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Inmates decapitated during Brazil prison riot

A prison riot turned deadly in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel when rioters killed at least four fellow inmates, according to police in Brazil.<p>Two inmates were decapitated, while two others were thrown off the roof of a cell block, said Maria Carle, spokeswoman for the Justice Secretariat …

Police: Slain woman ID'd ex-deputy as her attacker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman told police before she died that she had been shot by her brother-in-law, a newly retired Wisconsin sheriff's deputy …

Turkey's protests fuelled by leader's quest to restore Islam

Some say the nationwide protests that rocked Turkey's government the past two weeks were only about a grove of sycamore trees in the middle of the country's biggest city, a trifling issue for a local planning board to work out. But to the country's unapologetic Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, …

Cop Suspended for Threatening to Kill Protester in Ferguson

A suburban St. Louis police officer was suspended indefinitely for pointing his rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri, and threatening to kill him during protests over the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, police said Wednesday.<p>The incident occurred late Tuesday and was …

Michael Brown mom: 'One day, they will regain my trust' - CNN.com

<i>Watch CNN's "AC360" at 8 p.m. for more of the interview with Michael Brown's parents.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Twelve days after her son died -- a period marked by large, emotional protests but not the arrest of the police officer who killed him -- Michael Brown's mother didn't have faith in authorities.<p>But one day …

Michael Brown Shooting: Why Ferguson Police Never Filed 'Incident Report'

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, did not file an “incident report” on the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown because they turned the case over to St. Louis County police almost immediately, the county prosecutor’s office tells NBC News.<p>Critics and news media outlets have questioned why …

What key witnesses to the Michael Brown shooting have to say

The grand jury tasked with weighing criminal charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old<p>Michael Brownwill have to make sense of a muddled and conflicting series of narratives over the next several weeks.<p>Accounts of the deadly police shooting, which has rocked …

Lawyers defend key eyewitness account - CNN Video

Who was arrested in Ferguson?

By the time the tear gas started to clear in Ferguson, Missouri, at least 212 people had been arrested over nearly two weeks of clashes with police. A lot has been said about the fact that just a handful of them were actually from Ferguson.<p>But there's more to the story. A close look at the official …

Exclusive: Amid Ferguson rage, council's lone black member keeps low profile

FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) - In many ways Dwayne James is a beacon of hope in Ferguson, which has been torn apart by racially charged riots. The only black councilman in a predominantly black town, James is widely respected even by political opponents and talked of as a candidate for …

Unfamiliar Territory: Inside Ferguson's Patchwork Police Force

FERGUSON, Missouri — If there is one iconic image out of Ferguson, it is that of tear-gas wielding officers in helmets standing face-to-face with …

Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

WASHINGTON -- A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway.<p>According to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Missouri …

Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he …

Michael Brown funeral: overflow crowd of thousands fills St Louis church – live

We’re going to wrap up our blog coverage for the day. Click here for Chris McGreal’s <b>coverage from the scene</b> of the funeral of Michael Brown.<p>The Guardian’s Chris McGreal (@ChrisMcGreal) was at the <b>Friendly Temple Missionary church</b> for today’s funeral services. He reports:<p>Few in the congregation knew …

Family, Civil Rights Leaders at Brown Service

Family members share Michael Brown's last message to...

Another Ferguson police officer is being sued, this time for brutalizing a 12-year-old

<b>(Carl Ballou via Shutterstock)</b><p>Officer Justin Cosma reportedly “choked [the boy] around the neck and threw him to the ground”<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>August 25, 2014 8:33pm (UTC)<p>Yet another lawsuit implicates a Ferguson police officer in an incident of brutal misconduct. Justin Cosma, the officer in question, …

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent …

Michael Brown's Parents Attend Emotional Burial Service

ST. LOUIS -- Hours after a packed funeral at a nearby church, Michael Brown's parents laid him to rest in an emotional cemetery service.<p>Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden were surrounded by dozens of family members and figures like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for a short service …

Analysis: Media coverage of Michael Brown

<b>(CNN)</b> – St. Louis, Missouri, is a community in mourning.<p>And beyond that, it is a community that is angry – angry about what it sees as yet another unnecessary death of a young African American man.<p>Throughout these past 16 days, many outside St. Louis, commenting on all the attention given to …

Attorney Chris Darden: Indictment of Officer Wilson is 'very likely'

<b>(CNN)</b> – The grand jury is still hearing testimony on the case of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.<p>And while several experts say it will be an uphill battle to convict Officer Wilson, criminal defense …

“It Could Have Been Me:” What Michael Brown’s Funeral Meant To The People Who Never Knew Him

Many people who attended the funeral had no personal connection to Brown at all. Instead, they came because they felt the case meant something to them.<p>The service began after 10 a.m. at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The 2,500-seat building was filled to capacity, and a nearby overflow …

Michael Brown laid to rest today; controversy lives on

ST. LOUIS — Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown, a black teen whose fatal shooting in a confrontation with a white police officer set off weeks of sometimes violent protests.<p>Al …

Michael Brown's mourners seek social change

<b>St. Louis (CNN)</b> -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service Monday, and he had sharp words for …

Celebrities pay tribute to Michael Brown at funeral

Emotions are high in Missouri as the thousands gathered to say goodbye to 18-year-old Michael Brown.<br>It was a day to remember the unarmed black teen shot and killed by police. Crowds were so large that at least 2,000 people mourned in outflow areas of the church.<p>Celebrities, politicians, including …

In Michael Brown's Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm

It was 80 degrees before 8 a.m. in St. Louis, but hundreds of people still lined up early to attend Michael Brown's funeral service Monday.<p>The 18-year-old was laid to rest at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, more than two weeks after his shooting death by a white police officer in the …

Someone Claims To Have An Audio Recording Of The Michael Brown Shooting

What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown has reportedly surfaced. According to CNN, an unidentified man, who has since been interviewed by the FBI, is said to have managed to record the incident in which Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson earlier …

Inside Michael Brown's funeral - CNN Video