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August 15th, 2014
10:09 PM ET

Protesters outraged after police release video allegedly of Michael Brown

Ferguson police identified the officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown as 6-year veteran, Darren Wilson. Police also released video Friday they say is of Brown robbing a convenience story before the shooting.

Surveillance video shows the suspected robber shoving the store clerk and stealing a box of cigars.

The police chief later revealed the officer did not stop Brown because he thought Brown was a robbery suspect, but because he was walking in the middle of the street, blocking traffic.

The timing of this revelation has outraged Brown's parents. They claim police are trying to assassinate the character of their son.

Ed Lavandera has more.


Filed under: Justice • Michael Brown • News
August 15th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

(CNN) - A grand jury has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, saying he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign.

The two felony counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she stepped down, the special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, said.

CNN affiliate KVUE reported that Perry will have to report to the Travis County Jail in the capital of Austin to be booked, fingerprinted and have his photo made for a mugshot.

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Filed under: Justice • News • Politics • Rick Perry
August 15th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

U.S. doctor risks life to fight Ebola

The American doctor infected with Ebola speaks out.

In a statement, Doctor Kent Brantly said: "As my treatment continues in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, I am recovering in every way... There are still a few hurdles to clear before I can be discharged, but I hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future."

The deadly virus, though, is still spreading. The World Health Organization says there are now more than two thousand cases of Ebola in West Africa and more than 1,100 deaths.

They say these numbers "vastly underestimate" the magnitude of the outbreak, which they expect to go on for some time.

But help is on the way. One American doctor is risking her life, traveling to the center of the outbreak to help fight's the spread of this deadly disease.

CNN's Alina Machado reports.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International
August 15th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Alleged burglar dubbed "clumsy crook"

Here's one destined to go down in the annals of dumb suspects. An alleged thief's scheme to steal a safe goes south. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a motorist who gives new meaning to the term safe driving.

 


Filed under: Crime • Jeanne Moos • Justice • News