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National & World St. Louis suburb pledges outreach efforts after shooting St. Louis suburb pledges outreach efforts after shooting (Photo Gallery)
Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes.
National & World Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun
A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.
National & World Prison company pays $8 million in back wages
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.
National & World Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire
The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas.
National & World Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case Prosecutor to decide on charges in toxic tea case
The police agency investigating how an industrial cleaning solution ended up in a woman's iced tea at a Utah restaurant, badly burning her throat, is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anyone should be charged
National & World Body of missing pregnant woman found in mine shaft Body of missing pregnant woman found in mine shaft
For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.
National & World Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot
A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don't know," a pathologist hired by the teen's family said Monday.
National & World Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam
Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.
National & World Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its long-range missile program as part of talks aimed at resolving a decade-long nuclear dispute, official media reported.