• Protests go on in Ferguson but streets calm

    Police detain protester

    Joshua Lott/Reuters

    Ferguson streets were calm overnight, as a much smaller crowd milled the streets peacefully, holding signs and chanting.

    A few hundred people walked up and down a small area past journalists' cameras. And as hours passed, the crowd thinned down to a ...

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    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Greg Botelho and Ben Brumfield CNN
  • Michael Brown memorial

    REUTERS/Joshua Lott

    Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

    While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.

    Some resid...

  • Officer-involved shooting St

    KTVI

    Police-involved shooting investigated near Ferguson

    Police were investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in St. Louis, just miles from where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • 8-19-2014 James Richard Perry Booking Photo

    Travis County Sheriff’s Office

    Defiant Rick Perry: 'We will prevail'

    A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

  • James Foley in bushes

    Courtesy Dan Shakal

    ISIS says it has beheaded American journalist

    ISIS has released a video that it says shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley.

  • Lac-Megantic train disaster

    Quebec Provincial Police

    Multiple errors in Quebec rail disaster

    Eighteen errors lines up to cause last summer's catastrophic derailment of a runaway train in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, Canadian accident investigators said Tuesday.

  • Peanut butter spread

    Nicolas Raymond/SXC

    Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.

  • Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

    REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

    After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

  • Flooding man waves flag to rescuers

    Rescue crews respond to Phoenix flash floods

    As many as four inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.

    Two women and their two dogs were rescued after flood waters trapped them inside a house in the rural ...

  • Gaza airstrike

    CNN

    Israel, Hamas ceasefire breaks down

    An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official said Tuesday, shortly after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking a truce.

    Palestinian negotiators pla...

  • Ferguson protester

    CNN

    What we know about Ferguson

    Events are unfolding at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since August 9, when a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in the middle of a street. Protesters and law enforcement...

  • Steve Ballmer meets Clippers fans

    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

    Ballmer cuts ties with Microsoft, but still owns 333 million shares

    Steve Ballmer quit being Microsoft CEO last year, and now he's stepping down from the company's board of directors.

  • Ferguson protests

    Alex Wroblewski

    'Agitators' in Ferguson come from around U.S.

    "Agitators" triggering chaos and violence amid the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, aren't all locals.

    Of at least 78 people arrested overnight, about one in four came from outside the St. Louis area, according to the St. Louis County jail.

    Nearly all t...

  • Apple store in mall

    John Gress/Reuters

    New record for Apple stock

    Apple's mojo isn't just back, it's on fire. The tech behemoth's stock closed at the highest price in the company's history -- $100.53 a share -- on Tuesday.

  • Police in Ferguson

    CNN

    Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

    The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

  • Support Darren Wilson rally

    KSDK

    Support grows for officer who shot teen

    While the nation is watching and hearing the angry protests in support of black shooting victim Michael Brown, a different kind of support is being voiced for the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager.

    In a first account of its ki...

  • Ferguson protests

    Alex Wroblewski

    What's next in case of Michael Brown killing?

    The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, has become a national flashpoint in the debate over race, the use of force by police and militarization of police agencies.

    More than a week after Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarme...

  • Ebola virus

    CDC

    Glimmer of hope seen in Ebola outbreak

    Three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown "very positive signs of recovery," the Liberian Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

    Medical professionals treating the workers have called their progress "re...

  • Protesters in Ferguson raise hands

    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Dueling narratives in Michael Brown shooting

    What really happened to Michael Brown? We know a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old, but police and witnesses have given different accounts of what happened in the moments before the shooting.

  • Pope Francis

    Pool

    3 in Pope's extended family die in crash

    Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, police said.

    The pontiff's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was critically injured in the crash on a highway in C...

  • Photographer arrested in Ferguson

    6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

    Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

  • Ukraine Luhansk Donetsk

    CNN

    Ukraine: 17 dead in refugee convoy attack

    At least 17 people were killed and six injured in an attack on a refugee convoy in the eastern Luhansk region, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday.

    Fighting continues around the town of Lutuhyne, near where the convoy was attacked, the website of Ukrai...

  • Don Pardo

    NBC Television

    Don Pardo, voice of 'SNL,' dead at 96

    Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.

  • Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin

    Joe Burbank/Pool

    Ferguson: Trayvon Martin's mom shares pain

    In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson.

    But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton knows all too well.

    "I wish I had a word...

  • American crocodile

    National Park Service

    Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

    A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

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