Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.
A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippman talks about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests and rioting that have followed.
A St. Louis County police officer reportedly shot an armed man in Ferguson, Mo., after police responded to reports of shots being fired early Wednesday.
Citing safety concerns, police in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teen died, say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.
George Zimmerman's trial for killing Trayvon Martin became a flashpoint for raucous, heated debates — conversations about racial profiling, gun laws, and the criminal justice system.
Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain say, in the online news website Intercept, that based on information provided by Edward Snowden they have evidence that the FBI and NSA used covert surveillance on the email accounts of 202 American Muslims.
The Decatur branch of the NAACP is complaining about the juror-selection process after a jury the group described as containing "no diversity'' acquitted a white man charged in the killing of a black man.
This weekend marks 50 years since three young civil rights workers went missing in Philadelphia, Miss., drawing the nation's attention to the brutal resistance to equal rights in the South at the time.
The U.S. Patent Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans that the name disparages a minority.