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On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly 2 checks a second, testing limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The FBI said the shooting, which took place about 5 miles south of Ferguson, was not directly related to the protests.
As of 10:45 a.m., FlightStats.com reported 469 U.S. flights canceled and 1,400 flights delayed.
Gov. Nixon aims to prevent a repeat of violence, arson and mayhem Tuesday night after a grand jury exonerated Officer Darren Wilson.
Jurors hearing testimony in the fatal shooting seemed, in the end, to put the most stock in testimony by Officer Darren Wilson.
Justices to hear power plant pollution case and weigh consideration of economic costs relating to EPA regulations.
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What’s Thanksgiving without helium? Deflated.
About a dozen buildings in suburban Ferguson, Mo., burned overnight and police fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters.
Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards.
The president is speaking in Chicago a day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death.
Two U.S. Justice Department investigations related to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., are still continuing.
A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
Michele Fournoy and Ashton Carter are being considered as likely successors to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
An allegation of frat house gang-rape at University of Virginia and a mishandled administrative response spur emergency meeting.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew criticizes lawmakers contemplating an extension of business tax breaks without doing the same for individuals.
A look at some of the likely next steps in Ferguson:
The menu labeling rules take effect in one year for restaurants.
Officer Darren Wilson said he drew his gun and threatened to shoot if Michael Brown didn’t move back.
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Gunshots were heard and bottles thrown in Ferguson, Mo.
View the grand jury evidence and testimony in the death of Michael Brown, plus an interactive guide to the Ferguson controversy.
Thousands rallied in U.S. cities to protest the grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Crowds gathered across the nation after the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson was announced.
Mr. Hagel, 68, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013.
Many had thought a grand jury decision would be announced Sunday, based partly on a stepped-up police presence in the preceding days.
The boy died Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.
Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate.
Congressional Republicans vowed to reverse the president’s move to allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay temporarily.
Officers ordered the boy, 12, to raise his hands, police said, but he refused and reached for a gun in his waistband.
The epicenter of the magnitude 3.3 quake was near the border of the cities of Dallas and Irving, near the site of the former Texas Stadium.
The Justice Department still has two opportunities to bring criminal charges and overhaul the Ferguson Police Department.
Protestors clashed with police after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
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The debate over how to modernize while respecting historic integrity shows how an influential institution is roiled by modernization.
Health agencies back away from copper-silver water disinfection systems to prevent Legionella, despite being exonerated in investigations.
Once the snow clears ... the city is banking on a plan that Mayor Byron Brown says will bring 12,000 jobs in the next three years.
About half of the people in California who are in the country without authorization are eligible for relief, well over 1 million are not.
Plus: UVA frats suspended; boy with fake gun shot; tribal murder-suicide; police ambushed at fire; Obama golfs with Jeter.
Workers are in the midst of a $60 million effort to fix 1,300 cracks in the 150-year-old cast iron as well as scour and repaint its surface.
The White House pledged to forcefully sell the overhauls to the American people, while many Republicans vowed to derail his efforts.
Capt. Derek Herrera had vowed to walk at the event that also marked his retirement after 8½ years in the military.
A rookie New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a darkened stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night.
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GOP lawmakers filed the suit the morning after the president announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for immigrants.
Adam Lanza’s social isolation and obsession with mass killings have been detailed by police reports.
The next threat will be rain and higher temperatures that threaten to produce flooding and add more weight to overstressed structures.
Police in Ferguson have told residents to expect a grand jury decision on Sunday.
Authorities said today the package and others mailed by Florida State alumnus Myron May could contain a video and journals.