A grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer for killing unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August. The prosecutor involved pointed to inconsistencies in the testimony supporting the claim that Mr. Brown had surrendered.
Polls show that white and black Americans view the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., through very different lenses. That disparity could play out in the reactions by the two communities after the grand jury releases its decision.
Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard to help maintain order 'during any period of unrest' that might occur after a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting death of Michael Brown.
After an initial counting of absentee ballots showed that Sen. Mark Begich (D) would not be able to overcome former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan’s lead, Republicans extend their gains to eight Senate seats.
On Wednesday, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will try for a first-ever landing of a spacecraft on a comet. The comet in question, 67P, is shaped a little like a rubber ducky and is traveling at speeds greater than 34,000 miles per hour.
Legislators return to Congress Wednesday. While post-election, lame-duck sessions don't tend to yield many major decisions, there are four key issues that will have to be addressed in one way or another.