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9 arrested in St. Louis protest over shooting

ST. LOUIS — Police made nine arrests and used tear gas to clear a street when about 150 people gathered Wednesday evening to protest a shooting earlier in the day that left a black suspect dead.<p>The crowd ignored police commands and threw glass bottles and rocks at officers, St. Louis Police Chief …

Law Enforcement

Around St. Louis, bloodshed rises in year since Michael Brown was killed

One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>A line of black hearses left a Baptist church near here and crawled through the streets of St. Louis with …

Justice

Protesters gather in Ferguson for peaceful demonstration

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — About 100 protesters gathered along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson late Tuesday in a demonstration that was decidedly smaller and calmer than others on recent nights.<p>Attendees mostly mingled quietly along the side of the road. Some chanted, and a few held signs. Police …

Law Enforcement

Violence Erupts at Ferguson Anniversary Protest

Protest

B.B. King: 1925 - 2015

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What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

The first TV spot for Poltergeist re-imagines a horror classic

The first TV spot for Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan's upcoming <i>Poltergeist</i> reboot offers an idea of how exactly the remake of the horror classic is being updated for 2015.<p><i>Poltergeist</i> stars actors Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams, alongside Kennedi Clements who's …

Horror

Fatal Cop Shooting of Teen in Berkeley, Missouri Sparks Clashes

A white police officer shot a black teenager to death at a gas station in the city next door to Ferguson, Missouri, touching off clashes early Wednesday between demonstrators and law enforcement.<p>The mayor said that video from the confrontation, in the city of Berkeley, appeared to show the teenager …

Law Enforcement

S.F. protest turns ugly at Union Square

A march for racial justice Friday night turned ugly as hundreds of protesters converged on Union Square and frightened crowds of shoppers by smashing windows and attacking police.<p>Shopkeepers lowered metal gates to protect their entries while shoppers with children dashed inside the giant Macy’s …

Justice

Darren Wilson walks: Grand jury will not indict Ferguson police officer in killing of Michael Brown

The announcement came during a highly unusual 20-minute statement Monday night from the St. Louis County prosecutor<p>A St. Louis grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, prosecutor Robert McCulloch …

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …

Cooking

Joni Mitchell: the sophistication of her music sets her apart from her peers – even Dylan

As a book of interviews and box set of songs from Joni Mitchell’s career are released, long-time fan Sean O’Hagan argues that her run of five classic albums, from Blue in 1971 to Hejira in 1976, surpass the work of her more celebrated male contemporaries<p>“But even on the scuffle, the cleaner’s press …

Jack Bruce 1943-2014

It was around two o’clock in the morning, and a few minutes earlier the band called VSOP — Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter …

St. Louis shooting reignites anger among activists

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two months after a Ferguson officer killed Michael Brown, setting off intense national debate about law enforcement treatment of minorities, the shooting death of another black 18-year-old by police in nearby St. Louis has reignited anger among activists already planning weekend …

Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

Pest control companies prove unable to eradicate infestation of thousands of spiders in walls of St Louis-area home<p>A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 …

After Ferguson, police rush to buy body cameras

MIAMI — Shortly after protests erupted in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting death of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white police officer, the phones at companies that manufacture body cameras started ringing non-stop.<p>At Seattle-based VIEVU, which has sold the cameras to more than 4,000 law …

Ferguson protesters renew justice call

<b>St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- Hundreds of demonstrators marched 12 miles Saturday from Ferguson, Missouri, to a downtown St. Louis plaza near its iconic Arch to deliver a message: They want the police officer who killed Michael Brown to be charged with a crime.<p>But few protesters traveled as far as …

Find Momo: A Photographer’s Hide-and-Seek Game With His Border Collie

<i>Find Momo</i> is not just a photo project, it’s also a game. Ontario-based photographer and graphic designer Andrew Knapp and his border collie are …

Ukrainian Apartment with Vertical Wall Gardens

Located in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, this light-filled apartment, designed by SVOYA studio, comes furnished with an eclectic interior and some pretty …

Interior Design

The Guys From 'MythBusters' Debunked One Of The Biggest Myths In Tech

Although not the typical guests you would expect at a tech conference, Savage and Hyneman said Evernote reached out to them because they're both "esoteric makers" for many different kinds of projects. They're working on a future collaboration project that will be revealed to the public in the near …

American Petroleum Institute

Moody Broody

One of our ex battery hens went broody about a month or so ago. Since then most of my time has been spent looking after a very moody hen, trying to …

State troopers take over security in Ferguson

State troopers are taking over security in this St. Louis suburb after days of clashes between local police and protesters.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon said he decided to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks …

The Front Lines of Ferguson

The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri<p>I don’t know what made me buy a plane ticket to St. …

See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

Asian Girl in the Kitchen: Korean BBQ Recipe

<i>Photo by Eric Rhee</i><p>Korean barbecue was always an omen.<p>When I would see my mother mix soy sauce and sugar into a marinade to pour over well-marbled slabs of short ribs, I knew something good had happened. I'd watch as she threw all the ingredients together without even glancing at a measuring spoon …

BBQ

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and beige.<p>It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly …

Dining Rooms

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week