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Polarizing views of Michael Brown

Polarizing views of Michael Brown

For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young…

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver’s license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to…

Black Friday was underway on Thursday

Black Friday was underway on Thursday

Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people…

Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping

Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how…

Protests dwindle in Ferguson

Protests dwindle in Ferguson

The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this…

National Guard helps contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard helps contain damage in Ferguson

National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to…

What next for Ferguson, Missouri?

What next for Ferguson, Missouri?

The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of…

More protests around the country on Ferguson

More protests around the country on Ferguson

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed…

A fatal end to a ‘tussle’

A fatal end to a ‘tussle’

Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified,…

Consumers face high health care premiums

Consumers face high health care premiums

Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it will take time…