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Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.



Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

ATLANTA (AP) — Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.
Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

Demonstrators protest the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown across the street from the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, MissouriBy Nick Carey and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Tracey Stewart-Parks, 52, who works in accounting for a health care firm, carried a sign that read "Mike Brown was someone's son - I walk for their son." She said something similar could have happened to any of her four sons. It's time to rip the Band Aid off this old wound, it's time for change." The St. Louis County NAACP chapter also plans a march.



Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

Iraq's Sunni parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri speaks about Musab bin Omair Mosque, where Friday's attack killed tens of people, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Al-Jabouri said an investigation is underway into the attack on the Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.



US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

FILE - In this May 25, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams returns the ball during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Alize Lim at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Serena Williams could become the first woman in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive U.S. Opens, but she has not been past the fourth round at a major in 2014.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.





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