By Ellen Wulfhorst
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by police took to the streets in the rain on Saturday night, hours ahead of a planned curfew called for by the state’s governor.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, as he and other officials seek to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday, trying to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
The curfew will run midnight until 5 a.m. until further notice, said Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson. Johnson was named by the governor this week to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Lucas Jackson
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with riot police in the U.S. state of Missouri overnight after police reports released earlier on Friday said a black teen was a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store minutes before an officer shot him dead.
While Ferguson, Missouri had been calmer over the last 24 hours after local law enforcement was replaced by state police led by an African-American captain, racially charged protests entered their sixth night since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Minutes before a police officer shot him dead, Michael Brown had become a suspect in the theft of cigars from a store, according to police reports released on Friday after days of protests in a St. Louis suburb over the unarmed black teenager’s death.
But what, if anything, that had to do with the fatal encounter became less clear as the day went by. Hours after the reports’ release, police said that Officer Darren Wilson, 28, had no idea 18-year-old Brown was a robbery suspect. He simply wanted Brown to move from the road to the sidewalk, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said at a news conference
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun.
The American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adults-only sleepover this week, with a champagne reception, live jazz and a three-course dinner. Guests will spend the night in sleeping bags beneath the iconic 94-foot-long blue whale suspended in the cavernous Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three guards at New York City’s Rikers Island Correctional Facility have been indicted on charges of smuggling drugs into the city’s largest jail complex and selling contraband to inmates, authorities said on Tuesday.
The charges stem from a investigation involving wire taps and undercover agents posing as friends and family members of inmates who met up with the Department of Correction officers, according to the city Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a survey released on Monday.
With that eye to fashion, most people, 86 percent, say it is possible to be stylish on a limited budget, according to the survey conducted by the Fashion Program at Marist College and the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, New York.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio won his job in a landslide last November, but is finding out that staying so popular is not easy.
On Thursday, he was labeled “an ass” on the cover of one city tabloid after being skewered in another as behaving like Marie Antoinette and accused on television of being a socialist.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three accused leaders of Peru’s Shining Path were charged in New York on Wednesday with running a drug trafficking ring to fund the insurgent group, federal authorities announced.
The three Peruvian citizens face terror, narcotics and weapons charges, each of which carries the possibility of life in prison, U.S. authorities said.
(Reuters) – The wife of Governor Chris Christie heads to one of New Jersey’s most well-to-do communities on Thursday to help kick off a broad strategy to battle heroin and opiate abuse, deemed the No. 1 healthcare crisis facing the state.
The problem affects young people once considered low-risk who become addicted through legally prescribed pain medications, according to a report released in March by the New Jersey Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Task Force.