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ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Wednesday in Missouri. The network interrupted its afternoon programming on Wednesday for Stephanopoulos to talk about the interview. ABC will also feature the interview on "Nightline" and its evening and morning news programs. In television terms, the Wilson interview was ...

Boston Red Sox apologize for out-of-touch tweet sent out as Ferguson erupted Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed - the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: "So how was everyone's Monday?" The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael ...

Governor Nixon dispatches additional guardsmen to Ferguson FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon's office announced early Tuesday that the additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, which was at the center of protests late Monday and early Tuesday. The governor says ...

Read: Officer Darren Wilson's testimony before St. Louis County grand jury The grand jury on Sept. 16 heard from Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9.   The same day, it heard from other officers who rushed to the scene. ...

Springfield will vote on nondiscrimination ordinance next April Voters will decide in April whether to keep an ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Springfield's nondiscrimination prohibitions. The Springfield City Council voted on Monday evening to table a proposal that would have repealed the ordinance and another one that would have placed it on the ballot. Under the city charter, tabling the proposal for 30 days automatically places it on the April ...

Woman dead, officer injured in Missouri shooting UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman died and a police officer was shot in a confrontation that authorities say was not related to unrest in Ferguson. University City Police Sgt. Frederick Lemons says officers went to a home Monday night to investigate a burglary report. They found a woman shot in the leg. She died later at a hospital. Lemons says as officers ...



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Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Yemeni forces free eight al Qaeda hostages; U.S. says no Americans
By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces freed eight hostages including six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, in a raid in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country's supreme security committee said. The committee said in a statement a member of the Yemeni security forces was lightly wounded in the operation in Hajr as-Say'ar district in the eastern province of Hadramout. An earlier statement by the committee had said seven of the hostages were Yemenis and one was a foreigner. A Yemeni government source said at the time the foreigner was a U.S. ...

Top cycling teams unite under 1 umbrella
Eleven of the world's leading cycling teams have united to form Velon, a business venture that they hope will rejuvenate the sport in the wake of doping scandals, haphazard management and questions about its overall integrity.

United States says EU's Google case should not be politicized
People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc , saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine. The U.S. Mission to the European Union said in an email it "noted with concern" the call for competition regulators to consider splitting search engines from other Internet services. ...

Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's mayor says the National Guard wasn't deployed quickly enough as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.