Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here’s a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed.
The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters, but it wasn’t the curfew violation that precipitated the confrontation.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death.
President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted “strong passions,” people should remember Michael Brown through “reflection and understanding.”
Michelle Obama is among the athletes, celebrities and dignitaries lending support to Michael Sam after the Missouri All-American and NFL prospect announced that he is gay.
A native of the tiny town of Kennett, Missouri, Nail’s well-documented love of sports is a very close second to music in his heart, always rooting for teams that hail from his home state.
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
Controversy over a rodeo clown who mocked President Barack Obama isn’t keeping Gov. Jay Nixon away from the annual governor’s ham breakfast at the Missouri State Fair.
The White House isn’t saying much about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.