir Rice: US police kill boy, 12, carrying replica gun

Police say an officer fired two shots at Tamir Rice after he failed to obey an order to raise his hands. He did not make any verbal threats nor point the gun towards the officers. A lawyer representing his family said it would be carrying out its own investigation into what happened. The incident comes as a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, will decide imminently whether to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting death of...

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PHOTO: Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.

PHOTO: Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.

Wiley Bridgeman and Ricky Jackson are seen after being released from prison on Nov. 21, 2014.  On May 25, 1975, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman went to jail for a murder they didn’t commit. Sentenced to death on the testimony of a single juvenile witness, the men continued to protest their innocence through years of incarceration. On Friday, nearly 40 years later, they walked out of prison as free men after the state’s witness in the case...

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of...

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Headline News

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for dea…

25-11-2014

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research... Read more

Sharpton slams grand jury process in Fer…

25-11-2014

Sharpton slams grand jury process in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

(Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said the grand jury system was misused in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot... Read more

Brown family attorneys blasts grand jury…

25-11-2014

Brown family attorneys blasts grand jury process

(Reuters) - Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown blasted the grand jury process that led to a decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the... Read more

U.S. authorities need to build trust on …

25-11-2014

U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. authorities need to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population and examine how race relations affect... Read more

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in …

25-11-2014

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill... Read more

Other News

Most Police Shootings Do Not End With Pr…

25-11-2014

Most Police Shootings Do Not End With Prosecutions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A St. Louis County, Mo ., grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson  on criminal charges in the fatal... Read more

Darren Wilson: Michael Brown Looked Like…

25-11-2014

Darren Wilson: Michael Brown Looked Like ‘A Demon’

Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson testified before a St. Louis County grand jury that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown looked like a “demon” during their... Read more

NewsOne Minute: NYPD Police Commissioner…

25-11-2014

NewsOne Minute: NYPD Police Commissioner Doused With Fake Blood during Ferguson Protest in NYC

Following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case, the outrage was felt from Ferguson to New York City, and in... Read more

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Flo…

25-11-2014

Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal In Florida ‘Warning Shot’ Case

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was... Read more

Biases and Bullets: Black Lives Still Ma…

24-11-2014

Biases and Bullets: Black Lives Still Matter, Despite Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson

For a few weeks now, I and presumably other writers like me, have been asked to brace ourselves for this moment and to have our... Read more

Entertainment

Z100’s Elvis Duran Talks AMA’s

25-11-2014

Z100’s Elvis Duran Talks AMA’s

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Chinese-built Ebola Center Dedicated in …

25-11-2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle ...

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Commentary: Why Michael Brown Never Had …

25-11-2014

I spent most of my childhood in Florissant, Missouri, next door to Ferguson. What happened there Monday night was not typical, but it was the culmination of years of history that led to that point. It was a history that included St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch's ill-advised decision to...

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Jessie J: Ariana and I Aren't Remaking '…

25-11-2014

Protective fans of the 1998 classic R&B duet "The Boy Is Mine" need not worry any longer as it was recently confirmed by...

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Sports News

Malzahn: Lambert out for year, Williams …

25-11-2014

Malzahn: Lambert out for year, Williams back (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn defensive lineman... Read more

Minnesota suspends backup McNeil after a…

25-11-2014

Minnesota suspends backup McNeil after arrest (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota sophomore guard... Read more

NFL, union discuss personal conduct poli…

25-11-2014

NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association has been... Read more

Forsett leads Ravens past Saints, 34-27 …

25-11-2014

Forsett leads Ravens past Saints, 34-27 (Yahoo Sports)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With a stutter step and shoulder fake to his right, Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett seemed to throw New Orleans' defense off balance for a... Read more

LeBron James leads Cavaliers over Magic …

24-11-2014

LeBron James leads Cavaliers over Magic 106-74 (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- After a blunt assessment of his play at the team's shoot around, LeBron James responded with a dominant performance. James scored 29 points, including 16 in the... Read more

Business News

Political News

King: Obama should invite Officer Wilson…

25-11-2014

Rep. Peter King has a suggestion for the White House in dealing with the latest developments in Ferguson — invite... Read more

Schumer slams 'sensationalist' press

25-11-2014

Government’s “failure to deliver” contributed to Democrats’ catastrophic losses this fall, but Sen. Chuck Schumer did not blame the Obama... Read more

Ferguson prosecutor blames the media

25-11-2014

The first thing St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch did at Monday night's news conference announcing the Ferguson grand jury decision was... Read more

Gruber to testify before Issa committee

25-11-2014

MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has agreed to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform after sparking outrage... Read more

Rep. Meeks: Prosecutor got what he wante…

25-11-2014

New York Rep. Gregory Meeks on Tuesday slammed the St. Louis prosecutor after no indictment was made of Officer Darren... Read more