Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 11:48 pm
Updated at 5:00 p.m.
Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, said they had expected Monday's outcome in which a grand jury declined to charge the officer in the fatal shooting.
"We could see what the outcome was going to be, and that is what occurred last night," attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference in St. Louis Tuesday.
He said the fact that Wilson was not indicted shows the system is broken.
Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 5:04 pm
Money is flowing now to Gulf Coast states to remedy damage from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent spill. All kinds of projects are underway, from building boat ramps to shoring-up marshland.
They're being paid for with a $1 billion down payment BP made toward its ultimate responsibility to make the Gulf Coast whole, a figure estimated to be up to $18 billion.
Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:59 am
There's a new phase of Ebola in Liberia. Epidemiologists call it pingponging.
Back in March, the disease was found in the rural areas. Then as people came to the capital to seek care, it started growing exponentially there. Now, some sick people are going back to their villages, and the disease has pingponged to the rural areas again.
So that's where we're headed — into the hot, thick jungle of Liberia to investigate a new Ebola hotspot.
Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 9:07 am
In the moments before midnight in Ferguson, so many businesses were ablaze at once, and so many demonstrations had broken out in St. Louis County neighborhoods, that a local officer put it this way: "We've lost control of the area a little bit; we recommend just getting out of the area completely."
There are fewer than a handful of birth centers in North Carolina but a drive is underway to open another in our region. Judy Major is with the Western North Carolina Birth Center. She spoke with David Hurand…
Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:15 am
When Jack Kerouac's On the Road was first published in 1957 no one had ever seen anything quite like it. As it turns out, that stream of consciousness style that Kerouac made famous owes a huge debt to a letter written by his friend Neal Cassady. Among Kerouac scholars and fans it became known as the "Joan Anderson letter." It was missing for 65 years, but it has been found and will be auctioned next month.