• Michael Brown's family disappointed with Justice Department

    Updated: 6 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's uncle says a Department of Justice decision not to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his nephew is deflating. Brown was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb. A St. Louis County grand jury...

  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    Updated: 6 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupil public school system will close on...

  • Coroner IDs boy killed while crawling through space in gate

    Updated: 6 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified the 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a metal arm that opens a gate in a suburban Las Vegas housing community. The Clark County coroner's office said Wednesday that Matthew Cattlet's cause of death is pending. North Las Vegas...

  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

    Updated: 8 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past eight weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1.1 million more barrels of...

  • Cruz adds Iowa conservative activist to expected 2016 bid

    Updated: 20 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has added a top Iowa conservative activist to a political action committee helping him gear up for a potential 2016 presidential run. The tea party Republican announced Wednesday that Bryan English will be a senior adviser for his Jobs, Growth,...

  • Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

    Updated: 21 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like ancestors...

  • A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri

    Updated: 21 min ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed: ___ HISTORY: Incorporated in 1894 by founder William B. Ferguson as a railroad depot, the town quickly grew into a hub for freight and passenger traffic and a...

  • Man charged in Virginia student's slaying appears in court

    Updated: 21 min ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain University of Virginia student watched from the second row of a courtroom Wednesday as a judge agreed to delay the trial of the man facing murder charges in the case. John Graham peered over the top of his glasses at Jesse Matthew...

  • Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth. "People kinda need to settle in for a while," Tillerson said at the company's annual investor conference...

  • Nielsen acquires data and technology company eXelate

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen said Wednesday it is buying eXelate, a company that provides data and technology to buy and sell ads that get seen by the right audience. EXelate specializes in programmatic advertising, or using software to buy digital advertising in a way that guarantees a...

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