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Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury

ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified for almost four hours Tuesday in front of a St. Louis County grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wils ...

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit a ...

Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agre ...

Target joins companies urging Supreme Court to resolve marriage issues

Target has joined 29 other corporations in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a same-sex marriage case, arguing that the patchwork of state marriage laws hurts the company and its employees. In an amicus brief filed with the court, Target joined w ...

Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. ...

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 me ...

Black Lawyers for Justice file $40M police brutality lawsuit

[caption id="attachment_33804" align="alignright" width="300"] Malik Shabazz led death chants against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson.[/caption]ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used ...

Feds sue Minn city over rejection of Islamic center

The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. The lawsuit sprang from a controversy that echoes those that hav ...

Polygamy ban struck down in Utah

A federal judge has ruled a portion of Utah's ban on plural marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, essentially decriminalizing the practice in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups' ruling took issue with the phrase "or cohabits with anot ...

Court denies media requests for details of Michael Brown grand jury members

CLAYTON -- A judge in St. Louis County denied this morning requests from the Post-Dispatch and Bloomberg News to release more information about members of the grand jury considering evidence in the Michael Brown shooting death. The order by Circuit C ...


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