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Michael Brown Sr., holds up a photo of himself, at right, his son, Michael Brown, top left, and a young child during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Michael Brown's family suing Ferguson for wrongful death

Michael Brown’s family is suing the city of Ferguson, Missouri, for his death at the hands of a white police officer, according to a media alert released by the family's lawyers Wednesday night. Published April 22, 2015

FILE - This April 21, 2009, file photo shows General Motors world headquarters in Detroit. A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday, April 15, 2015, that General Motors is shielded from death and injury claims potentially totaling billions of dollars tied to defective ignition switches in certain GM small cars. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM bankruptcy worth billions in faulty-ignition switch reprieve

A federal judge handed General Motors a multi-billion-dollar reprieve Wednesday, ruling that the company could not be sued in hundreds of death and injury claims related to the defective ignition switches that are estimated to have killed more than 80 people. Published April 15, 2015

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

Daniel Craig named by U.N. to lead anti-mine efforts

Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.N. Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. Published April 14, 2015

State Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, left, accompanies Melissa Butler, center, at a news conference outside the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Barron told reporters he thinks the shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley by a New York City Police officer, in a pitch-dark stairwell of a public housing complex, warrants a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Butler was with Gurley when he was shot. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Cops in Akai Gurley shooting texted union while man died: report

The New York City policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black man in a housing project did not tell his boss or a 911 operator about the incident for more than six minutes, according to a report in the New York Daily News. Published December 6, 2014

Illustration on Iran's continued nuclear weapons development by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Obama will bypass Congress on Iran sanctions if nuclear deal is reached

In another example of the White House bypassing Congress to avoid a vote it would lose, the Obama administration will not to seek congressional approval to suspend sanctions against Iran if a deal on the Islamic republic's nuclear program can be reached, The New York Times reported Sunday night. Published October 19, 2014