NEWS and CURRENT EVENTS

 

Kansas City, Mo., cop under review after posting fake 'Michael Brown' picture to Facebook: report

Officer Marc Catron allegedly shared an image of an accused murderer that he thought was of slain teen Michael Brown, with the snarky caption, 'I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.' The post reportedly sparked an internal review. Read more...

Fiancée of NYPD shooting victim Sean Bell understands why people in Ferguson, Mo. are outraged over the death of Michael Brown

'People are outraged and they’re angry,' said Nicole Paultre Bell. 'This was a teenager. And I don’t know what he was involved in, I don’t know about his past. But on that day, he was treated wrong and he was killed.' Michael Brown’s funeral is planned for Monday. Read more...

VIDEO: Giant, angry rat tries to attack man at New York subway station

The rodent is seen charging in dramatic footage taken by SoHo man Josiah Ryan from the platform at 42nd St. station at Bryant Park in Midtown late Friday night. Read more...

Recipe for success: Meet stylish New Jersey 10-year-old who's CEO of cookie company

Life is sweet for Cory Nieves. Read more...

'Make them remember our children': Trayvon Martin's mother writes letter of advice for Michael Brown's family

'My advice is to surround yourselves with proven and trusted support,' Sybrina Fulton wrote in an emotional open letter published on Monday. Read more...

Cops square off with protesters in Ferguson as AG Eric Holder heads to Missouri over shooting death of Michael Brown

An independent autopsy cast doubts on police accounts of how Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the teen while an eyewitness video showed the moments after the tragic encounter between Wilson and Brown. Shortly after midnight Tuesday, police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters, and two men were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds. Read more...

Uzo Aduba, ‘Orange is the New Black’s’ Crazy Eyes, wins Creative Arts Emmy

Other winners include Jimmy Fallon, ‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton, and Allison Janney for ‘Masters of Sex.’ Read more...

Michael Brown was shot 6 times, independent autopsy reveals, as police fire tear gas at protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

The autopsy was performed by famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden at the request of Brown’s family, according to a report. The autopsy details surfaced Sunday as protests again broke out in Ferguson on W. Florissant Ave., the scene of earlier violence, and police moved in with tear gas. Read more...

LAPD officer screamed 'shoot him' before gunning down man with special needs who was complying with orders: witnesses

The family of Ezell Ford, 25, say that a cop shot him three times in the back while he was on the ground Monday night. They organized a protest outside the LAPD headquarters for Sunday. Read more...

Cops face off with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., as midnight curfew is imposed; 7 arrested, 1 shot

Officers in riot gear and wielding smoke bombs confronted protesters early Sunday as scores of people defied the state-issued curfew in protest of Michael Brown's death. Seven were arrested for violating the curfew and one person was in critical condition after being shot by an unknown gunman. Read more...