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Crowds gather after St. Louis police fatally shoot young black man

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.<p>This time, police say, the man …

St. Louis police officer shoots, kills suspect

ST. LOUIS — An off-duty St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot and killed a man Wednesday evening in the Shaw neighborhood, near the Missouri Botanical Garden southwest of downtown.<p>The officer involved was off duty, in uniform, working for a security agency on a neighborhood patrol, …

Off-duty officer shoots, kills man in St. Louis - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Just 12 miles south of the spot where a police officer killed Michael Brown, it happened again: Another 18-year-old died at the hands of police Wednesday.<p>An off-duty officer opened fire on the teen, and the policeman didn't stop until he'd fired his weapon 17 times, authorities say.<p>Anger …

Palestinian protesters, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, leaving three policemen lightly injured, a police spokeswoman said.<p>The clashes erupted after several dozen masked Palestinians began throwing rocks, fire crackers and other pyrotechnical …

Pennsylvania grandfather charged in starving of seven-year-old boy | Reuters

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The grandfather of a boy who Pennsylvania authorities say was starved nearly to death, appeared in court on Tuesday to face 14 charges including aggravated assault, false imprisonment and attempted first-degree murder.Dennis Beighley, his wife Deana Beighley and step-daughter …