Protests have broken out near St. Louis, Missouri, over a police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the town of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon after being confronted by police. The St. Louis County Police is claiming Brown physically assaulted the officer involved and tried to reach for his weapon inside a police car. But two witnesses provided a sharply different account, with one saying Brown was shot with his arms up as he tried to flee the officer’s fire.
The U.S. military dropped food and water to members of the Yazidi religious minority near Sinjar, Iraq, on Aug. 9. The aid drops contained supplies including 3,804 gallons of water and 16,128 meals.
An innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham, was executed in Texas. And nobody seems to care. Lee Camp explains the utter insanity of the barbaric death penalty.
Pentagon Spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby discusses a training facility attack in Kabul that killed a U.S. general.
A male patient who recently returned from West Africa with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus is being tested for the disease at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where he was admitted early on Monday morning, officials said. WSJ’s Dipti Kapadia reports.
Ebola has ravaged West Africa for month, but suddenly it seems the rest of the world has woken up to the threat.
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a new round of economic sanctions on the Russian economy. Targeting three major financial institutions and a government owned shipbuilding company, the sanctions are meant to punish the country for its purported role in fueling the violence in eastern Ukraine. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more on the announcement.