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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings.

Officer in Ferguson shooting has dropped from sight

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was born in Fort Worth in 1986.

Doctor who contracted Ebola discharged from Atlanta hospital

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth-trained doctor who survived the deadly Ebola virus, thanked doctors, family and God in a news conference after his recovery and before his discharge from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

U.S. tried but failed to rescue Foley, other hostages

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

U.S. special forces flew into Syria on the July 4 weekend but found that the hostages had been moved, U.S. officials said.

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.