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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

As calm settles in, new fears over what happens in Ferguson if officer isn't charged
Sara Burnett And Jim Salter, The Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. - Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest over the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?

The fear among some residents and officials trying to maintain peace is that failure to charge the officer could stoke new anger among a community profoundly mistrustful of the legal system.

2 French girls investigated as would-be jihadi

2 French teenagers the latest suspects in bid to join flow of European jihadi
Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

PARIS - Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering travelling to other countries to join jihads.

The action is one example of how France is taking judicial action against citizens suspected of seeking careers as foreign fighters, even if they have yet to leave French soil. Thousands of European citizens have made the trip to Syrian battlegrounds, but there is no unified plan of action in Europe.

AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 sailors in nuclear cheating ring that operated for 7 years
Robert Burns, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

Key figures in the case of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri
Jim Salter, The Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. - A look at the key figures in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Aug. 9 — a death that has stoked days of violent unrest north of St. Louis.

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Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

US assures Afghans of full probe of Marines video amid condemnation and fear of strained ties
Pauline Jelinek,Robert Burns, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video that purports to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, an act that would appear to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations.

UK spies will face criminal inquiry over Libya

UK spies will face criminal inquiry into claims that intelligence shared with Gadhafi regime
Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press

LONDON - Britain's spy agencies will face a criminal investigation into claims that intelligence shared with Moammar Gadhafi's regime led to the torture or rendition of two Libyan men and their families, authorities announced Thursday.

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